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Lorna Short

Lorna Short

Clinical Director and Practice Principal

I struggle to believe I qualified more then 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.

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 and I 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.

Special Interests

Since taking over ownership of the physio 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.

In my own clinical practice I am particularly interested in treating spinal pain – anything back, neck or rib cage. I am interested in how longer lasting pain impacts lives and the emerging ways we can tailor our physio approach to ease the pain and the impact it has. I have some insight and understanding of the physical demands on musicians and am interested in helping to treat the various injuries that they encounter in their profession whether they be from overuse, postural strains or lifting injuries.

I share Directorship of our business with my husband Chris who is our Practice Manager. We 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.


BSc (Hons), MCSP, Registered with the Health & Care Professions Council

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