Meet The Team
Our team of physiotherapists covers a far-reaching spectrum of specialist areas and clients can be directed to the most appropriate member of the team if requiring dedicated expert help for their problem.
Maureen Blake is the owner and Director of County Physio which was established in 2008.
She has many years of experience having qualified from the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh School of Physiotherapy and attained the award of top Scottish student by the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy. Her original qualification has been converted to BSc (Physiotherapy) through Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh. She also has a PG Certificate in Back Care Management from Loughborough University.
Maureen leads a highly qualified and inspiring team of experienced and highly acclaimed therapists who work with integrity, passion and care.
Physiotherapists – all Chartered and HCPC registered:
Amy – BSc (Hons), MCSP – graduated from Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen in 2008 before taking up her first physiotherapy post in New Zealand where she worked and developed her skills for 2 years.
Amy joined the County Physio team in 2010 and has also been the club physiotherapist for Dunbar Rugby Club for many seasons. She has experience in the use of Mulligan’s mobilisation techniques, exercise prescription and has completed KT1 and KT2 Kinesiology taping courses and also has her Pilates class instructor’s qualification. Amy has a keen interest in working with musculo-skeletal problems and sports injuries. Amy offers 1:1 Pilates sessions at the clinic which are especially useful prior to joining classes or for people with back problems due to posture and muscle weakness.
Peter Dawson BSC, MCSP is very experienced in all aspects of musculo-skeletal physiotherapy and has worked in both the NHS as an advanced practitioner and in private practice in the UK and the USA for over 25 years.
He has a special interest in foot and ankle problems and biomechanics which includes analysis of gait and posture. Peter is also qualified to provide acupuncture as part of his treatment modalities. He has a wide range of skills in manual therapy and soft tissue techniques and also enjoys treating people with headaches, balance and vestibular problems with excellent results.
Louise Wallace LLB (Hons), BSc (Hons), MCSP graduated with first class honours in physiotherapy from Coventry University following a previous career as a chartered tax advisor.
She was one of the physiotherapists in Leuchie House working with clients with a range of neurological conditions such as Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease and strokes. She also has experience of treating rheumatological conditions in an MSK setting and has a keen interest in rehabilitation and is now broadening her experience in MSK physiotherapy at County Physio with excellent client outcomes. She is also kept busy with family and pets and has a keen interest in exercise and fitness.
Leanne graduated from the Robert Gordon University in 2008 with an MSc in Physiotherapy. She is fully registered with the CSP and HCPC.
She has worked in Australia and gained valuable experience in musculo-skeletal and neurological rehabilitation. Leanne has experience in a range of techniques including manual therapy, dry needling, Pilates and exercise therapy. She enjoys an active lifestyle, including hillwalking and regular gym classes.
Heather qualified with a degree in Occupational Therapy from Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh in 2007. She has gained a wide range of experience in various areas of the profession including community settings, in-patient (orthopaedic rehab), paediatrics, adults, older people and mental health.
Heather is an independent Occupational Therapist and offers home visits to assess and offer advice on specialist equipment provision, home adaptation and independent living skills.
Remedial Massage and Sports Therapist:
Stuart Bertram is a Remedial Massage and Sports Therapist and gained a level 5 advanced Diploma in Sports Therapy and is registered with the STO.
Stuart uses a range of soft tissue and sport therapy techniques including remedial, sports and deep tissue massage, myofascial release, dry needling for trigger point release and joint mobilisations designed to help recovery from muscular complaints and injuries sustained in daily life.
Sports Therapy can also increase performance in your chosen sport.
Stuart has experience in working with a wide variety of people ranging from office workers to professional golfers and dancers. He has a particular interest in golf performance and related injuries. Stuart is a Titleist Performance Institute Certified Therapist.
Working in Partnership with Patrick Mckinnon – Personal Trainer
Patrick Mckinnon is the founder of Promethean Fitness Ltd – an East Lothian based Fitness Company currently working with the Haddington Rugby Club. Patrick qualified from University with a Bsc in Strength and Conditioning, and in partnership with County Physio is offering discounted rates to any of our clients referred, to continue with progression of strength, fitness and conditioning once any acute condition has settled. Details of his business are on our ‘Resources’ page.