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Biography | Nina Victoria Gallagher

About Nina Victoria Gallagher  |  BSc.(Hons.)Ost.Med. DO. ND. MRN. RSA. Dip.LCSP. MCSSO.

Nina Victoria Gallagher is the Founder and Managing Director of the Nina Torina® Brand, which incorporates her clinics and online store, and she is celebrating 21 years of excellence in clinical practice with the launch of this brand new website.  Nina Victoria, completed five years of university training in London, at the British School of Osteopathy (BSO), British College of Naturopathy and Osteopathy (BCNO) and University of Westminster; graduating with a BSc. (Honours) in Osteopathic Medicine, Diploma's in Osteopathy and Naturopathy.  The university honours degree programme is underpinned by thorough academic and clinical training.  Following graduation in 1994, she founded The Fixby Osteopathic Practice, which later became Fixby Osteo® and is now incorporated within the Nina Torina® Brand.  The beautiful private clinic is based in the tranquil and relaxed surroundings of Fixby Park, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, UK. 


While developing her own practice, she worked as an associate in a variety of different clinical settings; including a large fund holding GP practice in Doncaster,  private sports injury clinic in Sheffield, private osteopathic practice in Otley and two large multidisciplinary practices in Leeds.  These positions provided an excellent opportunity to develop her professional skills, gain vast experience while treating hundreds of patients, as well as learning practice management skills and creating excellent relationships with medical doctors and complementary health practitioners.  


Through her undergraduate training in the principles and practice of naturopathic osteopathy and her ongoing post graduate training, Nina Victoria has had the privilege to be taught by many of the most inspirational and influential osteopaths, naturopaths, medical doctors and thought-leaders, in the fields of Osteopathic, Naturopathic, Functional and Aesthetic medicine, as well as coaching.  This drive, passion and never-ending enquiry within her professional and personal life, has lead to the development of a unique, integrated approach to natural, but scientifically proven and research based healthcare and personalised health and wellbeing skill set and philosophy and using her knowledge and continuing professional education in the mind/body field to improve and enhance the health and wellbeing of all her patients.

Introduction to Osteopathy

Her introduction to Osteopathy came after a tennis injury to her lower back at 17.   Following successful treatment from an osteopath which enabled her to resume her sport, she decided that she wanted to be able to make that kind of difference to other people's lives; so Osteopathy was where her professional ambition lay and the rest they say is history!  And what a journey it has been to date...

Sporting & Recreational Passions

A particular interest in golf injuries has developed in parallel with her osteopathy and golf, which is one of her sporting passions! - She has attended many post graduate courses on golf injury, nutrition, development of exercise programmes and psychological performance coaching in golf, at the PGA Headquarters at the Belfry, Woodhall Spa and Forest of Arden Golfing Academies. These skills she is using to develop a programme in 'Golf Performance' to enable golfers at all levels be fitter and improve their performance both mentally and physically on the golf course.


She regularly practices, Tai Chi, yoga and pilates, as well as being a highly competent skier.


Over the years she has written several articles on osteopathic and naturopathic healthcare for the British Osteopathic Association, publications such as Woman's Own and The Natural Health Directory.

Professional Development & Experience

She brings a wealth of experience in the fields of osteopathic and naturopathic healthcare and the coaching and fitness industry for over 21 years. She follows a compulsory and comprehensive professional development programme in which she is constantly enhancing her professional skills and knowledge. 


She particularly draws on her experience in the field of psychoneuroimmunology, which focuses on the interplay between the mind and body and therefore can provide you with the best and most holistic treatment approach designed with your unique needs in mind. She is especially well known for her treatments with pregnant women, babies and children, receiving many referrals from midwives and health visitors. She treats patients from all walks of life including consultants and doctors. Such is her reputation that patients travel from all over the country to attend her practice.


She has established a reputation for professional excellence in Osteopathic and Naturopathic Healthcare and life coaching, as well as more recently, results driven, evidence based skincare treatment programmes and in-clinic aesthetic facials, which produce measurable differences in the look and feel of your skin. As a team, we continue to build on these strong foundations, by continually developing close working relationships with local GP's and consultants, as well as other para-medical professionals, to best look after our patients' needs. 


As a Naturopathic Osteopath, I am known for my gentle integrated healthcare approach; combining deep connective tissue massage and manipulative techniques, to treat patients presenting with many different conditions from back pain and neck ache, to arthritic pain and sciatica; in addition I have an excellent reputation for my work in the cranial osteopathy field with babies, children and adults, and osteopathic treatment before, during and after pregnancy. 


My training as a Naturopathic Osteopath, life coach, Environ Skincare Consultant and more recently my training in Functional Medicine allows me to take a multidimensional and holistic approach to my patients' wellbeing and healthcare and I use all those clinical skills to develop personalised programmes that integrate the best of nutrition, osteopathy, stress management, relaxation, coaching, hydrotherapy, and advice on well balanced supplementation, to help my patients achieve a healthy balance and energy in their mind and body! who practices functional medicine with specialist focus on thyroid disorders, autoimmunity and gastrointestinal health. She is currently completing her modules for full certification as a practitioner with the Institute for Functional Medicine in USA.  Once completed she will be one of only a few in the UK who are fully certified. 

I hope you enjoy looking through our site, as much as we have enjoyed developing it... happy reading...we are continuing to develop, so please let us know if you have any suggestions or ideas!! 2015 will bring some exciting launches...more exciting news will be coming soon...watch this space! Wishing you health and happiness...always... BSc(Hons)Ost.Med.DO.ND.MRN.RSA.DipLCSP. Graduate AFMCP-UK London 2012. 


Graduate APM-GI London 2013. A special thank you goes to all my patients past and present for their fantastic support and loyalty to me and my practiceWith warmest regards,Nina Victoria Gallagher

Qualifications and Memberships
PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS:

•  Diploma in Osteopathy
1994
•  Diploma in Naturopathy
1994
•  RSA Exercise to Music
1994
•  BSc.(Honours) in Osteopathic Medicine
1996
•  Certificate in Life Coaching
2005
•  Diploma in Life Coaching Skills and Practice
2007
•  Advanced Nutrition Programme® Diploma in Vitamin Supplementation
     Theory & Practice

2010
•  Advanced Nutrition Programme® Diploma in Vitamin Supplementation
     Theory & Practice

2011
•  Environ® Diploma in Advanced Aesthetic Facials & Professional Skincare
     Product Training               

2011
•  Environ® Diploma in LAC-M Peel Advanced Aesthetic Facials
2012
•  Environ® Diploma Intensive Product Training
2012
•  IFM | AFMCP™ Graduate | London
2012
•  Jane Iredale® Mineral Cosmetics Diploma | Minerals: The Foundation &
     Bridal Makeup

2013
•  IFM | APM-GI Graduate | London
2013
•  Advanced Nutrition Programme® Diploma in Vitamin Supplementation
     Theory & Practice                               

2014
•  Environ® Diploma in Collagen Stimulation Therapy
2014
•  IFM | Functional Nutrition | Graduate
2014
MEMBERSHIPS WITH THE FOLLOWING REGISTERS AND PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS:

•  General Osteopathic Council
(GOsC)
•  Member of The Institute of Osteopathy
(iO)
•  Northern Counties Society of Osteopaths
(NCSO)
•  British Naturopathic Association
(BNA)
•  General Council and Register of Naturopaths
(GCRN)
•  Fitness Professionals
(FT)
•  International Coach Federation

(ICF)

•  Member of Sutherland Cranial Collage of Osteopathy                 
(MSCC)
•  Member of Associated Beauty Therapists
(ABT)
•  Member of The Institute for Functional Medicine ®
(IFM)
•  Member of Royal Society of Medicine
(RSM)
•  Member of Federation of Small Businesses
(FSB)
Medical Disclaimer
As the clinic director and author of this website, it is my sole endeavour, to provide as much useful and comprehensive health information as possible.  All information and recommendations contained throughout this website are solely intended for education and informational use, and should not be taken as individual medical advice.  

Please be advised that for individual medical cases, it is important to be supported by a fully qualified and experienced healthcare professional, in collaboration with your GP and/or consultant.  However, for a greater understanding of your individual needs, an in depth consultation, assessment and examination is advised. I am contactable by telephone, email and through our Request A Call Back messaging service. 

Please do not hesitate to contact me for further assistance, support or to arrange a consultation.Although all the nutrients and dietary changes referred to throughout this website have been proven safe, those seeking personalised medical, nutritional and lifestyle help for specific medical conditions are advised to consult an appropriately qualified healthcare professional.  However we do not accept liability for those who choose to self prescribe without the advice and guidance of a healthcare professional.  

All supplements should be kept out of the reach of infants and children and administered ideally under guidance.  If in any doubt of the appropriate use of any of the supplements in this website, please send a message, telephone or email.