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Clinical Team

Molly Smith

Molly qualified at the University of Northumbria as a Chartered Physiotherapist in 2010, Molly went straight into musculoskeletal medicine from qualifying, being certain that this was the right path for her. Molly regularly works with General Practitioners helping to treat complex musculoskeletal injuries.

Molly is also involved as a physiotherapist for wheelchair rugby. Molly has a keen interest in sports injuries, having run several marathons she can empathise with the frustration of the injured athlete! Molly works in all our clinics and is a much valued team member.

Molly is currently on maternity leave, we look forward to welcoming her back mid-2022.

Kasia MacDonald

Kasia qualified in in 2002 with a Masters Degree in Physiotherapy, Krakow, Poland. Kasia is registered with the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy in the UK and the Health and Care Professions Council. In Poland Kasia mainly worked in rehabilitation, but in the UK she is working with us diagnosing and treating musculoskeletal injuries.

Kasia is enjoying the challenge of working with us and blending the years of experience she gained in Krakow with our work at Platts Physiotherapy.

Sam Pickering

Sam qualified as a physiotherapist from Teesside university. Once graduated he wanted to further develop his skills and began training in musculoskeletal physiotherapy treatment.

Sam enjoys sports including football, and rugby which he played for 8 years up to Durham County U21 standard, which has given him a keen interest in treating sports injuries. Sam is continuing to further his interest within sport and is currently studying a masters degree in international sports management.

Sam works at both of our practices where he takes a hands-on approach, building rapport with patients to provide a more personalised treatment. 

Aoife Reilly

Aoife studied Health and Society at Dublin City University then went on to get her Masters in Physiotherapy at Teesside University. 

Previously Aoife has gained experience working in the NHS working in multiple Physiotherapy departments including respiratory, orthopaedics and stroke, but found that her interests were within musculoskeletal.

Aoife has a keen interest in sports, both playing and assisting as physiotherapist. Aoife has played gaelic football and hurling since the age of six and is currently working with Sedgefield rugby club as their physiotherapist. 

Aoife is based in our Sedgefield practice including evening and weekend appointments.

Julie Lambert

Julie graduated from the Durham School of Podiatry and has over 20 years experience in the assessment, diagnoses and treatment of all foot conditions including;

  • Nail care, thickened nails, ingrowing nails, fungal nails

  • Corns

  • Callous, hard skin

  • Dry cracked heels

  • Foot pain

  • Verruca’s

  • Athletes foot

  • Diabetic foot health

Julie is also a member of the Society of Chiropodists and Podiatrists and the Health and Care Professions Council

Lynn Swan

Information coming soon


Sedgefield Physiotherapy Practice
8 North End
Co Durham
TS21 3BS
T: (01740) 629501


Belmont Physiotherapy Practice
5 Blue House Buildings
T: (0191) 4472500

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