Physio Biographies

Lorna Short

I struggle to believe I qualified nearly 30 years ago but I continue to enjoy every aspect of my job including keeping up-to-date with advances in physio. Social media, podcasts and online courses are fantastic innovations to keep in line with best practice and particularly the fascinating improvements in our understanding of persistent pain.

Since taking over ownership of the clinic in 2002, I have had overarching responsibility for managing the clinical side of the business. I feel blessed to work with a fantastic team of colleagues who are all happy to discuss new ideas and innovative ways of helping patients.

I never underestimate the role that our reception and admin team have in facilitating the positive experience of patients visiting our clinics and we all value the enviable reputation our clinics have in the communities we serve.

Having recently hit the big five zero, I set myself the goal of walking the Coast to Coast route with friends over a few weekends and recently seem to have developed a love of gardening which wasn’t apparent in previous decades – I am hopeful that these activities will help keep fitness levels up.

Living and working amongst the wonderful people of Ashbourne means I can walk to work most days and the Peak District being on the doorstep is a constant draw to spending time outdoors with my husband, son and springer spaniel.

Mark Breitschadel

I qualified in 1993 from Pinderfields College of Physiotherapy Wakefield and commenced work in the NHS initially in Rotherham then Derby.

I have been fortunate to work with professional football, basketball and table tennis teams and amateur Rugby.   I have worked in Private Practice in Ashbourne for 20 years.

I have a particular interest in musculoskeletal conditions (joint and soft tissue problems) using a combination of joint mobilisation / manipulation, myofascial release techniques, Kinesio Taping and exercise.

In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my family, walking my dog and participating in martial arts.

Dr Gillian Campbell

Having qualified as a vet in 1986, I developed an interest in sports medicine while pursuing my rowing career in London and decided to retrain as a physiotherapist.

After qualifying from UCL in 1995 I moved to the Midlands to work within the NHS, where I was I was lucky enough to gain experience in the Women’s Health department and start to specialise in this field.   I qualified with the Certificate in Women’s Health from Bradford which allowed me to become a full member of the POGP.   I have continued to expand my knowledge within this field through attending specialist courses in bladder and bowel conditions and pelvic pain.

In my spare time I continued rowing till moving here when I changed to triathlon, thinking it would take up less time?!

My continued interest in sports injuries and particularly their rehabilitation lead me to study for a Doctorate at the University of Nottingham where I was lucky to work with both the Biomechanics department and the Centre for Sports Medicine looking at tendon dynamics and strain.    I completed this in 2011.

I still cycle as much as possible ‘working’ every year at a training camp in Mallorca.

My 2 children now both swim far better than I do and when they can both cycle and run faster that would be the time to dust down my single sculling boat and get back on the river

Dominie Edwards

I qualified in New Zealand and came to the UK to work in 1994. I worked as a locum in the NHS for 2 years and have worked at Ashbourne Physiotherapy since 1996.

I enjoy the variety of conditions I get to treat from sporting injuries to chronic conditions, children, adults and the elderly.

I am currently only working at Brailsford Medical Centre.

I enjoy exercising regularly and now that our 3 children are more independent I am spending more time in the garden and volunteer in the village where we live.

Elizabeth Griggs

Having worked at the clinic for 11 years, I enjoy treating a wide range of spinal & joint conditions.   Alongside manual therapy I use acupuncture & kinesiology / fascial taping, exercise therapy & patient education to help patients achieve their goals.   I also have a special interest in women’s health.

Outside of work I enjoy walking with my husband, 3 children and my Golden Retriever.   I also run regularly with friends, taking part in some 10K runs and Half Marathons.

Lucy Langford

I qualified from Sheffield Hallam University in 2004 after completing a BSc in Human Biology at Leeds Metropolitan University.

I have specialised I neurological rehabilitation. I have experience treating an extensive list of neurological conditions including; cerebral palsy, stroke, brain injury, Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, muscular dystrophy, Gillian Barre syndrome, transverse myelitis, spinal injury, ataxia, motor neurone disease.    I help people manage symptoms associated with these conditions such as; spasticity and hypertonia, postural control and alignment, mobility and movement problems, balance problems and sensory and proprioceptive dysfunction.

I also work for the NHS in the head Injury Team. This has given me a great opportunity to develop skills in vestibular and visual rehabilitation. These techniques can help people with dizziness, fatigue, headaches and balance disorders. I can also perform repositioning manoeuvres for individuals suffering from benign paroxysmal positional vertigo.

Lisa Lees

I qualified from Pinderfields College of Physiotherapy in 1996 and have over 15 years of clinical experience working within the NHS and Private Practice.

I am also a mum to 2 young children, and as many other women do, I experienced back and pelvic pain during both my pregnancies. Whilst I was pregnant I could not find a class that would help to relieve my aches and pains. I also wanted to learn more about the effects that pregnancy was having on my body! This prompted me to become a FitBack and Bumps Instructor. Physio4mums is a company established by Lisa Lees to run FitBack and Bumps programmes in the Derbyshire and East Staffordshire region.

FitBack and Bumps is an evidence based programme specifically designed for mums to be and new mums. It is only run by Chartered Physiotherapists who have undertaken specific training in the treatment and exercise of women in the childbearing year. This ensures women who take part in the classes receive physio led peace of mind when they need it the most. Class sizes are kept small to ensure everyone’s specific needs are addressed.

Charlotte King

I qualified from Brunel University in 1996 and have since been working in the NHS and Private practice.    I started working at the Ashbourne & Hilton Physiotherapy Centres in 2009.

I am a general musculoskeletal therapist with a [articular interest in lower limb mechanics and offer basic prescriptive orthotics where appropriate.

I am an authorised brace fitting technician for “Össur UK” which specialises in OA knee and instability appliances.

Outside work I play league netball, ladies softball cricket and compete in the occasional Sprint Triathlon.  

I am the Ashbourne Triathlon and Peak Performance Club Welfare Officer.