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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. Our team come from a diverse background and have specialised interest in various areas of musculoskeletal therapy. 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.

We provide 60 minutes for all initial assessments and 45 minutes for routine return treatments. This longer appointment time ensures that your injury/symptoms are discussed in detail and a full holistic treatment plan is implemented and executed to aid 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, Kinetic Chain Release, 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 8 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 Celtic Football Club. Of particular interest to Ashley are sporting injuries, women’s health, core stability issues 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 completed her Matwork APPI courses for Pilates 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 the Glasgow Caledonian University. Gillian has a very keen interest in musculoskeletal Physiotherapy and gained experience working as a autonomous physiotherapist in an outpatients clinic prior to working at Physioflexx. Gillian has also been involved as a first aider for the GHA rugby club and previously worked as a personal trainer. This enhanced her experience and interest in sports related injuries and musculoskeletal issues. Gillian's aim is to continue to work in the musculoskeletal sector gaining as much experience and knowledge as she can to develop her skills through continuous professional development. 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, kinetic chain release, APPI Matwork


Areas of Interest

Physio-led Pilates, Back pain, Myofascial Release Therapy

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Qualifications:
  • MSc Physiotherapy
  • BSc Sports Biomedicine

Marianne Alexander, Chartered Physiotherapist, HCPC Registered

Marianne gained her first degree at Dundee University achieving a 2.1 in Sports Biomedicine. She then went on to complete her Physiotherapy training at Queen Margaret University in Edinburgh, where she graduated with a Masters degree with Merit. Since then she has spent time working within the NHS in a various settings which has expanded her skills in a variety of areas. Additionally Marianne has worked with some sports teams such as Falkirk Rugby Club and Edinburgh University Sports. In doing so, she has learned to base her physiotherapy treatment around hands-on techniques as well as exercise prescription and advice. She enjoys the challenge of diagnosing injuries or conditions and using her knowledge and clinical evidence to facilitate optimal recovery. Marianne is a keen sports woman herself, having completed two marathons to date. Therefore, she can understand the importance of returning to sport and normal activities of daily life as quickly and smoothly as possible. The idea that she can work along-side her patients to achieve their goals and improve their quality of life is what motivates her.
Skill Base
Exercise Rehabilitation, Soft Tissue Massage, Core Stability, Education, Taping & Strapping Techniques
Areas of Interest
Orthopaedics, Low Back Pain, Sporting Injuries, Lower Limb Injuries
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Qualifications:
  • MSc Rehabilitation Science (Pre-registration Physiotherapy)
  • BA (Honours) in Kinesiology

Bo Lian Ho Sing, Chartered Physiotherapist, HCPC Registered

Bo Lian graduated with a BA in Kinesiology from The University of Western Ontario. During her studies she brought dance and exercise to children and older adults alike. She then went on to complete her MSc in Physiotherapy at Glasgow Caledonian University. Throughout her MSc Bo Lian gained experience in orthopaedic, respiratory, neurological and musculoskeletal physiotherapy in private and public sectors. Since then, she has created and delivered a functional yoga anatomy course for yoga teachers in training and co-lectures on yoga therapeutics. Bo Lian uses evidence-based practice for assessment and treatment, and strives to integrate new tools into her toolkit through professional development. Passionate about people meeting their potential, Bo Lian aims to provide the best patient-centered care by combining patient education, hands on skills, self-management techniques and exercise prescription so patients may work towards and accomplish their goals.
Skill Base

Sports massage, exercise rehabilitation, pediatric conditions


Areas of Interest
Low pack pain, Pilates, Women's Health
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Jack McGeachin, Massage Therapist

Jack is a final year Bsc (Hons) Physiotherapy student at Glasgow Caledonian University and fully qualified sports massage therapist. His keen interest in private sector manual therapy was inspired by a placement at Physioflexx in 2017, where, after working closely alongside the physiotherapists, he gained valuable experience in treating a wide range of conditions. This encouraged Jack to go on and successfully complete his level 3 Sports Massage Diploma. Jack works closely with each patient to tailor the treatment plan to the individual based on the person’s needs, lifestyle and goals. He enjoys encompassing a broad spectrum of manual therapy techniques such as: deep soft tissue massage, muscle energy techniques, trigger point therapy and deep soft tissue release. Jack believes it to be essential to compliment each treatment in clinic with sound advice to take home in order to deliver the highest quality care and to get that person to where they want to be.
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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.