Chris Wood

Clinical Director

Chris's motivation to become a Sports Therapist came from personal experiences with having a long term injury. At 16 years old and on trials with Bradford City Football Club he suffered a serious knee injury: tearing the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) and sustaining a large tear to the medial meniscus...

After an operation to reconstruct the ACL and remove torn cartilage, he began a long 6-9 months of rehabilitation, which proved to be successful. This experience inspired his interest in the techniques and methods used during rehabilitation and has motivated him to help others through the treatment process, no matter how long or short.

Chris has developed his skills over the last ten years to offer:

• Medical Acupuncture
• Spinal Manipulation Techniques
• Pilates
• Strength and Conditioning Programmes

He is also the Head Therapist of Winnington Park Rugby Club, and since Namix has been in operation, Chris has worked with various athletes across several different clubs, including:

• Isle of Man Gymnastics – Closely working with two elite gymnasts who represented the Isle of Man in the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow

• Northwich Rugby Club – I led the medical department for four years, which included being League Winners and Cheshire Vase winners, and also helped the first team go unbeaten for 28 games.

• Lymm Rugby Club - Led the medical department for three years providing 1st & 2nd XV match day cover.

• Northwich Rowing Club – Most notably treating one patient who reached the World Masters Rowing Championships

• Weaver Valley Cycling Club – Providing medical support for the Cheshire Classic Women's Road Race between 2013-2015, which Dame Sarah Storey previously won.

• Davenham Cricket Club – Consultant Sports Therapist to the first team, providing treatment and rehab

• National level Junior Tennis Players

• and many more..!

Chris's strengths lie in the ability to explain things to patients in a jargon-free way. This is coupled with applying an individual approach to each patient by making their rehab specific to their sport or activity related to the injury. On top of this, Chris heavily believes in providing ongoing advice and support for your health and fitness, even when treatment has finished. All this is provided in a friendly and approachable manner, which builds a strong rapport with patients in a short space of time whilst still maintaining the highest professional standards.

For the individual athlete, maintaining that high standard of performance is key in helping achieve your goals.

However, when you’re muscles become tired and under excess strain; this is where injuries occur and sports massage especially can help.


“I had a stiff and sore ankle following a sprain and Namix has helped me regain mobility and increase strength and stability. Their professional and focused approach really works and I can now play sport and visit the gym with lots more confidence so thank you! Highly recommended.”


“This is the best massage I've had in Northwich! It is great to be rid of so much tension. Looking forward to the next session.”


“Was able to locate my problem instantaneously! Impressive and very professional service.”


“I’ve been using their sports therapy services for many years, as I need proactive therapy to keep in shape for rowing competitions and general maintenance after calisthenics. A friendly and professional service and highly recommended.”


“Brilliant session with Namix this morning. They are really good at helping you to overcome challenges and feel a sense of achievement by the end of a session. I had lost my sports mojo a bit, but with their help, it is well and truly back!”


“Namix are amazing at what they do! Would highly recommend them to anyone looking for a physio. They always manage to make me feel a million times better in one session! 5-star service for sure.”


“Fantastic service. As a rower, I saw Namix to help with improving my flexibility and conditioning to increase my reach during racing. Namix has helped me to lower my PBs, increase my reach and enabled me to compete in national and international competitions.”