Meet The Physiotherapists and Complementary Therapists
Meet the Physiotherapists and other Clinical Therapists
All the physiotherapists cover a far-reaching spectrum of specialist areas and clients can be directed to the most appropriate therapist 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 had 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 works with experienced and highly acclaimed therapists who provide expert treatment delivered with integrity, passion and care. She remains actively involved in the running of the clinic and ensuring the highest standards are met.
Physiotherapists – all Chartered and HCPC registered
Peter Dawson BSc MCSP
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 currently also works in the NHS and 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.
Dr. Hamza Zarion (Doctor of Physiotherapy) DPT, MCSP
Hamza graduated from Pakistan and started working as a wide scope physiotherapist in a renowned hospital in Pakistan alongside a private musculoskeletal physiotherapy clinic.
He moved to the UK and has worked in various private physiotherapy clinics and specialities since then. Hamza is very experienced in assessment and treatment of complex musculoskeletal and neurological disorders.
He also specialises in the assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of disorders of movement and physiological issues in the paediatric population.
Hamza has experience in many manual therapeutic techniques to effectively increase pain free range and is experienced in kinesiology taping and soft tissue manipulation.
Hamza consistently thrives to evolve and improve his practice by merging the most current, evidence-based literature with a holistic approach. He is passionate about his work and takes pride in connecting with his patients as they embark on their healing journeys.
Norma Turvill MSc MCSP
Norma is a very experienced physiotherapist specialising in back and neck pain and associated problems such as sciatica. She is now running small group sessions for people with chronic and/or recurrent neck and back pain in the clinic.
She is a trained prescriber so is able to advise about getting the best from pain medication. She has enjoyed a varied career treating the many joint and muscle problems which come our way and is qualified to use acupuncture for Musculo-skeletal issues. She has also worked with the women’s Scottish rugby squad and Healthcare Improvement Scotland.
Latterly she was working as the lead clinician for the orthopaedic back pain service in Forth Valley.
She has a special interest in helping people who have long term pain and recognises that such problems have a big effect on mood and well-being.
Norma is passionate about helping people to enjoy exercise any way they can regardless of age and believes that getting fitter is one of the best ways to get better.
Her own passion is dance and she initially trained as a dancer.
Marina Salib BSc, MCSP
Marina Salib graduated from Pharos University in Alexandria, Egypt (2017). Marina has experience working with the national health care system in Egypt, private clinics and the military. Her wide exposure to a variety of medical cases enriched her knowledge and grew her passion for physiotherapy.
Marina is experienced in using Mulligan’s mobilisation techniques and Orthopaedic manual therapy. She also completed Kinesiology taping courses and her practice includes myofascial release, joint mobilisations and muscle strengthening.
Laura Sheldrick BSc (Hons), MCSP
Laura graduated from Queen Margaret University in 2001. She is currently working as a senior physiotherapist in the NHS as an MSK practitioner for the last 10 years. She has a special interest in low back and hip disorders, health and nutrition and is a qualified mat Pilates teacher, working towards a pre and post-natal Pilates qualification. Prior to lockdown, she ran classes at County Physio to improve core strength and posture.
She has experience in orthopaedics, Stroke rehabilitation, care of the elderly and falls prevention.
She is qualified and experienced to provide Musculo-skeletal Acupuncture and has had training in Mulligan’s mobilisation with movement techniques, Kinesiology taping (KT1 and KT2) advanced, myofascial and trigger point release. Laura’s other interests include motorcycle and horse riding.
Ogbonna Obi BMR(PT), Msc OHS, MCSP
Ogbonna Obi graduated in 2008 from University of Nigeria, obtained his master’s degree in occupational health and safety from University of Port Harcourt in 2019. He is experienced in broad areas of specialties including but not limited to musculoskeletal, orthopaedics, neurological, medicine of the elderly and falls prevention physiotherapy. He has 10 years practice experience in the University of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital and currently also works as a specialist physiotherapist in the NHS.
He is result oriented; an experienced certified spinal specialist, he applies his wide knowledge in the treatment of neck and back pain and possesses extensive skill in manual therapy, soft tissue manipulation and functional optimization.
GRACE WILLCOCK BSc (Hons), MCSP
Grace Willcock graduated from Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh.
She currently also works with NHS Lothian in a rotational post, allowing her to work with a wide variety of conditions and patients. She has experience working within many areas of physiotherapy including; MSK, neurological conditions, orthopaedics, and falls prevention.
She has also worked with a range of ages from paediatrics up to medicine of the elderly. She has also gained additional qualifications in sports massage and vestibular rehabilitation and can offer a range of treatments in relation to these practices. Alongside a variety of manual therapies, she offers exercise prescription to ensure holistic care and rehabilitation.
Womens’ Health Physiotherapist
Alison Young BSc (Hons), MCSP
Alison Young BSc (Hons) graduated from Glasgow Caledonian University in 1996. An experienced Physiotherapist who has worked mainly in Musculo-skeletal physiotherapy since graduating but over the last 10 years has specialised in Women’s Health. HCPC registered and a member of the CSP and POGP (Pelvic, Obstetric and Gynaecological Physiotherapy) and the Scottish Pelvic Floor Network. Worked primarily in the NHS as a highly specialised Women’s Health Physiotherapist treating all Women’s Health conditions including Ante Natal Musculoskeletal Conditions such as Pelvic and back pain. All Post Natal conditions including Abdominal muscle separation and ongoing Pelvic and back pain. Can perform Post Natal joint, tummy muscle and Pelvic floor muscle assessment. Whether vaginal birth or Caesarean Section. This is not recommended until at least 6 weeks post birth. Compassionate and understanding about the physical changes during pregnancy and child birth and especially after a traumatic birth. Can Help manage conditions such as Urinary and Faecal Incontinence, Vaginal Prolapse and Bladder dysfunctions such as overactive bladder. Extensive knowledge of the musculoskeletal changes associated with the Menopause and can offer help on how to manage these and the best forms of exercise.
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. County Physio is delighted to have use of his services.
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.
SPORTS MASSAGE THERAPIST:
Rhian has recently qualified as a physiotherapist from Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh. She currently works at County Physio as a Sports Massage Thrapist with an ITEC Accredited Level 3 Diploma in Sports Massage and has also completed an adapted Tai Chi exercises for Physiotherapy course.
Rhian originally trained as a Biologist and gained a PhD in biodiversity at the Natural History Museum.
She volunteers with Macmillan cancer care gentle movement classes and Team East Lothian frame runners.
Her interests are gentle exercise for people returning to fitness, cycling, swimming, Tai Chi and active travel. She is passionate about helping people improve physical and mental health through movement and individualised treatment.