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It’s quite true; there is no business like it.

This week sees the launch of the Manchester International Festival: a bi-annual celebration where artists from all walks of life showcase their talents in an 18 day extravaganza. Because of our links in the past with theatre companies, musical theatre, film and media, City Physio and Doctorcall have been asked to look after the performers for this year’s festival. Check out this years line up and get out and do something less boring instead…

We’re only just past mid summer night and the year has been more like a dream than a Shakey one (groan). Our staff was fortunate enough to look after The Lion King when it came to town. When their regular physio was taken ill for a month, Bob and Nick stepped into the breach to work with their performers pre-show and help them with any rehabilitation that was necessary. Having seen the show (perk), it’s no wonder they had some of the problems they presented with. A fine piece of entertainment too. Even if I nearly taught the kids a few new words when the hyena unexpectedly pounced on me from behind!

We have supported The Royal Exchange for over 10 years now. It can sometimes be quite a challenge to keep the actor in their role despite their ailment. It’s true that they will act with almost any level of pain. The show really does go on. Although in this job it does seem a little inappropriate to suggest that they “break a leg”.

“Here at the Royal Exchange Theatre we have engaged the services of Doctorcall and City Physio for a number of years. The staff is extremely tuned in to the way we work and the environment of live theatre – this can be very hard to come by. In addition, the standard of service is first class and positive results are always seen. The central location is also key to the success of Doctorcall, precious time in the schedule of an actor isn’t wasted by driving out of town. Nick Syrett and the staff care about their patients which is key for me.”

Lee Drinkwater- Company Manager @ The Royal Exchange.

Nick even “consulted” on a small piece during Orpheus Descending whilst on at the Royal Exchange. There was a scene in which one of the actors had the lead in an osteopathic “clinch”. The director wanted some authenticity on the technique so we got the call. Not your typical day…

This November, the highly acclaimed “War Horse” comes to town for 3 months at The Lowry. Nick was asked to assess the physical health of some of its actors in preparation for the 18 month tour. Any ready for the Knackers yard need not apply… 

This year has also seen us look after The Stone Roses as part of the UK leg of their World tour. Proof that physio can be Rock n Roll. Of course, we don’t just see A-listers here. All are welcome. But if you think we have become a little more theatrical and dramatic about things since you last saw us, you know why.
"City Physio helped us during our time in Manchester, for the tour of The Lion King. We have found them friendly, informative and always eager to help. We thank them for all their hard work and dedication to the show and wish them well with their future endeavours."

Chris Boyle, Company Manager, The Lion King UK & Ireland Tour.

Through our long standing relationship with the Palace Theatre, City Physio had the honour of treating the cast and support staff for the Lion King this month. This highly athletic show with extraordinary puppets puts significant strain on the shoulders, necks and backs of these highly skilled actors and dancers. We were able to provide assessment and treatment for both long standing injuries and to “prehab” the cast before each show to enable them to perform 8 shows a week.

City Physio has a close relationship with all the Manchester theatres, the Northern Ballet School and several other dance companies (please see our affiliations list), often screening their dancers and supporting their shows. Nick and Bob are also registered practitioners with DanceUK. Our physios each have vast experience of treating such a specialised client group and an in depth understanding of the demands of the trade.

If you would like any further information or would like some advice regarding an injury you are carrying please do not hesitate to contact the team.


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Dr Charles Levinson recognised for his assistance in compiling “Britain’s Top 250 Consultants by Speciality” for the Tatler Doctors Guide 2013.

Dr Charles Levinson is the founder and CEO of Doctorcall at 121 Harley Street. Dr Levinson started the first private visiting service in London in 1989, offering home visits 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Doctorcall now provides the largest private visiting doctor service of its kind in the UK. Dr Levinson is recognised as being a leading innovator within the independent sector and in addition to providing the first visiting doctor service in London, he is an expert on flu pandemics and was the first to provide a large-scale flu vaccination programme outside the NHS. Doctorcall was also the first to offer health screening by questionnaire for companies.

He has pioneered the use of protocols in healthcare delivery and has been an early exponent of the new methods of communication within healthcare. Dr Charles Levinson was approached by the Tatler Doctors Guide, now in its fourth edition, and asked to join the panel Britain’s top GPs, respected physicians and top-of-their-tree surgeons, and assist in its completion. It has now become is a highly respected guide to Britain’s top 250 consultants by speciality.

Jessie Hewitson, The Tatler Doctors Guide 2013 Editor, acknowledges Dr Levinson’s contribution by saying: “Most of all, I’d like to thank the charming Dr Charles Levinson, who helped me shape this supplement, ensuring that it is medically as robust as possible and for seeking second and even third opinions from his black book of contacts.”

More information on Dr Charles Levinson and Doctorcall’s services is available by calling 0844 257 0345 or by email to