The Better Physiotherapy team
Bsc Hons Physiotherapist
PGDip Musculoskeletal Management, MCSP, MMACP
David is a specialist musculoskeletal, sports and occupational health physiotherapist with over 19 years’ experience in a broad range of settings. As well as being the lead therapist and director of Better Physiotherapy David also provides physiotherapy for Boroughmuir Bears Rugby, playing in the Super 6 semi-pro league. Previous experiences have included working with Hibernian 1st team, and travelling across Europe and New Zealand acting as the Scottish U20s rugby team physiotherapist. He also regularly seeing clients from large organisations such the Scottish Ambulance Service, Royal Mail, and the Civil Nuclear Constabulary, to provide occupational health physiotherapy.
David regularly keeps up to date with current evidence based treatment and advances in the field and has 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, Edinburgh Council, Scottish Power, Scot Rail, Scottish Gas, Police Scotland, and NHS Lothians
Bsc Hons Physiotherapist, MCSP
Following graduating from the University of Worcester, Kamie has worked within large hospital physiotherapy teams treating a variety of different conditions and injuries. Recently moved to Edinburgh with her partner, who plays for Boroughmuir Bears Rugby, she is now following her passion to work in the area of musculoskeletal, sports injuries and rehabilitation. Having competed herself at age group International level for Great Britain in Modern Pentathlon, Kamie understands the importance of a high level of assessment and rehabilitation, not just to elite athletes but to anyone wanting to return to their work and normal activities. Kamie enjoys working with people from all walks of life, helping them to achieve their treatment goals.
In her spare time Kamie enjoys swimming and exploring all that Edinburgh has to offer and watching rugby of course!
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.
Danny works from an ethos that massage can be a great remedy for persistent pain problems and also help soothe emotional issues. He works with a fusion of oil-based massage, myofascial techniques and occasionally some simple stretching techniques. With years of experience in some of Edinburgh's most respected clinics and 2 years professional training including the Advanced Clinical Massage Therapist qualification you can relax deeply, safe in the knowledge that you are in good hands.
Beyond massage, Danny has been strongly inspired by other embodied work: yoga, massage, meditation, physical theatre and dance. Friday nights Movement Medicine really helps Danny to shake off the weeks tension and enjoy the company of friends. As a teenager Danny was very sporty and Scottish fencing champion for his age group for three years