About Us

Our Lisburn Physio clinic, formerly known as The Back Shop, was established in 1992 by Patricia McCarroll BSc (Hons) MCSP, HCPC registered.

Enjoying continuous growth as a result of numerous satisfied clients, the clinic is currently staffed by four chartered physiotherapists, each with expertise in varying specialties and fully registered with the Health Professionals Council.
Here at advance we aim to reduce pain and therefore help the body to function normally.

We treat people with physical difficulties resulting from illness, injury, disability or ageing. This may be a problem with your joints, discs, muscles, tendons, ligaments or nerves.

As specialist physio’s we treat musculoskeletal pain in all parts of the body, such as back and neck pain, sciatica, whiplash and headaches, arthritis, frozen shoulder, tennis elbow and sports injuries.
Before you receive treatment one of our experienced Chartered Physiotherapists will discuss your condition, carefully examine the area and provide you with an accurate diagnosis. From this we will agree a treatment programme tailored to your needs that may include soft tissue massage, joint mobilisations, ultrasound, laser, traction, kinesiology taping, and injury specific exercise programme.

Meet The Team



Leanne Graduated from Teesside University, Middlesbrough with a 1st Class Honours in Physiotherapy. She is accredited with the Health and Care Profess [...]

Tim Liggat BSc (hons) Physiotherapy MCSP HCPC reg.


Tim graduated with a 1st class honours in physiotherapy from Ulster University and has since been working in a private clinical setting. During his gr [...]

Patricia McCarroll BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy MCSP HCPC reg.


Patricia graduated in 1985 as a Chartered Physiotherapist at the University of Ulster. She gained 20 years experience in all aspects of physiotherapy [...]

Caroline McNeill BSc (hons) Physiotherapy PG dip MMACP MCSP HCPC reg.


Caroline graduated from the University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff in 1997 with BSc Hons in Physiotherapy. Subsequently she achieved a Post Graduate Di [...]

Alicia Patterson BSc Grad Dip Physiotherapy HCPC registered


Alicia graduated with an honours degree in biological science in 1988. Following this she pursued her passion for working with people and qualified as [...]

What our clients say about us

  • "Excellent service from Caroline. Would definitely recommend and have recommended her to work colleagues. Problem has been resolved fully and no problems since finishing treatment."
    Kirsty Physiotherapist client
  • "I first attended Advance Physio with my daughter when she had a sports injury and I was impressed by the professionalism and friendliness of the staff. I signed up for their Pilates classes, and I’m still there - four years later! The classes are fun and friendly and I have regular physio appointments too. I wouldn’t consider going anywhere else now."
    M Patient feedback
  • "Excellent Service, wouldn’t go anywhere else for physio."
    Judith Customer feedback
  • "I have been with Patricia for a number of years due to a recurring problem with my back. I have always found her to be very professional and caring and I would highly recommend her."
    Diane Back pain
  • I have been a patient with Advance Physiotherapy for more than 2 years now. I was recommended to the practice by my sister after a long deterioration in my body due to a disability I've had since I was born. I have had physiotherapy and recently acupuncture which helps me immensely to deal with my day to day life. I now no longer have the pain which I was suffering from on a daily basis. I love attending the practice as everyone is so welcoming and friendly - and I have to say I enjoy the craic too! I have also introduced a few friends to the practice and I know they have found it very useful!
    Catherine Customer Feedback
  • "Towards the end of last year I acquired a back injury which left me in agony. I couldn't bend forward, could hardly sit down and was worse trying to get up from the chair, bed, etc. Every step I took, getting in and out of the car was excruciating.. I am happy to say after 6 weeks of physiotherapy with Patricia, I was a different person. Patricia's skills and my own determination to do the exercises Patricia gave me, helped me without fail to get back to normal. I can't thank my physiotherapist enough, Patricia you are a STAR, Thank you"
    Irene R Patient feedback