Meet the Team

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Who are we?

Our centre is a private practice based in Clitheroe in the beautiful Ribble Valley.

We started out as a family business that has since grown into a diverse multi-professional team. We are now more than just a clinic.

We are a local team of fully trained and insured , graduate Sports Therapists, Sports scientists, massage therapists personal trainers and Pilates instructors, giving the NJD a wide range of skills and services.

We are all keen athletes who participate in cycling, running, triathlons, rugby and more. Therefore we can relate to our patients and understand their sports, and desire to get back to full fitness as quickly as they can.

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Nicola Dinsdale

Head Sports Rehab Therapist BSc (Hons) MSc

Clinical Pilates Instructor

Graduated in 2007 with a BSc (Hons) in Sports Therapy and a MSc in Rehabilitation of Sports Injuries. Nicola is head therapist and managing director of the Centre and works specialist in management and rehabilitation of injuries using a wide range of evidence-based rehab techniques. In her spare time she takes part in triathlons and off-road duathlons, and has a clinical interest in running, cycling and triathlon injuries.

Nicola is also a clinical (APPI) Pilates instructor and Ante/ Post-natal yoga instructor. She runs classes and 1:1 sessions for ongoing rehabilitation, and ante / post-natal care

Nicola won the prestigious Bruce Hobbs Annual Travelling Scholarship in 2010, awarded by The Society of Sports Therapists and went to volunteer with a football team in Ghana. More recently she worked in local rugby teams at the 2012 London Olympics and Paralympics Games and the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games. When she is not running or riding her bike somewhere, she also enjoys walking drawing and anything crafty.

GARTH SPENCER

Sports Therapist & Personal Trainer / Strength Coach

Garth holds a BSc (Hons) in Sport and Exercise Science and MSc in Sport Science. Garth is also a qualified Sports Therapist and onsite Personal Trainer where he specialises in obesity and diabetes management, and strength and conditioning for sporting performance.

Garth also runs our sister company The Personal Training Group training up students to become fitness instructors and personal trainers . Garth keeps up to date with the latest research in nutritional practices which improves people’s health and reduces the risk of chronic diseases.

When Garth is not in the gym you will find him on a rugby pitch, or doing all things triathlon.  

NICK DINSDALE

Graduate Sports Therapist

Clinical Bike Fitter

Nick holds a BSc (Hons) in Sports Therapy and MSc in Sports Injury Management. Nicholas is our Head Bike fitter; he is a former Sports Therapist to the GB and England cycling teams, and worked privately for Manchester Wheelers - covering both domestic and overseas events.

Nicks’ passion is cycling, and using his own university research and the latest cycling injuries and cycling performance research has developed our 3 step clinical Bike fit process which combines academic skills with practical experience to deliver a highly professional Bikefitting service.

Gill Hutchinson

Personal Trainer

Gill is one of our In house personal trainers and gym instructors. She offers 1:1 and group sessions, and ‘the captain’ is often seen teaching our group exercise class ‘fit camp’.

Gill has also more recently been working on a project to build a community that supports, encourages and motivates others and also to try to break down the barriers and stigmas that females can face using exercise to help them.

Gill like the rest of the team loves her exercise and is a keen running, and a run leader for the local Run 4CF running group. 

AMY GORNALL

Sports Massage Therapist

Fitness instructor

Competitive cyclist.

Amy was lead into the industry for her love for cycling. Though racing on the road and being brought up in a sporting environment, Amy has always had a keen interest in health and wellbeing.

Amy joined the team completed her Sports Massage training in 2017, and more recently qualifying as a fitness instructor, and she continues to expand her skills and knowledge, both in manual therapy and exercises to help people. One of her favourite ways to work and to look at the body is through the fascia. An amazing structure of connective tissue that can affect movement and manipulate the bodies structures. Fascial release is defiantly a modality she believes everyone can benefit from as some point

Her cycling has and continues to take her to many beautiful places, enabling her to experience so much and learn from so many people and she hopes to help people with her experiences, to keep them moving and to become aware of how their body can work for them. Amy’s latest venture is workshops including stretching and sound baths, through the Stretch and Sound Bath Sanctuary. ;

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