Our Team at Bishop Auckland

Fully qualified with a wealth of experience

Paul Hartburn


Since his graduation Paul has worked exclusively in Musculoskeletal in various different settings such as; the NHS, private practise and elite sport. In addition to holding a BSc(hons) in Physiotherapy, Paul has attained a HND in sport and exercise science, is a qualified acupuncturist, a qualified 'Oldpain2go' practitioner, and has also completed the F.A’s first aid for sport (IFAS) course.

Paul has a keen interest in sporting injuries (particularly combat injuries) and this has led him to working alongside Hartlepool United F.C, Middlesbrough F.C and many elite athletes such as; Commonwealth, Olympic athletes, World champions and Professional fighters. Paul was also selected to work the 2018 'IAAF World Indoor Athletics competitions' in Birmingham. Paul has also been a guest lecturer at Teesside University.

In his spare time Paul is a keen martial artist competing and training in mixed martial arts. In addition, Paul also loves spending time with his two children and two dogs.

Abbie Mcmillan


Joining the team in 2020 Abbie is Fighting Fit Physiotherapy’s administrative assistant. Abbie is responsible for the everyday running of the clinic and is the first point of contact for all your physiotherapy queries. Abbie has an infectious bubbly personality and is an invaluable member of the team.

Whilst living in Abu Dhabi for 7 years Abbie completed her A levels. Abbie’s career initial started in an Arabic nursery. However, upon returning to the UK in 2015, Abbie worked exclusively in admin and credit control roles. Her experience made her the stand out pick to join the Fighting Fit Physiotherapy team.

Abbie loves spending time going for long walks with her little girl and also loves travelling.

Jackie Thompson


Qualifying in 1987 Jackie is our most experienced therapist. Jackie has an extensive range of post graduate qualifications and has undertaken research. As a result, Jackie is a specialist in injection therapy, and complex musculoskeletal conditions. She has worked as an extended scope practitioner in CDDFT since 2003 where she is clinical lead for upper limb and works closely with the upper limb Consultants; she has a special interest in shoulder pain and dysfunction .Jackie has also worked in private practise for over 10 years.

When Fighting Fit Physiotherapy opened our Bishop Auckland practice, we were delighted that Jackie decided to join the team due to her extensive knowledge in musculoskeletal conditions.

In her spare time Jackie likes to run and walk.

Alex Kravchenko


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