Andy graduated from Queens College in 1990 with a BSc in Physiotherapy Studies. His special interest in physiotherapy was sports injuries, which led him into the world of football. Andy has been physiotherapist to several football clubs, including Alloa Athletic FC, East Stirling FC and St Mirren FC. In 1998 he opened Paisley Physiotherapy Centre, which has gone from strength to strength resulting in the highly acclaimed clinic, which we are running today. Andy has since gone on to become a member of the AACP following a qualification in acupuncture and more recently achieved a post graduate diploma in Manipulative therapy.
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Gemma graduated from Glasgow Caledonian University in 2014 with a BSc Hons in Physiotherapy. This makes her our youngest physio, bringing with her a fresh approach to new techniques and research emerging in Physiotherapy.
Following her graduation, Gemma joined our team and settled in very quickly. She went on to complete a course in acupuncture, and in soft tissue techniques for musculoskeletal injuries. More recently Gemma received a qualification in Pilates, which allows her to work 1-1 with patients. These sessions can be useful for patients recovering from an episode of low back pain, patients who have poor posture, or simply for anyone wishing to strengthen their core.
May is our practice manager and has been with us now for 16 years. May graduated as a nurse from Glasgow Caledonian University with BA Nursing with distinction. After several years working as a staff nurse she trained as a midwife. Following the arrival of her family, she gave up working to look after her children for a few years and it was during this time that she came to work at the clinic.
• We are members of the The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP)
• We are registered with the Health Professions Council
• We are members of the Acupuncture Association for Chartered Physiotherapists (AACP)
• We are friendly and professional
Louise joined our team at the beginning of 2014, and has brought passion and enthusiasm to the clinic. Louise began her career by attaining a BSc Honors degree in Physiology and Sports Science from the University of Glasgow, which she is able to use in everyday practice today.
Following this, Louise went on to graduate with a masters degree in Physiotherapy from Glasgow Caledonian University. In addition, Louise has since gained a diploma in Sports Massage and received her acupuncture and Pilates qualifications.
Steven is the newest member to our team, and only the 3rd male to join the team in 17years! Steven graduated from Glasgow Caledonian University in 2015 with a BSc Hons degree in Physiotherapy. Throughout his studies Steven had the opportunity to work alongside Aberdeen FC and Kilmarnock FC. He has since gone on to achieve a diploma in Sports massage, a postgraduate diploma in Manipulative therapy, and a qualification in acupuncture.
Lesley graduated from Queens College in 1991 with a BSc in Physiotherapy Studies. Lesley started off her career working in Law Hospital before moving to Red Deer day hospital where she began specialising in neurological conditions. In 2002, she became part of the specialist team in Renfrewshire which served people with physical disabilities. 8 years later, Lesley left the NHS and decided to solely work in the clinic, where she specialies in neurological conditions like; Stoke, MS, Head injuries and Parkinson’s disease. Lesley also delivers a domiciliary service for the clinic, providing home visits for patients unable to attend the clinic.
Charlene joined our team in 2014 following a move from working in London. Previous to living in London, Charlene attained a BSc Hons degree in Sports Medicine at the University of Glasgow, graduating in 2000. Following this she worked for 7 years as a physio aid where she developed a particular interest in respiratory physiotherapy. Charlene then went onto achieve her BSc Undergraduate Physiotherapy degree, and began working at Guys and St Thomas’ Hospital in central London were she became a specialist band 6 respiratory physiotherapist.