ABOUT

We now know that keeping moving is good for our Physical and Mental health. Recently its been highlighted that inactivity can make us vulnerable to all manner of illnesses, both chronic and, increasingly- viral.
But do you have problems that hold you back, such as a painful foot, knee pain when you try to run or just feeling uncomfortable when walking any distance?

We are the professionals to help!

We will understand your musculoskeletal pain and dysfunction by listening, doing a comprehensive examination and using advanced tools such as force plates and pressure plates to build a detailed picture of your movement function.

With understanding and a diagnosis, we will agree with you a treatment plan that could include training plans, exercise therapy, mobilisation of joints, massage, acupuncture or world class orthotic insoles. We have a whole host of therapeutic skills to help you get back to where you would like to be, whether it be walking to the shops or going for a 10k personal best.

DAVID EARDLEY
Lead Podiatrist

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David has a passionate interest in diagnosing and treating a wide range of foot pathologies and their effect on the whole body.

He has a particular interest in  gait analysis and foot orthoses prescription with specialisation in 3D printed Foot Orthoses, for which he has presented a scientific posters.

   David has been adding to his foot health knowledge since 1985 and is currently studying for a Masters degree in  Clinical Gait Analysis         

                                                                                                                         

  • Specialist and referral point for gait analysis & foot orthoses, including clients at premiership football teams, other professional sports teams, and individual athletes. 

  • Developed North East’s first Podiatric based cycling assessments

  • Manager of THE GAIT CLINIC

  • Qualified practitioner in Podiatric acupuncture.

  • Regular Lecturer to Health Care Professionals on foot orthoses.

  • Accredited clinical educator

  • Bond Solon qualified in Medico- legal reports for foot Orthoses and Footwear 

 

Outside work.

David is married and has four children that keeps him busy, but he is instilling in them his lifelong interest in running, cycling, outdoors, camping and mountaineering.

 

Throughout this time, David has managed to also become a qualified British Sub Aqua Club Advanced Diver and Instructor, a qualified British Parachute Association Instructor and Formation Skydiving Coach and got his 1st Dan in Kendo 2015.

David is now a Scout leader and is working on his Mountain Leader award

  • B.Sc. Bachelor of Science in Podiatry

  • PG.Dip. Post Graduate Diploma in Clinical Gait Analysis

JOSH
EARDLEY
Sports Massage

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Josh is a 1st Class Applied Sport Scientist, having obtained his Sports Massage qualification in 2019, he has since loved every minute of the journey. Currently studying a Masters of Science in Strength & Conditioning, he has a professional attentiveness that doesn’t go unnoticed. Here’s a few words from him.


“Hi Team, if Sports Massage is something you’re used to or you simply want to give it a try, the Gait Clinic is the place for you. Doesn’t muscle recovery & relaxation, grinding out those knots, locating imbalances or getting a well-deserved treatment just sound good? Here we will lay out the path to getting you back moving the way you want. Being back on top form isn’t just a want, it’s a need. Your recovery, comfort and wellbeing will be at the centre of each treatment, in a safe professional environment. Whether you simply need 30 minutes to unwind, or a vigorous 1 hour full body treatment, I am here to help! I look forward to meeting you, Josh.”

  • B.Sc. Bachelor of Science in Sports Science

  • Level 3 ITEC Sports Massage

ELLIE EITANI
Massage
Therapist

Ellie Eitani is an accomplished massage therapist and a member of the Sports Massage Association (SMA).

She is qualified in:
Level 4 Sports Massage Therapy

Soft Tissue Release (STR) and Muscle Energy Techniques

Myofascial dry Cupping

Dry needling including Auricular and Acupuncture

Pregnancy Massage

Thai Stick Foot Massage

Harmonic Technique

For the past 5 years Ellie has gained vast experience working with sportsmen and women of all levels, clients with specific injuries and those who use massage for stress relief and relaxation.

Her aim is to effectively treat all Musculoskeletal conditions to provide a complete package of care and maintenance. In her own words “By implementing the varied therapy skills I have, I tailor each treatment to suit your individual need”

Clients who have praised her work have suffered from:

shoulder pain

neck and back pain

hip pain

golfer and tennis elbow

sciatica

foot pain and achilles pain

anxiety and stress

among many issues presented to her. Her aim is to promote well-being and balance, relaxing tense muscles, improving circulation and range of movement and relieving pain.

You can catch up with her posts facebook: @elliemassagetherapy