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PHYSIOTHERAPY

Jonathon-Ward-PhysiotherapistsmlJonathon 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 13 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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Mark Penn

BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy, HCPC, MSCP

 

Since graduating from Manchester Metropolitan University with a BSc (Hons) in Physiotherapy in 2012 Mark has gained over 5 years experience in busy private practices both in England and Northern Ireland.

 

Throughout his Career Mark has also worked alongside a variety of sports teams, most notably when in Australia he spent time with a professional rugby league team St George Illawaras.  Mark has continued to develop his skills through numerous post graduate training courses. His passion for a hands on approach led him to undertake a Level 5 diploma in Sports and Remedial Massage at the North London School of Sports Massage.

 

 

He is able to offer Acupuncture and Dry Needling and is accredited by the AACP and manipulations. Mark’s skill set enables him to utilize different treatment techniques to aid the assessment, treatment and diagnosis of conditions, irrelevant if they have been caused by a sporting activity or by postural and occupational origins.

 

 

Mark’s area of expertise is in Musculoskeletal physiotherapy with a special interest in Manual Therapy and the treatment of Myofascial Pain and Dysfunction.

 

 

He is a member of the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and the Chartered Society of Physiotherapists (CSP) and Acupuncture Association of Chartered Physiotherapists (AACP).

 

 

 

JacinthaJacintha McGahan
BSc (Hons), MCSP, Women’s Health & Pilates Instructor

 

I achieved my BSc Hons Physiotherapy 2008 from The University of Ulster. I am registered with HCPC and I am a member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy.

 

 

My physiotherapy career began working as a rotational Band 5 for the Southland District Health Board in New Zealand from the period March 2009- March 2010. During this time I completed clinical rotations in musculoskeletal outpatients including hydrotherapy, medical and surgical wards including HDU, Paediatric ward including maternity wards, and domiciliary. During my time in New Zealand I acted as a physiotherapist for ‘Marist’ Rugby team.

 

 

On my return from New Zealand I obtained a rotational post within the SHSCT 2010. Within this post I completed rotations in Community Adult Learning Disability, domiciliary, Lurgan Day Hospital, Armagh musculoskeletal out-patients, Craigavon Area Hospital medical & surgical wards & ICU, including on-call duties.

 

In October 2011 I obtained a senior physiotherapy post within SHSCT and have worked in elderly care & stroke rehabilitation, Day Hospital and Community COPD Teams in Armagh & Newry, which included running Pulmonary Rehabilitation programmes. Additionally I have worked in Daisy Hill Hospital acute, maternity and rehabilitation wards and MSK outpatients. I have worked Lurgan Hospital Stroke unit and rehabilitation wards.

 

Maintaining my Professional Development has been vital to allow me to develop and learn new skills, I have attended numerous postgraduate courses including:

 

  • Mulligan A and B
  • Foundation Hydrotherpy
  • Problem Solving approach to Respiratory Care
  • RoSPA Older People Safety in the Home
  • Injuries of the Ankle, Hip & Groin courses
  • Treatment of Trigger points & Musculoskeletal dysfunction
  • Mulligan Concept course Parts A & B
  • Society of Orthopaedic Medicine Module B
  • Bobath Introductory modules A, B & C
  • Examination and treatment of the Thoracic spine and rib cage
  • Spinal Manipulations

 

I am now looking forward to working as part of the Active Therapy Clinic team.

 

 

 

 

 

PODIATRY/ CHIROPODY

Simon Collins BSc (Hons) Podiatry  HPC Registered Podiatrist/ Chiropodistimage

 

Simon studied at Queen Margaret University in Edinburgh and has also worked within the NHS.  His last 6 years have been spent working in the private sector.
Simon loves all area’s of podiatry but has a special interest in bio mechanics (insoles) and nail surgery.

 

Simon joined the team here at Active Therapy in November 2015.  “They have made me very welcome and I am enjoying my time here as I can work closely along side the Physiotherapists to ensure the best outcome for patients, I strive for clinical excellence in a welcoming friendly atmosphere”

 

 

ADMINISTRATION

 

Sharon_Ward_Clinic_ManagersmlSharon Ward BA (HONS) HRM & Marketing, Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development

Practice Manager

 

Sharon graduated from the University of Strathclyde with a batchelors degree in human resource management and marketing and as a member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development.

Sharon has worked with both large and small public and private sector organisations in the UK as a Human Resources consultant for over five years and has a keen interest in health and wellbeing in the workplace.

 

As Practice Manager, Sharon will deal with all queries from providing information on treatments available to booking appointments and arranging payment or health insurance. Sharon is also responsible for marketing and advertising, finance and business development, and is the key contact for individuals, businesses and sports clubs.

 

 

Staff-Pic-Rachelle-Re-sizedRachelle Giffin

Office Manager

 

Rachelle deals with the day to day running of the clinic and is key contact for health insurance.  Along with Sharon the practice manager, Rachelle is involved in the marketing and advertising of the clinic which includes social media, offers and promotions and business development.  Rachelle also works closely with staff members to ensure the clinic runs efficiently and effectively.