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Jonathon Ward

Head Physiotherapist

Jonathon Ward BSc (HONS) Phys, MCSP, SRP, Pg Cert Manual Ther, Pg Dip Manip Ther, mSTO, mBMAS Principal Physiotherapist

After studying at the University of Ulster for his batchelors degree in physiotherapy, Jonathon gained experience in South Africa, USA and the UK. He began his career working in both the national health services of South Africa and the UK were he began specialising in the field of musculoskeletal. Jonathon has since, worked in the private health sector over the last 15 years.

Throughout his career, Jonathon has worked alongside an assortment of sports teams specialising in a variety of sports injury rehabilitation programmes. He also took a core stability class for 2 years which focused on strengthening the back and providing postural correction.

He has completed various post grad musculoskeletal courses, one of the most notable being a Post Cert certificate in Manual Therapy from Glasgow Caledonian. This is part of the MACP which is an elite organization of physiotherapists that ensures the highest standard of excellence in the treatment of muscle, joint and nerve problems. In fact only a very small percentage of Chartered Physiotherapist in the UK hold this qualification. He has completed a Post Graduate Certificate & Diploma in Manipulative Therapy allowing him to specialise in both advanced physiotherapy, chiropractic and osteopathic manipulation techniques across the body.

Jonathon takes a keen interest in manipulations, manual therapy, dry needling, electrotherapy, core stability, ergonomics, biomechanics and kinesiology testing.Most recently he has undertaken training in Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Imaging and with now having an Ultrasound scanner at the clinic helps making diagnosis of certain conditions even more precise. Throughout the years he has membership with the OCPPP (Organisation of Chartered Physiotherapists in Private Practise), aMACP, STO (Sports Therapy Organisation) ACPOHE (Organisation of Chartered Physiotherapists in Occupational Health & Ergonomics) and BMAS (Bristish Medical Acupuncture Society). He aims to provide an individualised treatment based on an holistic approach for the optimal results of each patient.

Mark Penn

Physiotherapist

Mark Penn BSc (Hons), HCPC, MCSP. Senior Physiotherapist.

Mark graduated from Manchester Met University in 2012. He went straight into private practice gaining experience in various busy practices in England before returning home to Northern Ireland in 2017. Mark has built up experience working with a variety of sporting teams from football, rugby. gaelic to the more obscure such as ultimate frisbee. His most notable sporting experience was working within a professional rugby league team.

Since returning to Northern Ireland in 2017, Mark has remained in a position at Active Therapy Clinic. Mark is passionate about treating musculoskeletal problems and regularly continues his professional development with a wide variety of postgraduate physiotherapy musculoskeletal courses. He is currently in the process of completing a post-graduate diploma with the Society of Musculoskeletal Medicine.

Mark has postgraduate training in acupuncture/dry needling, manipulative therapy and is also trained to level 5 in sports massage.

In his spare time Mark enjoys keeping active, ice skating and playing guitar.

Jack Hill

Physiotherapist

Jack graduated from Liverpool University with BSc (hons) Physiotherapy and returned to Northern Ireland to pursue his career.  He is registered with the HCPC and the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy. Jack has gained extensive experience in Musculoskeletal physio, he has specialised in hand and wrist therapy as well as having the  opportunity to work in the intensive care department in the Woolton Centre, Liverpool and the Major Trauma Centre in Aintree. During this time Jack has amassed a wealth of skills and experience working with a wide range of patients and conditions.

Jack also holds the position of physiotherapist for Aquinas 1st Senior football team giving him a great insight into sports injuries, rehabilitation and preparing athletes for sporting events.

Jack is a caring physiotherapist with a passion to help all his patients back to their best

Robin Holland

Physiotherapist

Robin Holland BSc(Hons) MCSP HCPC

Robin qualified at Oxford Brookes University, receiving a 1st class degree. She started her career working in the NHS, where she completed a full range of clinical rotations, gaining extensive experience in all aspects of clinical physiotherapy. Robin then gained further experience working in private practice, where she has specialised in treating musculoskeletal injuries and pain.

Robin has completed a number of specialist postgraduate training courses, including back and neck pain, work-related pain, posture rehabilitation, myofascial release, joint and soft-tissue release, pre and postnatal care, exercise therapy, sports injuries and hypermobility.

Robin is also a keen runner and has completed post-graduate training in running injuries, biomechanical and kinetic chain analysis, gait training, injury prevention screening and injury prevention training. Robin has experience working with a wide range of runners, from recreational beginners to aspiring pre-professionals. Most notably, Robin has worked with British triathlete competitors. The skills and experience gained from working with runners has allowed Robin to transfer her treatment practices to other sports, including working with cyclists, swimmers, rugby players, golfers, and tennis enthusiasts.

Robin also has experience and specialist training in working with children and adolescents. This includes gross motor skills development, musculoskeletal pain and injuries, sports injuries, and safe athletic training for growing bodies.

Before training as a physiotherapist, Robin worked as a professional ballet and contemporary dancer. As such, Robin has specialist skills and knowledge to treat dance injuries. Specialist dance physiotherapy service include injury and pain rehabilitation, injury prevention screening, pre-pointe assessment, technique and performance enhancement training and flexibility training. Robin has experience working with a wide range of dance styles and levels of experience. Most notably, Robin has worked with a number of pre-professional ballet dancers training at the Royal Ballet School in Richmond and Elmhurst Ballet School.

Robin is passionate about bringing the latest scientific evidence and advances into the clinic, so that you can be sure to receive the most up-to-date and effective treatment techniques. As part of this, Robin in keen to share her knowledge with the wider community and has been published in Pointe Magazine and Women’s Running Magazine.

 

Tommy Arkinson

Physiotherapist

tommy arkinson

Tommy completed his physiotherapy degree at the University of Ulster. He is registered with the HCPC and the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy. Tommy has spent the last 7 years working in both the private and public sectors gaining a vast wealth of knowledge.
For the last 5 years he has specialised in MSK in private practice in Manchester. During this time he has worked on some the UKs top amateur triathletes, cyclists and runners.
Tommy also has a strong interest in sports and worked with a range of rubgy, soccer and gaelic clubs. Strength and conditioning is another one of his passions.

Getting you back to your best is Tommy’s priority.

Simon Collins

Podiatrist

Simon Collins BSc (hons) podiatry.
Qualified from Queen Margret University in Edinburgh 2013 with bachelors degree. Simon is registered with HCPC and is a member of society of podiatrists.

Since qualifying Simon has gained lots of experience working in both NHS & private practice.

Simon enjoys all aspects of podiatry but have keen interest in bio mechanics (gait analysis), Insoles, nail surgery and diabetes.

Simon gained further qualifications in bio mechanic courses and dry needling/Accupuncture

At active we enjoy providing a friendly pain free service including nail care, callous, ingrown toe nails, sports injuries, foot pain, knee & hip pain etc.

“I enjoy being part of good team with the physio’s and being able to help people of all ages from kids to elderly. When my patients come in with pain and then walk out pain free and tell me there walking.

Neil Cully

Personal Trainer

neil cully

Neil completed his bachelor’s degree in Sport and Exercise Science in Jordanstown, University of Ulster in 2016. Since then Neil has gone on to successfully gain qualifications in Level 2 fitness instructing & Level 3 in personal training. He has also gained great experience in coaching, guiding and programming from successfully completing qualifications in level 1 & 2 weightlifting & strength with conditioning. Neil has continued to work & study in order to enhance his personal development to be able to offer the best personal service to anyone & everyone.   Being from a sporting background himself, he has spent years playing rugby, football and many other sports.

Neil says “My aim is to have a positive impact in every person’s life. It doesn’t matter what your previous exercise history has been or what your current exercise plan is, I can guarantee that I will be able to help & aid you accomplish great success in gaining better health, improved fitness  and enjoy the journey getting there. There’s nothing more satisfying that seeing and experiencing the hard work you put into your health & fitness sessions & seeing the results unfold for themselves.

Let me help shape your journey to a healthier, happier and fitter version of YOU!”

Sarah Graham

Massage Therapist

Sarah graduated from the University of Ulster with a BSc (hons) degree in Sport and Exercise science. During her degree she took a special interest in Massage and completed her level 3 in Sports Massage.

Sarah has worked in a busy gym as a Massage Therapist where she provided massages to everyone from elite athletes to office workers. Massage provides many benefits to everyone from reducing stress and  relieving muscle aches to working on medical issues and aiding recovery. Massage can also complement your physiotherapy treatment.

Sarah has a passion for caring for people and helping people become pain free. In her spare time she like to Highland Dance and also teaches it!

Hilary Phillips

Counsellor

counsellor Hilary Phillips

Hilary is a fully qualified Psychotherapist (Dip Couns MBACP) and registered member with the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) She have been involved as a mental health counsellor for several years working both privately and in the voluntary sector.

Hilary works as an integrative counsellor. This means she uses a blended therapeutic method of counselling and adapts to the needs of each client individually.

Hilary says;  “I hope to promote a more positive approach to mental health and wellness.” 

Ellice Taylor

Clinic Manager

After working in the childcare and education sector both privately and part of the education authority, Ellice made a move into healthcare and administration, working as a personal coordinator for a private health company before joining Active Therapy in 2017 as a receptionist.
After having gained a wealth of knowledge in all aspects of the clinic, Ellice is now the Clinic manager and is the point of contact in the clinic for all enquiries from clients. This includes private, health insurance, Pilates and referrals.

Ellice has a passion for Active Therapy Clinic, aiming to always deliver the highest levels of service and professionalism whilst actively prioritising the health of all clients from the beginning to end of treatment.

Sharon Ward

Practice Manager

After studying at the University of Strathclyde Business School for her bachelors degree in HRM & Marketing, Sharon gained experience in PricewaterhouseCoopers UK. She began her career working in both the public and private sectors as a HR consultant for 5 years before she joined Active Therapy Clinic as Practice Manager in 2010.

Sharon has since worked alongside a variety of local businesses to provide a multitude of services including delivering health and wellbeing workshops or days, workplace assessments, off site Pilates classes and also strives to achieve and maintain the highest levels of service for patients attending the clinic for treatment whether that be via health insurance, referral or privately, from first point of contact to completion of treatment.

Barbara Robinson

Receptionist

Robin Holland

Physiotherapist