Our physiotherapists Ross and Alison can provide a wide range of treatments to help people get better after an injury or orthopaedic surgery. Injuries can happen for all sorts of reasons including sport, work or every day life. Their aim is to restore function so that you can get back to doing the things that you enjoy. Ross and Alison use a variety of hands on techniques to decrease pain and get things moving better. These techniques will give you the best possible start to your treatment. They will also teach you exercises and stretches to fix the presenting problem and stop it from coming back again.
Meet the physios
BSc Physiotherapy / HCPC CSP
Ross loves being a physiotherapist and enjoys the challenge of helping a patient return to sport or eliminating someone's pain for good. He loves dealing with patients who have been unable to fix an injury previously. His main interests are lower limb biomechanics and gait analysis. Ross studied and worked in New Zealand before returning home to Shetland in 2011. During his experience he has treated many high level athletes including New Zealand, Scotland and Shetland representatives in various sports. Ross was one of the physiotherapists for the men and women's hockey in the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games. He was also the lead physiotherapist for the Shetland team at the 2015 NatWest Island Games.
Bsc Physiotherapy / Masters Physiotherapy / HCPC CSP
Alison’s biomechanical approach to the body helps her to carefully assess a patient and find out why they have not been able to get rid of their pain for good. She combines physiotherapy, Pilates and correct movement education to decrease pain or fix an injury.
Alison graduated in 2010 with a Bsc (Physiotherapy) from Glasgow Caledonian University. She also completed a Masters in Physiotherapy in 2012. Prior to beginning working at Injury Shetland she worked for the NHS in the Western Isles and helped with the rehabilitation of many patients following orthopaedic surgery. Alison was one of the physiotherapists for the Shetland team at the 2015 NatWest Island Games.
What to expect
The main focus of this session is to get a clear idea of what is going on with your injury. Ross or Alison will take a detailed history of your injury and then do a full assessment to ensure their initial diagnosis is correct. Once the nature of the problem has been determined, they will work with you to establish a suitable treatment plan. By working together, they can make sure the plan suits your time and budget commitments. If required, they will do some hands-on treatment and then teach you the appropriate exercises or give you advice on how to reduce pain. This session will last 1 hour.
To ensure your recovery starts in the best way, we ideally want to see you again as soon as possible after your initial assessment. We will explain the treatment plan which will tell you how many sessions we recommend and the expected outcome of your treatment. Session two and any subsequent sessions required will be 30 minutes long.
Physiotherapy and professional recognition.
Physiotherapists must be registered with the Health and Care Professionals Council which helps to protect the public by making sure their therapist is safe to practice. Most physiotherapists are also registered with the Chartered Society of Physiotherapists which makes sure that they are insured to practice and to keep them up to date with current research.