Physio in Ayrshire can be provided to you by Physioflexx. We offer a professional service that focuses on you. 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.
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.
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, womans health, 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. Kate enjoys leading 5 Physio-led Pilates classes per week within the clinic and believes the importance of this exercise mode to aid recovery. 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.
MSc Rehabilitation Science (Pre-registration Physiotherapy) BSc (Hons) Sport & Exercise Science
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.
Low Back Pain Hip Pathology Neck and Shoulder Injuries Runner Injuries Womans Health
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.
BSc (Hons) Anatomy BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy
Massage, Taping & Strapping, Acupuncture, APPI Pilates, Joint Mobilisations, Exercise Prescription, Sports Injuries Rehab and Prevention.
Pilates, Runners Analysis
Samar had her bachelor’s degree from Cairo University in Egypt in 2011. She worked there for a couple of years and undertook her acupuncture course. She moved to the Gulf to work as a Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist till 2020. During this time she studied and gained further qualifications including her Orthopaedic Manual Therapy certificate from Curtin University Australia, mastering the art of taping (Kinesiology and McConnel tape) and learned manual techniques for back problems. She also has an Osteopathy qualification in basic Osteopathic techniques and visceral manipulation. Samar then arrived in Scotland to complete her master’s degree from Glasgow Caledonian University in musculoskeletal physiotherapy. This allowed her to gain more knowledge on patient centred care and mechanisms of pain perception. Samar has worked in neuro-rehab, post-operative knee and hip replacements and sports rehab protocols with an overall physiotherapy experience of 10 years.
BSc Physiotherapy, MSc Physiotherapy, Orthopaedic Manual Therapy
Mulligan techniques, Osteopathy (basic and visceral), K-Taping, McConnel taping, Dry-needling, Acupuncture, Shockwave therapy
Orthopaedic Post Operative Care, Neurological Low Back Pain, Knee Pathology, Rotator Cuff and Frozen Shoulder
Ryan completed a BSc (Hons) degree in Sport Science at Strathclyde University, graduating and achieving a 2:1 in 2017 before going on to complete his MSc in Physiotherapy at Glasgow Caledonian University, graduating in early 2021. During his MSc he gained a wide range of experience working within paediatrics, orthopaedics, musculoskeletal, respiratory, and elderly rehabilitation. Ryan has a keen interest in strength and conditioning, having been involved with CrossFit for the last 8 years and gained his Level 1 Coaching certificate in 2016. Since then he has worked in various gyms across Glasgow and Ayrshire, ensuring his clients move efficiently and maximise their fitness capabilities. With Ryan’s expertises in this field he was the leader in developing the strength and conditioning classes we run here at Physioflexx. His background throughout youth was in tennis, playing at a high level all over the UK. This took him into the gym at an early age and that is where the love for strength & conditioning began. With being introduced to the world of CrossFit and seeing the attraction of varied workouts, he quickly improved his performance on the court. Ryan really enjoys working with people in a small group environment. He feels it is more personable, and can really focus on efficient movement and technique. Combined with his Physiotherapy skills, consistently being patient-centred and evidence-based, he loves to see people work from an injury back to what they love doing. If Ryan is not on the tennis court, he is in the gym or more recently out running our streets.
BSc (Hons) Sport Science, MSc Physiotherapy, CrossFit Level 1 Coaching, LTA Level 1 Tennis Coaching, Strapping and taping
Sports Massage, Manual Therapy, Soft Tissue Release Techniques, Exercise Prescription, Sports Injury Rehab, Strength and Conditioning
Sports Injury and Rehab, Shoulder Pain, Low Back Pain, Lower Limb Injuries, Running-related Injuries, Strength and Conditioning
Craig completed a BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy degree from Glasgow Caledonian University achieving a 2:1. During his Physiotherapy degree, Craig carried out several placements including Medical Rehab, Orthopaedics, Care of the Elderly and Virtual Musculoskeletal. Additionally, Craig completed his Undergraduate Dissertation in the area of sports medicine where he investigated “How effective is relative rest on reducing pain in athletes with a lower limb tendinopathy.” While at University he completed a variety of CPD courses including sports massage, sports taping, fundamentals of kinesiology taping, pitchside first aid, FA concussion guidance and sudden cardiac arrest. Craig has completed the SportPromote Advanced Pitchside First aid and Trauma Management course. As well as completing these CPD courses he worked at Erskine Hospital as a care assistant providing patient centred care for ex-army veterans. Craig has also worked with Rangers and Stirling University Football Club with the Men’s First team in the Scottish Football Lowland league and the Women’s First team in SWPL2. Alongside the clinic Craig continues to work within Football. Craig is also a distance runner for Kilbarchan Amateur Athletic Club where he has previously participated in 800m, 1500m, 3000m and cross country running.
BSc (Hons) Sports Science MSc Physiotherapy Level 3 Diploma Sports Massage
Manual Therapy, Sports Massage, Soft Tissue Release, Joint Mobilisations, Tailored Exercise Prescription, Sports Injury Rehab
Sports Injury and Rehab, Orthopaedic Post-Operative Rehab, Lower Limb Injuries, Low Back Pain
Beinn completed an MPhys degree in Physiotherapy at Robert Gordon University graduating in 2022. During his degree he gained experience working within a range of specialties including musculoskeletal, orthopaedics, elderly, neurological and respiratory rehabilitation. He also gained a level 3 diploma in sports massage therapy and a qualification in Pitchside first aid. Beinn has continued to develop and consolidate his physiotherapy practise working within the NHS community rehabilitation and musculoskeletal teams since graduating. He has worked as a Physiotherapist within the highland football league delivering rehabilitation and sports massage. Beinn has a keen interest in Triathlon enjoying all things swimming, cycling and running and continued to compete in marathon and ironman events. He has a long-standing active interest in musculoskeletal physiotherapy having worked alongside NHS, Private and Sports MSK therapist as a student further enhanced by his time as an independent MSK practitioner in the NHS. He is excited to join the Physioflexx team and looks forward to supporting clients to achieve their individual goals.
MPhys Physiotherapy, Level 3 Diploma Sports Massage
Sports Massage, Soft Tissue Release Technique, Muscle Energy Techniques, Joint Mobilisations, Exercise Prescription
Sports Injury and Rehab, Shoulder Injuries, Lower Limb Injuries, Swimming, Cycling and Running Related Injuries, Strength and Conditioning
Nicole completed her BSc degree in Kinesiology at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in 2020 before she went on to complete her MSc in Physiotherapy at Glasgow Caledonian University. During her MSc she has gained experience working within a variety of areas such as respiratory, orthopaedics, community, and musculoskeletal rehabilitation. Nicole has always had an interest in sport, health and fitness, and rehabilitation. She gained a tennis scholarship which allowed her to train and compete in tennis alongside gaining her bachelors degree in the United States, and continued as a LTA Level 2 tennis coach whilst achieving her MSc. Nicole also does pitch side first aid for Hamilton Academical Football Club to allow her to gain experiences and skills in a variety of settings. Nicole intends to use her experiences, knowledge, and interests to help others better their physical function and recover from injury in a positive manner at Physioflexx. Nicole is motivated to provide patient-centred care using evidence-based practice, as well as expanding her knowledge and skills through continued professional development.
BSc Kinesiology, MSc Physiotherapy, Level 3 Extended Diploma Sports Massage
Manual Therapy, Sports Massage, Soft Tissue Release Techniques, Exercise Prescription, Sport Injury Rehab
Sports Injury and Rehab, Shoulder Pain, Low Back Pain, Lower Limb Injuries
Laura joined Physioflexx as an Administrator in November 2016 and has recently secured her new role as Practice Manager. Her determination for the smooth business operations of Physioflexx are clear to see from both team and the patients. She strives for doing the best for everyone and everything. Laura has previously studied HNC Counselling at Ayrshire College and worked as a Healthcare Assistant in a variety of settings before finding her passion here in Physioflexx. Laura actively liaises with leading Insurance Providers that we collaborate with and supports the administration team to ensure smooth delivery of all active roles. Laura is excited to be involved with the Flexx retreats as she has a passion for wellness and health. She will be taking a lead role in the organisation and delivery of our retreats. Laura will always welcome you into clinic with a warm smile on her face.
Sarah joined Physioflexx in March 2023 keen to find balance while continuing to work within the world of small business, something she is passionate about. Sarah has a Masters Degree in International Business and has a background in hospitality which serves her well when meeting and greeting patients in our clinics. Sarah is passionate about the wellness industry and truly appreciates the work that’s being done both in clinic and with retreat days to provide patients with a balanced, well-rounded approach to healing.