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The Better Physiotherapy team

David Robertson

Clinic Director

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



David Holburn

Massage Therapist

David is a professional and experienced massage therapist who lives in Bonnyrigg with his wife and 2 young children. Originally from Edinburgh, they moved out of the city 5 years ago to facilitate a passion for outdoor pursuits and have not looked back. David and his family often spend their free time exploring the scenic walks on their doorstep in and around Midlothian. 

Since graduating from Edinburgh University in 2005 with a BA in Community Education, David has followed his passion to support others by working in various homeless and youth services. Having the opportunity to support some of the most vulnerable members of society has enabled David to develop the necessary skills to approach his massage clients with high levels of empathy and humility. 

Studying with Scottish Massage Schools to achieve his Diploma in Swedish Massage and Remedial & Sports Massage has provided David with a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of human anatomy, physiology and how each of the systems of the body can be affected by the range of massage techniques. David’s own experience of the benefits of massage began over 20 years ago when he turned to remedial, sports and deep tissue treatments to help manage lower back pain and to maintain his joint function and flexibility.  

With his sound theoretical knowledge and extensive personal experience, David aims to work with clients in a holistic way to assist with recovery and improve their overall health and performance through massage.

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