The Physiofocus Team
Graduated in 1991 from Edinburgh (BSc Physiotherapy), Seonaid initially worked in the NHS for 4 years before travelling in Australia and NZ working in private practice and with sports teams. She then worked as a physiotherapist for two years at the Australian Institute of Sport in Canberra. She studied a Masters in Sports Physiotherapy at the Australian Institute of Sport graduating with distinction from the University of Canberra in 1998 before returning home to Bridge of Allan and opening Physiofocus in 1999.
Seonaid has 20 years multi-sport experience at Olympic and Commonwealth Games level, GB Paralympic Swimming and International rugby.
Passionate about her job Seonaid has specialized in the area of chronic pain, headaches, groin pain and more recently treating patients undergoing treatment for cancer.
Graduated in 1991 from GCU (BSc Physiotherapy). Kirsty initially worked in the NHS before commissioning into the army and becoming an officer in the RAMC. She spent the next six years in the demanding environment of the army aiming to return personnel to peak fitness.
Kirsty left the army and moved into private practice joining Physiofocus in 2005. As a competitive horse rider she enjoys treating riding related injuries as her knowledge allows her to look at the problem from both sides. She has a special interest and experience of working with patients with facial dysfunctions such as Bell’s Palsy or post maxillofacial surgery.
Graduated in 1997 from GCU (BSc Hons, 1st Class Physiotherapy) and completed her Masters Degree from Stirling University in 2002.
Kirsteen has been in the Physiofocus team since 2001 and combined private practice with competing in International Badminton – even winning a cheeky wee bronze medal at the Commonwealth Games in 2002!
Kirsteen is trained to treat vestibular (dizziness) problems and also has a Diploma in Sports Massage.
Special interests include ankle injuries, sports massage and treatment and rehabilitation of racket sport injuries.
Matt joined the team in 2011 after graduating with Distinction from GCU (MSc Rehab Science/Physio). He also has a degree in Physiology and Sports Science (2001) and a Diploma in Sports Massage. He is qualified in acupuncture and is a member of the AACP.
Matt is a keen runner (and a good one!). He has a wide range of experience having been competitive in cross country, hill racing and road running. More recently he has represented Scotland and Great Britain in various ultra-distance events.
Rob graduated in 2007 from University of Teeside with an MSc in Physiotherapy having previously gained a BSc(Hons) in Podiatry from Queen Margaret, Edinburgh in 2003. Rob is also qualified in Pilates and Acupuncture and is a member of the AACP and APPI.
Rob is keen on all snowsports, multisports, racing, hiking and climbing and he is a volunteer with the Ochils Mountain Rescue Team. He has worked in North America, New Zealand and Australia as a snowsport Junior Development Coach and Instructor Trainer
Xabi graduated in 2012 from Queen Margaret University in Edinburgh with a BSc in Physiotherapy and is currently concluding an MSc in Sport & Exercise Physiotherapy at Cardiff University. He is also qualified in Pilates and Acupuncture and is a member of the AACP and AAPI.
Xabi initially worked in the NHS for 4 years and with various teams, including Falkirk FC, Forth Valley Football Academy and the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games Triathlon Team. He has travelled extensively with the Scottish Institute of Sport, supporting Triathlon, Mountain Biking and Cycling.
Xabi is originally from San Sebastian (Spain) and is fluent in Basque, Spanish and English. His hobbies include strength & conditioning, running and swimming.
Elizabeth joined the Physiofocus Admin Team in January 2013 bringing with her 20 years of experience gained whilst working as an administrator with the NHS, mainly in health promotion and specialist health related projects throughout Forth Valley.
Elizabeth is a keen golfer in her spare time and enjoys golfing holidays with friends.
Alison joined Physiofocus in 2013 following a career in retail and business banking. She brings extensive experience in customer service and administration to the Physiofocus Admin Team.
A very keen golfer, Alison is a former Scottish and British Amateur Champion and represented Scotland and Great Britain and Ireland for a number of years, the highlight being playing for GB&I against the USA in two Curtis Cups. She currently coaches junior golfers in her spare time.
Alison enjoys the contact with patients that her job provides and excels at ensuring that patients are made to feel at ease and have a pleasant experience when attending Physiofocus.
Emily originally joined the Physiofocus 2015 and having recently completed a 6 month University placement in Swaziland, she has returned to the clinic to resume her role within the admin team.
Emily has worked in retail for the last 4 years while studying at Edinburgh’s Napier University and has since gained a BA(Hons) degree in Business Management.
Emily loves the interaction with patients, which working at Physiofocus brings.