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About Us

Physioflexx provide a professional and experienced physiotherapy service in Ayrshire. Our Physiotherapists are highly qualified and are CSP and HCPC registered. Please find below a short profile of each of our Ayrshire Physiotherapists.


Our Mission

At Physioflexx our main aim is to provide the highest standard of patient care for all of our patients at all times. We provide a professional infrastructure and environment to aid patient pathway to recovery.

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Qualifications:
  • MSc Rehabilitation Science (Pre-registration Physiotherapy)
  • BSc (Hons) Sport & Exercise Science

Kate Alexander, Chartered Physiotherapist, HCPC Registered

Kate gained her first degree at The Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen achieving a 2:1 in Sport & Exercise Science. She then studied Physiotherapy at the Glasgow Caledonian University graduating in 2010. Kate has specialised in musculoskeletal physiotherapy. Interests include sports injuries, orthopaedic conditions, chronic low back pain, hip pain, neck and shoulder pain. At the beginning of her career she worked within sport assisting at Hamilton Academicals Football Club, Cartha Queens Rugby Club and Ayrshire Swim Team. More recently her time has been invested into developing and growing the services available at Physioflexx. Kate utilises advanced manual therapy skills alongside self-management tools and exercise prescription to ensure the patient makes an optimal recovery. Kate appreciates the effects that trauma can have on an individual mentally and physically which allows her to empathise with patients and ensures that she works on the basis of shared goals. She consistently strives to provide a high quality service with accurate diagnosis and treatment. To keep up-to-date with clinical evidence and physiotherapy skills, Kate has attended numerous professional development courses including kinesiology taping, electrotherapy for healing, advanced soft tissue massage, acupuncture, dry needling, spinal manipulations and the APPI training for Pilates. Kate has a strong interest in keeping fit and enjoys going to the gym alongside setting challenges such as running half marathons.
Skill Base

Advanced Massage Therapy, Spinal Manipulation & Joint Mobilisation, Muscle Energy Techniques, Trigger Point Therapy, Kinesiology Taping, Core Stability Training, Antenatal and Postnatal Therapy, Acupuncture & Dry Needling.


Areas of Interest

Low Back Pain, Hip Pathology, Neck and Shoulder Injuries, Runner Injuries

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Qualifications:
  • MSc Rehabilitation Science (Pre-registration Physiotherapy)
  • BSc (Hons) Physiology,Sport Science and Nutrition

Kelly McLaughlin, Chartered Physioterapist, HCPC Registered

Kelly gained her first degree at Glasgow University in Physiology, Sports Science & Nutrition and then went on to complete her Physiotherapy training at Glasgow Caledonian University, specialising in paediatrics, low back pain, sports injuries, hip pathologies, advanced massage and manual physiotherapy. She has had vast experience working in football as part of the medical team at a leading Scottish Premier League football club and at National level with the Scottish Women’s team. This gives her expert knowledge of what is necessary to participate at an exceptionally high sporting standard. Kelly has worked in private practice for 7 years which has allowed her to grow her personal development and gain strong interests in chronic low back pain, musculoskeletal disorders in pregnancy, paediatric conditions and common running injuries. She provides a professional injury management programme which includes postural care, core stabilising and preventative therapy to target the underlying cause of your pain. Kelly continually develops her physiotherapy skills in order to provide every individual with the best treatment possible.
Skill Base

Advanced Massage Therapy, Spinal Manipulation & Joint Mobilisation, Muscle Energy Techniques, Trigger Point Therapy, Kinesiology Taping, Core Stability Training, Antenatal and Postnatal Therapy, Acupuncture & Dry needling.


Areas of Interest

Paediatrics, Sports injuries, Orthopaedics, Back pain, Hip pain, Women’s Health

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Qualifications:
  • BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy

Ashley Barr, Chartered Physiotherapist, HCPC Registered

Ashley gained her 2:1 degree in Physiotherapy from Glasgow Caledonian University and has continually gained experience in a variety of physiotherapy areas throughout her time as a qualified physiotherapist. These areas include respiratory, orthopaedic, vascular and musculoskeletal physiotherapy, with experience gained from previous employment within the NHS. Ashley has a very keen interest in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy and has gained experience through working with several junior football teams; working with Ayr United Football Club and continuing to work with Celtic Football Club. Of particular interest to Ashley are sporting injuries, women’s health, core stability problems and low back pain. To continue to gain valuable knowledge and develop new skills through CPD, Ashley has also gained a Diploma in Sports Massage, certification in taping & strapping techniques and continually carries out reflective activities to improve her practice. Ashley strives on patient satisfaction and believes that a hands-on approach, followed up by exercise prescription and education enables patients to gain a positive outcome, as well as reach their specific goals. On top of the skills base Ashley already possesses, she is extremely keen to add to this and has recently completed a course in APPI Pilates level one and Acupuncture.
Skill Base
Spinal and joint mobilisations; Advanced massage therapy; Muscle energy techniques; Trigger point therapy; APPI Pilates; Acupuncture; Taping & strapping techniques, Exercise prescription.
Areas of Interest
Pilates, Lower Limb Injuries, Back Pain
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Qualifications
  • MSc Physiotherapy
  • BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Science

Gillian Stewart, Chartered Physiotherapist, HCPC Registered

Gillian achieved her BSc degree in sport and exercise science at Edinburgh Napier University. Gillian then went on to complete her MSc in Physiotherapy at Caledonian University. Gillian has a very keen interest in musculoskeletal Physiotherapy and has gain experience working as a autonomous physiotherapist in an outpatients clinic since graduating. Gillian has also been involved as a first aid for GHA rugby club and work as a personal trainer in the past enhancing her experience and interest in sports related injuries and musculoskeletal issues. Gillian's aim is to continue to work in the MSK sector gaining as much experience and knowledge as she can developing her skills through CPD activities/courses. Gillian believes in a patient centered care approach with a mix of hands on Physiotherapy and exercise prescription to help achieve patient goals.
Skill Base

Sports massage, exercise rehabilitation, pediatric conditions


Areas of Interest

Musculoskeletal

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Qualifications:
  • BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy - First Class
  • Level 3 Sports Massage Diploma
  • Level 2 UKSCA - Weightlifting for Sports Performance
  • Level 2 UKSCA - Plyometrics, Speed and Agility
  • Level 2 UKSCA - Planning Effective Programmes

Ryan Barr, Chartered Physiotherapist, HCPC Registered

Ryan graduated from Glasgow Caledonian University with a First Class BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy degree in June 2016, whilst also winning the Elsevier prize for Top Dissertation Project. During his time at university, he gained experience in both amateur and professional football working with Knockentiber Amateurs and most recently Rangers FC, where he continues to work as a part time academy physiotherapist. Ryan has also worked as a self employed sports massage therapist and has gained Level 2 United Kingdom Strength and Conditioning Association qualifications. His main interests lie in treating a host of musculoskeletal conditions, such as low back pain and sports injuries. The approach he takes towards Physiotherapy is based upon sound clinical reasoning and involves looking at the body as a whole functional unit. Where appropriate he likes to incorporate the principles of both strength and conditioning and manual therapy. The aim of this is to provide a patient centered, goal orientated rehabilitation process that reduces pain fast and keeps it away. This approach benefits everyone from the desk worker to the athlete.
Skill Base
Physiotherapy, Strength and Conditioning, Sports Massage, Sports Taping, Movement Impairments
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Anna Lord, Chartered Physiotherapist, HCPC Registered

Anna studied Physiology at the University of Glasgow and then went on to complete her Physiotherapy training at the Glasgow Caledonian University. Anna is one of our part-time therapists covering clinical hours on a Thursday evening in Prestwick. Anna currently works full time as a rotational physiotherapist within the NHS. This role has helped her gain valuable experience treating a variety of conditions including sports injuries, chronic pain, back pain, vestibular disorders and orthopaedic rehabilitation. This experience allows Anna to take a holistic approach to assessment and treatment working towards the best route for your recovery.
Skill Base

Sports massage, exercise rehabilitation, pediatric conditions


Areas of Interest
Preventative therapies, pain management, lower back pain, neurological conditions, orthopaedics
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Qualifications:
  • BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy

Ben McCaughey, Chartered Physioterapist, HCPC Registered

Ben is one of our part-time physiotherapists. Ben gained his degree at Glasgow Caledonian University and has gained experience in various areas of physiotherapy. Ben has always had a keen interest in musculoskeletal physiotherapy and has had the opportunity to work alongside physiotherapists in Hampden park and other private settings. Ben has also worked with semi- professional athletes as a first team football physiotherapist at junior level and has gained other valuable experience within the private medical insurance industry. Ben is highly enthusiastic about continuous personal development and has attended courses on sports injury taping, Kinesiology taping, Explaining Pain and Society of Orthopaedic Medicine courses. Ben believes in a combination of hands-on physiotherapy with good education and exercise advice to achieve the best outcomes for his patients.
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Qualifications:
  • BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy

Linsey Spence, Chartered Physiotherapist, HCPC Registered

Linsey works part time at Physioflexx and is based at the Whitecraigs Clinic on Mondays and Fridays and at Stewarton for a Wednesday evening clinic. She qualified as a Physiotherapist from The Robert Gordon University in 2008 and initially completed rotations in the NHS. Linsey specialised in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy in 2011 and had the opportunity to work with elite gymnasts during the 2014 Commonwealth Games. She uses a broad range of skills to treat her clients, evaluating their individual needs and working together to achieve their goals. She believes the combination of manual therapy and self management optimises a quick return to function and long term prevention of injuries.

Linsey is passionate about Physiotherapy and continually strives to be the best therapist she can be. Continuous professional development is very important and she has completed many Post-Graduate courses including electrotherapy, kinesiology taping, acupuncture, soft tissue skills, pelvic girdle pain, running injuries and shoulder dysfunction.

Skill Base
Musculoskeletal; Advanced Massage Therapy; Electrotherapy; Soft Tissue Skills; Exercise Prescription.
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Qualifications:
  • BSc (Hons) Anatomy
  • BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy

Jennifer Butler, Chartered Physioterapist, HCPC Registered

Jennifer graduated with Honours in Anatomy in 2003 from the University of Glasgow, and went on to study Physiotherapy at Caledonian University, graduating with First Class Honours in 2011. She was awarded the Elsevier Prize for 2nd Top Overall Student. Throughout university she studied orthopaedic, neurological, respiratory and paediatric physiotherapy before focusing on musculoskeletal. After working in her own private practice in Glasgow for 5 years, enjoying experience at home and abroad with the Scottish Football Association, Kilmarnock Football Club and Rangers Ladies F.C., Jennifer has now joined the team at Physioflexx in Ayrshire. She specialises in musculoskeletal physiotherapy, sports injury rehabilitation and the treatment of chronic low back pain. Jennifer has completed her National Sports First Aid at Hampden, Acupuncture and Pilates qualifications, as well as various course on the knee, taping, strapping and massage. With Jennifer, you'll receive the highest quality of patient-centred, evidence-based care, learn how to self-manage your condition and have the peace of mind that you're in the best hands.


Skill Base

Massage, Taping & Strapping, Acupuncture, APPI Pilates, Joint Mobilisations, Exercise Prescription, Sports Injuries Rehab and Prevention.


Areas of Interest
Pilates, Running (beginner's level!)
Qualifications:
  • BSc (Hons) Prosthetics and Orthotics

John Anderson, Orthotics

John gained his first degree from the University of Glasgow in Psychology and went on to complete a further degree in Prosthetics and Orthotics at the University of Strathclyde. His specialist interests include orthotic treatment of the lower limb, biomechanics and traumatic spinal injuries. He has gained experience working within the NHS in England and Scotland for several years, treating a complex case load including musculoskeletal, arthritic, neurological and diabetic conditions. He is extensively trained in mechanics, material science, gait analysis along with anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology. This allows him to provide engineering solutions and gait analysis to patients with problems of neuromuscular and skeletal system problems. John is the current Chair of the Prosthetics and Orthotics National Education for Scotland group and member of the British Association of Prosthetists and Orthotists Education committee.
Areas of Interest
Sports injuries, lower limb injuries, Musculoskeletal dysfunction, Spinal Cord injuries, Neurological conditions (Stroke, MS, Charcot-Marie-Tooth).
Skill Base
Orthotics, Biomechanics, Diagnostic MSK conditions and Gait Analysis.

Fiona Wallace, Practice Manager

Fiona joined the company in April 2016 as our Practice Manager. Fiona is responsible for the smooth running of all four clinics, focusing on customer service, appointment maximisation, analytical statistics and marketing of our clinics. Fiona brings with her over 15 years of administrative management experience gained both in the Public and Private Sectors. Fiona is committed to her personal development and is always keen to develop her skills. Fiona previously studied Social Sciences and is also qualified in Swedish massage with electrical therapies. Outside of work Fiona enjoys spending time with her young family.

Julie McEwan, Reception & Administration

Julie is our receptionist and administrator based in our Prestwick and Stewarton clinics. Julies main role is to ensure that our patients are properly attended to when visiting our clinics, making sure that appointment times are suitable for our patients and providing a first point of contact for our patients.