The clinic directors
Daniel Pulman Physiotherapist
Daniel qualified in 1992 with Bsc(Hons) from Manchester University. He worked for the NHS in England and Scotland for 10 years dealing with musculoskeletal problems and also the speciality of long term pain. In 2002 he went to work for the Scottish Rugby Union. This was mainly with the Border Reivers in the Celtic/Magners League and the Heineken Cup. He was also involved with the Scotland first team for 12 full internationals plus periods with Scotland A and Scotland U19s. He also helped Heart of Midlothian football club for one year with some reserve and U19’s fixtures.
He went full time with the clinic in 2007. Daniel has extensive experience of treating sports injuries, work related injuries, soft tissue injuries, back pain, neck pain, rehabilitation after ligament surgery and long term pain.
Sally Vint Physiotherapist
Sally qualified from Glasgow in 1979 with a Diploma in Physiotherapy and has worked in UK, Canada and Australia. She completed an MSc in Acupuncture in 2004 and has Diplomas in orthopaedic medicine (2005) and injection therapy (2006). She worked at Jedburgh Health Centre for 10 years then moved to the Borders General Hospital in 2005 as Extended Scope Physiotherapy Practitioner. She has also worked with the Scottish Rugby Union and local rugby clubs. Sally and Danny went into partnership in 2004 and this led to the development of the clinic at its current location. Sally went full time with the clinic in 2012.
Wendy Maguire Physiotherapist
Wendy completed a BSc degree in Physiotherapy at the University of Cape Town after which she spent some years in private practice in Cape Town. Wendy and her family relocated to the UK in 1999 and she worked at the Borders General Hospital as Senior Physiotherapist in Womens Health from 2000-2006. In June 2006 Wendy set up on her own specialising in Pilates in Physiotherapy and has been running classes at the Border Physiotherapy Clinic since August 2006. As well as running classes, doing 1 to 1 Pilates, Wendy also treats a whole range of musculoskeletal conditions.
Laura McLean Physiotherapist
Laura completed a BSc (Hons) degree in physiotherapy in 2002 at Queen Margaret University. She worked for 2 years as a rotational physiotherapist before specialising in musculoskeletal physiotherapy. Since this time she has worked across UK in a number of different NHS clinics and for the Royal Air Force. In 2008 she worked in New Zealand at the Christchurch Hospital. Her sporting background includes working for the USA team during the touch rugby world cup. In 2014 she completed her Masters degree in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy at Glasgow Caledonian University.
Laura has been working in a Team Lead role within the Edinburgh Community Physiotherapy Service for the past 8 years treating a range of musculoskeletal conditions. She is currently undertaking specialist training in the area of long term pain.
Ryan Crockatt Physiotherapist
Ryan completed a BSc (Hons) degree in Sport and Exercise Science at Napier university in 2006. He then went on to complete a BSc (Hons) in Physiotherapy at the University of Northumbria in 2009. Ryan spent 3 years in a rotational role within the NHS then progressed to a specialist senior MSK post in 2012. Since retiring from rugby Ryan has worked as lead physiotherapist for athletics at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow which was a great experience. Ryan is currently working as Selkirk RFC Physio in his spare time. Another proud achievement was being team Physio for Scottish Rugby’s National Club XV side for the last 2 years.
Colette Smith Chartered Physiotherapist
Colette qualified as a Chartered Physiotherapist from Glasgow Caledonian University in 2006. She worked in a rotational post within NHS Borders before specialising as a musculoskeletal physiotherapist, taking up a senior position covering clinics throughout the Scottish Borders. Conditions treated include musculoskeletal/orthopaedic conditions, post-operative care and acute and chronic sports injuries. She led the Physiotherapy aspect of a pioneering vocational rehabilitation service within NHS Borders, undertaking further training in the areas of workplace health and wellbeing. She specialised in ergonomic assessments and achieved Certified Disability Management Practitioner status in 2010.
Colette completed a master’s degree in Veterinary Physiotherapy at the University of the West England in 2011. This year she achieved her Chartered status and Category A membership of the Association of Chartered Veterinary Physiotherapy in Animal Physiotherapy (ACPAT). She has a special interest in Rider Profiling, helping horse and rider to overcome injuries together.
Colette is working within NHS Borders as a musculoskeletal physiotherapist and at the Border Physiotherapy Clinic whilst establishing herself as a Borders Chartered Veterinary Physiotherapist.
Suzanne Phaup Neuro Physiotherapist
Suzanne Phaup Bsc (Hons) Physiotherapy is a specialist Physiotherapist treating Neurological Conditions and the Elderly. Specifically rehabilitation for Strokes, Parkinsons Disease, Multiple Sclerosis and Vestibular Dysfunction. Suzanne joined our team in 2011.
Mary Crawford Physiotherapist
Mary qualified in 1992 and has extensive experience in the treatment of Rheumatological conditions. She currently works part time for the NHS and for the clinic.
Jo Merritt Office Manager
Jo is our Receptionist and Office Manager. She returned to administration after a few years as a countryside warden and gardener in the south of England and Scotland. She has retrained in many areas including practice management systems, sage accounting and recently completed and passed an HNC in Admin and IT. Currently she is studying for an Open University degree in her spare time.
Mr Chris Tiemessen Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon
Mr Tiemessen is a very experienced and respected Orthopaedic Surgeon having worked and studied in South Africa and Scotland. He carries out consultations before and after surgery at the clinic. He also carries out joint injections at the clinic as appropriate and Hyaluronic acid joint injections if required.
Dr Fiona Megahy GP
Dr Megahy carries out Medicals at the clinic mainly for the Institute of Sport and the Athlete Support Programme. Dr Megahy is an experienced GP who was involved with professional sport for around 8 years recently with the Border Reivers and the Scottish Rugby Union.
Sandra McCutcheon Mindfulness Practitioner
Sandra McCutcheon is an experienced mindfulness practitioner. She offers a range of experiential courses that are tailored to combat the kind of personal and professional challenges that adults experience in their day-to-day lives and to promote improved mental and emotional health and well-being. Sandra follows the principles of the UK Good Practice Guidelines (GPG) for teaching mindfulness-based courses. Sandra has completed (with distinction) the first year of the MSc in Studies in Mindfulness (Aberdeen University) and her personal development involves attending follow-on courses, workshops and regular residential retreats.
Wendy Maguire Pilates
Wendy, a qualified Physiotherapist, specialises in Pilates in Physiotherapy and has been running classes at the Border Physiotherapy Clinic since August 2006. As well as running the classes, Wendy offers 1 to 1 individually tailored Pilates sessions.
Emma Sinclair TCM Acupuncturist and Qi gong Tui na Massage Therapist
Emma graduated from the London College of Traditional Acupuncture with a BSc (Hons) in Acupuncture in 2008. In 2009, she undertook further training with a diploma in Qi gong Tui na at Westminster University. Prior to moving back to Scotland in 2013, she practiced at a complementary therapies clinic specialising in tui na in Hammersmith, and at a drug and alcohol rehabilitation centre in Marleybone. Emma is a member of the British Acupuncture Council (BAcC), the UK’s largest professional body for the practice of Acupuncture.
Linsay Neish Sports Massage Therapist
Linsay qualified as a Sports and Advanced Remedial Masseur from the Northern Institute in 2004. He has worked for 10 years with Hawick YMRFC and now Selkirk RFC. He has also worked with local equestrians. He treats soft tissue injuries, back and neck pain as well as maintenance for chronic conditions. His hobbies include running, golf and horses.
Patsi Dale Mickel Therapist
Mickel Therapy is a ground breaking and hugely effective talking based treatment for “energy disorders” including Chronic Fatigue, Post Viral Fatigue, M.E., Fibromyalgia, Irritable Bowel Syndrome as well as other conditions including anxiety, depression and migraines. It is not passive healthcare and does require the involvement of patients in the process.Treatment involves a series of one hour sessions, usually weekly for the first 3 sessions then fortnightly thereafter. Patsi has been practising Mickel Therapy successfully since training in 2008. She herself suffered from C.F.S for several years and also looked after a family member for over 10 years before finding the successful Mickel Therapy.