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TARA physiotherapy

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Tara Sports & Leisure Centre Grains Road, SHAW, Oldham     OL2 8JB

44 Victoria St, Littleborough, Rochdale, OL15 9DB


About Us

Who ever you are, what ever you do WE CAN HELP YOU!

Paul is the clinical director of TARA Physiotherapy and has worked as a clinician for more than 15 years.  His passion for physiotherapy is clear to anyone he meets.  He was first drawn to the profession after receiving treatment as a sportsman in his birth country of Australia which is where he completed his training.   He has a special interest in the treatment of neck and back pain, acupuncture, sports injuries and all musculoskeletal conditions.

Gareth is an associate in the practice.  He graduated from Queen Margaret College, Edinburgh in 1995.  He has over 15 years experience treating patients and possesses extensive clinical knowledge and post graduate qualifications including a Master of Manual Therapy.  He has previously served as Physiotherapist to the Scottish Under 21 National Hockey team.  A registered acupuncturist with a special interest in use of acupuncture for the treatment of pain and injury.

Gareth Taylor

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Based in Shaw near Oldham and Littleborough near Rochdale we area very busy and successful practice that has grown through our satisfied customers who return for ongoing care and recommend us to their colleagues and family.


We are happy to accept new patients and do so from a variety of sources.


We have excellent relations with the local GP practices in and around this area who are happy to communicate with us the ensure you receive the best, quality care.


We also have many customers who are referred through private healthcare and we are happy to say in many instances we can deal directly with your healthcare provider to arrange payment saving you time and trouble.


You are welcome to bypass all referral procedures and come directly to us on a fee paying basis. Our initial consultation will give you the opportunity to discuss your health and body needs with our qualified physiotherapists who will be able to advise of the most suitable treatment for you and your body's needs. You will receive treatment on your first visit.

Paul Crothers