Sports Injury & Physiotherapy Clinic

Heather qualified in London with a Graduate Diploma in Physiotherapy in 1983 and quickly found her niche in musculoskeletal and Sports physiotherapy.

She developed her practice working for the NHS and then spent many years working for the Army before opening her own private practice which she grew and expanded over 16 years. In 2017 she moved to Scotland where she has worked with MacFarlane Physiotherapy since her arrival.

She retired as an Army Reservist in February 2023 having served for over 19 years. She served alongside other deployed medical personnel in operations in Iraq and on field hospital exercises. She was attending physiotherapist for the British and Army Nordic ski championships for several years running.

A keen amateur sports woman Heather initially started as a club and district hockey player. She is a mountain leader and ski instructor. Heather’s spare time is spent road, gravel and cross-country cycling, back country ski touring, recreational running, and mountain walking. Her passion for sport provides an understanding of training requirements and injuries related to those involved in the sports arena from elite athletes to recreational participants and all those in-between.

Heather’s ethos is that every patient is an individual with differing needs. Her many years of experience is underpinned by a sound training, continuing updating of professional development and application of practice. Thorough assessment of each patient, understanding of the causes of injury and appropriate and targeted treatment leads to tailored approach for every individual. She explains her reasoning on the anatomy of the injury, treatment of choice and rehabilitation goals. An understanding of patient expectations from treatment, whether to return to high level competitive sport, be able to garden or walk the dog or hill walk at the weekends is key.

Therapist Qualifications

 Bachelor of Physiotherapy (B.Physt)
 Member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapists Registration: 041893
 Member of the Health & Care Professions Council Registration: PH30867

Pre-Season fitness training for skiing