Our Team

It is our policy to only employ experienced physiotherapists with excellent 'hands-on' skills.

Our physiotherapists have all completed numerous post-graduate courses and this is complemented by an on-going In Service Training programme held within the clinic. Continuous learning is important to us.

All of our physiotherapists are chartered and registered with the Health and Care Professions Council so are governed by a strict Code of Conduct and Professional Rules.

You can therefore be sure that you will receive the highest standard of care.

Maxine Deas

Senior Musculo-skeletal Physiotherapist MCSP BSc Hons Physiotherapy


Maxine qualified in 1993 from North London School of Physiotherapy with a first class BSc Hons in Physiotherapy with Human Sciences and worked in the NHS in and around London for four years, followed by a year in Blackpool. In 1998 Maxine came to Newcastle upon Tyne and joined Balmoral Physiotherapy where she became a Partner in 2001.


Maxine started specialising in musculo-skeletal outpatients in 1995. She has a keen interest in the treatment of complex chronic conditions. Treatment techniques incorporate 'hands-on' manipulation of joints and muscles and is complemented by the use of a structured, specific exercise programme. This may include the use of a 'gym ball' - which is a fun, dynamic approach to strengthening core muscles throughout the body.

David Deas

Senior Musculo-skeletal Physiotherapist MCSP BSc Hons Physiotherapy


David qualified in 1993 from the North London School of Physiotherapy with a BSc Hons in Physiotherapy with Human Sciences. He then worked in the NHS in London and Blackpool for five years before moving to Newcastle upon Tyne in 1998 where he worked for three years at a private Sports Injury Clinic. In 2001 he joined Balmoral Physiotherapy, where he became a Partner in 2004.


David has a keen interest in spinal and sports injuries. He has treated a variety of sportsmen and women including tennis and golf professionals, members of the Newcastle Eagles Basketball team and members of the Newcastle ‘AA’ swimming squad.

Ellie Ayres

Senior Musculo-skeletal Physiotherapist MCSP BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy


Ellie qualified in 2004 from Keele University with a BSc Hons in Physiotherapy. She then worked within the NHS for 11 years, specialising in Musculo-skeletal and Orthopaedic physiotherapy, gaining vast experience in Acute Rehabilitation including post complex spinal surgery and trauma.

For the last 8 years, she has worked as Lead Physiotherapist for a local rugby team. In both roles she oversees and provides pitch-side cover and rehabilitation clinics. This includes assessment, diagnosis and treatment of injuries and ensures timely and appropriate 'return to play' match fitness.

Ellie is trained in the application of kinesio taping, acupuncture, runs group exercise sessions and she can provide home visits for physiotherapy treatment.

She has a special interest in maintaining fitness, sport and exercise and has worked at major events like the Great North Run, London Marathon and London 2012 Paralympics. She is a keen tennis player and skier and understands the importance of physical wellbeing for health and exercise.

Fiona Blacklock

Senior Neurological Physiotherapist MCSP BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy


Fiona qualified from Northumbria University in 1993 with a BSc (Hons) degree in Physiotherapy. Fiona has many years of experience and works within the NHS as a Clinical Specialist Physiotherapist in Neurodevelopment.

She joined Balmoral Physiotherapy in 2009 and provides a specialist service for patients with neurological conditions and chronic mobility problems. She provides both clinic-based and domiciliary visits.

Emma Jamieson

Senior Musculo-skeletal Physiotherapist MCSP MSc Physiotherapy (Pre-registration)


Emma qualified as a Physiotherapist with an MSc in Physiotherapy from Northumbria University in 2010 following the completion of a BSc (hons) degree in Sports Biomedicine.

Emma has experience of working both within the NHS and Private sector and currently works in the NHS at Northumbria Health care Trust.

She joined Balmoral Physiotherapy in 2014.


Emma is an enthusiastic cyclist and has a keen interest in Sport and Exercise. She has experience of working with ladies and girls rugby teams at County level.

Emma is also trained in the provision of acupuncture.

Sayuri Naruse

Clinical Aromatherapist, MSc Health Psychology,
BSc(Hons) Health and Wellbeing,
FdSc Complementary Healthcare, BA IFPA IIHHT MISP


Sayuri holds a BSc (Hons) in Health and Wellbeing from Teesside University and has recently completed MSc Health Psychology at Northumbria University. Her passion for massage is reflected by her continuous research, as a visiting researcher, on it's many beneficial effects. She is a member of the International Federation of Professional Aromatherapists (IFPA). Sayuri has worked in a variety of public and private sector environments both as practitioner and trainer for seven years, before joining Balmoral Physiotherapy in 2013.


Sayuri’s special interests are: tension, aches & stiffness; emotional pains; stress related problems; and digestive complaints.

She uses acupressure points and Myofascial Techniques (Trigger Point Therapy) combined with techniques from Shiatsu and Thai traditional massage and breathing techniques. She also provides guidance on aftercare and self-massage. She coaches systemic simple massage for home-use to pairs (couples, family and friends) since 2010.

Her personal motivation is to bring physical, mental, emotional and spiritual wholeness to her patients.


Richard Brady

Sports Massage Therapist BSc Sports Therapy. FDSC Sports Injury and Rehabilitation


Richard graduated from Newcastle College with a FdSc Sports Injury and Rehabilitation and a BSc in Sports Therapy. He is also an ITEC qualified masseur.

He joined Balmoral Physiotherapy in 2014 and also currently works with Heaton Stannington F.C. as their resident sports therapist.


His motivation and passion is to help those with sporting injuries reach full fitness as he is well aware of the negative impact sporting injuries can have on an individual both physically and psychologically.

Health and Exercise, as well as Sport and Rehabilitation are his personal passions, and he aims to use his skills and knowledge to benefit others.

Deborah Richardson

Chiropodist / Podiatrist BSc DPodM MChS SRCh


Deborah Richardson is a State Registered Chiropodist and Podiatrist, member of the Society of Chiropodists and Podiatrists and registered with the Health Professions Council. Deborah trained at Durham School of Podiatric Medicine, graduating in 1990 and has twenty years experience working in the friendly and relaxed environment of private practice.

Chiropodists and Podiatrists specialise in assessing, diagnosing and treating abnormalities and diseases of the lower limbs. They are trained to alleviate, prevent and correct these disorders and provide professional advice on proper foot-care to patients of all ages and walks of life.

David Postlethwaite

PhD Psychology of Education, BSc Psychology, PgD Psychotherapy and Counselling,
Advanced Cert counselling, Post graduate diploma in Hypnotherapy


David is a Fully qualified Hypnotherapist and Counsellor, he can help with everday issues such as stopping smoking, weight control, stress, anxiety, phobias, and much more. David is also available for one-to-one counselling.