The Team


Paula Clark
Michelle Rogers
Lesley Michael
Victoria Griffin

All physiotherapists have a portfolio detailing their Continuous commitment to
Professional Development.

Receptionists &

Lyn Wright
Carol Britland
Gill Smith
Paula Clark
Paula Clark is the Clinical Director and founded Highthorn Physiotherapy Clinic in 1984. She graduated from Pinderfields College of Remedial Gymnasts and Recreational Therapists, Wakefield in 1974 and subsequently completed a ‘Complimentary Skills in Physiotherapy’ course at Pontefract Hospital in 1985.

Always having had a keen interest in exercise and rehabilitation she spent several years working in professional rugby league whilst also developing other aspects of the business.

She continues to work passionately in maintaining the high standards of service that the people of York and surrounding areas have come to expect over the past 20 years. Several members of the team have now been together for well over 10 years and have a broad range of highly developed skills to ensure optimum care for our patients.

Special Interests
All Musculoskeletal and Orthopaedic Conditions
Sports Related Injuries
The Physiotherapy Management of Sporting Youngsters and all Equestrian Riders
Rehabilitation after Knee Surgery including Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction (ACL)

Michelle Rogers
Graduated 1989 Coventry University School of Physiotherapy
BA in Sports Science, Crewe and Alsager College of Higher Education 1983
American College of Sports Medicine Health and Fitness Certificate 1991
Advanced Certificate in Sports Medicine 1992
Joined Highthorn Physiotherapy Clinic in 1993
Member of Acupuncture Association of Chartered Physiotherapists

Special Interests
All Musculoskeletal and Orthopaedic Conditions
Sports Related Injuries especially Golf
Rehabilitation after Knee Surgery including Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction (ACL)
Health Related Fitness
Muscle Imbalance

Lesley Michael
Graduated 2002 University of East Anglia BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy
HND Sports Science and Sports Injuries 1997-1999
International Diploma in Health Fitness and Sports Therapy 1994-1996
Diploma in Sports Massage 1996
Previously worked within the NHS, Private Practice and the Ministry of Defence
Has a growing interest in holistic therapies including Craniosacral Therapy and Hypnotherapy
Joined Highthorn Physiotherapy Clinic in 2015

Special Interests
All Musculoskeletal and Orthopaedic Conditions
Work Related Injuries
Back and Neck Pain
Post Op Orthopaedic Rehabilitation
Sports Massage

Victoria Griffin , Senior physiotherapist
Victoria recently joined the team of highly skilled physiotherapists at Highthorn. She graduated from the University of Manchester in 2003 with a BSc ( Hons ) in Physiotherapy. After working for 2 years in the NHS , Victoria moved to Australia, working in a private physiotherapy clinic and completing her qualifications to become a Pilates instructor.

On return to the UK, Victoria undertook an MSc in Sports Physiotherapy ( Cardiff ). She worked for 13 years in private physiotherapy in London , Sydney, Birmingham and Manchester. Sports specific experience includes : English Institute of Sport, Manchester 2012-2016 ( a variety of Olympic sports, predominantly Taekwondo ) London Olympics 2012, professional soccer 2004-2010 (Norwich City , Aston Villa and Wolverhampton Wanderers)

Special Interests
Victoria has a special interest in hip and pelvic pain, publishing her masters research on muscle imbalance around the hip in Football players. She has gone on to study in more detail , physiotherapy targeting women’s health issues including pre and post natal.

Additional skills include acupuncture and Pilates. Apart from being mum to a 1 year old, Victoria enjoys skiing and snowboarding.