OPENING HOURS
Conveniently located in Loughbrickland village ¼ mile off the A1, served by the Newry - Belfast 238 bus service and just a few minutes drive south of Banbridge.
Monday:
9.30am - 9.30pm
Tuesday:
9.30pm - 8.00pm
Wednesday:
9.30am - 9.30pm
Thursday:
9.30am - 5.30pm
Friday:
9.30am - 5.30pm
Saturday:
9.00am - 5.30pm
Sunday:
CLOSED
Secretarial cover is from 9.30am - 6.00pm Monday to Friday & Saturday 9.00am - 1.00pm.
 
PRIVATE HEALTH INSURANCE
All our staff are covered by the major private health insurers such as Cigna, BUPA, WPA, AVIVA, PRU, H3, Benenden, HSA, Westfields. These insurers may pay for assessment, treatment and review appointments if applicable, dependent on the level of cover the policy holder has.

ACCEPTED PAYMENT METHODS
Cash and All major credit and visa cards are accepted.

MEET THE STAFF
Caroline Spencer BSc Hons, MChS, HCPC is our Lead Orthopaedic Podiatrist at the Loughbrickland Clinic

Caroline has a BSc Hons in Clinical Podiatric Studies, a postgraduate diploma in Gait Analysis and Biomechanics, qualified in local anaesthetics, steroid injection therapy of the foot along with foot and ankle mobilization techniques. Caroline is registered with the Health Professions Council (HCPC) and is a member of the Society of Chiropodists and Podiatrists (MChS).

Presently, Caroline Spencer is also one of the few Specialist Orthopaedic Podiatrists in Northern Ireland working in the Orthopaedic ICATS team in the Southern Trust liaising with the Foot and Ankle Orthopaedic Surgeons at Musgrave Park Hospital and Craigavon Area Hospital along with the specialists GPs, Physiotherapists and Orthotists who are all part of this team in treating foot and lower limb problems.

Caroline's previous Posts to this have been:

  • Specialist Orthopaedic ICATS Podiatrist in the Belfast Trust from 2008 until February 2016 specialising in the assessment & treatment of all foot and lower limb conditions in the Orthopaedic team.
  • Pediatric Specialist Podiatrist specializing in children's lower limb problems at the South Eastern Trust in Northern Ireland from 2004 until 2008
  • Extended Scope Podiatrist for lower limb pain at the Medway Trust in England 2003
  • Private practice in Kent
  • Diabetic Podiatrist at Guy's Hospital and King's College Hospital in London.

Caroline has extensive experience in assessing and treating a wide range of patients from children, to the ever day walker who suffers from aches and pains along with a large number of athletes including runners, gaelic, soccer, hurling, rugby, hockey, tennis and badminton players.

Caroline also has a keen interest in running having taken part in many half and full marathons herself, as well as working with and being a member of the local running club. This has enabled her to build an extensive knowledge base in the assessment and treatment of all running and sports injuries.
Nicola McConville - Secretary

Born and educated in England and qualified as a dental nurse from Wulfrun College Wolverhampton. Nicola has worked as a senior dental nurse in the past for a large NHS/Private practice for 15 years. Duties included the smooth running and chair side assistance of 2 surgeries, ordering of materials, developing and reading of x-rays, the training of junior nurses, the writing up of all patient charts and reception duties such as answering the telephone and booking appointments. After moving to Northern Ireland she became a stay at home mum to her 3 children but has on occasions worked holiday cover for a Banbridge dentist in both the surgery and reception. With her children now grown up she has been able to bring these valuable skills to the Loughbrickland Clinc.
 
Jenny Finney BSc (Hons) MCSP / HCPC is our Lead Physiotherapist at the Loughbrickland Clinic.

Jenny graduated from the University of Ulster with a First Class Honours Degree and the award for Top Physiotherapy Graduate of Class of 2008. She has worked in a range of specialties within the NHS, including musculoskeletal outpatients, orthopaedic rehabilitation, antenatal and postnatal management of pain, surgical and respiratory clients and neurological rehabilitation.

Jenny has completed training with the APPI Pilates Institute and takes Pilates classes to suit all levels from beginner to advanced. Classes are small, tailored to suit individuals' needs and clients can also avail of one-to-one sessions.

Jenny offers a wide range of treatment options, including manual therapy, mobilisations, electrotherapy, massage, taping, exercise programs and ergonomic advice.

Nathan Lemon Senior Physiotherapist BSc (Hons) MCSP, MAAP, HCPC Reg

Nathan qualified as a physiotherapist from University of Ulster in 2012. He first worked in England receiving training from an elite sporting background with particular interest on a hands-on approach to pain and injury. He has successfully treated those within competitive sports from hockey, football and rugby players along with cyclists and runners. Since returning to N.Ireland he has worked in Orthopaedics further expanding his diagnostic and treatment skills in clients with more complex conditions. He has also become qualified in Acupuncture of musculoskeletal pain and also offers a wide range of other treatment options, including manual therapy, mobilisations, electrotherapy, massage, taping, exercise programs and ergonomic advice. Nathan now wants to bring a more specialised aspect to the Loughbrickland Clinic by offering detailed sports assessments and sports rehabilitation programmes to our clients.

Lesley Estran - Reflexologist

Lesley Estran is our reflexologist and qualified as a Therapeutic Reflexologist in South Africa 15 years ago. As well as general reflexology to relieve stress and improve overall wellbeing, Lesley has also gone on to further specialise in Fertility Reflexology, Maternity Reflexology with Natural Inductions of Labour and Indian Head massage.

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