MEET OUR PHYSIOTHERAPISTS
Senior Chartered Physiotherapist MCSP HCPC MSc
Seonaid graduated in Edinburgh in 1991 and after four years working in Scotland headed off to work in Australia and New Zealand. She travelled extensively for two years working in private practices, hospitals and with sports teams. In 1996 Seonaid started working in the physio dept at the Australian Institute of Sport in Canberra where she went on to complete her Masters graduating in 1999 from AIS/UC with MSc Sports Physio with distinction.
Seonaid returned to Bridge of Allan and opened Physiofocus in 1999 where she has worked ever since. Seonaid has 30 years multi sport experience with Olympics, GB Para- Olympics, Commonwealth Games and International Rugby.
Seonaid is excited about the clinic recent move to Bridge of Allan. She is passionate about her job and is never happier than when chatting to patients in reception and problem solving in the treatment rooms. Seonaid has specialised in groin/hip pain, headaches and treating patients undergoing treatment for cancer.
Senior Chartered Physiotherapist BSc MSc MCSP HCPC
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.
Senior Chartered Physiotherapist BSc MCSP HCPC
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.
Senior Chartered Physiotherapist BSc MSc MCSP HCPC AACP
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.
Senior Chartered Physiotherapist BSc MSc MCSP HCPC APPI ACPOHE AACP
Rob completed an MSc Physiotherapy in 2007 and since then has worked in a variety of clinical settings. He joined Physiofocus full-time in January 2015. He also has a BSc(Hon) degree in Podiatry and is qualified in Acupuncture. Robs main areas of professional interest are in post-surgical rehabilitation and acute sporting injuries. He has worked with athletes from amateurs to Olympians in various sports and has worked for the Scottish Institute of Sport.
Rob is a keen cyclist, runner and skier and has completed various ultramarathons, multisport races and cycling events. He brings his own passion for sport to the clinical setting and a desire to help people achieve their best in their own athletic endeavours.
Senior Chartered Physiotherapist BSc MCSP HCPC
Susan qualified from GCU (MSc Rehab Science/Physio) in 2010 following her BSc in Sports Biomedicine from Dundee University.
Susan enjoys treating a variety of musculoskeletal issues and sporting injuries.
She has also worked with Stirling County RFC, the Scottish Women’s Volleyball team, as well as providing cover for the Scottish Institute of Sport.
In her spare time she enjoys cross country mountain biking and running as well as spending time with her family and two dogs.
Chartered Physiotherapist BSc MCSP HCPC
Stefan graduated from GCU (MSc Physiotherapy) in 2019 and started working for Physio Focus at the start of 2020. He started his education in Newfoundland, Canada, where he completed an undergraduate degree in Physical Education and was an active member of the Canadian Society of Exercise Physiology.
During his undergraduate degree, he worked as a Strength and Conditioning coach and an Athletic Therapist at the varsity level, and following graduation started work for the Canadian Armed Forces as a Physical Exercise Specialist rehabilitating the injured and ill. Throughout his Masters degree, he worked with Patrick Thistle FC as a student Physiotherapist and rotated through various NHS clinics in the Greater Glasgow and Clyde area. During his dissertation, Stefan was involved in research and learned how drastically pain can differ from person to person depending on their physical, psychological and social circumstances.
Although his days of competitive ice hockey are over, he still enjoys staying active with cycling, hiking, camping and weight training. Like most Canadians, he does enjoy maple syrup, baking, and believes in “everything in moderation, including moderation”.”
MEET OUR ADMIN TEAM
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 is the practice manager who ensures we have enough physio cover each week and calmly keeps everything working.
Alison is a keen golfer in her spare time.
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.
Jackie joined Physio Focus in January 2020 following a career in the Catering Industry, Local Authority and worked most recently in the Sales sector for the past 15 years.
She is enjoying working on the reception area in Physiofocus and is finding it a new and challenging experience. She is loving meeting up with all the clients and getting to know them.
During her spare time she loves socialising with family and friends and will happily spend every week end on the golf course!