Our Team

Welcome to Altima’s multi disciplinary team including Physiotherapists, Podiatrists, Soft Tissue Therapists and Dietitians.
Physiotherapist and Pilates Instructor

Emma Donaghey

Emma Donaghey
Physiotherapist and Pilates Instructor

Emma since joining the team has treated patients of all types and especially keen on utilising our innovative assessment technology.

Emma has not only obtained a First Class Honours degree in Physiotherapy, but she has also pursued a Masters degree in Sports and Exercise Medicine. ⁠

Emma is also the head physiotherapist at Glentoran Women’s FC and is a trained APPI Pilates Instructor with previous experience in the NHS and private practise.⁠

How amazing is that! So, it is safe to say that regardless of your reason for coming to Altima she is well positioned to help.

We recommend booking our Fully Body Assessment with Emma.

Physiotherapist and Pilates Instructor

Sean Ludlow

Sean Ludlow
Physiotherapist and Pilates Instructor

Sean was born and raised in Magherafelt, with a decade of experience since receiving his first-class honours in Physiotherapy.⁠

He is well-positioned in treating the local community, whether for a recent injury, chronic condition, or sporting injury. Sean has experience working in the NHS, the University of Ulster GAA Academy, and the private sector.⁠

Sean is also a certified Pilates instructor with over 7 years of experience. Teaching everyone from retired teachers with chronic back pain to current GAA county footballers who want to improve performance and avoid injury.⁠

Sean is a hands-on musculoskeletal physiotherapist who also works as a sports massage therapist. He specialises in rehabilitation, strength and conditioning, and has extensive experience with both acute and chronic pain management. ⁠

Physiotherapist

John Lyttle

John Lyttle
Physiotherapist

John is one of the most experienced physiotherapists around having worked with professional athletes in an elite sporting environment including three years as a physio for Glasgow Celtic!⁠

In 2006, John began his physiotherapy journey receiving a First Class Honours Degree from Glasgow Caledonian University. He also went on to gain a Masters of Physiotherapy with a focus on Musculoskeletal Management. ⁠

John's experience is pretty impressive:⁠

- Went to New Zealand and treated professional rugby players⁠
- Was a physiotherapist for the New Zealand Royal Ballet⁠
- Has treated UEFA Champions League Referees⁠
- Treated Team GB athletes, and countless other professional athletes.⁠
- Worked in the NHS and private sector ⁠
- Treated a wide range of patients and conditions, including those with acute pain and those with long-term (or chronic) pain. ⁠

He is a member of the British Medical Acupuncture Society (BMAS), the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC), and the Chartered Society of Physiotherapists (CSP). ⁠

After all that, it is safe to say John is the perfect person to treat any patient with an injury!

Physiotherapist

Helen Mulligan

Helen Mulligan
Physiotherapist

Helen is passionate about assisting patients in getting to the root of a problem and helping them recover from injury!⁠ ⁠

She is especially interested in assisting patients in gaining a better range of motion and reducing any associated pain.⁠ ⁠

Helen is a HCPC and CPS registered physiotherapist with experience treating a wide range of acute and chronic conditions. ⁠

We recommend making an appointment with Helen for a physiotherapy assessment and treatment if you have any niggles or injuries!

Soft Tissue Therapist and Sports Massage Therapist

Aimée Devlin

Aimée Devlin
Soft Tissue Therapist and Sports Massage Therapist

Aimée is well known as a talented Sports Massage Therapist and is experienced keeping people in peak condition or helping recover from injury.

She is also a Soft Tissue Therapist working with a range of injuries and chronic conditions to maximise mobility and relieve pain to make her clients feel the very best they can.

She also provides a range of luxury treatments from Luxury Deep Tissue Massage through to Pregnancy Massage.

We recommend you get booked in for a treatment to feel the benefits.

Ella McLarnon

Ella McLarnon

Welcoming our new Wellness Therapist - Ella McLarnon⁠

Ella is a skilled wellness therapist who offers a variety of treatments to assist you in relaxing, de-stressing, and feeling your best.⁠

She is completely qualified in Reflexology, Indian Head Massage, and body treatments and holds a CIBTAC and CIDESCO diploma. ⁠

Ella is passionate about using whole-body treatments to improve mental and physical health.⁠

You can book with Ella through our 'Self Care' treatment area on our website for Reflexology and Indian Head Massage treatments!

Rian McLernon

Rian McLernon

Meet our newest soft tissue therapist - Rian McLernon👏

Rian has been working as a sports and soft tissue massage therapist since 2019. Patients of Rian's range from construction workers to office workers, people suffering from chronic pain to cyclists and athletes in soccer, GAA, and rugby. ⁠

While having a level 3 qualification in sports massage, Rian is currently a final-year student studying podiatry and is passionate about reducing pain and improving recovery from injuries to the lower extremities!⁠

Participating at a number of NHS hospitals as part of his university's clinical rotations, Rian gained experience in the treatment of a variety of long-term illnesses like Rheumatoid Arthritis and diabetes.⁠

Rian will be available during the week to provide soft tissue and sports massage therapy to help people with recovery and rehabilitation! ⁠

Specialist Soft Tissue Therapist

Mairéad Tohill

Mairéad Tohill
Specialist Soft Tissue Therapist

Mairéad is a qualified nurse turned specialist soft tissue therapist. 

She can help manage and rehabilitate injures and chronic conditions.  

This could be surgery rehabilitation; chronic conditions such as arthritis; oncology management and oncology rehabilitation; as well as diabetes. 

This specialist soft tissue work can include treating scar tissue, swelling and tissue damage. 

Often this can be managing symptoms to relieve pain and increasing mobility but can also be aiding complete rehabilitation. 

Mairéad works alongside our multi-disciplinary team to ensure we give the best treatment to our patients. Our team can also liaise directly with your GP or consultant. 

If you would like to improve quickly regardless of your age book an appointment now. We recommend starting with a 60 minute soft tissue appointment.

Dietitian

Aislinn Bryson

Aislinn Bryson
Dietitian

Aislinn is a HCPC registered Dietitian, having completed a Bsc Hons in Dietetics in Ulster University. She graduated in 2019 with a first class honours and went on to complete a PG Dip in Sport and Exercise Nutrition. She is also completing a further module in behaviour change at present.

Aislinn has experience working across a range of nutrition related issues including weight management - achieving either weight loss or gain, inflammatory conditions, diabetes, gastrointestinal issues such as IBS and sports nutrition and performance.

Her main interest is in sport nutrition and enabling athletes and sport players to enhance their performance, health and well-being while meeting the demands of training.

Specialist Soft Tissue Therapist

Hugh Carey

Hugh Carey
Specialist Soft Tissue Therapist

Hugh is a Neuro-Muscular Therapist with 10 years experience treating a wide variety of patients. 

If you would like to manage a long-term condition or speed up recovery from a soft tissue injury effectively, Hugh should be your first point of contact. 

Hugh can treat chronic injuries and conditions to help provide greater mobility, relieve pain and decrease swelling. 

If sporting performance is important. Hugh will help you recover quickly from an injury or keep you in peak condition so you can perform at your best. 

We recommend you book a Neuro-Muscular Therapy appointment to start your treatments with Hugh.

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028 7963 1111
Altima Clinic
Mid Ulster, The Diamond, 6-8 Market Street, Magherafelt, BT45 6ED

Your complete solution in one location - A modern approach to Physiotherapy, Soft Tissue Therapy, Pilates & Nutrition in Northern Ireland

Altima Clinic 
Mid Ulster, The Diamond, 6-8 Market Street, Magherafelt, BT45 6ED
hello@altimaclinics.com
028 7963 1111
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