physiotherapy

Head of Physiotherpy

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Physiotherapist

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Physiotherapist & AposTherapist

Steven has worked as a Chartered Physiotherapist in private Healthcare for over 4 years. He’s experienced working with a wide variety of acute and chronic sports and spinal injuries. He is currently training to become a McKenzie therapist and his main interest lies in Mechanical Diagnosis and Treatment of spinal conditions.
 
Treatments: Physiotherapy, Dry Needling, K-Tape
Preferences: Any Spinal pain particularly with referred pain
Sports injuries, particularly knees, shoulders, hips and ankles
Any occupational health conditions

Physiotherapist

Judith is a Chartered Physiotherapist with 20 years of post graduate experience. This has been gained within the NHS and private Healthcare settings, including 10 years as team Physiotherapist for Edinburgh Academicals Rugby Club. Her particular interests lie in the treatment of occupation related injuries, sports injuries and spinal pain.

In 2002 Judith decided to work in the private sector where she felt she could offer her patients a more comprehensive Physiotherapy service, unrestricted by appointment times and waiting lists. At this time she set up a clinic on Frederick Street called Alternative Physiotherapy, which she ran until 2008. She then joined forces with Bryony White to establish a new business called Balanced Physiotherapy. In 2014 Judith joined with Pilates Works to form BALANCED.

Treatments: Physiotherapy, Bowen, Acupuncture, K-Tape
Preferences: Sports Injuries, especially Rugby, Running/Athletics and Cycling
Children and Teenagers, Occupational related problems-Chronic and more complex conditions
Any pelvis and Knee or Ankle injuries
Post Natal mums

Physiotherapist

Bryony White, Physiotherapist
BA (hons), Grad dip Phys, MCSP HCP reg.
Bryony is a Chartered Physiotherapist with almost 30 years postgraduate experience.While working in the NHS her special interest was the treatment of outpatient neck and back problems, and of patients undergoing spinal surgery. In 1993 she began to specialise in the ergonomics of human movement and has continued to work in this field.
Bryony has been an independent consultant and clinician since leaving the NHS in 2004 and has completed further training in the Craniosacral Technique and in the Bowen Technique. She now combines all these approaches to manage acute pain and dysfunction. All her treatments are supported with a personalised postural and movement re-education program that the patient can do at home.
Bryony has been working with, and teaching massage to both Physiotherapists and Physiotherapy assistants for many years, and is also involved in the teaching of Manual Handling and Balanced Movement.
 
 
Treatments:         Physiotherapy, massage, Fascial release techniques including Bowen and Craniosacral Therapy, K-Tape; Postural and movement analysis and re-education.
 
Preferences: Any back or neck problems;    Chronic pain anywhere in the body;   postural problems;         Older people.
 

Juliet has been with Balanced since 2011. Prior to this she had 20 years experience within the NHS. At Balanced, Juliet does physiotherapy and Pilates, and treats a variety of different musculoskeletal and rheumatological conditions.  With her physiotherapy clients, Juliet uses massage, mobilisation techniques, manual therapy and taping as treatment modalities.  With Pilates clients, she offers 1:1 sessions to teach and progress core exercises appropriate for each individual. Often a combined hands on session/ pilates session works and can compliment progress.
Juliet is trained as an APPI matwork pilates instructor.
 
Treatment - neck/ back pain
                   - sports injuries
                   - more complex musculoskeletal conditions
                   - rheumatology conditions

Physiotherapist

Christine is a Chartered Physiotherapist with over 20 years post graduate experience.   Her  career has included 18 years within the NHS where  she  specialised in orthopaedics, joint replacement surgery, rehabilitation of the older person, neurology and stroke care.  In 2001  she  obtained a Doctorate in Bioengineering from Strathclyde University and carried our research in joint replacement surgery and rehabilitation.   She has a number of publications in world leading journals. Christine has also worked as a visiting lecturer for Queen Margaret University.
 
In 2008 Christine chose to work in the private sector combining  her  love of physiotherapy and dance to provide exercise classes to music for over 50's in locations across Edinburgh.   She  runs 6 health and wellbeing exercise classes and 2 gentle exercise classes suitable for people after surgery, illness and treatment and those who need a slower paced class. Christine also provides physiotherapy to people in their own home and clinic based treatment.

Physiotherapist

Jody is a Chartered Physiotherapist with experience in both the NHS and private settings, including 2 years as Physiotherapist for Heart of Midlothian Academy football and 3 years as Scottish Lifesaving Physiotherapist. She has gained her certificate in Chinese Cupping Therapy and is qualified in Acupuncture through the AACP.  Jody has also undertaken training in Sports Massage and Pilates. Her final Masters Dissertation and research was based on chronic back pain and neurological pain (working with specialist Pain Physiotherapists in Australia). Jody is secretary for the ‘Professional Network of Physiotherapists in Eating Disorders’ and an active member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapists in Mental Health. Her current research involves using scanning technology to create 3D images of patients to enhance body image acceptance.
 
Since 2015, Jody has worked in the Chronic Pain team in the NHS, specialising in treatment of long term pain conditions. She has a specialist interest in Complex Regional Pain Syndrome.  She has undergone training in the ‘Explain Pain’ approach and most recently completed a course in neurodynamics and brain function. 
 
Since 2012, Jody has worked within Mental Health settings, specialising in Eating Disorders Anxiety and Addictions. She has been able to broaden her experience of physiotherapy treatments for mental health conditions by working in Scandinavia and Belgium.  This has also allowed her to train in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Body Awareness Therapy, which are incorporated into her treatment approaches.
 
Jody incorporates all her training to provide a holistic and patient centred approach –enhancing both the persons physical and mental health.
 
Out with physiotherapy, Jody is a keen swimmer (representing Scotland between 1998 and 2006) and has recently started training in Dog Agility handling with her ever expanding brood of dogs.
 Jody is a Chartered Physiotherapist with experience in both the NHS and private settings, including 2 years as Physiotherapist for Heart of Midlothian Academy football and 3 years as Scottish Lifesaving Physiotherapist. She has gained her certificate in Chinese Cupping Therapy and is qualified in Acupuncture through the AACP.  Jody has also undertaken training in Sports Massage and Pilates. Her final Masters Dissertation and research was based on chronic back pain and neurological pain (working with specialist Pain Physiotherapists in Australia). Jody is secretary for the ‘Professional Network of Physiotherapists in Eating Disorders’ and an active member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapists in Mental Health. Her current research involves using scanning technology to create 3D images of patients to enhance body image acceptance.
 
Since 2015, Jody has worked in the Chronic Pain team in the NHS, specialising in treatment of long term pain conditions. She has a specialist interest in Complex Regional Pain Syndrome.  She has undergone training in the ‘Explain Pain’ approach and most recently completed a course in neurodynamics and brain function. 
 
Since 2012, Jody has worked within Mental Health settings, specialising in Eating Disorders Anxiety and Addictions. She has been able to broaden her experience of physiotherapy treatments for mental health conditions by working in Scandinavia and Belgium.  This has also allowed her to train in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Body Awareness Therapy, which are incorporated into her treatment approaches.
 
Jody incorporates all her training to provide a holistic and patient centred approach –enhancing both the persons physical and mental health.
 
Outwith physiotherapy, Jody is a keen swimmer (representing Scotland between 1998 and 2006) and has recently started training in Dog Agility handling with her ever expanding brood of dogs.
 

 
 
 

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Physiotherapist & Pilates Instructor

MATWORK TEACHER (MCSP, hcpc, Level 3 REPs)

Matwork venues: Tues @ Stockbridge

Lisa is a Chartered Physiotherapist who qualified in 1991 and worked in the NHS from then until 2000.Here she gained invaluable experience in treating and rehabilitating patients with both acute and chronic conditions.and Matwork Instructor. Lisa has worked in Private Practice since 1993 in Sports Medicine Clinics and Rugby clubs. It was during this time became interested in Pilates for both injury prevention and rehabilitation.

Convinced Pilates is the way forward for whole body health, Lisa trained with Body Control Pilates. Lisa uses her Physiotherapy knowledge to enhance her Pilates classes and in so doing enables her clients to reach their full potential.

Physiotherapist, AposTherapist & Pilates Instructor

Sinead has worked for Balanced since January 2013 and splits her time doing physiotherapy, pilates and AposTherapy. 
Her special interest is sports injuries, although she treats a variety of conditions and injuries. 
With her physiotherapy clients, Sinead uses a combination of manual therapy, dry needling, massage and taping when required. Her background in Pilates allows her to prescribe the most appropriate exercises for each client specific for them. 
Sinead is trained in both matwork and equipment pilates which she uses daily with her clients.
She is also the team physiotherapist for RHC Cougars rugby club and has previously worked with a semi professional rugby club, Counties Manakau, in New Zealand where she worked on injury prevention and rehab. It is this knowledge that she applies in her rehab programs for each client. 

Physiotherapist

Jackie Rochmankowska graduated from Queen Margaret College Edinburgh with a BSc in Physiotherapy in 1990. She has focused her work on the treatment of clients with musculoskeletal injuries since then, including trauma, sports injuries, spinal conditions and rheumatology as well as adolescent clients with any of these. Over the years she has studied extensively at post graduate level and more recently has found her Pilates training to be of particular benefit to her clients.

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