Physio Rebecca returns to her roots
By Nicky Carter - Reporter
A NEW job has enabled a physiotherapist to return to her roots in Barnard Castle, but she will still be jetting off around the world as part of her work.
Rebecca Morrell, 27, grew up in Galgate and is delighted to be back in her home town having joined Paul Eddy at his practice, Barnard Castle Physiotherapy, on Harmire Enterprise Park.
After attaining a first from Birmingham University in physiotherapy, Ms Morrell spent six months in Switzerland treating patients with skiing-related injuries at the top class resort town of Verbier.
She went on to work for the NHS at the prestigious Guy’s and St Thomas’ hospital in London for three years.
Ms Morrell returned to the dale in April, and has been providing part-time sessions at Barnard Castle Physiotherapy alongside owner Mr Eddy.
Barnard Castle Physiotherapy was set up by Mr Eddy nine years ago and has been assisting clients from around the world as well as closer to home with muscular and skeletal problems through a combination of hands-on manipulation, exercise and acupuncture.
Mr Eddy said: “When you build a business you are very protective and finding someone with the same ethos is great. Rebecca has exactly the same approach I have and I am delighted to have her on board.
“We treat each patient on an individual basis and take time to make complete assessments.
“Being a private practice we have the luxury of being able to offer our clients longer sessions so we can diagnose the right course of action for them and have built up a good working relationship with the doctors in the area.”
As well as treating clients in the dale Ms Morrell will also be looking after a number of sporting ones further afield.
In September last year Ms Morrell became one of the official physiotherapists for the GB Taekwondo team and has already travelled to South Korea and Tunisia with them. She will be jetting off again in November, this time to Croatia where the team will be completing some training.