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.
Libby Todd Physiotherapist
Qualified from Queen Margaret University in 2018. Libby started working for NHS Borders, spending one year in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy Community Outpatient clinics followed by working in medical and care of the elderly wards. But particularly enjoyed the musculoskeletal practice. She gained a diploma in sports massage level 3 achieved in 2015. At the end of 2020, she embarked on a three-year masters degree in Veterinary Physiotherapy. She enjoys keeping active and enjoys activities from horse riding, cycling, running, and swimming.
Adam McKay Physiotherapist
Adam qualified from York St John University in 2012 and started his career in Lincolnshire working primarily with neurological conditions. Since then he has gained experience working in the private sector and with high end equestrian and racket sport athletes. He is currently working for a Physiotherapy Charity based in the Borders and here at Border Physiotherapy Clinic.
Adam specialises in the treatment and management of neurological conditions, particularly; Multiple Sclerosis, Stroke, Parkinson’s, Motor Neurone Disease – But also has a keen interest in the rehabilitation of injured jockeys and has done a lot of work with the Injured Jockeys Foundation.
Brian McGowan Physiotherapist
Brian qualified with a Bachelor of Science in Sports and Exercise Science from the University of Limerick Ireland in 2010. He used this to coach sports (football, athletics, and weightlifting).
In the United States, he earned his Masters in Exercise Science from Northern Michigan University in 2014. He came to Scotland in 2016 to study physiotherapy. He qualified with a Post Graduate Diploma in Physiotherapy from Queen Margaret University in 2018. He worked in NHS Borders for 3 years in different rotations including care of the elderly, MSK, and orthopaedics. This included ward work home visits and exercise classes. He also worked in Mental health helping people with stress, pain, and other physiotherapy and lifestyle-related difficulties. He has developed a passionate desire to help people understand their bodies’ pain, and nervous system and to empower them to understand, heal and recover from these injuries/stresses.
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 has an HNC in Admin and IT and Library Science and an Honours degree in Humanities.
Mr Rehan Siddiqi BSc Hons MS Orth MCh Orth FRCS Ed (Tr & Orth) Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon
Mr Siddiqi is a very experienced and respected Orthopaedic Surgeon working at the Borders General Hospital. He carries out consultations after surgery at our clinic. He also carries out joint injections at the clinic as appropriate and Hyaluronic acid joint injections if required.
Dr Morag Robertson GP
Dr Robertson carries out Medicals at the clinic mainly for the Institute of Sport and the Athlete Support Programme. Dr Robertson is an experienced GP who was involved with professional sport for many years now.
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.
Susan Green Remedial Massage Therapist
Susan qualified as a Remedial and Sports Massage Therapist from the Scottish Massage School in 2009. Running her own practice from Duns since then and providing Massage At Work services to East Lothian Council, Midlothian Council and Plexus, Kelso. Susan has experience treating various chronic conditions such as RSI, postural problems, neck and shoulder pain, headaches, hip pain and soft tissue injuries, working with clients to help alleviate their pain and improve their range of function and movement. Interested in working with the body’s fascial network(connective tissue found throughout the body) and a whole body approach to help ease persistent pain, Susan is currently studying towards a Certificate in Integrated Myofascial Therapy
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.