Meet the team
Our team of eight comprises of highly skilled physiotherapists, an acupuncturist, orthotist and masseuse who all have expertise in specific conditions or joint problems, combined with specialist skills acquired through years of training and advanced clinical practice. This means that rather than receiving generalised treatment from a small practice, you will have access to a skilled team of physiotherapists and allied health professionals ensuring you receive treatment, specific to your needs, designed to accelerate your recovery.
Learn more about the physiotherapy team and the expertise we can provide:
Sue trained at the Oxford School of Sports Massage qualifying in Level 4 Sports Massage in 2006.
Since joining the team at Spire Dunedin 5 years ago, Sue has extended her skills working in the clinical environment, alongside the Physiotherapy team. Employing her unique skills as an adjunct to Physiotherapy, Sue facilitates patient recovery using a variety of treatment techniques which aid the management of soft tissue disorders.
Sue has treated a great variety of patients including sports injuries, pre and post-operative patients and those with everyday aches and pains working to compliment the physiotherapist’s treatment. Her work plays a vital part of the team.
During February 2012 Sue qualified in Pregnancy massage after becoming a mum herself. Her unique skills and personal insight enable her to provide appropriate interventions to pregnant women who present with soft tissue disorders during pregnancy. Her specific skills are also used to help promote blood flow, lower blood pressure and aid relaxation, all important during a healthy pregnancy. Sue works closely with our on-site Women’s Health Physiotherapists, able to treat many of the musculoskeletal pains but upon the body during pregnancy.
As a member of the Sports Massage Association Sue enjoys spending time as a volunteer; recently she has worked at numerous events including the Reading Half Marathon and London Marathon.
Special interests: Soft tissue release, muscle energy rechniques, pregnancy massage
Speciality: Sports massage therapist
Year of qualification: 2006
Current membership: Sports Massage Association
Mr Nick Gallogly
BEng BSc PgCert (Hons)
Nick qualified as a Medical Mechanical Engineer from Dublin in 2004, which focused on the medical application of biomechanics. He then qualified from Salford University with honours in Prosthetics and Orthotics, which involved rotations at Nottingham City Hospital and the Robert Jones and Angus Hunt Hospital. He is currently undertaking an MSc in Clinical Biomechanics from the University of Staffordshire which he hopes to complete in 2012. Nick is HPC registered and also sits on the professional affairs committee for BAPO.
Nick uses advanced gait analysis technology in the management of his patients. He works very closely with the Orthopaedic and Rheumatology Consultants and has developed close ties with local GPs. He also works with Reading Football club, liaising with the team of physiotherapists in the footballer’s management and orthotic intervention when required. Nick works very closely with the team of physiotherapists at Spire Dunedin Hospital, ensuring a multidisciplinary approach to patient management.
Speciality: Senior Orthotist
Sub-speciality: Lower limb biomechanics, podopaediatrics, neuromuscular conditions, musculoskeletal conditions
Special clinical interests: Gait analysis, foot and ankle conditions, sports injury and prevention, orthotic stroke management, orthotic post polio management
Year of first qualification: 2004
Current memberships: Health Professionals Council, British Association of Prosthetists and Orthotists (BAPO)
April Kim comes from a long line of traditional acupuncturists and followed in the footsteps of her great grandfather, the famous Korean acupuncturist Jonghwa Kim. April graduated from Beijing University of Traditional Chinese Medicine with a Bachelor of Medicine and a Bachelor of Science degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine.
The full time, five year degree included six months internship at two of the largest hospitals in Beijing, China. Since then, April Kim has undertaken several post graduate courses including working with the renowned acupuncturist Dr Yu Lan Bai, China’s leading neurologist in Beijing.
April has several academic articles published in medical journals, healthcare magazines and medical websites. April is a member of the British Acupuncture Council (BAC), the Association of Traditional Chinese Medicine (ATCM) and the British Fertility Society (BFS). All members are bound by a strict code of ethics and conduct and are legally insured.
For further information, please visit April Kim’s website: www.aprilkim.net.
Kerri Cripps qualified in 2000, from WITS University in South Africa as a general physiotherapist. She worked post qualification in South Africa, then moved to the UK working as a locum in the NHS before finally settling at Spire Dunedin Hospital. Kerri has worked for the past six years as a musculoskeletal physiotherapist but has a special interest in shoulder and upper limb conditions. This interest led her to pursue a career in hand therapy, having achieved accreditation to the British Association of Hand Therapy (BAHT) in both levels 1 & 2.
Kerri also enjoys using in acupuncture as treatment adjunct. Qualified to practise in this field, Kerri finds that using acupuncture in hand therapy is an effective way of managing pain, restoring range of motion and reducing swelling.