CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) UPDATE
We have made the difficult decision to close to all except urgent patients with difficulty moving or patients who are key workers and need our assistance to help them stay at work. We will have telehealth appointments available within the next couple of days for anyone else who needs advice and provisional diagnosis. If you are unsure whether you fit in to the urgent patient group, please give us a call and we will assist.
Throughout this time we will be available for all our patients by telephone or email, we are not abandoning you! You may need to leave us a message but we will always get back to you.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank our fantastic team of clinicians and admin staff for their support and their devotion to our patients during this crazy time.
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 daughters, 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.
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.
BSc (Hons.), MCSP
Danielle graduated from Queen Margaret University in 2015 with BSc (Hons) in physiotherapy. She is registered with the Health and Care Professions Council and is a member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy.
Since then she has worked full time in the NHS completing several rotations before specialising in musculoskeletal physiotherapy and making the transition into private practice.
Danielle has also worked part-time for Hibernian FC for the past two and half years as academy physiotherapist running weekly injury clinics and providing pitch-side cover.
Danielle’s main clinical interest is sports rehabilitation and has a range of experience which enables her to diagnose and treat a variety of musculoskeletal conditions.
Jack has recently re-located to Edinburgh from Tasmania, Australia on a 2-year working Visa after graduating from the University of South Australia in 2015 with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy. He is registered with both the Health Care Professionals Society and is a member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy.
Jack has over 2 years of experience working in a multi-disciplinary musculoskeletal and sports injury clinic in Adelaide, South Australia, along with work in semi-profressional Australian Rules Football, within the SANFL. He has also worked for 6 months in the aged care sector.
Since moving to Edinburgh Jack is now working in private practice as well as at Hearts FC with the U18's side. He has also recently begun working with Cricket Scotland and Boroughmuir Rugby Club on a casual basis.
Jack's main area of interest is in sports and performance especially with young athletes, but a broad base of experience enables Jack to diagnose and treat a wide range of musculoskeletal disorders.
Dr Kirsten Ness - CURRENTLY ON MATERNITY LEAVE
MBChB (2001), MRCP, MRCGP, MSc SEM, FSOMM
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.
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.
Martha, Jackie and Kerri are our administration team and manage all telephone enquiries, emails and appointments from reception.
Robert Dewar, PhD - 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 the Head of Cyber Security at the Geneva Centre for Security Policy, providing executive education and dialoge activities. He has a PhD in EU cyber security policy.
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.
To book an appointment...
Telephone: 0131 221 1044
Fax: 0131 221 1008
17-19 Barclay Place,
Edinburgh, EH10 4HW
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Bruntsfield Physiotherapy and Sports Medicine Clinic is proud to be a part of Shona Dewar Physiotherapy Ltd.