Staff

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Ivan Danks Chartered Physiotherapist MSCP SRP BSc hcpc Reg

Also: Sports Therapist HNC. IIST.Dip. Reg Personal Trainer / Spin Instructor / Fitness Instructor

Ivan has 17yrs experience in the world of physiotherapy. Firstly as a sports therapist then going on to train at Salford University to become a Chartered Physiotherapist, where he also worked and trained at Blackpool Victoria Hospital. He then went on to two years in professional football and also gained the post of Physiotherapist to Lancashire Fire service. Ivan also provided his physiotherapy service to the military, having two lengthy contracts for the Defence School of Transport & RAF Search & Rescue Leconfield, Yorkshire.

Over the years he has also worked privately and freelance for local GP services and consultants to more recently Physiotherapist to BAE Systems, Warton Aerodrome (11 years), where he treats occupational and postural conditions/sports and activity related injuries, rehabilitation/back to work of all office based, shop floor staff and fast jet pilots. Ergonomics/the set up of all office desk equipment to ensure safety and comfort at work. He is the only Physiotherapist in the history of occupational health at BAE Systems to receive two chairman’s awards for his work and commitment. Ivan also has over 20yrs experience as a fitness instructor/qualified spinning instructor/Reg Personal trainer and was once a gym owner. He has Played/Competed in many sports from Judo (where he is a 1st Dan and qualified as a British Judo Club Coach in 2000) to Ice Hockey, cycling, snowboarding & climbing and has been and still is involved in the treatment of people involved in such sports. Ivan prides himself on telling his patients, ‘How it is!’ and not filling them with ‘Medical Jargon.’ One of his posts at BAE Systems is educating the staff, where he can Lecture to up to 90 people in the lecture theatre on such subjects as back care/ergonomics/injury prevention and exercise.

Ivan still enjoys playing ice hockey, judo, gym, walking in the lakes and cycles 150 to 200miles weekly.

Willow May Danks – Practice manageress and artwork designer

Multiple merits and team points at school, glowing school report.

Willow comes in as practice manageress and artwork designer. Her advice and treatment room door design is second to none. She keeps a close eye on the smooth running of the practice. She makes sure the practice remains tidy at all times and if she spots anything she makes sure Ivan cleans it up.

She has a keen interest in looking after and walking Milo, sums, art, writing, many sports and caravanning.

Willow May Danks: languages: English, French. instruments; piano, ukulele.Ballerina, tap dancer, modern – passed 2nd ballet exam. Keen Ballroom dancer. Swimmer: 22 swimming badges. Gymnastics certificates. Tennis player. Mountain bike rider. Keen Skier: Silver level badge with Ecole Du Ski France, keen off piste skier. Snowboarder, Golf player. Judo player. Multiple School sports day champion in some of her races over the first of her school years including sprint, sack and egg n spoon.

Willow brings a friendly smile to the practice, and helps run the practice in a friendly but professional manner.