Our Team

Bruntsfield Physiotherapy

and Sports Medicine Clinic

Have you had a Sports Injury? Have you been searching for an effective treatment? Come and see our specialist team and we will help you out!

Meet Our Team


Shona Dewar, Clinical Director

BSc (Hons), MSc, MCSP, MSOMM


Shona graduated from Queen Margaret University in 2004 with BSc (Hons) in physiotherapy.


Since then she has worked within the NHS and private practice in various rotational and static posts, as well as working with amateur rugby teams and treating individual private patients. These experiences have enabled her to bring a wide variety of skills and expertise to the Musculoskeletal setting.


To expand her skills, Shona has also obtained post-graduate qualifications in Acupuncture and Orthopaedic Medicine. In 2014 she completed her Masters in Orthopaedic Medicine, specialising in chronic lower back pain, from the Society of Musculoskeletal Medicine affiliated with the University of Middlesex.


Having also worked in the Occupational Health setting, Shona is also trained in carrying out Ergonomic and Display Screen assessments.


When not working, Shona divides her (very little!) remaining free time between her daughter, her husband and her personal interest in running.


Shona also operates our sister clinic in Tranent, East Lothian at Shona Dewar Physiotherapy Ltd. Click here for more details.


Alan Seddon


BSc. (Hons), MSc


Alan graduated from Strathclyde University in 2006 with a BSc (hons) degree in Sport and Exercise Science before going on to achieve an MSc in Rehabilitation Science by January 2009.


Alan is registered with the Health and Care Professions Council as well as being a registered member of the Charted Society of Physiotherapy. He is also trained in the use of acupuncture and has completed APPI training to instruct Pilates.


Since qualifying as a physiotherapist Alan has gained vast experience working within the NHS in the assessment and treatment of a variety of Musculoskeletal injuries and complaints. He currently works as a senior physiotherapist in an outpatient department for the NHS where his main responsibilities are the knee rehabilitation class and the rheumatology physiotherapy service.


Alan specialises in sport rehabilitation with understanding of the requirements to return to sport following injury. He also has an interest in the treatment and management of rheumatological conditions.



Scott Adams


BPhty, BSc.


Scott joins our team from New Zealand. He qualified as a Physiotherapist in 2012 from the University of Otago in Dunedin, NZ, after studying Biochemistry. Scott is now registered with the Health & Care Professions Council here in the UK and is also a member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy.


Scott has over two years’ experience working in Queensland, Australia in private practice, sideline sports and occupational health physiotherapy roles. Scott has also supported touring sports teams in Australia, UK and Europe including several New Zealand and Australian Ultimate Frisbee teams at World Championships.


The varied experience Scott has gained enables him to efficiently identify and diagnose a wide range of Musculo-skeletal injuries and perform expert treatment to get patients quickly back to sport, work and the activities they enjoy.



Craig Maitland




Craig graduated from the University of Strathclyde in 2009 with a BSc (Hons) degree in Sport and Exercise Science before obtaining and MSc in Physiotherapy from Queen Margaret University in 2011.


After qualifying, Craig worked full time in the NHS completing various rotations before specialising in musculoskeletal physiotherapy. At the same time, he also worked part-time with Heart of Midlothian Football Club - becoming their head academy physiotherapist.


In 2014 Craig left these positions to take up a full-time role at St Johnstone Football Club, working with the under-20 and first team squads. He returned to work full time in a similar role at Heart of Midlothian Football Club in 2016.


Craig is a member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapists, the Health and Care Professions Council and the Association of Charted Physiotherapists in Sport and Exercise Medicine. He is currently completing a further postgraduate MSc in Sports Physiotherapy from the University of Bath.


His main clinical interest is sports physiotherapy and rehabilitation.


Dr Kirsten Ness




Bruntsfield Physiotherapy is delighted to announce Dr Kirsten Ness joined our team in September 2015. Dr Ness is a GP working in Strathesk Medical Practice. She has a keen interest in sports and exercise medicine and has recently obtained an MSc in this field through Bath University.


Dr Ness also has a Fellowship of the Society of Musculoskeletal Medicine and tutors on their postgraduate diploma courses teaching both doctors and physiotherapists. She provides medical cover at various sports events including horse racing, marathons, triathlons and football. She has also been an expedition doctor for high altitude treks to Kilimanjaro as well as long distance cycle and multisport events. She is also fully trained in Acupuncture and Steroid Injections.





Martha, Jackie and Helen are our administration team and manage all telephone enquiries, emails and appointments from reception.



Robert Dewar, Non-Clinical Director


Robert Dewar is Shona’s husband and the practice’s non-clinical director. As such he provides IT, office management and administration support for the clinic as well as occasional reception cover.


When not at Bruntsfield Physiotherapy he is a Senior Researcher at the Centre for Security Studies of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich. He has a PhD in EU cyber secuity policy.



Linzi Muir


Linzi is a registered member of the Scottish Massage Therapists organisation. She provides Swedish Massage as well as Sports and Remedial Massage Therapy. She is available on Fridays.


Costs for Linzi's treatments are £25 for 30mins and £40 for a full hour.





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Telephone: 0131 221 1044


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17-19 Barclay Place,


Edinburgh, EH10 4HW




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(c) Bruntsfield Physiotherapy and Sports Medicine Clinic 2015

Bruntsfield Physiotherapy and Sports Medicine Clinic is proud to be a part of Shona Dewar Physiotherapy Ltd.