About

 

Kirsty Sinclair

I am the clinical director at Tweed Valley Physiotherapy.  The business was set up in 2016 to offer physiotherapy advice, treatment and management to individuals who suffer pain, injury or dysfunction that limits them getting on with life.

I have extensive experience in working in sport and exercise medicine at all levels from occasional participation through to the professional athlete.  My interest lies in the management of the individual – from problem solving causes of pain, injury and dysfunction, to guiding the client through the treatment, management and rehabilitation process.  It is about achieving goals however big or small and getting back on track.

Over the years I have built up a specialist knowledge in the management of sports injuries and I have developed a keen interest in issues surrounding the management of longstanding persistent pain in the active population.  I also continue to develop a specialist interest in injuries associated with cycling.

I believe passionately about the positive effects of good physiotherapy management.  I actively continue to follow current scientific thinking in our field and regularly attend update courses, conferences and follow discussion groups and forums all aimed at progressing a clinically effective approach to managing the patient in pain or with injury.

As a Tweed Valley resident for a number of years I love to embrace what our local valley has to offer.  I enjoy running in the surrounding hills with my dog and hitting the trails or the local backcountry on my mountain bike whenever I get the chance.

 

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My Experience

  • Qualifications Gained a BSc (hons) Physiotherapy from Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen in 1996 and went on to complete a Postgraduate diploma in Manipulative Physiotherapy from Curtin University, Perth, Western Australia in 2000
    Continues to attend regular conferences and courses in the field of Manipulative Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy and Sports and Exercise Physiotherapy to maintain an up-to-date knowledge of current science and practice
    Member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy and governed by the Rules of Professional Conduct
    Registered with the Health Professions Council
  • Private Practice Extensive experience of working in the NHS and in private practice in the UK and New Zealand working mainly in orthopaedic and musculoskeletal clinics.
  • Sports Specific Since 2001 I have become increasingly specialized in Sports Physiotherapy working in Scottish Premiership Football, Scottish Premiership Rugby and Sportscotland Institute of Sport.  Such roles have allowed me to work with some of the best coaches, the most driven athletes and the most inspiring sport support practitioners.  It has also allowed me to work in the development of the young athlete through to management of Olympic and Paralympic athletes across a variety of sports including Judo, Swimming, Curling, Wheelchair Curling, Golf, Badminton, Snowsport and Hockey. I have travelled extensively with my work and was privileged to be one of the Physiotherapists in TeamGB covering the Winter Paralympics in Vancouver in 2010 and was a Lead Physiotherapist at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow in 2014.