Ruth created Angus Physiotherapy to lift the level of physiotherapy care available within her local area. She has extensive experience in musculoskeletal and sports physiotherapy with a clear focus on giving people tools to get better and stay better. Further training has facilitated the ability to provide tailored rehabilitation programs, sports massage, acupuncture and Pilates.
Ruth is a lead classifier with British Athletics which involves work on both a national and international level. Past experience includes working with Scottish Hockey including travelling with the team to the Sainsburys School Games, working at the London Olympics and Paralympics and at the Glasgow Commonwealth games and providing both physiotherapy and first aid services to various Scottish rugby teams. She attends SCRUMCAPS advanced pitch-side first aid training on a yearly basis which facilitates ongoing work with both Scottish Rugby and the SFA in addition to running her physiotherapy business.
Ruth provides a physiotherapy service to performance athletes from all sports at both Dollar Academy and Dundee High School where she works with the sports coaches and teachers to keep the young athletes fit and raise their level of performance. She is also the lead therapist for Strathmore Rugby Club. Within these services there is a clear focus on injury prevention strategies and athlete education sessions in addition to the provision of physiotherapy assessment and treatment, encouraging the pupils to take ownership of their injuries and their rehabilitation.
Ruth provides the Pilates classes in Forfar and BMS hub and can also provide private classes on request.
Olivia graduated from Glasgow Caledonian University with a BSc (hons) Physiotherapy in 2019. While training, she gained work experience within many different areas of physiotherapy, including work at the European Indoor Hockey Club Championships, at Glasgow Hawk’s rugby club and St Johnstone Football club. She spent four weeks in Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka on an elective placement, experiencing a very different approach to physiotherapy. Olivia plays field hockey regularly and was the captain of the university team. This facilitated the opportunity to provide physiotherapy services to the Canadian ladies hockey team while they were on tour in Scotland in 2019.
Additional training has included a diploma in sports massage therapy, activity first aid and immediate care in rugby qualifications in addition to a sports taping and strapping certificate. She completed her 4 th year dissertation on anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury prevention and attends the gym regularly, providing an excellent knowledge of injury prevention and rehabilitation strategies.
Olivia joined Angus Physiotherapy in June 2019 and provides appointments at David Lloyd, the Body Mind Soul Hub and Strathmore Rugby Club. She also provides physiotherapy clinics and pitch-side support for Dollar Academy rugby and hockey teams and Strathmore rugby club.
Olivia provides the Pilates classes at Strathmore, BMS hub and Panmurefield.
Emma graduated from Dundee University with her first degree in Anatomical Sciences in 2013. Showing a keen interest in the clinical setting rather than in the dissection lab, she moved up to Aberdeen to successfully obtain a BSc Hons in Physiotherapy in 2017 from Robert Gordon University. During this time, she was also successful in becoming a certified sports massage therapist and sports first aider.
Since practicing as a physiotherapist, Emma has worked within various settings in the NHS, gaining invaluable skills and knowledge with a broad spectrum of individuals. She has also worked within a range of different sports environments, including work for Scottish Rugby, Strathmore Rugby Club and the European Indoor Hockey Club Cup.
As a Chartered physiotherapist, Emma provides a holistic view to her assessment and treatment sessions, with the view of providing advice and management styles for longer term benefits. She has also been able to complete further training in strapping, Pilates teaching and has her advanced pitch-side first aid training.
Emma joined Angus Physiotherapy in May 2018 and currently provides appointments and Pilates classes at Strathmore and at Eassie village hall on Thursday evenings.
Calum graduated from Robert Gordon University with first class honours in 2017. Since graduating he has worked in multiple different speciality areas as a rotational physiotherapist within the NHS in both Highland and Tayside, including respiratory and orthopaedic wards as well as musculoskeletal outpatients. This has provided a solid foundation of skills within many different areas of physiotherapy.
Additional training has included sports massage and sports first aid training course which has facilitated work with the Dundee FC youth teams and the performance pathway athletes in the Scottish Rugby Caledonia Academy. Out with physiotherapy Calum enjoys training at the gym which facilitates an excellent knowledge of exercise- based rehabilitation and appropriate training levels for different periods of recovery and return to play.
Qualifying in 1979, Janice has over 40 years of experience with the NHS in a clinical and managerial capacity. She has advanced practice knowledge in the diagnosis and treatment of all musculoskeletal (MSK) conditions. Janice has completed numerous courses in musculoskeletal (MSK) medicine including the Society of Orthopaedic Medicine Advance Practice modules and the McKenzie Diagnosis and Treatment credentialed exam. She is also trained in both acupuncture and injection therapy.
Nationally Janice has had a huge role in raising the profile of physiotherapy and developing extended roles for physiotherapists. In 2012 she was awarded a distinguished service award from the Chartered Society of physiotherapy for services to physiotherapy in Scotland. She developed the national online MSK Solutions tool for use by GPs and Allied Health Professionals (such as physiotherapists and OT’s) which is utilized throughout Scotland. She has been chair of the Scottish Allied Health Professional (AHP) musculoskeletal expert panel and represented Tayside AHPs on the AHP MSK group. She has also chaired the Healthcare Improvement Scotland AHP Practice Development forum.
Janice’s main interest and area of expertise is in the assessment and treatment of upper limb conditions such as hand, wrist, and shoulder pain. She has led the NHS physiotherapy and orthopedic service in these areas locally for many years and provides regular training for other physio’s looking to improve their knowledge in these areas.
Janice provides a clinic once a week at David Lloyd.
Jayde graduated with a first class honours in Physiotherapy this year having previously completed BSc Sport and Exercise Science. She currently works full time as a rotational Physiotherapist for the NHS and provides Pilates classes for Angus Physiotherapy.
Throughout her time as a student and as a qualified physiotherapist Jayde has provided first aid, massage and rehabilitation for a variety of local sports teams and events. With a background in Sport and Exercise Science she has a particular interest in biomechanics, injury prevention and strength & conditioning. She is also a frequent gym-goer focussing on strength training, a keen runner and cyclist!
Jayde has completed additional training as a Sports Massage Therapist and Pilates instructor. She currently provides the Monday evening Pilates class at Strathmore rugby club.
Having qualified with an honours degree from Kings College London in 2002, Jo has over 18 years experience working as an HPC registered chartered physiotherapist. She completed junior rotations at Guys and St Thomas University Hospital in London before going on to specialise in musculoskeletal and orthopaedic physiotherapy. Following on from her NHS career, Jo began in private practice in London before moving up to Scotland. She worked at BMI Fernbrae hospital in Dundee until it’s closure when she was promoted to a physiotherapy management role at BMI Kings Park Hospital in Stirling .
As well as musculoskeletal physiotherapy, Jo has a keen interest in women’s health and is qualified to treat post-natal problems as well as provide specialist advice on post-natal exercise and recovery. She is a trained Pilates instructor and is also qualified in acupuncture.
Jo is a keen runner and regularly takes part in half marathons. She trains regularly in the gym and fitness is part of her life. She has an extensive knowledge of rehabilitation post injury, exercise progression and body conditioning and a firm belief that exercise is so important to mental and physical well being and that our bodies respond to how we treat them. Jo is very approachable and her ethos is that of helping people to achieve what they want to and to recover back to full health!
WHAT WE DO
At Angus Physiotherapy, we provide elite assessment, treatment and rehabilitation for many different conditions.
We offer clients all the attention and care they deserve in order to get them feeling healthy again.
We operate 7 days a week across 4 handy locations across Angus. For details of locations, times and classes click here.