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About The Clinic

Previously known as Katie Copeland Physiotherapy limited, the clinic was founded in 1987 and by virtue of its excellent reputation has grown from strength to strength.


Bridgegate Physiotherapy is situated on Lower Bridge Street in the heart of Chester City Centre. We are just a stones throw from River Dee where the Old Dee Bridge crosses from Handbridge and near the Bridgegate of the medieval walls.


The newly refurbished clinic with modern facilities provides the perfect setting in which we can help our patients achieve their health and fitness goals.


Meet The Team

All our Physiotherapists are registered with the Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC) fully chartered members of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP).


We also have memberships with specialist physiotherapy groups such as Physio First, Acupuncture Association of Chartered Physiotherapists, Australian Physiotherapy & Pilates Institute, and Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Occupational Health & Ergonomics


Being part of these professional regulatory bodies ensures that our Physiotherapists remain up-to-date with the current guidance on evidence-based practice which means that you receive the best possible treatment and management.


Mark Curtis

Clinic Director & Principal Physiotherapist

Mark graduated from Sheffield Hallam University with BSc(HONS) Physiotherapy in 2004. He started his career working for the NHS at Warrington & Halton NHS trust. His varied NHS workload involved physiotherapy of out-patient Musculo-skeletal patients in both hospital and GP clinics, rehabilitating patients following Orthopaedic operations, and delivering a Rheumatology clinic for patients with chronic and arthritic conditions. He finished his career in the NHS as a specialist physiotherapist and clinical lead for physiotherapy in A&E and minor injuries, heading up a team of physiotherapists assessing and treating acute / sporting injuries. As well as the NHS, Mark worked in private orthopaedic hospitals in the Manchester area for many years.


He has worked at the clinic since January 2012 and took over from Katie Copeland in 2020 becoming clinic director and principal physiotherapist.

His main clinical interests are in musculo-skeletal therapy, specialising in upper and lower limb conditions, and spinal injuries. He also has a special interest in sporting injuries, specifically with running, cycling, swimming and rowing.


Mark has a young family, wife Sarah and two young children. In his spare time he enjoys being outdoors mountaineering, rock climbing, trail running, paddle boarding and playing football.


Katie Copeland

Senior Physiotherapist

Katie Copeland requires little introduction but here goes. Our former clinic director qualified in Manchester in 1982 and after working in the NHS at the Queen’s Medical Centre, Nottingham and in Wythenshawe Hospital Manchester she has been in private practice ever since. In 1987 she founded Katie Copeland Physiotherapy Clinic on Lower Bridge Street, Chester.


She has a wealth of experience in musculo-skeletal therapy and is very keen to treat her patients holistically whatever the age group and lifestyle. She is a ‘hands on’ therapist and uses Pilates exercises as part of her patients treatment/rehabilitation. Katie is a member of the Acupuncture Association of Chartered Physiotherapists and often uses this as an adjunct alongside manual therapy techniques. She also has expertise in vestibular issues and gets patient referrals from ENT Consultants for assessment and treatment of dizziness which can be caused by BPPV (inner ear)or cervicogenic (neck).


Katie has two grown up sons and when she’s not working spends a lot of time at her holiday home on Anglesey. She enjoys walking with her black Labradors, pilates, sailing in sunnier climes and skiing in the winter.


Jason Oswell

Senior Physiotherapist

Jason graduated from the University of Salford in 2017 with a first class honours, having worked as an Assistant Physiotherapist in the NHS during his training. His 4 years NHS experience has given him a broad, thorough base knowledge to compliment my expertise within the sporting field. Jason is a physiotherapist with a passion for treating sports injuries. Having played professional football himself, he understands the burden that injury brings, both physically and psychologically.


Jason prides himself on empowering his patients to take control of their injuries by providing them with realistic and honest support throughout their recovery process.


Jason has expertise in exercise prescription and strength and conditioning. This compliments his ethos of providing patients with optimal care, to not only recover from injury, but to make the body healthier and more robust for all purposes.


Jason is passionate about keeping his clinical practice upto date and is currently studying a Masters degree in Sports Physiotherapy from the University of Bath.


Jason enjoys travelling abroad in his spare time. He loves to experience new places and cultures. A highlight for Jason was his trip to Uganda, where he was able to combine travel with a month of volunteering with children experiencing musculoskeletal and neurological problems.


Georgia Oswell


In 2017 Georgia qualified from The University of Birmingham with a Distinction in MSc Physiotherapy.

She has worked for 5 years in the Betsi-Cadwaladr University Health Board and has rotated across multiple areas giving her a broad foundation of skills. She has rehabilitated patients with a range of Musculoskeletal, Neurological and Respiratory conditions.

She now works part time at the Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital on the Trauma and Orthopaedic wards treating a range of complex Orthopaedic conditions. 

Georgia is very passionate about the importance and benefits of exercise particularly in the elderly community and delivering strength and balance exercise sessions to help reduce the risk of falls. 

In her spare time Georgia enjoys keeping active and riding and competing her horse Penny. She is also a bit of a foodie and loves to travel.


Matt Steel

Senior Physiotherapist

Matt qualified in 2015 from the University of Huddersfield where he studied Physiotherapy. He is currently working in the NHS for the Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board at Wrexham Maelor Hospital as an MSK Physiotherapy Clinical Specialist. 

Matt also has many years experience working in the football industry, as head Physiotherapist for Blackburn Rovers Women’s first team and now as Connah Quay first team and academy Physiotherapist. 

Matt is mad on the beautiful game and is part of the management staff of his local team Hoole Rangers. Outside of football and work, he enjoys keeping fit at the gym and spending time with his wife and 2 young daughters.


Angharad Hayes

Massage therapist

Angharad started her career in the health and and wellbeing sector in 2014 when she qualified as a level 2 group based & gym based fitness instructor from West Cheshire College. She progressed her training in 2015 by gaining her level 3 qualification in personal training and exercise prescription. Since then, she has been keeping the local population of Chester in tip top condition doing personal training, teaching group exercise classes in the community and for Delamere Outdoor Fitness. She also has additional training in pre and post natal exercise.

In 2021 she qualified as a level 3 Sports Massage Therapist, again from West Cheshire College and is enrolled in 2023 to study level 4. Before joining the Bridgegate Physiotherapy Clinic team she was treating many of her fitness clients in the comfort of their own home as a mobile sport massage therapist.

Outside of work Angharad enjoys spending time with her Children, having dinner parties with her friends and attending the theatre. But she is also a little bonkers…completing various physical challenges such as triathlons, tough mudders, the national 3 peaks, and in 2023 is aiming to do the Tour Du Mont Blanc!

Business Administration & Reception Team

Our friendly and efficient Reception Team: Haley Hunter, Sasha Plavsic and Sharon Hinds, have a wealth of experience to support our Therapy Team in managing patient and appointment enquiries which ensures the smooth day-to-day running of the clinic.


Our Practice Manager Sharon will be happy to assist you with any enquiries you may have about treatment, fees and referrals to the clinic.

For any questions relating to appointments and admin matters, please contact the team on:

01244 311880 /

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