The Team

Brian McCormick Bsc, DO
Principal Osteopath

Mr McCormick is the Principal Osteopath at Culcheth Osteopaths. He has been qualified as an Osteopath since 1990 after being educated at the British School of Osteopathy. After working for a year in the London and the South-East, he moved full time to Cheshire. He presently owns and runs a practice from his main Culcheth Office and Central Warrington Office.

Treatments that his patients have said are effective for:

  • Lower back pain (lumbar pain)
  • Sciatica
  • Neck pain (cervical pain)
  • Headache
  • Frozen shoulder
  • Tennis elbow
  • Hamstring tears
  • Sprained ankle and other sprains
  • Rib injuries incl. recovery from fractures
  • ITB (ilio tibial band)
  • Wrist injuries
  • Dropped metatarsal head
  • Herniated and bulging discs (“slipped disc“)
  • Upper back pain (thoracic pain)
  • Whiplash
  • Repetitive strain injury (RSI) Golfer’s elbow
  • Hip pain
  • Achilles tendon tear and strain
  • Foot pain
  • Running injuries

Sue Thomason BSc, DPoD MChS
Chiropody and Podiatry

Sue is a HPC (Health Professions Council) registered Podiatrist and a member of the Society of Chiropodists and Podiatrists. After qualifying from the Northern College of Chiropody in 1990 Sue joined the NHS where she continues to work part time.

During her career in the NHS Sue has been both community and hospital based, developing a special interest in the preventative care and treatment of the high risk foot and specifically wound care. Regular foot health assessments are important for people with conditions that put the feet at risk eg diabetes, rheumatologic problems or vascular disease. Early diagnosis and preventative treatments can be offered to reduce long term complications in the foot. Sue offers annual foot health assessments for the high risk foot and treatment plans to reduce the risk of any future foot problems.

Sue offers routine podiatry care including assessment and treatment of foot pathologies including nail problems, the treatment of corns and callus and the provision of devices or insoles with the aim of reducing symptoms.

Nail surgery is sometimes required for persistent ingrown toe nails. This is performed under local anaesthetic and is a permanent cure.

Biomechanical assessments include assessment of the foot and joint mobility, gait analysis and the provision of insoles to improve foot function and alleviate symptoms.

Sue appreciates that sometimes a full podiatry treatment it not necessary and nail cutting may be all that is required. . To satisfy this need, shortened appointment are available for ‘simple nail cuts’. A full assessment will be required initially to ensure this is appropriate, then reduced time/price appointments will be offered.


Julie Murray
MSc, BSc (Hons), Dip HE, Primary Ear Care Diploma, RGN
Ear Wax Removal

Julie is a registered nurse with over 20 years experience. The majority of this experience has been gained in General Practice and in the Community where she has had the opportunity to develop skills in a variety of different specialities. Julie is an Advanced Nurse Practitioner and an Independent Nurse Prescriber.

It was during her time spent as a District Nursing Sister that she undertook the Primary Ear Care Diploma, a nationally recognised qualification in safer ear care. Since then she has continued to manage the care of patients with a variety of minor ear complaints. Whilst some would regard the presence of earwax, as being a trivial problem, Julie is only too aware of the misery that having blocked ears can cause.

She firmly believes that our ears are as important as our teeth and eyes. Most people get these checked on a regular basis but not their ears. Good hearing and having healthy ears is important to your quality of life but they are often forgotten! By having regular ear checks many potential problems can be avoided.

For those who require regular ear care or who have on going ‘problem ears’ getting time off work and fitting appointments around day-to-day commitments can be often difficult to do. For that reason Julie has set up this service to provide an alternative solution for ear care and wax removal. This allows greater flexibility for those individuals who need to make appointments outside of normal working hours. For those patients who struggle to attend clinic appointments she is happy to visit them at home, including at the weekend and during the evening.

Julie is able to offer earwax removal treatments that are safe and effective. She is also trained to treat a variety of ear infections and conditions. She has extensive experience in the delivery of ear care education to health care professionals and is involved in the training, mentoring and updating of both qualified and unqualified staff.