OBE for physiotherapist Sue

A Bolton-based physiotherapist has been awarded the OBE in the New Year’s Honours.

Dr Sue Greenhalgh, who works for Bolton NHS Foundation Trust, was the first Consultant Allied Health Professional in the North West and is internationally known within her field as an innovator and expert.

She specialises in highlighting back pain symptoms that can predict underlying serious conditions. In particular she has raised awareness of the condition cauda equina syndrome which can lead to permanent bladder, bowel and sexual function problems.

Sue, who is originally from Bolton went to Bolton County Grammar School and studied at Manchester Royal School of Physiotherapy. She originally worked for Bolton Hospitals between 1986-1990..before joining the Trust in 2003 as a Consultant Physiotherapist.

Two years ago Sue joined Manchester Metropolitan University’s Faculty of Health, Psychology and Social Care as a clinical fellow and is involved in a number of international and national research projects.

She said of the honour:  “It was such a wonderful surprise. I feel so delighted. I’m very proud and humbled. I would like to thank those who have supported this amazing award and the many inspirational people I am fortunate to have worked with.”

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