Our Team

Lindsey Woolstencroft BSc GSR SCS

Clinical Director

Lindsey graduated from the University of Salford with a BSc in Sports Rehabilitation and a PG in Strength and Conditioning. During her degree she gained experience in the USA working with Physical Therapists and Orthopaedic Consultants at the Minnesota Dance Medicine Foundation, along with working as an Athletic Trainer with Division II Collegiate Sports Teams. Lindsey has experience in private clinical practice and working with Northern Ballet Theatre, Macclesfield Rugby Club, Fylde Ice Hockey, Dancers and Olympic GB Swimmers. Lindsey also worked with the Defence Medical Services looking after injured military personnel for two years, as well as work with the Australian Physio and Pilates Institute in Wimbledon.
Lindsey has been a full member and an Officer on the Executive Committee for the British Association of Sports Rehabilitators and Trainers (BASRaT). BASRaT hold an accredited voluntary register through the Professional Standards Authority (PSA) for health and social care, set up by the Department of Health and administered by an independent body, accountable to Parliament. Sports Rehabilitation is formally recognised as a health care occupation.

Lindsey is a highly experienced Pilates teacher having practiced for over 15 years in Balanced Body, Classical and APPI styles. Lindsey completed both her Matwork and Equipment training to Level 4 with APPI.

Lindsey’s sporting history involves being a former Team GB member, National and International Medalist in Ice Dance. Lindsey has had the privilege to work alongside Olympic Champions performing in many shows across the globe including ‘Dancing on ice’ in Holland and Belgium. Through her experience as a figure skater Lindsey has always had a huge interest in the body and health, fitness and movement.

Lindsey’s specialist areas are in antenatal and postnatal care and musculoskeletal rehabilitation.

Susanna Elias BSc GSR

Senior Sport Rehabilitator and Pilates Teacher

Trained in both Matwork and Reformer Pilates through POWMAK Pilates, Susanna also graduated from the University of Salford with a 1st Class BSc in Sports Rehabilitation. Specialising in musculoskeletal injury, Susanna is passionate about getting her clients back to a stronger and fitter place than they were before injury and discovering the root cause of an injury, not just treating the symptoms. She suffered a herniated disc at 18, which was her incentive to become qualified in injury rehabilitation and Pilates.

Susanna’s previous experience was working in a busy GP practice in Hindley, The Royal Liverpool Hospital and Salford University Sports Injury Clinic.

As well as being a busy mum, physical activity together with a healthy diet are very important to Susanna. She enjoys cooking, running and gym work, together with weekly netball with her daughter and Pilates.

Susanna’s specialist areas are injury rehabilitation (in particular neck and shoulder injuries) and improving sporting performance through strength and conditioning. Through her work at Elite and Equilibrium she has had experience working with clients with long term conditions, such as Parkinsons, Stroke,MS and long standing pain conditions as well as clients recovering from major operations such as hip and knee replacements.

Ailsa Witherington, HCPC, CSP

Senior Women’s Health Physiotherapist

Ailsa trained as a physiotherapist at King’s College London in 2009 with a First-Class Honours Degree. During her career Ailsa has had experience of treating both NHS and private clients and has progressed within the NHS to lead physiotherapy teams both in London and more recently in the North West. She has worked with many areas of physiotherapy including, chronic pain, sports injuries, neurological impairments, long term health conditions and post- op patients. 

Ailsa is passionate about helping women stay healthy and active during pregnancy and treats a wide range of pregnancy related complaints including back pain, pelvic girdle pain and carpal tunnel syndrome. She also supports women to return to normal activity and sport post-natally. 

Ailsa is currently available for post-natal assessments for all women who have had a baby, from 6 weeks upto 6 years post-partum!

Lucy Ogden 

Sport Rehabilitator, Pilates Teacher in Training and Client Care Administrator

 The newest member to the Elite team, Lucy graduated with a BSc in Sport Rehabilitation from the University of Salford. Lucy has experience treating a range of patients and MSK injuries as well as Stroke rehab. Lucy has previously worked with Sedgley Rugby club, private practice in Bolton and the Salford Sports Injury clinic. Lucy is also trained in IASTM massage as well as medical acupuncture and currently completing her comprehensive matwork and equipment Pilates training with Equilibrium through 2019. Lucy is currently available for sports massage, sports injuries consultation and is working as our client care administrator.