North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust Physiotherapy Department currently supply expert assessment and treatment to Durham University’s elite sports programme, Team Durham.
One of the University’s many successful sports is rowing, with three of their students being selected to represent the GB Under 23 Rowing Team. Dominic Ellington, a senior physiotherapist at North Tees and Hartlepool, currently supports the University’s rowing club which has led to him
supporting the wider Great Britain rowing team. Dominic has recently returned from supporting Great Britain at the World University Rowing Championships. He played his role in helping the team storm to the top of the medal table with six golds and a silver at the event in Shanghai in China – beating their previous best medal total.
Following this international trip, Dominic continues to offer support to the other Great Britain Rowing Squads. Recently he spent two weeks at the Avizaqcua Olympic training camp in Portugal offering his clinical expertise to the Senior Women’s Squad. When he isn’t travelling around the world, Dominic works at clinics across the Trust as well as in Durham at Maiden castle.
It doesn’t stop there either, with physiotherapist Ryan Pearson supporting Durham University’s Women’s Under 21 Hockey Team. Ryan recently travelled to a training camp in France to provide the team with round the clock assistance for all of their Physio needs.
The Physiotherapy team are also involved with Darlington Mowden Park Sharks, one of the region’s best women’s rugby teams. Physiotherapists Amy Coleman, Paul Miller and Janine Hegarty provide expert treatment both in clinic to the players but also provide pitch side support should any player become injured during the game. The Team also has its own athletes too, with Physiotherapist Ursula Hardy playing for Darlington’s Sharks rugby. With Amy providing physiotherapy support on the touchline Ursula played a starring role in a recently aired match on Sky Sports after being brought at half time and scored two tries.
Matt Wynne, Head of Specialist Services at North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust said: “We have a team of really talented Physiotherapists providing services in the community as well as across our hospital sites. You can see from their achievements so far, they are absolutely committed to the level of care they provide their patients with, day in day out”.
Our Maiden Castle Physiotherapy service is wide ranging and the team are able to tailor treatments to your individual needs. The team are available for private appointment within the clinical at Maiden Castle, Durham. To arrange an appointment please contact the team on 0191 3342178.