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Meet the team

Alison Fantom

Alison qualified as a Chartered Physiotherapist from the Queens College in Glasgow and then worked in major teaching hospitals in Edinburgh and Aberdeen for almost twenty years. During this time she specialised in the treatment of musculoskeletal (muscle and joint) problems and became a member of the Musculoskeletal Association of Chartered Physiotherapists. In 1999 with business partner Jane Caney she set up Inverurie Chartered Physiotherapy Clinic.

Alison very much enjoys the varied case load she sees at the clinic but has a particular interest in the treatment of swimmers working with athletes who regularly compete on the national and international stage.  More recently Alison has developed an interest in the treatment of long standing back and neck pain. She is a great believer in the benefit of exercise for physical and mental wellbeing.

She is a qualified Pilates instructor having completed her training with the APPI.

Out of work Alison enjoys walking, going to the gym and catching up with friends and family.

Jane Caney

After graduating from Glasgow in 1988 with a degree in physiotherapy, Jane worked in major NHS teaching hospitals in Glasgow and Aberdeen for 12 years. Alongside Alison she set up Inverurie Chartered Physiotherapy clinic in 1999 and has since overseen its rapid growth and development into a centre of excellence.

In addition to a varied daily caseload of patients Jane works with elite athletes, in particular hockey players and gymnasts and has worked as physiotherapist for international hockey teams. In 1995 she qualified as a pilates instructor and teaches regular classes and individual sessions in the clinic.

Jane also has experience in providing occupational health physiotherapy and works closely with local and large multi – national companies.
In her spare time you will see Jane flying about running very long distances or riding her bike.

Alison Middleton

Graduating in 1997 from RGU Alison specialised quickly within the NHS in musculoskeletal care. During this time she was one of the first physiotherapists in the UK to complete her Pilates training and went on to work as a consultant for the Australian Physiotherapy and Pilates Institute, training Pilates teachers nationally.

Alison went on to establish her own business teaching Pilates across Aberdeenshire before joining Inverurie Physiotherapy and Podiatry Clinic in 2003. Since joining the practice she has further developed her other special interests in acupuncture, elite sports including dancers and gymnasts, and most recently in Woman’s Health (including ante and post-natal care).

Alison is a member of the Association of Acupuncturists in Chartered Physiotherapy.

When not working she likes to go for walks with her daughter and mad spaniel in the country.

Colin Davidson

Graduating from Queen Margaret College in 1998 Colin worked initially in the NHS with the mainstay of his experience in musculoskeletal disorders. During this time he has completed his Masters Degree in Manual Therapy giving him membership of the MACP (Musculoskeletal Association of Chartered Physiotherapists). Prior to joining Inverurie Chartered Physio, he has also lectured physiotherapy students at RGU and most recently worked as an Extended Scope Practitioner for NHS Lothian, with a sub specialty of shoulder and knee pathologies.

Colin is also a member of the Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Occupational Health working with a variety of industries. Previously he has worked for the Scottish Under-16 mens hockey team.

In his spare time he can be seen hurtling himself down hills on his snowboard or mountain bike (weather depending).

Laura Patterson

Laura graduated from the University of Bradford in 2004 and spent 7 years working for the NHS in Aberdeen and Inverness gaining experience in a variety of areas before specialising in the musculoskeletal field. Laura joined the clinic in 2011 to continue to focus upon the treatment of musculoskeletal injuries.

Laura has post graduate qualifications in Acupuncture, Hand therapy and Orthopaedic medicine. Laura is a certified Pilates instructor with the APPI.

In addition to her usual varied caseload Laura also treats elite athletes in particular Swimming and Hockey. Laura spent two years working with Scottish hockey as u18 womens team physiotherapist.

When not at work Laura is a busy mum to two young children but also enjoys running, bootcamp and walking her dog.

Lynsey Ross

Lynsey graduated from the Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen, in 2003 with a BSc(hons) in Physiotherapy. Lynsey was initially posted to work for the NHS in Aberdeen where she worked to gain experience in a variety of areas but predominately found herself within the musculoskeletal setting. She continued her work within this field for a further two years in Houston, Texas. There Lynsey treated a variety of injuries and worked with some interesting patients including the last man to walk on the moon.

Lynsey joined the team in 2010 and continues to treat those with musculoskeletal injuries, and since completing various APPI Pilates courses, teaches weekly Pilates classes.

In her spare time Lynsey is a busy mum to her three young children.

Chris Meiklejohn

Chris graduated from Glasgow Caledonian University with a Masters degree in Physiotherapy in 2007, having gained a BSc (Hons) in Sport & Exercise Science prior to this. He has worked in NHS Tayside and NHS Grampian, specialising in musculoskeletal physiotherapy since 2011.

Chris has post graduate qualifications in Acupuncture and Orthopaedic Medicine and has undertaken courses in massage, taping and sports first aid. He volunteered as a physiotherapist at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow where he had the opportunity to work with elite
athletes in a variety of sports. He has previously worked as a physiotherapist for Ellon Rugby Club and covered games in the Scottish Football League.

In his spare time he enjoys running, cycling and playing squash.

Esther Marshall

Esther graduated with a BSc(hons) in Physiotherapy, from the Robert Gordon’s University, Aberdeen in 2003.

Esther worked for 6 years in the NHS in Aberdeen and the Shire where she gained experience in a variety of settings, before specialising in Community Rehabilitation, based in hospital and home settings, treating a wide range of conditions from musculoskeletal injuries to falls prevention.

Esther joined the team in 2016 where she continues to treat musculoskeletal injuries and also teaches Pilates after having completed various APPI courses.

Out with work, Esther is a mum to 2 children and enjoys being outdoors with the family and dog.

Jenny McKenzie

Jenny qualified as a Chartered Physiotherapist from Glasgow Caledonian University in 2003. She has since worked within NHS Grampian, and has specialised in Neuro Rehabilitation for over 10 years.

Jenny has worked across all areas of Specialist Rehabilitation, with experience of working with Stroke, Head Injury, Multiple Sclerosis, Spinal Cord Injury, Parkinson’s Disease and many other neurological conditions.

She is a member of the Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Neurology and completed her Basic Bobath Course during 2009. Jenny is also currently undertaking her APPI Pilates training.

Out with work, Jenny leads a busy family life with her two young children and enjoys escaping out into the countryside and catching up with friends.

Ros Baker

Ros Baker is a specialist children’s (paediatric) physiotherapist and is passionate about providing high quality physiotherapy to children and their families or carers in Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire.

Ros has PVG certification from Disclosure Scotland, is trained in children’s first aid and has an up to date training in child protection.

Ros specialises in treating musculoskeletal and orthopaedic conditions.

Ros enjoys all aspects of outdoor life in Aberdeenshire and can often be found trying to keep up with the rest of her family on their bikes or trying to avoid heather and rocks on the Scottish ski slopes.

Kevin Cole

Kevin graduated from Glasgow in 1986 and has over 25 years’ experience as a podiatrist.

He has a keen interest in sports injuries and biomechanics and has worked in other speciality areas such as diabetic foot care, paediatrics and rheumatology.

During his career Kevin has practiced in the NHS, private practice and in occupational health.

Kevin has held academic positions in Podiatric education at Glasgow Caledonian University, CIT Wellington New Zealand, The University of Western Sydney and Charles Sturt University, Australia.

Kevin is a member of the Medicines and Medical Devices Committee and a former council member of the Society of Chiropodists and Podiatrists UK.

Ros Riungu

A graduate of Glasgow School of Podiatry, Ros has over 30 years’experience. Initially with the NHS in London, she developed a comprehensive range of specialist skills and expanded her role to include Community Health Promotion. While Clinical Lead at St Mary’s Hospital, Paddington, she led the establishment of Podiatry Services for Diabetes, Rheumatology and other high-risk conditions.  A keen innovator, Ros was appointed Professional Advisor to the NHS Trust for Westminster. There she developed a service that was focussed on patients’ needs and circumstance.

Returning to Scotland in 2000, Ros went into private practice. Her passion for treating the person as a whole, rather than individual symptoms, led her to develop close partnerships with specialists in physiotherapy and massage. Such partnerships provide joined-up therapies that deliver lasting benefits. She is therefore delighted to have joined the team at ICPC and, as a recent convert, is looking forward to the promised long-lasting benefits of Pilates.

Jayne Ritchie

Jayne Ritchie is a SMTO registered Remedial & Sports Massage therapist and has a range of treatments to promote health for the mind, body and soul.

She is also qualified in Swedish massage, and currently leads the Swedish Massage course run by Scottish Massage Schools in Aberdeen.

Jayna has recently completed courses in advanced medical acupuncture and spinal manipulation.

She has a Diploma in Onsite Chair Massage and a National Sports First Aid qualification.

Coreen Gillespie

Coreen has been a massage therapist since 1999 and since that time has furthered her skills in various types of massage. Most of Coreen’s work is Sports and remedial massage but she is also qualified in Swedish, on-site, pregnancy, oncology, scar tissue massage, reflexology and lymphoedema reflexology.

Coreen is a massage therapist for Sport Scotland and last year worked with Scotland’s commonwealth swim team during the Glasgow commonwealth Games.

Coreen has been teaching massage for the Scottish Massage schools since 2000 and is the head tutor for the On-site Massage course.

Outwith ICPC Coreen has her own private clinic in Bucksburn, carries out massage at CLAN Aberdeen and also provides massage in the corporate work environment.

Kerry Adam

Kerry graduated from Robert Gordon University in 1996 with a degree in Occupational Therapy. Since then she has worked both in a Health and Social Care setting in areas ranging from Orthopaedics to Psychiatry. Kerry has experience in setting up an enablement team and a “step down” unit to support people coming out of hospital and let them return to their home with increased independence and safety. Her most recent experience is working for a local authority assessing people for equipment, advice and adaptations.