Liz Bayley MSc MCSP HCPC (Chartered Physiotherapist)
Liz was a professional dancer for 15 years, performing all over the world, including a year in Paris at the ‘Moulin Rouge’. She then specialised in Latin, Ballroom and Argentine Tango. Her years as a dancer sparked her interest in sports injuries and she obtained an Advanced Diploma in sports therapy in 2009. Liz then worked as a sports therapist in the West End on shows such as ‘Wicked’, ‘The Wizard of Oz’, ‘Singing in the Rain’, ‘Shrek’, ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’, ‘Chicago’, ‘Matilda’, and ‘Jersey Boys’.
She graduated with a Masters degree in physiotherapy in 2016 from King’s College and is currently the physio on ‘The Lion King’. She has also worked in private sports injury clinics, in falls prevention services, and is a qualified DMA Clinical Pilates instructor. She spends most of her time with the cast and crew of ‘The Lion King’, but also treats performers from ‘Les Mis’, ‘Hamilton’, ‘Mary Poppins’, ‘Cinderella’, and many other West End shows with the company West End Osteopathy. Liz has worked with The MTA in London since 2012 and continues to be their consulting physiotherapist.
Liz is passionate about helping performers reach their full potential by staying ‘show fit’. She has recorded many podcasts and talks on the subject of performance physiotherapy and injury reduction. She has also been part of the incredible ‘Therapy Live’ team where she delivered a talk about ‘Safe Return to Dance’, based on her blogs, which can be found here.