Our Team

Bruntsfield Physiotherapy

and Sports Medicine Clinic

From 1st June 2017 our Massage prices will change!

A Sports Massage will cost £30 for 30mins.

Save 25% with a 60mins massage for £50!!!

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.



Lesley Kempsell




Lesley graduated from Grampian School of Physiotherapy in 1984 with a diploma in physiotherapy.


Since graduating she has worked mainly in private practice after an initial three years in the NHS. Lesley has specialised in Musculoskeletal outpatients for over 20 years and has been involved in treating international swimmers, professional tennis players, junior rugby players and squash players. She has expanded her skills by doing further training in acupuncture and is a member of the Acupuncture Association of Chartered Physiotherapists.


Lesley was previously an international swimmer and now enjoys tennis, squash and running.



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 Stephen Miller


Dr Miller is a GP partner at Longhouse Surgery in Trinity, where he works 3 days per week.

He also runs an NHS musculoskeletal medicine clinic at Roodlands Hospital in Haddington, and works part-time as the club doctor for Hibernian Football Club.


Dr Miller has been involved in Sports Medicine for approximately 8 years, having previously worked in rugby, motorsport and athletics. As well as GP qualifications, he has a BSc(Hons) in Sports Science Medicine, Diploma in Sports and Exercise Medicine and Membership of the Society of Musculoskeletal Medicine, and is working towards a Masters degree in this field.


Away from work Dr Miller enjoys anything that involves sport, adventure and the outdoors.




Carmel, Martha and Jackie 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


Fax: 0131 221 1008


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.