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 previously worked full time for Scottish Rugby and continues to attend 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 Panmurefield 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 4th 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.
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.
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. Emma is also the captain of the Strathmore Women’s Rugby team.
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 Eassie village hall on Thursday evenings.
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.
Catriona graduated from Universiry of Edinburgh in 2018 with a First-Class BSc (hons) in Applied Sports Science. Having always had a strong interest in injury prevention and recovery she completed her MSc at Queen Margaret University in 2020. Throughout her time as a student Catriona has provided first aid, massage and rehabilitation for Edinburgh University’s Women’s Football team, Edinburgh University, Hockey Club and George Heriots School.
Additional training has included a diploma in sports massage therapy, sports taping and sports first aid certification. Catriona also has her mathwork 1 Pilates qualification. She completed her undergraduate dissertation on the effects of massage as a recovery modality in hockey players, whilst her masters research focussed on the use of foam rolling for performance improvements and recovery. She is a frequent gym-goer and keen hockey player providing an excellent knowledge of strength and conditioning and rehabilitation strategies.
Catriona currently works full time as a rotational Physiotherapist for the NHS and provides a clinic at David Lloyds.
Chloe is one of our sports massage team. She is a third year student at the University of the Highlands and Island studying Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation (BSc). While studying she has worked at numerous different sporting events such as; triathlons, cycling events and running events to offer Pre/Post event sports massage. She has also worked at the sports massage clinic within the university. Chloe spends her free time in the gym focusing on strength and conditioning training and has her level 2 personal training instructor certificate providing great knowledge of both rehabilitation and S and C principles.
Chloe has an HNC in sports massage therapy and has completed extra CPD training within the field of Sports Massage including muscle energy techniques, soft tissue and trigger point release. Chloe is available for appointments at both David Lloyd or Strathmore Rugby Club.
Carmen will be graduating from Glasgow Caledonian University in July 2021 with a BSc (hons) Physiotherapy. While studying, she gained a variety of work experience within the NHS and in sports and has worked with all ages ranging from paediatrics to care of the elderly.
Carmen is qualified in sports massage, kinesiology taping, sports strapping, Pilates and first aid. Throughout her time as a student, Carmen provided pitch-side first aid, sports massage, strapping and rehabilitation to local and international sport teams such as Dollar Academy, Strathmore rugby, Glasgow international swim meet and the Canadian lady’s hockey team. In addition, Carmen has great knowledge of alternative treatments as she completed her 4th year dissertation on the effect of acupuncture in knee osteoarthritis. Carmen is also a frequent gym-goer focusing on strength training, providing sound advice and knowledge on injury prevention and rehabilitation strategies.
Carmen provides sports massage and physiotherapy assistant appointments at David Lloyd. She currently provides the Tuesday Pilates classes online and will also begin providing physiotherapy services from July 2021.
Niamh is our administration assistant. She is an aspiring physiotherapist who will be starting university in Edinburgh in September 2021 to study for a BSc in physiotherapy. Niamh first did her work experience shadowing our physiotherapists back in 2019 and has recently started working part-time with us in a clerical role supporting the work of the physiotherapists and massage therapists. Niamh also works with Strathmore Community Trust as a coach within their ASD and walking rugby sessions. She plays rugby for Strathmore RFC, Dundee RFC and Scotland Women, Rugby League Team; is a regular gym-goer and trains weekly at kickboxing sessions.
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.