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Dave Carter - Physio Team-Works

For over 20 years Dave has treated many thousands of patients over the North West region.

Graduating from Manchester Victoria University with a BSc (Hons) degree in Physiotherapy, Dave has worked within the NHS and private practice. He has undertaken many post graduate courses including Injection Therapy and Sports Physiotherapy.

He has continued his professional development, working with Manchester and Salford Universities and many Professional and amateur sports organisations, including consultancy work for Sport England, screening of the Lancashire Cricket teams, Football Association academy screening, England under 18 Rugby Union squad and previous team physio to super league club Wigan Warriors.

Dave is also an Extended Scope Practitioner providing specialist Rheumatological and Musculoskeletal services to the NHS continuing to develop and support service delivery. Dave continues to offer consultancy support to local amateur and professional club associates.



  • MSc (module post grad cert in orthopaedic management)

  • Salford University BA (Hons) OU (modular) BS.c (Hons) Physiotherapy

  • Manchester Victoria University Graduate Diploma in Injection therapy

  • McKenzie certification

  • APPI Pilates trained

  • Acupuncture certification AACP


Clinical Interests

  • Keen interest in preventative rehabilitation and the design of specialised health screening tools.

  • Sports injury and rehabilitation.

  • Post and Pre-Operative shoulder, knee and spinal rehabilitation.

  • Hand trauma.

  • Injection therapy.

  • Spinal (lower back, neck) problems.

  • Occupational Health management.

  • Acupuncture and research

What's Involved?

Your first physiotherapy session will be conducted in a private room on a one to one basis with strict confidentiality. You will be asked a series of questions to note your current complaints and we will then ask you a series of questions about any past medical history that is relevant to your complaint.

To assess your problem, we will then be required to examine the affected area in question. (Remember to wear appropriate clothing it’s easier for us as well as you).

Once we have assessed your physical condition we will be in a better position to provide you with an accurate and thorough clinical diagnosis. If your problem requires a specialist consultant opinion, we can make the appropriate steps on the day of your assessment and refer you directly.

The first physiotherapy session can take between 30 and 45 minutes, however there is no extra charge if takes any longer. Providing you are suitable for treatment we shall treat you on the day of you initial examination.

If you need more physiotherapy sessions we will tell you approximately how many. (We do not put you on machines for 20 minutes and treat you for 10 minutes). Our treatment is evidenced based with an emphasis on good manual “Hands on” skills.

Often we use models of joints and muscles involved so that you are clear about what’s going on. This is, in some ways, one of the most important aspects of you first consultation. So ask as many questions as you would like.

In other cases you may only require advice. Rehabilitation is always specific. Therefore programs are tailored to your needs; we always ensure that we have provided you with the necessary understanding of any individual programme of exercises. This ensures you have confidence to continue your recovery outside the clinic environment.

More information can be found on the Physio Team-Works website.

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Initial Consultation £65

Follow-up £50

Acupuncture £50

Shockwave £65

Testimonials - read what Dave's clients have to say...

“I can’t thank David enough for the care and treatment I received following a serious skiing accident. He helped even before I returned to the UK by sorting out specialist treatment with a leading consultant. Five months of treatment and rehabilitation followed the accident. The sheer professionalism, determination and hands on treatment, by David, played a major part in me getting back on my feet. I can not thank him enough for this. I have no hesitation in recommending.”
Mike – Company Director – Skiing accident
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