AN East Lancashire physiotherapy clinic will close next week after 30 years.

Owner Sarah McGrail has moved to Yorkshire.

She founded the Rossendale Physiotherapy and Sports Injuries Clinic in 1989.

Sarah and her team moved to the current Bacup Road premises in Rawtenstall in 2010 where she expanded her practice to include the treatment of neuromusculoskeletal conditions.

Sarah qualified in 1984 and, after gaining experience in the NHS, developed a specialist interest in sports medicine.

Over the years Sarah has maintained close links with sport working for more than17 years on the British Olympic Physiotherapy Committee.

She said: “I have recently relocated to Yorkshire and it is with sadness that I bid farewell to all my lovely patients and the friendly folk of Rossendale.

“I would like to thank each and every person who has supported me along my journey and all of the clients who have chosen Rossendale Physiotherapy.

“The Rossendale Valley has been my home for three decades and I will remember my time here with fondness.”

Sarah will close the doors on Friday 22 January and will concentrate on her new physiotherapy clinic in the village of Thorner near Leeds.