Freedom Care Clinics – Leeds

Freedom Care Clinics have one city centre site within the Leeds business district; York Place (please note closure information about Wellington Place below).

Leeds, York Place

Freedom Care Clinics have been based in Leeds since 2009. Our York Place facility opened in October 2021. The clinic offers Osteopathy, Physiotherapy, Chiropractic, Massage Therapy and Acupuncture. In addition, we have invested in the latest electrotherapy modalities including laser therapy and shockwave therapy, to speed up your recovery. We have a dedicated rehabilitation suite in which we offer Yoga, Pilates and Rehabilitation exercises. Our specialists treat a range of conditions including neck pain, back pain, postural issues and sports injuries.

We are located at 21 York Place. The clinic is centrally located just a short walk from bus stops on Infirmary Street, Wellington Street and City Square, and just a 7-minute walk from Leeds train station. There is pay and display parking outside the clinic on York Place, and on Queen Street.

Freedom Care Clinics
Leeds, York Place

21 York Place,
Leeds,
LS1 2EX

Call: 0113 345 5060

Opening times:

Mon: 7:30 – 19:30
Tue: 7:30 – 19:30
Wed: 7:30 – 19:30
Thur: 7:30 – 19:30
Fri: 7:30 – 19:00
Sat: 09:00 – 15:00
Sun: Closed

Prices

BEST VALUE OPTIONSSports Therapy & Sports Massage 30 minSports Therapy & Sport Massage 60 minAcupunctureOsteopathy, Chiropractic, Physiotherapy
AssessmentFREEFREEFREE£50
Full Assessment & Treatment£69£69£69£69
Single Treatments£47£67£55Express – £49 Regular – £59 Extended – £69

Physiotherapists:

Trini Ibanez – Physiotherapist

Trini started her career as a physiotherapist in 2006 in Valencia, Spain. She went on to study osteopathy in 2010 and is now qualified in both practices.

Over the last 17 years, Trini has worked in Spain, France and UK in both hospital and private practice. She joined Freedom in 2016 and has helped to develop the existing physiotherapy service within the Leeds and Manchester clinics. 

She has a special interest in complex pain cases and postural correction.

Trini has undertaken further training in visceral and Kinesio-taping. She’s committed to continuing her professional development by attending courses to ensure using the most up to date techniques.

In her spare time, she likes reading and going to the theatre and the cinema. She also likes travelling, visiting new places and meeting new people.

Raffaela Cozzolino Physiotherapist

 

Raffaela started her career in Italy once she graduated in Physiotherapy at the Federico II University in Naples. She practised in her home city of Naples before relocating to the UK to broaden her experience.

After practising different areas of rehabilitation including neurological and respiratory field, she developed a special interest in posture’s disorders and enhanced her studies obtaining an international diploma in global postural rehabilitation with Méziéres method. Since then she has been developing her unique approach to deal with postural disorders. Raffaela has a special interest in treatment of postural complaints relating to occupational strains including desk posture.

In addition to her MSK physiotherapy, Raffaela specialises in the management of patients with lymphedema. She is qualified in the Casley-Smith method of manual lymphatic drainage, and is skilled in application of compression garments & bandages, and the use of the LymphaTouch device (leading device for negative pressure treatment of the Lymphatic system). 

In her spare time Raffaela enjoys reading, figurative arts and cooking Italian traditional recipes. Although we are yet to sample her cooking in the clini

Cheuk Lam – Physiotherapist

 

Cheuk qualified with a BSc in Physiotherapy from Bradford University in 2019 and worked as a clinical teacher within the university clinic for a year. In 2020, he returned to Hong Kong and worked in a private clinic located in the central district of the financial hub.

Cheuk’s experience working within one of the largest Physiotherapy providers in Hong Kong resulted in expertise treating work related complaints secondary to occupation strain from desk work. He provides hands-on care, exercise prescription and electrotherapy for postural issues, upper limb (hand, wrist, elbow, shoulder) complaints secondary to occupational strain (RSI) neck pain and headaches, lower back pain and sciatica

Additionally Cheuk has a special interest in treatment of sports injuries. He is a dedicated sportsman himself, and  is interested in high performance sports. He assists National Junior Squash and tennis players to return and complete at high level.

Cheuk moved from Hong Kong, and back to Yorkshire, in 2023 to join the team at Freedom Care Clinics

Mike Bryant – Consultant MSK Physiotherapist & Sonographer

Mike Bryant joined the team at Freedom in 2023, to setup our Ultrasound Guided Assessment and Ultrasound Guided Injection Services.. Mike’s journey with ultrasound (US) dates back to 2005. He achieved a PgCert in MSK Ultrasound from Cumbria University and pursued US training at renowned institutions including St. Luke’s Radiology in Oxford. 

Mike is an Honorary Lecturer within Cumbria University’s MSK Ultrasound Programme, delivers training for SMUG (Sports Medicine Ultrasound Group) and regularly provides training and education to medics working in elite sport and premiership football.

Mike is skilled in all areas of MSK ultrasound guided injection therapy, and has specific expertise in tendinopathy and ultrasound-guided interventional treatments, such as calcific barbotage, hydrodistension, tendon fenestration, high-volume injections, and guided joint injections. His skills extend to the realm of Rheumatology, gained during his involvement with an early inflammatory arthritis clinic. 

Mike it truly at the top of his game, and is one of the most experienced Consultant MSK Physiotherapists offering ultrasound guided joint injections in the UK.

Osteopaths:

Rod Gillingham, Registered Osteopath

Rod qualified from the Surrey Institute of Osteopathic Medicine and completed further training in western acupuncture. He has recently attended further training courses in the treatment of post-natal mums and in the management of chronic pain. Rod previously worked as a professional sports therapist and personal trainer; as such he has a keen interest in sports injuries. He has successfully treated a wide variety of patients from international rugby stars to professional dancers, and teenagers with postural issues to senior citizens.

He suggests the most effective way of achieving the best possible results for patients is through a combined approach to patient management, which includes addressing factors relating to posture, exercise, diet and lifestyle in addition to his manual osteopathic treatment.

Rod is also involved in delivering the osteopathy MSc programme at Leeds Metropolitan University. When not working he is a keen (but very average) golfer and he also regularly plays badminton and football.

Daniel Stott – Registered Osteopath

Daniel holds a Masters degree in Osteopathy after graduating from Leeds Beckett University. Since becoming an osteopath Daniel has broadened his repertoire of techniques so that his treatments cater for all patients. He has certified qualifications in:

– Acupuncture (Dry Needling)
– Kinesio Taping (RockTape)
– Cranial Osteopathy
– Shockwave Therapy (ESWT)
– Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT)

Daniel takes a special interest in treating the shoulder girdle after enduring two long term injuries himself through weight training. He believes that a combination of osteopathic treatment and exercise education is the key to overcoming complex shoulder injuries and has written informative articles on the subject. Daniel has successfully treated many athletes and keen gym goers for dysfunction of the neck, shoulder and rotator cuff as well as other exercise related injuries.

Away from the clinic Daniel likes to keep active. If he isn’t weight training or playing golf he is rock climbing in the Yorkshire Dales or scuba diving in the Caribbean. Daniel has a keen interest in mixed martial arts and boxing, he has treated many competitive fighters.

Martin Calonico Konig – Registered Osteopath

Martin joined the Freedom Care Clinics team in 2023 after moving to Leeds from Italy (via Swansea). He holds a Masters degree in Osteopathy and specialises in musculoskeletal conditions   His fluency in English, Italian and German allow him to provide comprehensive osteopathic care to a diverse range of patients to fully maximise their rehabilitation process. He is a firm advocate of the idea that achieving improved health necessitates a harmonious blend of customised hands-on care, guided exercise guidance, and informed diet and lifestyle decisions. Martin is proficient in a range of hands- on treatment modalities including soft tissue manipulation & massage, spinal and joint manipulation and a range of electro therapies.

Martins journey as an osteopath has been enriched by his passion for sports, which include football, basketball, tennis, and golf. Understanding the demands of these sports, he is well-equipped to tailor his treatments to athletes and sports enthusiasts, helping them recover from injuries, improve performance, and prevent future issues. 

Adrian Lee – Registered Osteopath

Adrian has a holistic approach to help you with pain, everyday activities or improve exercise performance. He listens and provides you a better understanding of the diagnosis and the problems behind the symptoms visually and in a language you can understand. From the very first session Adrian develops a tailored plan for long lasting solutions and provides guidance outside of sessions to move and feel well.

Adrian has a passion for fitness and practises what he preaches when it comes to exercise and moving well. He’s competed in fitness bodybuilding competitions successfully, and knows what it takes to make significant changes to health when addressing the psychological and nutritional aspects, as well as the physical side. Because of this Adrian will often see avid gym goers, golfers, runners, bodybuilders and people looking to improve in their sport.

However, Adrian also sees all a wide variety of people of all ages, young and old, with a variety of other conditions where he helps to educate and motivate you to be the healthiest version of you.

Chiropractors:

Luca Ballabio – Chiropractor

Luca was born in Naples, Italy, and was a professional skier before turning chiropractor after 5 years of study at the Anglo-European College of Chiropractic, graduating in 2013. As and ex-professional sportsman, Luca realizes how important performance and training are for a person, and how to prevent injuries; as a result, Luca has been developing his techniques following the teachings of Applied Kinesiology, Sacro-Occipital Technique, Sports Chiropractic and Extremity Adjusting, with his goal being bringing his patients out of pain and towards their maximum level of efficiency. Luca is registered with the British Chiropractic Association, the Royal College of Chiropractic and the General Chiropractic Council.

Mahmoud Hassan – Chiropractor

Mahmoud qualified in Masters of Chiropractic from University Of South Wales and completed further training in wet cupping, dry needling and diet management.

Mahmoud is a compassionate Chiropractor dedicated to the wellbeing of his patients. His focus is on treating the whole person and not just his patients presenting symptoms. Mahmoud integrates physical chiropractic manipulation with advice on mental health, sleep, diet and personalised exercise advice into his treatment plans. Mahmoud has further training and expertise in chiropractic care, nutritional counseling, and lifestyle modifications which empower his patients to achieve optimal health. Mahmoud aims to change the root cause of health issues and promote long term vitality.

Mahmoud is originally from Egypt, and is fluent in both Arabic and English. He also has a special interest in Egyptian medicine.

When not in clinic helping patients you can find Mahmoud in the gym, perfecting his gymnastics athletics or cooking and eating delicious food.

 

Chloé Balay – Chiropractor

Chloé started her Chiropractic training in 2013 and moved to the UK to work as a Chiropractor in 2019. She studied in France (beautiful country, great food) at the IFEC (Institut Franco-Européen de Chiropraxie) but with a passion for adventure she decided to move to the North of England.

Chloé is an intuitive person, and a self-confessed perfectionist. She loves the complexity of the human body, and trying to get to the root of issues within and to treat areas in need of help. She loves to actively listen to her patients concerns, understand their goals and work together to find resolutions to their presenting complaints. She uses a range of treatment modalities such as manual therapy, spinal manipulation (clicking and popping joints to you and I), joint manipulation, massage techniques and exercise / lifestyle / dietary advice.

In her spare time, she loves to cook and is always looking for great spots to enjoy good food. She practices what she preaches and can often be found doing yoga and using the gym.

Chloe believes that it is important to have a good balance between what our bodies and mind needs. Chiropractic helps both sides of this, by enhancing your body’s potential to heal itself and push it to perform properly for every single movement, challenge and activity you undertake.

Acupuncturists:

Mar De La Cruz, Acupuncturist

Mar has practiced as an acupuncturist since 2006, working within clinics in Spain and Southern England from 2009. Her treatments are individual to her patients in that she seeks to restore physical, psychological and emotional balance.

Mar specialises in acupuncture for infertility, pregnancy (pre-natal and post-natal), menstrual imbalances, psychological issues (such as anxiety, insomnia, fatigue, stress, etc). She is also experienced in treating pain associated with migraines, tendonitis, arthritis, fibromyalgia and spinal issues. Mar’s holistic approach to health care means she also regularly helps with the symptoms of digestive issues including nausea , dyspepsia and constipation.

In addition to her work at Freedom Care Clinics, Mar practices from St James NHS Hospital in Leeds, helping to reduce the side effects of treatment for men undergoing treatment for prostate cancer.

Mar is registered and insured with the Association of Traditional Chinese Medicine in the UK. Her qualifications in Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine included extensive training in Naturopathy.

Appointments with Mar may include; Acupuncture, Dietary advice, Dietary supplement recommendations, Cupping therapy, Electro acupuncture, Laser acupuncture and Tui Na Massage.

Sports Massage Therapists:

Holly Stonebanks – Sports Injury Therapist and Sports Massage Therapist

Holly is a sports injury specialist and massage therapist from Newcastle who graduated from Leeds Beckett University with a degree in Sport & Exercise Therapy.

She has a hands-on approach with plenty of experience in clinical settings and sporting environment. Holly offered services to Leeds Beckett Rugby Union team and worked closely with Women’s England Rugby League team during the World Cup in 2022, where she helped perform pre & post event sports massage treatments. This opportunity inspired Holly to work in a professional sporting environment and to focus on sports/deep tissue massage to aid athlete recovery. Holly has an interest in injury rehabilitation, she enjoys working alongside patients to get them back to their peak performance, stronger than before.

.Holly uses a hands-on approach paired with exercise prescription in order to provide a thorough service that can improve postural issues, exercise related injuries, tired muscles and overall well-bein.

Holly Stonebanks Sports Massage Therapist Leeds City Centre

Yoga Practitioners:

Hattie Beardon, Yoga Instructor.

Hattie has been practising Yoga for 7 years and first discovered her passion when searching for a way to relieve stress from a busy career in Recruitment. Also a keen runner, Hattie found Yoga to be an excellent way to improve strength and endurance as well as keeping injuries at bay and improving mobility and flexibility.

Yoga can also help manage chronic pain, coordination, digestive issues, arthritis and improves sleep. Her practice also helped Hattie overcome depression and anxiety following the birth of her second child. With so many life changing benefits to be had, Hattie was eager to share this with others and decided to embark on her teacher training. Hattie is trained in Hatha Yoga and is insured to teach Ashtanga and Yin practices.

A holistic practice suitable for all levels and ages, you do not have to be flexible and eat lentils to benefit from Yoga!

Chiropody & Podiatry:

Obaid Khalid (Podiatrist & Chiropodist)

Obaid graduated from the university of Huddersfield in 2020 and went on to work in the NHS for 3 years. He joined Freedom care clinics in 2023 and works with a range of patients from general foot care to complicated and painful foot conditions. Obaid has a passion for applying his knowledge into practice through hands on treatments. Some of the treatments he provides are; 

Routine foot care 

Nail surgery 

Biomechanical assessments including personalised care plans  

Custom 3D orthotics 

Swift treatment for verrucas and warts 

Laser therapy  

Outside of work Obaid enjoys spending time in the gym and playing sports such as football & wrestling.  

Obaid Podiatrist Leeds City Centre