THE TEAM | Bringing you: Physiotherapy, Sports Massage & Pilates in the North West UK 

Physio, Sports Massage, Pilates and a friendly smile

Years of Experience, we are here to help you

New Wave Physiotherapy was established in 2010 with a vision to provide Newton Le Willows and  the North West UK with a modern approach to Physiotherapy which prioritised the importance of a combination of manual therapy, electrotherapy and exercise therapy.

In 2016 we merged with Ling Physiotherapy Plus which was headed up by Mike Stabler who has 40 years of experience. Along with a recent refurbishment, the wealth of experience and the passion for staying at the forefront of research, we believe the team at New Wave are fully equipped to provide you with the resources, information and care to help you in your recovery.


Physiotherapy and Sports Injury Management in Newton-le-Willows, Merseyside.


Sports Massage

Reduce pain, improve circulation & relaxation and a host of other benefits with one our Sports Massages.


Clinical Pilates

Clinical Pilates with a Qualified Health Professional. In person 1:1's and Classes Now available.


Katie Taylor

Clinical Director & Co Founder

Katie (or Kate as most people call her) is the Co – Founder and Clinical director of New Wave Physio. Katie has had a varied road to training as a Physiotherapist and has been privileged to train under some of the most experienced Physiotherapists in the UK and Australia.

Kate is a family girl at heart and is the proud mother of two beautiful girls, so when she’s not working, she enjoys lots of fun family time.

Kate’s Qualifications

  • Msc Physiotherapy – Cutin University Western Australia
  • Bsc Sports Rehabilitation – Bolton University
  • APPI Certified Instruction – APPI Level 3
  • Post Grad certification in spinal manual therapy (manual concepts)

Natalie Bruce

Clinical Lead Physiotherapist

Natalie has recently immigrated to the UK from South Africa with her husband and 3-year-old son.

Natalie qualified with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy from the University of Pretoria in 2010. She then went into working in private practice. She has worked in outpatient and hospital settings and with sports teams. Natalie had her own private practice prior to immigrating. Her interest is in musculoskeletal and sports injuries. She is very interested in chronic pain management and pain education.

Natalie has done extensive postgraduate courses in Dry Needling, Strapping, basic Pilates, chronic pain management, aquatic therapy and neurological developmental therapy. Natalie believes that physio requires a holistic approach to treating pain and dysfunction. She believes that hands on treatment combined with educating and empowering patients is what is important in getting patients to reach their goals.

Mike Stabler

Senior Physiotherapist

Mike qualified in 1975 from Leeds School of Physiotherapy. After graduating he worked in the NHS in a number of hospitals for over 20 years. Mike was also the Physiotherapist for Rugby League and Rugby Union Clubs, working with both county and national teams.

In 1987 Mike started his own private physio practice, Ling Physiotherapy Plus here in Newton Le Willows, initially part time while still working for the NHS then opening full time in 1996.
In 2007 he gained a Certificate of Education while teaching the Football Associations Treatment and Management of Injures Course.

Mike semi-retired in July 2016 when we merged with Ling Physiotherapy Plus. When he isn’t working at New Wave you will find Mike on the golf course, attending the gym or playing badminton.

Amy Garratt

Sports Rehabilitator

Amy graduated as a Sports Rehabilitator in 2016 with a Bachelor of Science Degree (BSc) from The University of Bolton. She has had experience working with athletes and the general public.

Amy has been on several post graduate courses, furthering her knowledge in the upper and lower limbs (Shoulder and Hip) which are of particular interest to her.

Aside from her clinic duties, Amy is a keen football player and an avid Liverpool F.C supporter. She also values spending time with family and friends.

Paul Costello

Sports Massage Therapist

While Paul worked as a full-time firefighter, he was able to study Sports Massage as a hobby and in 1998 qualified from Warrington Collegiate Institute. Once qualified Paul had the opportunity to work alongside his good friend Andrew Pinkerton, First Team Sports Massage Therapist for Wigan Warriors Rugby League Club. During this time, he mainly helped to provide pre event massage to the first team players on game days and later assisted with post event massage following games and during training.

Paul also assisted with England and Great Britain Rugby League test matches in 1998 and in 2001, helping provide massage therapy for Brisbane Broncos who were over from Australia to compete in the World Club Challenge Final.

Now retired from the Fire Service Paul enjoys various form of physical activity including running, circuit and weight training and walking.

Alison Firth

Sports Massage Therapist

Alison has been working at New Wave for just over a year. She also works at Warrington and Halton hospitals as an Occupational Therapist. Having specialised there in orthopaedics for over 20 years, she took early retirement but is currently back there part time, working mainly in rheumatology and hand injuries.

Alison jokingly refers to herself as a pensioner but is actually working more days than ever and thoroughly enjoying the variety.

Alison’s Qualifications

  • Dip.C.O.T. Wolverhampton
  • APPI certified Level

Orlaith Boyle

Sports Rehabilitator & Pilates Teacher

Information about Orlaith coming soon.

Gemma Naughton

Administration & Reception

Information about Gemma coming soon.

Contact Details and How to Find Us

Contact New Wave

Call New Wave

Tel: 01925 229885
Mobile: 07794 371 583


139 High Street
WA12 9SQ

Opening Times

Monday 12pm - 8pm
Tuesday 9am - 8pm
Wednesday 9am - 8pm
Thursday 9am - 8pm
Friday 9am - 5pm
Saturday 8.30am - 4pm
Sunday Closed

We accept all major credit cards.

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