The health & fitness suite at Dunham Forest golf & country club

Introducing our new Health & Fitness Suite located in our Dunham Forest Golf & Country Club grounds.

James Thompson 

Who is James Thompson?


Let me start by saying, it is great to be attached to this wonderful golf club, and I hope to see lots of you around the place and even better in the fitness studio, helping you with your games, your everyday movements, and well-being.

A quick insight into my history and as to why I have ended up here at Dunham. I left professional football at the early age of twenty-two and became involved in the fitness game. Instantly, I fell in love with it and even more. involved in sports-related fitness so I decided to pursue studies in sports science at night school. Initially, my strength and conditioning path was very much with rugby and football, until I happened to randomly begin work with a South African golfer who was very much struggling with back problems. Instantly I was hooked; the game, the biomechanics, all the different styles and types. I took my TPI courses and further improved my knowledge in the game of golf.

On my path, I have worked with the world’s best coaches, trainers, and physios whilst spending years on the European Tour. I have worked with tour winners such as Simon Dyson, Carly Booth, Andrew Murray, and Tom Murray. I have players from all professional tours, club pros, keen amateurs, and the guys fighting on the monthly medal looking for any improvements they can find.

I am now a Dad of two young children and my place is very much at home in the UK at this friendly and ambitious golf club. I cannot wait to meet you all and offer my support and advice whenever needed.

Session costs 

Screening and assessment – £35
1-hour training session – £60
DFGC price £500 – 10 lessons
PGA price £400 – 10 lessons


Dan Turnell 

Who is Dan Turnell? 



I initially gained an undergraduate degree in Sport & Exercise Science, before completing a Masters’s degree in Physiotherapy. My professional journey started in private physiotherapy practice before moving into the NHS. I then spent 5 years working for a physio practice on Harley Street, London, working with leading professionals in Ballet, West End Theatre, Pop, Opera, On-Screen Acting, and Musicians of all genres, before opening my first clinic in Manchester in 2018.

I endeavored to utilise my knowledge in Sport & Exercise Science, Biomechanics, Strength & Conditioning, Rehabilitation, and Manual Therapy, which has been developed through education and experience over several years in elite and amateur sport, working within representative sport from Rugby Union, Football and Golf, while based on London’s Harley Street. I set up my own clinic in Manchester in 2018, continuing to help a mix of professional and amateur sportspeople and performers, while developing links with local fitness professionals and specialist consultants.


Sports physio

General sports physio for muscular, joint, or ligamentous problems that may be either acute or chronic in nature. Using knowledge of human movement and anatomy to provide expert progressive exercise and advice to help with rehabilitation.


I am a Titleist Performance Institute (TPI) registered practitioner in the assessment and treatment of golf-based injuries, able to use my knowledge of the movements required in golf to rehabilitate any injury you may have developed. If required we can then ensure effective communication with both golf coaches and fitness professionals to continue to ensure development and reduce the potential further injury risk.

Performing arts

I have specialist knowledge in the treatment of performing artists, having previously worked with companies including Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake, West End and touring hits such as Wicked, Mary Poppins, Kinky Boots, and Matilda, alongside students from the Royal Northern College of Music and professionals from The Halle and The BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, providing an unrivaled knowledge for dancers & musicians.

Pre and/or Postoperative rehabilitation

When undergoing an elective operative procedure it can help to improve recovery times by commencing an effective pre-operation exercise plan. Following orthopaedic surgery, it is key to undertake an effective structure and progressive rehabilitation program, to restore function as quickly, safely, and effectively as possible.

Jaw Pain

Using specialist knowledge of the jaw and an understanding of how pain can occur, I am able to utilise best practice treatments and advice to help improve any symptoms such as pain, tension, or restriction that may impact chewing, talking, or even at rest.

Vocal disorders

I am also the premier clinic for laryngeal manual therapy clinic in the North of England. Working with a range of classical and contemporary singers, actors, and other heavy voice users such as teachers, salespeople, or barristers to name but a few professions. This is utilised in the treatment of conditions such as Muscle Tension Dysphonia that can present as vocal pain, hoarseness, fatigue of the voice, loss of range, or vocal quality.


As a trained Pilates instructor I can offer tailored Pilates sessions to help to improve general fitness and health or as part of a wider rehabilitation plan for conditions such as lower back or neck pain that may not be responding or improving to other more conventional forms of exercise.

What previous clients have said

“After struggling with my knee for a few months, Dan popped round to make an assessment. He was clear, thoughtful, understood my lifestyle and my desire to get moving.  He provided advice, guidance, and hands-on treatment that helped deal with the swelling and pain.  I have recommended him to my son and you only do that when you trust someone to make a difference. Thank you, Dan.” Clare Hayward, Company Director Cirrus

“Daniel has a real ability to understand his clients’ needs, implement the most powerful and integrative treatments. Superb in communication and application, he makes a real and lasting difference for a successful recovery and physical development. With specific and varying needs, I always come away feeling empowered and reinvigorated.”RikMakarem, Professional Actor

“An actress friend recommended Dan to me. As I needed a vocal massage. I was on tour and my voice was getting tired. I didn’t think I would find someone in Manchester but then my friend told me about Dan! He was amazing. A really nice guy, I immediately felt comfortable and relaxed and he was so good! My voice felt so much better the next day. After that, I saw him weekly, not just for my voice but for all the injuries I was sustaining on tour! He fixed my neck, back, and calf! And I can’t thank him enough!” Hayley Tamaddon, Professional Actor

“Dan is an extraordinarily effective physio who has helped me immediately with various joint and muscle problems over the last year and a half. In addition to the treatment, he clearly explains the cause of the problems and gives exercises focusing on the prevention of reoccurrence and strengthening of the area involved. I feel in great shape thanks to the treatment, core exercises, and the inspiration he has given me to get back to running and exercising.” A. Zuntz, ProfessionalMusician

I’ve had the pleasure of being treated by Dan on two separate jobs, where he looked after my feet and voice. In only a few sessions I regained total mobility in my feet in a physically intensive show, and more recently have been making use of his vocal massage skills for a vocally demanding role. Dan has an amazing way of finding the crux of the issue and will resolve it with ease, reassurance, and expertise. I would recommend Dan to anyone!” Jed Berry, Musical theatre actor

Session Costs

Assessment/Treatment 30 mins £40

Assessment/Treatment 60 mins £70

Vocal assessment/treatment 30 mins £40

Vocal assessment/treatment 60 mins £70 

Sports massage 30 mins £40

Sports massage 60 mins £70

1-1 Pilates £40 per hour

1-1 Pilates x10 1 hour sessions £325

Functional assessment £70