Vicky Llewellyn MCSP AACP CST
Vicky graduated as a Chartered Physiotherapist in 1979 from the Royal London Hospital, Whitechapel. In 1985 she opened her own private practice in Plymouth, and more recently joined the team at the Fay Pedler Clinic. She has many years of experience and has worked extensively with acute and chronic musculo-skeletal conditions including sports injuries, shoulders and loves treating spinal conditions (headaches, neck, back, and whiplash injuries etc), and with all age groups. Vicky also offers Bike assessments for cycling related injuries.
In 1997 she completed a post-graduate training in Cranio-Sacral Therapy (CST). She then spent 6 years teaching on 2 year post-graduate trainings both in Devon and in London. CST is an excellent compliment to her other hands on skills.
Vicky regularly attends on-going professional courses. This helps to keep her at the forefront of developments in Physiotherapy. More recently she completed a post graduate training in Acupuncture to add to her wide range of skills.
Vicky is married and enjoys various hobbies including bird watching and walking. As a keen sports woman (in her younger years this included hockey, squash and mountain marathons), she still likes to keep fit with running and fair weather cycling.
Alex Jack BSc(Hons) MCSP AACP
Alex qualified in 2005 from the University of the West of England and has gained extensive experience working for Plymouth Hospitals NHS trust, practising as a Senior musculoskeletal Physiotherapist alongside his role as Clinical Specialist Physiotherapist for the spinal pathway. An Accredited member of the Acupuncture Association of Chartered Physiotherapists, Alex is also highly skilled in a wide range of manual therapy techniques.
Alex has practical experience in managing acute sporting injuries having spent four seasons working pitch-side at Devonport Services Rugby Club and regularly providing stretching and conditioning advice to his local running club. In addition to sporting injury management, Alex has a keen interest in the management of spinal dysfunction and pain, knee and shoulder injuries and post-operative rehabilitation.
Outside of work, Alex is busy spending time with his wife and two young children, running, watching football and rugby and attempting to become self-sufficient growing veggies in the garden.
You can arrange an appointment with Alex on Wednesday evening or Saturday morning here at Fay Pedler Clinic Ltd.
Alastair Backus BSc(Hons) MCSP AACP
Alastair graduated from Manchester School of Physiotherapy in 2000 with a BSc Honours degree and he has enjoyed working in a variety of settings in both private and public sectors over the past fifteen years. Shortly after qualifying, he was fortunate to get the opportunity to work for Manchester United Football Club as a physiotherapist, gaining experience in both the treatment and rehabilitation of elite athletes. He also worked as the lead physiotherapist at a pain and rehabilitation clinic in Shanghai before returning back to the UK. When he came back to the UK, he worked as a senior specialist in orthopaedics at Manchester Royal Infirmary, one of Britain's largest teaching hospitals, before returning home to Devon. Alastair has a specialist interest in the management of pain and he is an accredited member of the Acupuncture Association of Chartered Physiotherapists. He has spent years treating both orthopaedic and sporting injuries but always maintains that helping people is what he enjoys doing. In his spare time Alastair loves to be outdoors; he enjoys walking, watching wildlife, hedge laying and surfing.
Ricky Mckee BSc(Hons) MCSP AACP
Ricky graduated from the University of Ulster, school of Physiotherap,y in 2002. He initially gained experience working in the Causeway trust on the north coast of Ireland and he worked in outpatient and neurological rehab settings. Ricky quickly realised he wanted to specialise in the Musculoskeletal side of physiotherapy and he attended multiple post graduate courses including, the society of orthopaedic medicine (Cyriax), Mckenzie mechanical diagnosos and treatment, and Butler Neuro mobilisations. He took a more senior role within the Musculoskeletal department with his added experience and confidence.
In 2008 an exciting opportunity came up for Ricky and his wife, to relocate to the South West of England and they haven't looked back. Ricky has been a senior physiotherapist at Derriford hospital for the last 7 years and has a special interest in Lower Limb pathologies, especially around the foot and ankle. He also has a special interest in manual therapy and in particular, manipulations of the spine. Ricky completed an Acupuncture foundation course in 2009 and has been using this modality, with great success, for over 6 years.
From 2011, Ricky took up a further role of extended scope practitioner within the foot and ankle assessment and treatment. In July 2014, he started a plantar fasciitis trial within the Physio department and this was in conjunction with Plymouth university, the results of which will be published in 2016. This has given ricky greater understanding in the research process and may lead to further opportunities in the future. He joined the Fay Pedler clinic in March 2014 and works at the clinic on Monday evenings.
Carole S Dodge MSSch MBChA HPC Registered
Having qualified as a HPC registered Chiropodist/Podiatrist back in 2001, Carole has at last, found her true vocation in life, to which she loves.
It is a far cry from the Hotel Catering and Institutional Management Diplomathat once leaving secondary school she completed at Plymouth College. She also spent 16 years running a variety of cosmetic/skincare accounts in Plymouth which has added to her experience throughout the different industries and given her a wealth of knowledge.
This, more importantly, has given her the ability to listen to her patients' needs which serves to enhance the service that she provides.