The Better Physiotherapy team
Bsc Hons Physiotherapist
PGDip Musculoskeletal Management, MCSP, MMACP
David is a specialist musculoskeletal, sports and occupational health physiotherapist with other 15 years’ experience in a broad range of settings. His most recent sporting involvement has included working with Hibernian 1st team, and travelling across Europe and New Zealand acting as the Scottish U20s rugby team physiotherapist. He has also recently worked regularly with large organisations such as Edinburgh Council, Police Scotland and Scot Rail to provide occupational health physiotherapy.
David regularly keeps up to date with current evidence based treatment and advances in the field. He is currently studying towards a Masters in Musculoskeletal Management and has recently been accepted as a member of the Musculoskeletal Association of Chartered Physiotherapists.
David has previously worked with Scottish Rugby in various roles including full time with Edinburgh Rugby. He has also worked with Edinburgh University, Heriot Watt University, Royal Mail, Scottish Power, Scottish Gas, Scottish Ambulance service, and NHS Lothians
Alex has vast experience in personal training and has recently added to this strong foundation by completing his Masters in Physiotherapy. His has a passion for health and fitness, and this motivation is used to support his clients.
Alex was a professional football player from the age of 16 for 3 years. It was through football where he discovered his interest in the fitness and training world.
Alex continually strives to develop himself through ongoing learning and attending various seminars. Keeping up with the latest research is the basis behind his training and treatment for his clients.
For an average size male (5 foot 8, don’t let anyone tell you differently), Alex enjoys lifting, carrying and throwing heavy things. These are all activities usually done for short durations, though he has been known to walk to the top of Machu Picchu mountain if needs must.
When not improving people’s health one single leg kettlebell snatch at a time, Alex likes nothing more than being in Sweden, his mother’s native country, chopping wood and lifting cows.
Msc Physiotherapist, Msc Applied Sports Science, MCSP, REPS level 3 Advanced Personal trainer, Precision Nutrition Level 2 Nutrition Coach, UKSCA Level 2 Weightlifting coach
As a Personal Trainer and Physiotherapist, Stuart has spent over ten years actively working to encourage physical activity among different demographics and helping people recovering from injury. His diverse experience has included both introducing stroke survivors to exercise, and helping Hearts FC academy players recovery from injury and achieve their goals in sporting competitions.
Last year Stuart became the only ARNI Stroke Survivor trainer in Edinburgh, a charity set up to offer support to stroke survivors with physical and mental health issues once they are discharged from the NHS.
Outside of the gym, he likes to stay active and have fun. He’s often been involved in various endurance challenges over the years, most notably the Exmouth Half Ironman and the Pembrokeshire Ironman in Wales.
Bsc Hons Sports and Exercise Science, Diploma in Sports Massage Level 3
Kymme is a sports massage therapist originally from Peebles, but now living in Galashiels. She studied at Edinburgh Napier University and graduated in 2015 with BSc (Hons) Sports and Exercise Science (sports injuries) and Dip Sports Massage. Since graduating she has gained vast experience working in local private clinics and with the local rugby team in Peebles where she enjoyed 6 seasons as a dedicated and valued member of the medical team. She has also worked at many other sporting events such as Tour o' the Borders road race, Glentress seven, Tweedlove Enduro, King and Queen of the hill, Durty Triathlon and many equestrian events.
She is a keen equestrian lucky enough to own her own horse- Buzz! Together they enjoy showjumping and are hoping to get started in Eventing. Buzz came to me her with a tendon injury following racing which she has rehabbed and brought back to full fitness. He too loves a good massage!!!