Pain relief. Getting you back in control back on track back to sleep back to work back in the pool back running on the podium back to being you

Welcome to Physis. Expert Physiotherapists in central Scotland, dedicated to your well-being.

Physis offers a range of treatment options that can  help you recover and stay fit and healthy. We are a private physiotherapy company with 8 clinics throughout central Scotland, making us one of the biggest practices in the country. We also offer massage therapy and podiatry at various sites.

Our physiotherapists are experts in pain management with an average of 20 years experience. All of our physio team are registered with the Health Care Professions Council and all major insurance companies, so you know you are in good hands.

OUR SERVICES What we do and how

Evidence Based Practice

Evidence Based Practice

At Physis we have a large team with a broad range of skills. Our focus is to provide excellent MSK  (Musculoskeletal) Physiotherapy at each of our clinics. We also offer the following services at some of our sites:

  • Remedial Massage
  • Dry Needling
  • Vi-move Functional Assessments
  • Podiatry
  • Pilates
  • Bike-fit Assessments
  • Gait Analysis
  • Ergonomic Assessments
  • Home Visits
  • Golf Assessments

We also provide Occupational Health Physiotherapy both onsite or within the clinics for various companies. If you would like to find out more about any of our services, please feel free to give us a call on 0131 478 4646 (its the same number for all our clinics)

What do we treat?

Well if it moves and it’s painful we probably treat it! We are all musculoskeletal pain specialists so most of the conditions we see are back pain, neck pain or sports related injuries. We also see over-use, work related conditions and people following surgery. If you are unsure if we can help, simply give us a call and we will be able to clarify if it is worth coming to see us, or whether you need pointed in another direction.

Where are we?

Physis now has 8 clinics in total. Four clinics in Edinburgh and 4 in towns near Edinburgh (Livingston, Linlithgow, Grangemouth and Dunfermline). See our map below for our exact locations.

OUR SERVICES Some of the services we offer

Physiotherapy

Physiotherapy

Getting the right advice and treatment for your injury or pain, can mean the difference between recovering and returning to normal, or developing a chronic problem which haunts you for years! Physis is a physiotherapy clinic devoted to providing the best treatment and advice to allow your body to heal in the optimal way.

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Massage

Massage

If you're suffering aches and pains from work, feeling the effects of sport or physical activity or just stressed with modern living - then the chances are massage can help! At physis, we have a team of massage practitioners offering a wide range of manual treatments - all to help get your life back on track.

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Pilates

Pilates

Pilates at physis is about having fun and feeling good! Pilates is a form of low intensity exercise which uses individual controlled movements to challenge your muscular system, which in turn will help you to feel stronger and suppler. This can be beneficial in your rehab, but can also help in keeping you pain free. Pilates is unfortunately not offered across all our sites.

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Podiatry

Podiatry

If you're suffering from aches and pains in your feet or think your body is feeling symptoms because of faulty body mechanics - then we can help. At physis, we have a professional Podiatry service provided by Alastair Dall of Sports Podiatry Scotland. He is a specialist in sports podiatry and musculoskeletal conditions of the foot. Book an appointment to see if he can help you.

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Occupational Health Physiotherapy

Occupational Health Physiotherapy

Physiotherapy has been shown to be a cost effective way of reducing sickness absence, through both keeping your staff at work, and getting them fit to return to work following a musculoskeletal strain or sprain. Physis currently work with various companies by providing bespoke services suited to the company and employee's needs.

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YOUR CONDITIONS We offer a wide variety of treatments

Back Pain

Back Pain

Back pain can feel life changing, but it doesn't have to be.

The vast majority of people will experience a significant bout of low back pain in their lifetime. Whilst we acknowledge the severity of the pain and the impact it can have on your life during this time, at Physis we know that with proper management and advice - the chances of you making a full recovery are extremely high.
We work hard to follow high quality evidence, avoid fads and trends, and not to perpetuate myths, which are often the reason people end up with longstanding or recurrent pain problems.

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Neck Pain

It might feel like a complete 'pain in the neck', but it doesn't have to get you down!

Most of us will experience a significant episode of neck pain. This can be a frightening and waring experience. We understand this. We know there are multiple factors that can contribute to the cause of your neck pain. We’ll identify these and provide solutions. So again, your outlook is very good, and with the right advice and management your chances of returning to your normal life are extremely high.

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Neck Pain
Sports & activity related injuries

Sports & activity related injuries

Sport, Dancing, Walking, Gardening: Getting you back to achieving your goals!

Activity is good for us! All of us! We know you want to get back to doing what you love as quickly as you can. Activity related injuries can affect everyone from the absolute beginner to the elite athlete. We know, because we treat them all! We understand a champion’s drive to get back to the winning spot. We understand the frustration caused by recurrent injuries, or the disappointment of making the change to start exercising, only to fall at the first hurdle. Whatever your level of activity or your aspiration, we have the skills to get you back to where you want to be. And better.

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Other injuries and conditions

From head to toe, we will know what to do!

Generally, pain is what brings people to us, whether it’s arthritis, a simple sprain or a headache. Pain affects all areas of the body, and sometimes there seems to be no reason for it! But there will be! And the challenge for us is to figure out what is causing it, and then provide you with the appropriate treatment, management and advice.
As experts in musculoskeletal health, we see a broad range of work related injuries, medicolegal cases, post-surgical cases as well as general mobility problems where pain may not be the main issue. If you are unsure whether we can help, please give us a call and we can chat about your options.

Other injuries and conditions
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Our business is all about making you better - putting a smile back on your face. Our aim is to ease your pain by getting to the root of its cause. We work together with you to try and make sure your pain not only goes away, but stays away. We work with nature, rather than against it. To our patients, it simply means that our treatments make them better. Like many other clinics out there, all our therapists are fully trained, qualified and regsitered with the Health Professions Council. But what makes us different from most is that everyone at Physis believes in using recognised and proven medical science to treat our patients. We all share the same ethics of hard work, adopting best practice and we're committed to using our medical skills and knowledge to provide you with the highest levels of treatment, service and care. All of which means, when you come to Physis you'll be well looked after by experts who really care about making you better. We are not just based in Trinity, but also in Morrison Street, Colinton Road, Fountainbridge and David LLoyd in Edinburgh, and clinics in Livingston, Linlithgow, Grangemouth, and Dunfermline. Check out the website for more details.
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At Physis we work with a number of companies who refer clients to us for physiotherapy. Here is a recent email from one of them about our physiotherapist Ola. Well done Ola, good job!

'Thank you so much for treating xxxxxxxxx who we referred to you for physiotherapy.

xxxxxxx has given us a lovely report which I wanted to pass on. She has advised how happy she was with the treatment she received from yourself and couldn’t express enough how amazing it was.

It is always lovely to hear wonderful reports about our network clinics so thank you for providing a great service for our patients.'
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OUR TEAM Who works with us?

Darren Cornforth

Darren Cornforth

Specialist MSK Physiotherapist / Director
MSc(ManTher) BSc(Hons)(Phys) MMACP MCSP
Edinburgh North
Edinburgh City Centre
Graham Curlewis

Graham Curlewis

Specialist MSK Physiotherapist / Director
MManipTher
MSc(ManTher)
BSc(Phys) MMACP MCSP
Edinburgh North
Kathleen (Joey) Inch

Kathleen (Joey) Inch

Specialist MSK Physiotherapist
BSc(Hons)(Phys) MCSP
Edinburgh North
Linlithgow
Andrew Raselli

Andrew Raselli

Specialist MSK Physiotherapist
BAppSci(Phys) MCSP
Edinburgh North
Lesley Mackie

Lesley Mackie

Specialist MSK Physiotherapist
BSc(Hons)(Phys) MCSP
Edinburgh North
David Robertson

David Robertson

Specialist MSK Physiotherapist
BSc(Hons) PGDip(MSKmanage) MMACP MCSP
Edinburgh South
Edinburgh Central
Gordon McKay

Gordon McKay

Specialist MSK Physiotherapist
MSc(Phys) BSc(Hons) MCSP
Grangemouth
Thirza Muir

Thirza Muir

Specialist MSK Physiotherapist
BSc(Hons)(Phys) MCSP
Edinburgh North
Edinburgh West
Ola Szyszc-<br>zakiewicz

Ola Szyszc-
zakiewicz

Specialist MSK Physiotherapist
BSc(Hons)(Phys) MCSP
Edinburgh South
Edinburgh West
Mark Thompson

Mark Thompson

Specialist MSK Physiotherapist
MSc(Hons)(Phys) MCSP
Dunfermline
Edinburgh West
Edinburgh North
Colin MacPherson

Colin MacPherson

Specialist MSK Physiotherapist
BSc(Hons)(Phys) MCSP
Livingston
Grangemouth

Morag Lunn

Morag Lunn

Specialist MSK Physiotherapist
MSc(MSK Phys) BSc(Hons) MMACP MCSP
Edinburgh City Centre
Edinburgh South
Neil Aitken

Neil Aitken

Specialist MSK Physiotherapist
BSc(Hons) MMACP MCSP Edinburgh City Centre
Sarah Bond

Sarah Bond

Specialist MSK Physiotherapist
BSc(Hons)(Phys) MCSP
Edinburgh South
Edinburgh West
Sarah Chambers

Sarah Chambers

Specialist MSK Physiotherapist
BSc(Hons)(Phys) MCSP
Livingston
Scott Duguid

Scott Duguid

Specialist MSK Physiotherapist
BSc(Hons)(Phys) MCSP
Edinburgh Park
Dunfermline
Gemma Donohoe

Gemma Donohoe

Specialist MSK Physiotherapist
Hana Cowan

Hana Cowan

Specialist MSK Physiotherapist
Rachael Clayton

Rachael Clayton

Massage Therapist
Jan Murray

Jan Murray

Pilates Instructor
Edinburgh North
Sandie Wilson

Sandie Wilson

Senior Pilates, Gyrotonic & Gyrokenesis Teacher, & Movement Specialist
BA(Hons) PGDip(Dance Theatre Stud)

Grangemouth
Alistair Dall

Alistair Dall

Sports Podiatrist
BSc PGDip

Edinburgh North
Our Team

OUR CLINICS 8 clinics throughout central Scotland

We have 8 clinics throughout the central belt. Have a look at the map below to see which is closest to you. Our main clinic is located in Trinity near Newhaven Harbour at the north end of Craighall Road. Address:
Physis
26 Craighall Road
Edinburgh
EH6 4SA

Bookings and enquiries: To make an appointment phone: 0131 478 4646. It's the same number for all clinics! To obtain more information, phone our telephone no., fill out the contact form below, or fax us on: 0709 202 8616 or email us at: admin@physis.uk.com

Our Clinics

PRICES What it costs

Initial consultation Edinburgh
£ 50 per session
Consultation lasts up to an hour, and includes a thorough examination, detailed explanation, appropriate treatment and advice
Return consultation Edinburgh
£ 40 per session
Consultation will last up to 30 mins and will consist of previously agreed treatment plan, which may include hands on therapy, exercise rehabilitation, and education
Initial consultation Other clinics
£ 42 per session
Consultation lasts up to an hour, and includes a thorough examination, detailed explanation, appropriate treatment and advice
Return consultation Other clinics
£ 32 per session
Consultation will last up to 30 mins and will consist of previously agreed treatment plan, which may include hands on therapy, exercise rehabilitation, and education

Our fees

Initial consultations normally last up to one hour. Subsequent sessions last up to 30 minutes. If you need to cancel an appointment, all we ask is you give us at least 24 hours notice, otherwise we may have to charge you the full, standard fee. We have card facilities at all of our clinics except Linlithgow and therefore ask that you bring cash or cheque at this venue, or you can pay over the phone. Cheques should be made payable to 'physis'.

 TreatmentInitial AssessmentFollow-up Treatment
Physiotherapy - Edinburgh sites£50£40
Physiotherapy - other physis sites£42£32
Sports Massage  - (1 hour)£45£40
Sports Massage - (30 minutes)£30£25
Podiatry£50£35
Pilates

£12 per class

Pilates£40 one-to-one£25 one-to-two
Home Visit£75£75

For private treatments

If you’re paying for physiotherapy yourself, then you don’t need a GP referral to make an appointment. You’ll find our prices are competitive with other equally-qualified, private physiotherapy clinics. We can also offer discounted rates to members of sports clubs and corporate sports and health schemes; so if you’re the organiser or a member of one, please email us for more details: admin@physis.uk.com or call us on 0131 478 4646 and we’ll be happy to help. To receive the discounted rate, cardholders just need to let us know which kind of card they have, when they make their appointment, and to bring the card with them when they come for their treatment.

For treatments covered by health insurance

We’re registered with all the major health insurance companies (please see the list below) which simply means that we can bill them directly for your treatment if you’re covered. Each individual insurance policy covers different treatments, so check with your insurer to see if yours includes physiotherapy. Your health insurance company may require a GP referral in order to pay for our treatment. Please note that it is your responsibility to contact your insurer to find out what is required - you may also need to obtain a claim no. prior to your initial treatment. All that we ask is that you give us the necessary details to bill on your behalf.

Insurance companies we’re registered with include: BUPA, Aviva, AXA PPP, Vitality Health, Simply Health, Nuffield, Allianz, Standard Life, Royal Sun & Alliance/First Assist, Remedi, Cigna, Medisure, and Western Provident Association. Please note that this is an ever-expanding list so check with us if your insurance company is not here (there's a good chance that we're already registered with them or can arrange to do so). 

Insurance companies fees vary and can be different to those listed above due to administration charges.

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