COVID-19:
After the announcement by the government on 4th January 2021, we remain open. Physiotherapy is listed as an essential service, so our normal hours and services are operating.
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Karen Aston

Clinic Director and Physiotherapist

Qualifications: PH55532: MSc: BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy: MCSP: HCPC: AOCPT, AACP and McKenzie Therapist

Biography

Karen qualified in 1999 with an MSc in Rehabilitation Science from Glasgow Caledonian University. Prior to this she completed a BSc in Sports Science and Music at Surrey University. Karen has extensive experience within many aspects of physiotherapy and sports injuries having worked within the NHS, (Glasgow Royal and Victoria Hospitals), Private Health Sector, (Rosshall and various private clinics), and has been involved within sports at both an Amateur and Professional level, (St Mirren FC, SFA). Karen has specialised in musculoskeletal disorders for 17 years. Karens interests and expertise lie within Sports Injuries, Orthopaedics, Whiplash Associated Disorders, Postural Dysfunctions, Spinal and Peripheral Joint Injuries. Karen has always participated in sports, some to a high level: Netball, rugby, hockey, rowing, swimming, boxing and road running to name a few. Over the years, Karen has established a large network of Orthopaedic Consultants and other Health Professionals to ensure that treatment and the patient journey is always thorough and professional. Karen keeps up to date with her CPD and has attended various courses including: McKenzie, APPI Pilates, Myofacial Release and Trigger Point Therapy, Spinal Manipulations, Thomson Therapy, Acupuncture and FDN, KT Taping and Mulligan Concepts.

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Lynn Smyth

Physiotherapist

Qualifications: PH51371: BSc Hons Physiotherapy. MCSP: HCPC: AOCP: APPN: McKenzie Therapist

Biography

Lynn graduated in 1996 from Glasgow Caledonian University. She has extensive experience within many aspects of physiotherapy having spent many years within the NHS. She has specialised in musculoskeletal conditions for 18 years. Lynn currently works as an Advanced Physiotherapy Practitioner in orthopaedics within the NHS. She also manages a team of Physiotherapy Specialists within the NHS in Glasgow and works in private practice. Lynn has a vast knowledge of the criteria for many orthopaedic surgeries and the post operative rehabilitation required. Lynn has a keen interest in shoulder rehabilitation and traumatic knee injuries and works closely with Consultants within these areas. Lynn has always been involved in sports, both playing to a high level and working with local and national teams.

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Lorraine Cullen

Sports Masseuse

Qualifications: MSc. BSc. Dip MT

Biography

Lorraine has worked in high performance sport for 14 years. She has massaged for the Australian Rugby Union (The Wallabies and The Australian Mens and Womens 7s), South Sydney Rabbitohs, Cricket New South Wales and the Scottish RFU and Glasgow Warriors. Lorraine has also been part of the performance team at the Sydney Swans AFL team, Scottish RFU and Scottish Institute as a Sports Nutritionist. Lorraine holds true belief in a holistic mind-body approach for all performance and life goals.

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Dr. Iulia Ibraiu

Nutritionist

Qualifications: BMBS, Advanced Sports & Exercise Nutritional Advisor

Biography

After graduating from the University of Exeter and University of Plymouth Medical School as a bachelor of medicine and bachelor of surgery, Iulia has gained many years of clinical experience working as a doctor in a variety of hospital and community based environments. Along the way she has developed a passion for nutrition and further qualified as an Advanced Sports and Exercise Nutritional Advisor. She has since dedicated her time providing expert nutritional advice for sustainable weight loss, athletic performance and competition weight cuts, achieving great results working with clients from a variety of sport environments, including Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) fighters and international combat sport gold medallists.

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Tom Newton

Physiotherapist

Qualifications: PH98857: BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy

Biography

Tom graduated from The Robert Gordon University in 2012 with a BSc (HONS) in Physiotherapy. He then went to work in the NHS for nearly 5 years in a variety of settings and specialties within Glasgow. Since 2017, Tom has been working in full time elite sport, including work with the Scotland Institute of Sport, Exeter Rugby and latterly for Scottish Rugby. This has included working with professional, commonwealth and olympic athletes in a variety of sports including; athletics, rugby, boxing, gymnastics, and winter sports. In 2019, Tom completed his Masters in Sports Physiotherapy from the University of Bath achieving a merit award. Tom has also completed post-graduate courses in BMAS Acupuncture, APPI Muscle-Energy Techniques, Cupping Therapy and taping courses. Outside of work, Tom is a keen runner, gym goer and outdoor sport enthusiast, including hiking, snowboarding, paddle boarding and surfing.

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Lauren O'Hare

Physiotherapist

Qualifications: PH115020: BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy

Biography

Hi my name is Lauren. I graduated from Robert Gordon University with a BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy in 2018. Since then I have worked in many different areas and specialities within the NHS and private settings. I also have experience working with athletes, being the principal physio for an amateur football team. I have completed many physiotherapy courses but my interest and specilaity lies within rehabilitation and core strengthening. I have completed the Matwork Level 1 Pilates course and I am due to sit the Level 2. I enjoy all aspects of health and fitness and I keep myself fit by attending the gym, hill walking and travelling.

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Gemma McCrae

Physiotherapist

Qualifications: BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy and PH115374

Biography

Gemma graduated with BSC (Hons) in Physiotherapy from Glasgow Caledonian Universityn in 2017. Since then, she has worked in the NHS in a variety of clinical settings and specialties within Glasgow. Gemma is currently working as a Band 6 Physiotherapist within the cystic fibrosis team specialising in their MSK issues. Gemma has worked with Basketball Scotland at the European championships being the principal physiotherapist for their youth teams. She has completed many physiotherapy courses but her interest and specilaity lies within rehabilitation. Outside of work, Gemma is a keen gym goer and loves travelling to new places.

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Padraic O'Connell

Physiotherapist

Qualifications: BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy and PH111254

Biography

Padraic qualified as a Physiotherapist in 2016 with a MSc in physiotherapy from Queen Margaret University. Prior to this he completed a BEng in Electrical and Electronic Engineering at University College Cork. He also qualified as a personal trainer when living in Ireland in 2013. Padraic has worked for the NHS for the past 5 years as a specialist Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist and is about to start a trainee Advanced Physiotherapy Practitioner role. He has also worked with high level athletes and rugby teams. He has a special interest in rehab. Outside of work Padraic has competed internationally in rowing for Ireland. He has also competed in many sports such as rugby, hurling, basketball and Gaelic football. He is currently enjoying barbell training and has a power lifting total approximately equal to one Eddie Hall deadlift.