Seonaid‘s physio journey started with a BSc Physiotherapy from Edinburgh in 1991. Travel took her to Australia and NZ in 1995 working in private practice, sports and a stint with Flying Doctors out from Cairns Base Hospital. Ultimately Seonaid ended up working in the physio department at the Australian Institute of Sport in Canberra and 1999 saw her complete a Masters in Sports Physiotherapy with Distinction from the AIS.
Seonaid has 20 years multi-sport experience at Olympic and Commonwealth Games levels, GB Paralympic Swimming and International rugby. She has worked for SRU, ARU, SIS, CSIS and AIS.
She has specialised in treating chronic groin pain and won a research prize from the Rugby World Cup Medical Board and had her groin research published in 2007.
Seonaid opened Physiofocus in 1999 and is never happier than when chatting to patients in reception and problem solving in the treatment rooms. 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.
Kirsteen 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, treatment and rehabilitation of racket sport injuries, and in paediatric and adolescent musculoskeletal disorders having attended 2 courses recently to update this, one working in combination with podiatrists. Our podiatrist Emma Bryce also attended this and Kirsteen and Emma can work together to benefit our younger patients.
Kirsty graduated in 1991 from GCU (BSc Physiotherapy) having 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. She has a wealth of experience treating a wide range of conditions.
Kirsty is one of 2 physios at the Clinic that specialise in treating patients with dizziness and vestibular disorders. This can often respond very quickly with correct diagnosis and treatment.
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.
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.
As well as previous experience in the NHS and tutoring in sports massage he has also provided physio cover at the Institute of Sport in Stirling.
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 focused on various ultra distance events. In 2013 he represented Great Britain in the World Ultra Trail Championships.
Rob joined the Physiofocus team in January 2015 having working for several years in Orthopaedics in Aberdeen following completion of an MSc Physiotherapy in 2007. Since then he has worked in a variety of clinical settings. He has a BSc (Hons) Degree in Podiatry and is qualified in Acupuncture, Pilates and Fitness for Work Assessments. Rob has provided physiotherapy for the Scottish Institute of Sport and has worked with elite level athletes across a range of sports. He lectures to Physiotherapy students on the MSc (pre-reg) program and has been a clinical educator to Physiotherapy students on work placements. His particular area of interest is in post-op rehabilitation and those suffering from acute sporting injuries.
Rob has been involved in sporting endeavors for all of his adult life and spent 11 winters as a ski/snowboard coach and instructor trainer all over the world. He has competed in multi-day adventure races, marathons and ultra marathons, various road and mountain bike events and also enjoys a variety of other mountain sports, which includes being an active member of the Ochils Mountain Rescue Team. Rob brings his passion for sport and adventure to the clinical setting and a desire to help people achieve their best in their own athletic endeavors. He also loves to talk about your latest adventure and is more than happy to pass on what he has learnt from his own experiences.
Alex graduated in 2016 from Northumbria University (BSc. Hons Physiotherapy) and holds a Diploma in Sports Massage. Alex has previously worked in the NHS, completing rotations in paediatrics, MSK outpatients and her on-call training.
Alex has been serving as an Army Reservist since 2012, previously as a Combat Medic but commissioning in February 2019 as an Army Officer to fulfill the role of Troop Commander and physiotherapist for her Regiment.
She is also an outdoor enthusiast and enjoys any spare time in the outdoors, regardless of the weather! Alex was previously part of the Yorkshire Dales Cross Country Ski Club (YDCCSC) and British Nordic Development Squad (BNDS), regularly training and competing in rollerskiing, including British Championships in 2011.
Our reception team are the key to everything running smoothly and a voice being at the end of the phone instead of an answering machine! Alison Davidson is the practice manager who ensures we have enough physio cover each week and calmly keeps everything working.
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.
Hazel joined Physiofocus in 2019 following a career in administration having spent over 20 years as a Director’s P.A. within the construction/surveying sector. She enjoys the buzz of our busy reception area and the interaction with our patients; getting to know them and making them feel at ease.
Hazel is involved in a number of children’s clubs and church/community projects.
In her spare time she enjoys walking, running and generally keeping fit.