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.
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.
- 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.
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
- BSc (Hons) Anatomy
- BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy
Jennifer Butler, Chartered Physiotherapist, 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.
Massage, Taping & Strapping, Acupuncture, APPI Pilates, Joint Mobilisations, Exercise Prescription, Sports Injuries Rehab and Prevention.
Areas of Interest
Pilates, Runners Analysis
- MSc Physiotherapy
- BSc Sports Biomedicine
Marianne Adams, 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.
Exercise Rehabilitation, Soft Tissue Massage, Core Stability, Education, Taping & Strapping Techniques
Areas of Interest
Orthopaedics, Low Back Pain, Sporting Injuries, Lower Limb Injuries
- BSc (Hons) Physical Education
Victoria Michaud, Chartered Physiotherapist, HCPC Registered
Victoria received her first degree from the University of Alberta in Canada, achieving honors in a BSc in Physical Education focusing in the stream of Kinesiology and Issues in Sport. During this time she worked as a sport event manager for the university’s basketball and volleyball teams, as well as a Physio Assistant in a private physiotherapy clinic. Afterwards Victoria traveled to Scotland to complete her MSc in Physiotherapy in 2017, at Glasgow Caledonian University. She has practical experience in treating musculoskeletal conditions, neuro-rehabilitation, and respiratory therapy. During this time, she continued to work with sports’ team in the capacity of a Pitch Side First Aider and shadowing Physiotherapists for rugby teams, including GHK in Glasgow and WD in Coatbridge. Since graduating, Victoria has gained experience on an Orthopaedics ward acutely treating a variety of conditions, like hip and knee replacements. However, she enjoys in the diversity and hands-on approach the clinic provides. Victoria enjoys helping patients reach their goals, whether it’s to return to sport or better manage activities of daily living.
Strengthen and conditioning, sport massage, pilates, dry needling, Ktape, strapping, exercise prescription, spine and joint mobilisations
Areas of Interest
Orthopaedics, women health, whiplash, lower back pain, bariatrics, elderly populations.
- BSc Physiotherapy
Rachel McFarlane, Chartered Physiotherapist, HCPC Registered
Rachel qualified from Glasgow Caledonian University with a 2.1 in Bsc Physiotherapy. Throughout her degree she gained experience in paediatrics, respiratory, neurological and musculoskeletal settings. These diverse experiences highlighted Rachel’s interest in the musculoskeletal specialism and private practice. In her final year at university, Rachel provided physiotherapy support to Port Glasgow Junior F.C and is continuing to work with the club, alongside being part of the Physioflexx team. She will continue to enhance her skills and knowledge by continually taking part in professional development. Due to her personal interest in football and fitness, Rachel is particularly interested in injuries which can occur as a result of taking part in these activities and enjoys treating and providing rehabilitation to these clients. Rachel strives to provide the highest level of client-centred care for all her patients and aims to work with every patient to determine the most effective interventions and goals for them.
- BSc Hons Physiotherapy
- Diploma Health Sciences
Rachel Hunter, Physiotherapist
Rachel comes from Co. Donegal Ireland. She completed a two year Health sciences diploma in Co. Derry and then went on and achieved a 2:1 in BSc Hons Physiotherapy in Glasgow Caledonian University in 2017. Since graduating Rachel has been working in a private MSK clinic back home in Donegal. Here, she has diagnosed and treated an array of MSK conditions not only within the clinic but also in the community. Rachel has also instructed matwork Pilates classes to different levels to both the public and patients. Whilst studying Rachel played a big part in the Ladies Glasgow Caledonian Gaelic team. Not only was she a member but she also was their pitch side first-aider. Over the last year she continued to work with under age, minor and senior Gaelic football teams back home. Rachel understands the importance of CPD so during her time studying she completed kinesiology taping, pitch side first aid, sports massage and a leadership programme. Since graduating she has continued to update her skills through completing trigger point dry needling, APPI matwork pilates and various in-services continuously updating her evidence based practice. Rachel thrives in delivering the best treatment that she can through hands on techniques, exercise prescription & educating the patient on both diagnosis and self management.
Kinesiology tape, sports massage, exercise prescription
Areas of Interest
Trigger point dry needling, APPI matwork pilates.
Diane Chalmers, Physiotherapist
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- Master of Physiotherapy
- BSc (Exercise & Health)
- BSc (Exercise Rehabilitation)
- Level 1 Strength & Conditioning Coach
Jesse Coad, Physiotherapist
Jesse has completed Bachelor’s degrees in Exercise & Health Science, and Exercise Rehabilitation at the University of Western Australia, and achieved a Master of Physiotherapy degree at Curtin University in 2016. Jesse is passionate about musculoskeletal physiotherapy practise, sport, and exercise. He has a specific interest in the management of acute sporting injuries, tendinopathy, biomechanical issues, injury prevention, and the management of adolescent athletes.
Jesse has spent several years working with sporting clubs in Australia, with the majority of his time being spent with football and rugby union teams. Notably, he worked with the Perth Glory National Premier League Youth Academy, assisting with the training and management of elite junior athletes.
Jesse has a keen interest in strength and conditioning for any sport, but he has a personal interest in running, cycling, weightlifting, and powerlifting. As an accredited Australian Strength & Conditioning Association Coach, Jesse is highly passionate about exercise and health, and is always eager to share his passion by providing education, technical advice, and expertise to clients.
Outside of physiotherapy; Jesse enjoys travel, coffee, history & philosophy, and cooking, He is also an Australian Football League tragic.
Jesse is proficient in spinal mobilisation and manipulation, dry needling, rigid & dynamic tape application, acute sports injury treatment & rehabilitation, athletic workload management and periodisation, exercise programming for injury prevention, and thermoplastic splinting – specifically for sporting hand injuries.
Areas of Interest
Musculoskeletal physiotherapy (particularly knee, shoulder, and ankle injuries), upper limb trauma, sporting hand injuries, weightlifting biomechanics, lower back pain, and strength & conditioning for competitive athletes.
- 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.
Sports injuries, lower limb injuries, Musculoskeletal dysfunction, Spinal Cord injuries, Neurological conditions (Stroke, MS, Charcot-Marie-Tooth).
Areas of Interest
Orthotics, Biomechanics, Diagnostic MSK conditions and Gait Analysis.