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We have now opened our brand new hospital in Didsbury.

Please note your visit to Spire Manchester Hospital will take place at:

Spire Manchester Hospital
170 Barlow Moor Road
M20 2AF
(For sat nav please use M20 2YA)

If you have any questions or queries about your visit to Spire Manchester Hospital call us on 0161 447 6677.

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Miss Laura Parker

Miss Laura Parker

Specialist Hand and Wrist Physiotherapist
BSc(Hons) Physiotherapy

Practising at

Spire Manchester Hospital

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Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Miss Laura Parker at Spire include:

Other treatments

Hand, wrist and elbow physiotherapy

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Professional profile

I qualified in Physiotherapy in 2004 from Brunel University. I gained experience in all physiotherapy specialties including hands, burns and plastics in 2005. In 2008 I focused solely on the field of Burns, Plastics and Hand therapy at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital before moving to the Pulvertaft Hand Unit, Derby in 2009. I worked as a locum hand therapist from 2014-2015 in the northwest based out of Blackburn hand therapy department. I commenced working within Spire Manchester in January 2015 in which I work as the specialist hand and wrist Physiotherapist/hand therapist working closely with numerous hand surgeons within Spire and accepting external referrals from multiple surgeons.

I have gained extensive experience in the management of hand and wrist trauma, pathologies including brachial plexus injuries. Further pathologies listed below: Trauma: Multitrauma Tendon repairs Fractures Crush injury Volar plate injury Dislocation Amputations Management of flaps and skin grafts Brachial plexus injuries Elective: Dupuytrens (Dermofasciectomy, Fasciectomy, Needle Apponeurotomy and Xiapex/Collagenase) Carpal Tunnel Release Cubital tunnel release Thoracic outlet release Joint fusions Trapeziectomies Trigger finger release Wrist stabilisations 2 stage flexor tendon repairs Tenolysis Arthrolysis Osteomies Tendon transfers Joint replacements Other: OA management Tendinopathies Hypermobility Carpal tunnel syndrome Cubital tunnel syndrome Soft tissue massage Activity modification advice Thermoplastic splint fabrication Splint recommendation and advice Scar management Kinesiology taping Exercise progression I am known for my dedication to providing premium patient care. I have extensive splinting and therapeutic management skills regarding hand and wrist injuries and surgery.

Further to my Physiotherapy specialism I am also the physiotherapy Team leader here at Spire Manchester and I am a hand Therapy foundation course trainer for Kinesio UK.

I have developed a hand therapy exercise App “CORE Hand” which is now in use within the Pulvertaft Hand Unit Derby.

Clinical Interests


Hand and wrist pathology

Private contact details

Telephone 0161 447 6900
Email manchesterphysio@spirehealthcare.com


The use of Coban TM compression bandage following below-knee free-flap surgery
December 2012

Media Coverage

Physiotherapist creates "handy" new therapy app

We love to see innovations that use digital technology to help patients understand how they can help their recovery from hand surgery

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Qualification and professional memberships

BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy / Brunel University / 2004
Bachelor of Science

Professional memberships

British Association of Hand Therapists (BAHT)
Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP)

Professional leadership

Spire Manchester Hospital Physiotherapy Team Leader

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Personal Profile

I exercise regularly and I am an avid snowboarder, skier. I enjoy regular fitness sessions each week and endurance assault course events.

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