About A6 Physio

Providing expert physiotherapy

All our Therapists believe in a ‘hands-on’ approach when treating and with emphasis on achieving a reduction of injury risk.

As a result all of the team endeavor to provide self-management strategies specific to each individual patient’s goals for optimum results.

We believe it is essential to assess and treat the whole body as where the pain is, isn’t always the cause of the problem.

  • Sports Injuries and reduction of injury risk screening
  • Post-operative Rehabilitation
  • Back and neck pain
  • Treatment for joint pain and arthritis
  • Accident injuries
What We Do

Our Featured Services



All our Physiotherapists at A6 Physio, Chorley,  are members of the CSP (Chartered Society of Physiotherapy) and registered with the HCPC (Health & Care Professions Council). Providing you with world class physiotherapy.


Shockwave Therapy

Radial shockwave therapy is the perfect treatment method for all chronic and complex musculoskeletal conditions. Success rate of 80%. 3 to 8 treatment sessions needed on average. Realistic alternative to surgery.


Massage Therapy

The role of massage is hugely beneficial in providing maintenance for ALL, not just athletes. Sports massage is a deep tissue massage based on knowledge of the anatomy and physiology of the human body.



Classes are designed to meet specific needs of everyday life and sports. Invest in yourself.  Pilates is an incredible exercise system that balances the body, strengthens and lengthens the muscles and focuses the mind.


Sports Screening

Bio-mechanical sports screening. We use a variety of functional movements & performance tests to identify limitations or asymmetries in individuals with no current pain or with known musculoskeletal issues.

All listed Physiotherapists are members of the CSP (Chartered Society of Physiotherapy) and registered with the HCPC (Health & Care Professions Council)


Sam Durnian BSc (Hons) MCSP. Member of HCPC. MAACP

Sam Durnian gained her BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy Degree from the University of Teesside and graduated in 1994. Subsequently she has worked in the NHS and then moved into private practice in 1996. Sam specialises in musculoskeletal physiotherapy and sports injuries and works towards reducing the risk of injury in patients.

Sam is a golfer in her spare time and appreciates the importance of remaining fit and active and able to continue with sport and exercise for physical and mental health.
Sam has a special interest in treating lower back, pelvic girdle and shoulder pain. Pelvic girdle pain affects 1 in 5 pregnant women and often goes untreated. Pelvic pain can also affect many sporting and non-sporting individuals and can present itself as a range of symptoms such as low back pain, hip and groin pain, pelvis, and sacroiliac joint pain. For more information on PGP go to (http://www.pelvicpartnership.org.uk/)

Sam uses a hands-on approach to treating all her patients and brings in the use of the latest treatment techniques and evidence-based exercises and treatments.
Pilates: Sam is trained in Pilates through the APPI (The Australian Physiotherapy and Pilates Institute) and teaches regular classes, (see services for more details).
Sam treats all ages from age 7 upwards and has a special interest in all spinal conditions and peripheral joints and sports injuries.

Sam is a member of the Acupuncture Association for Chartered Physiotherapists (AACP).

Sam continues with her post graduate learning and her latest training involved the use of Shockwave therapy which helps with the treatment of many conditions.

Sam’s personal experience of injury consisted of a tear to her plantar fascia which involved extensive rehabilitation including shockwave therapy. She felt the benefits of the equipment first hand which is why the clinic now has its own radial shockwave therapy unit, the Gymna ShockMaster 500.

Sam is also a Kids Back 2 Sport practitioner.

Jim Ardin BSc (Diploma) MCSP HCPC MAACP

Jim graduated from the Auckland School of Physiotherapy in New Zealand in 1992.

He initially worked in New Zealand and then Illinios, USA before moving to the UK in 1994.

Jim has extensive experience, having worked in Private Practice since 1998, and over the years has developed close links with many of the North West’s top Consultant Surgeons.

Jim has a special interest in the treatment of running injuries.  He has been a competitive runner since the age of 9 and still competes for Bury Athletics Club.  In 2015 he completed The Wall Ultramarathon (69 miles in one day), in 2017 the Ultimate Trails 110Km Lake District event.  He has completed many other Marathons including 7 London Marathons and therefore has a natural passion for the treatment of runners of all age groups and their injuries.

Jim has continued with his post-graduate education and has been using Acupuncture in his practice since 2002.  Jim’s most recent post – grad courses were The Combined Approach to the Sacroiliac Joint with Howard Turner in October 2017 and The BMI Hand and Wrist course in October 2018.  He is now integrating the concepts and treatment techniques into his clinical practice.

Jim is a member of the Acupuncture Association of Chartered Physiotherapists (MAACP) and is regularly updating his training in acupuncture. His most recent course being under the instruction of Mr Christopher Norris, an accredited tutor for AACP.

Jim is trained in the use of Shockwave Therapy.

The role of massage is hugely beneficial in providing maintenance for ALL, not just athletes. Sports massage is a deep tissue massage based on knowledge of the anatomy and physiology of the human body. If you find yourself with any general aches and pains, sprains, minor injuries, or generally tight muscles then sports massage could help you. Applicable to all age groups from children to the elderly. Sports massage can help clients to increase and improve circulation, enhance muscle tone, relax muscle spasm, prevent and relieve adhesions. This, in turn, increases range of movement and ultimately improves general well being and relaxation. It can be used to aid recovery after injury / intensive training and prevent atrophy (wasting) of muscles.


Olivia Brewster is a qualified Human and Equine Sports Massage Therapist. VTCT Level 4 / ITEC Dip Eq Sports (www.bfitforever.co.uk) BFitForever

Olivia’s massage interests developed through her own experience competing with her horses and being involved in other sporting interests such as running, cycling and swimming. As well as working with A6 Physiotherapy Olivia runs her own clinic in Cheshire under the brand name BfitForever which specialises in soft tissue massage and teaching Pilates. Olivia has a wealth of experience and has also previously worked for the English Institute of Sport and British Cycling as a Sports massage therapist.

Before training to become a Sports Massage Therapist Olivia worked for long hours in an office job which involved lots of sitting down and driving. This consequently highlighted posture risk factors that ultimately affected her ability to perform in sports without pain or recurrent injuries. Olivia believes such problems can be prevented with regular sports massage.

Olivia is also qualified in Hot Stones Sports Massage which is becoming hugely popular in sporting individuals wanting that deeper longer lasting massage. She also offers Swedish Body Massage for those that prefer a gentler form of massage. In addition to massage Olivia has trained in the correct application of K-Tape to enhance performance and enable clients to continue training even as part of their injury rehabilitation.

Olivia has also qualified to do massage on horses which she feels has enhanced her hands on skills with the humans. This training further developed her ability in identifying the underlying cause of muscle tightness in order to administer the most effective soft tissue techniques. Olivia says “Horses can’t tell you where the problem is so it’s a case of finding the problem by touch and feel.”

Olivia is a fully qualified Pilates instructor so has extensive knowledge on how the body moves which is crucial when identifying muscle imbalances and for administering effective massage treatments.

Olivia’s ethos is:-

DON’T, wait until you are in pain or suffering from injuries before turning to massage.

DO, have regular massage maintenance to increase your overall sense of well being for optimum physical and mental health, helping you to achieve your goals pain free.

Life is for living and in today’s fast paced world, Olivia believes it is important to look after yourself and do what you’re passionate about to live a more rewarding life for much longer and to achieve your goals and ‘B Fit Forever’.

For further information or to book a sports massage please contact Olivia on: 07717 048935 or email: olivia@bfitforever.co.uk


Acupuncture may help ease types of pain that are often chronic such as low-back pain, neck pain, and osteoarthritis/knee pain. It also may help reduce the frequency of tension headaches and prevent migraine headaches. Therefore, acupuncture appears to be a reasonable option for people with chronic pain to consider. Our physiotherapists are trained in the use of acupuncture for the management of musculoskeletal conditions. Please mention this when booking if you specifically want acupuncture.


The foot is a complex part of the body because it is the first and last point of contact with the ground and therefore greatly influences the musculoskeletal system in the gait cycle. Gait analysis is becoming more and more popular in sporting and non-sporting individuals in order to identify any movement dysfunction that can, if left untreated, cause pain or even injury.

We no longer offer this service here at A6 Physiotherapy.

For further information about this service contact Dr Lindsay Hill directly via www.axis-podiatry.co.uk or 07768 176669