Physio Biographies

Lorna Short

I qualified at Manchester University in 1990 working initially in the NHS and then moving to Private Practice in Ashbourne in 1998.   I have thoroughly enjoyed becoming part of the Ashbourne and now Hilton and Etwall communities having treated thousands of people in my time at Ashbourne Physio Centre.

My areas of particular interest include all spinal treatments and upper neck problems including headaches.   I enjoy untangling longstanding problems and use acupuncture including trigger point release alongside manual treatments.

When not with patients, I have an overarching management role at the clinic being Director and Practice Principal and am a member of Physiofirst.

Outside work I enjoy long walks with my spaniel, bell ringing, singing in a local choir and spending time with my husband and son.

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 armature Rugby.   I have worked in Private Practice in Ashbourne for 15 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 in 1994 where I locumed in the NHS for 2 years. I have worked in private practice since.

I enjoy the variety of conditions I get to treat from sporting injuries to chronic conditions, children, adults and the elderly. I have recently been on courses for hamstring and groin injuries, sporting injuries in adolescence and whiplash rehabilitation.

I try to practise what I preach by exercising regularly and spend a lot of time running our three children to different after school activities. I like to be involved in the community and volunteer on different committees in the village we live in.

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 specialized 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 in 1996 from Brunel University and have since been working in the NHS and Private practice.    I have been working at Ashbourne Physiotherapy clinic since 2009.

I enjoy treating and assessing any musculoskeletal condition but have particular interest in lower mechanics.   I use prescriptive orthotics and offer an “Össur” brace fitting service.

Outside work I play netball for a local league team, am a member of a very social “book club” and I am involved in my children’s school and many clubs.