NJD Sports Injury Centre located in Lancashire is recognised for its strong evidence-based approach across its range of professional services. These include diagnosis, prevention, management and rehabilitation of sports and non-sporting injuries and general musculoskeletal conditions. Other specialist areas include all aspects of cycling e.g. overuse-injuries, pedaling bio-mechanics, enhancing performance and science based bike-fitting. We try to mix aspects of Sports-Therapy and Sports-Science to provide an all round multidisciplinary service to our patients. As a team we are all keen athletes taking part in cycling, triathlons, track running, rugby and more, therefore we can relate to our patients and understand their desire to get back to full fitness as quickly as they can.
Head Sports Therapist
Nicola holds 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 with athletes of all ages and abilities. Athletes come from a wide range of differing sporting disciplines – especially rugby, cycling and triathlon. Her specialist areas are management and rehabilitation of injury using a wide range of evidence-based rehab techniques. Nicola is also a clinical (APPI) Pilates instructor and she runs classes and 1:1 sessions as ongoing rehabilitation and injury prevention. She is also a qualified ante/post natal pilates instructor.
Nicola won the prestigious Bruce Hobbs Annual Travelling Scholarship in 2010, awarded by The Society of Sports Therapists and went to volunteer wit a football team in ghana. More recently she worked at the 2012 London Olympics and Paralympics Games and the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games.
Sports Therapist & Bike fitter
Nick holds a BSc (Hons) in Sports Therapy and MSc (Distinction) in Sports Injury Management. Nicholas is our Head Bikefitter; 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. A keen athlete, Nicholas has won the National Cyclo-Cross Series and recently the 2013 National Duathlon Title (Standard Distance) 55-59 age-group. He has won the 3-Peaks Veterans Cyclo-Cross Tile on two occasions. His unique research into the Foot/Pedal Interface performed at Manchester Metropolitan University has been acknowledged by Specialized USA and the grandfather of Bikefitting Dr. Andy Pruitt. Moreover, his research has been disseminated worldwide and is frequently referenced in academic papers. Nicholas appears as guest speaker at various Universities and presents at National Conferences. Nicholas combines academic skills with practical experience to deliver highly professional Bikefitting services. Nicholas has served on the Executive Committee of The Society of Sports Therapists.
Sports Therapist Jason Conchie BSc (Hons) has considerable practical experience through working with Wharfedale Rugby Union Club, Blackburn Rugby Club, and the BBC during the Sport Relief campaign. Jason is current lead Sports Therapist (part-time) with Clitheroe Football Club and is a very accomplished sprinter and regularly competes at County level. He is the 2015 Lancashire 100 meter sprint champion and 200 metre and 400 metre bronze medallist. His sprinting experience combined with his crucial insight of Sports Science admirably compliments his Sports Therapy skills. Jason specialises in Sports Massage, Rehab and Acupuncture.
Personal Trainer & Massage Therapist
Garth holds a BSc (Hons) in Sport and Exercise Science and MSc in Sport Science. Garth is the onsite Personal Trainer where he specialises in obesity and diabetes management, pre/post natal exercise prescription and strength and conditioning for sporting performance. Obesity is a growing disease in the UK and Garth is passionate about helping people in preventing and curing the disease. Other duties include qualifying students to become fitness instructors/personal trainers with his company The Personal Training Group helping people gain employment or a change in career. Garth keeps up to date with the latest research in nutritional practices which improves people’s health and reduces the risk of chronic diseases. Garth is also a qualified remedial massage therapist and therefore works along side NJD.