Consultant Sports & MSK Physiotherapist
BSc (Hons) Physio, Dip MSK Med, MSc Sports Science, DFSEM (UK), ESP, CSCS
With over 17 years experience working with Olympic, Professional and International Athletes, Phil is regarded as one of the most experienced Sports Physiotherapists worldwide. He has worked as Physiotherapist and Performance Coach for professional teams including the South African Springboks, Stormers, ACT Brumbies (Australia), Ulster Rugby, Leicester Tigers, and South African Triathlon Team.
Phil specialises in rugby, climbing, running and mountain bike injuries. He is also highly regarded for his assessment and treatment of knee, shoulder and hand injuries. With his unique blend of physiotherapy, strength and conditioning and sports science, Phil provides specific treatment, advice and rehabilitation that underpins his reputation as an expert in sports injury rehabilitation. Phil also provides performance advice to elite and novice mountain bikers and cyclists.
Having represented both South Africa and Great Britain for Triathlon and Duathlon, Phil continues to be highly motivated and regularly takes part in mountain biking, cycling and rock climbing.
In 2021, Phil successfully completed his Diploma in MSK Medicine culminating in his membership of the Faculty of Sports and Exercise Medicine, UK.
Clinic location: Gracemount, South Gyle & Peebles
MSc (Hons) Physio, BSc Health & Perform, HCPC, MCSP
Frank graduated in 2012 with a BSc in Health and Performance Science followed by a Master’s Degree in Physiotherapy at Queen Margaret University.
The combination of these two degrees has provided Frank with not only the skills to comprehensively assess and treat acute and chronic conditions but the ability to apply advanced knowledge with exercise prescription, which is essential for rehabilitation from injury and optimizing athletic performance.
Frank plays hockey at a high level with the very successful Grange Hockey team in Edinburgh.
Clinic location: South Gyle & Peebles
BSc, MScPT HCPC, MCSP
Jessica is originally from Canada and completed her Masters Degree in Physical Therapy at McGill University.
Throughout her career, Jessica has gained experience treating patients with issues ranging from Sports Injuries, Post-Surgical Rehabilitation and Chronic Pain. She further specialises in running injuries, Orthopedic Manual techniques and Dry Needling.
Jessica continues to advance her knowledge and skills in line with current research.
Clinic location: Leith
BSc (physio) HCPC, MCSP
Anthony qualified in 2011 at the University of South Australia. He developed his skills and his experience working with a large scale Australian musculoskeletal private practice.
His specialties are in the management of headaches, neck and lower back pain along with hip and knee osteoarthritis.
As a runner, he has a strong passion and understanding for the rehabilitation and prevention of running injuries.
With a holistic approach, Anthony is able to bring together high-quality manual therapy techniques, dry needling, and tailored exercise programs, with a strong understanding of his patients to help them achieve their goals.
Clinic location: South Gyle & Leith
MSc (Hons) Physiotherapy, BKIN, HCPC, MCSP
Anna was born and raised in Western Canada. She has completed a Bachelor of Kinesiology in Canada and her Masters of Physiotherapy at Glasgow Caledonian University.
Anna enjoys working with everyone. This includes people of all ages that have pain or dysfunction, pre- and post-surgical rehabilitation, sports related injuries and work-related injuries. She is particularly interested in knee and shoulder injuries. Her main goal is to involve her patients in their care to get them back to doing what they love, pain free.
Anna continues to use evidence-based treatment strategies to ensure patients are provided the best quality of care.
During her free time, she loves spending time outdoors biking, hill walking, or skiing in the winter.
Clinic location: Peebles, Leith, Gracemount
MSc Physiotherapy, HCPC, MCSP
Jacqui is originally from New Zealand where she first graduated, later completing a Sports Diploma at the University of London and an MSc in Physiotherapy at UCL.
She is highly experienced at treating a wide range of patients, from professional sports people, weekend warriors and adolescents, to the desk-bound, new mothers and the elderly.
She specialises in helping people with spinal pain, joint pain, and sports injuries.
She works with patients to ease pain, regain full function, and prevent the recurrence of injuries. Her approach is very hands-on and tailored to the individual. She is always cheerful, upbeat and calm.
Jacqui is a keen cyclist, tennis player and hill walker. She has worked for the WTA as well as at the All England Club (Wimbledon).
Clinic location: South Gyle
MSc (Hons) Physiotherapy, BKIN, HCPC, MCSP
Shane is from Nova Scotia, Canada. He initially completed a BSc in Kinesiology at Dalhousie University. Following this, Shane graduated from Glasgow Caledonian University with a Master of Physiotherapy.
Shane’s approach involves developing a holistic and evidence-based treatment plan tailored to his patients needs. He strives to help patients of all ages and activity levels return to their optimal level of function.
From his past experiences in clinical and educational settings, he believes that the combination of manual therapy, exercise rehabilitation, and patient education can allow patients to take an active role in their symptom management and achieve their health goals.
As an experienced golfer playing with a 4 handicap, Shane has also developed an excellent understanding of the management and treatment of golfing injuries.
Clinic location: Leith, Gracemount, Peebles
MSc Physiotherapy, BSc Sports Science, MCSP
Bertie graduated from the Master’s Physiotherapy program at Glasgow Caledonian University in 2017. Prior to that, in 2007 he obtained a BSc in Applied Sports Science from Edinburgh University.
Since qualifying Bertie has worked both privately and for the NHS specialising in musculoskeletal physiotherapy. He has gained vast experience treating a wide range of injuries and conditions by combining his physiotherapy and sports science knowledge and skills. Bertie enjoys working with a range of patients, from young athletes to elderly adults and for treatment, he uses a combination of patient education, exercise therapy, soft tissue massage, dry needling and joint mobilisations.
Outside of work Bertie enjoys keeping fit and active. He is keen hill walker, runner, and cyclist, having completed LE-JOG and a touring trip to the south of Spain.
Clinic location: Gracemount & Leith
Biju Choran House
MSc (Hons) Physiotherapy, HCPC, MCSP
Biju qualified in 2001 and completed his Physiotherapy MSc in 2008. He specialises in spinal conditions and has a particular interest in back, neck and postural pain. He also has a special interest in shoulder conditions.
Biju has also developed an excellent reputation with his workplace assessment skills, and ability to reduce back and neck pain through his advice and alterations regarding workstation position.
Biju specialises in spinal, shoulder and hip conditions. He is also a qualified in both acupuncture and dry needling.
His calm, relaxed approach and attention to detail are well-received by all his patients.
Clinic location: South Gyle
BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy, MCSP
Jack graduated from Northumbria University in 2012 with a BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy.
Since graduating, Jack has gained vast experience in Musculoskeletal, Orthopaedic and Sports injuries.
For the past 5 years, Jack has worked for Lincoln City Football Club, assisting with 1st team as well as working with the younger age groups and sport specific rehabilitation/ training to enhance weaknesses and improve strength.
Jack has a particular interest in correcting poor posture and muscular imbalance. He also specialises in back pain, lower limb rehabilitation, sport specific rehabilitation and enhancing the function of the elderly.
Jack keeps active through cycling, tennis and paddle boarding whilst hobbies include scuba diving, supporting Newcastle United and hiking.
Clinic location: South Gyle, Gracemount
BSc Physiotherapy, HCPC, MCSP
Since graduating from Cardiff University in 2017, Steph has gained experience working in the NHS across a number of specialities including Musculoskeletal, Trauma & Orthopaedics, old age services and acute medicine.
With a personal interest in sport, Steph has worked with a number of local and elite level teams in Wales including Cardiff Blues academy, Wales women rugby, Welsh Netball, Newport Gwent Dragons and Cardiff City football academy.
Her specialist interests include sporting injuries, post-operative rehab, knee and ankle injuries, alongside low back pain. With extensive experience working with the general public and the sporting population,
Steph aims to help patients achieve their goals using a holistic approach including injury prevention methods.
Clinic location: South Gyle
BSc (Hons) physiotherapy, DRSM, SMTO
After graduating with a physiotherapy honours degree in 2012, Fiona gained her Diploma in Sports & Remedial Massage. She finds her physiotherapy background greatly complements her work as a Sports Massage Therapist.
Fiona also works with Edinburgh Rugby and Napier Knights American Football team and other international athletes. Fiona also enjoys treating non-sports injuries like back and neck pain.
Clinic location: South Gyle, Leith, Gracemount
BA(Hons) CMBT, DRSM, SMTO
Kristina offers therapeutic and holistic massage, myofascial release, deep tissue massage, remedial massage, pregnancy massage and one to one Yoga at the Peebles Physiotherapy Clinic.
Kristina has been teaching yoga for over ten years and this led to an interest in one to one therapeutic work which progressed to studying level 4 Holistic and Therapeutic Massage.
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Clinic location: Peebles
Dr Andrew Murray
MFSEM, MRCGP, PgC, MSK, USS
Dr Murray is a vastly experienced sport and expedition Doctor and has consulted for The Physiotherapy Clinics and Peebles physiotherapy since 2013.
He has worked at the Olympic, Paralympic and Commonwealth Games, the Ryder Cup and with various national and international squads. He currently works for the European and Challenge Tour Golf, the SportScotland Institute of Sport, and the Scottish Rugby Union from the elite sport side of thing, but am passionate about increasing physical activity for health.
Dr Murray is also a highly accomplished ultra-distance athlete and one of his epic runs was filmed by BBC Scotland and the documentary ‘the Ultimate Marathon Man’ aired in April 2011
Dr Murray’s first book “Running Beyond Limits” was published in September 2011.
BSc Hons MChs DpodM HCPC
George has been a podiatrist for 40 years specialising in musculoskeletal pain. He takes great personal satisfaction in helping patients achieve their goals, whether that is to walk pain free, return to sport after injury or to run a marathon.
George and his team bring a wealth of knowledge, skill and experience to diagnosis and treatment of foot, ankle and lower limb injuries.
George has his own clinic in Edinburgh - Brougham Foot Clinic. Appointments can be made by calling his clinic 0131 229 6283