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Kinetic Physio - Our Story

Neil started his practice (Neil Aitken Physio) at Prestonfield Golf Club in 2013 having previously spent time in the NHS and in other private practices.  The ethos being to provide professional, evidence led physiotherapy in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.  With a growing reputation and demand for appointments we expanded to two rooms at Prestonfield with two other fantastic physios, Evonne and Pete, joining our growing team.

As you will see in the biographies below, at Kinetic Physio, we pride ourselves on experience, post graduate training and keeping up to date with research and evidence.  Our ethos allows us to provide the best advice and treatment for our patients, all done with empathy and a smile.  We are on this journey with you, to get you back to enjoying your activities without pain and dysfunction.

Word still seems to be spreading and further demand for appointments resulted in additional expansion. In May 2022 we opened our second clinic at Mortonhall Golf Club. With this expansion came a re-brand to Kinetic Physio.   This exciting development, a partnership between Neil and Pete, means that we can provide physiotherapy, massage and pilates with state of the art athletic screening and training practices utilising cutting edge technology in our top of the range gym.

The Kinetic Team

PHYSIOS

NEIL_AITKEN_KINETIC_PHYSIO
CLINICAL DIRECTOR MORTONHALL & PRESTONFIELD

Neil Aitken

Neil is a Chartered Physiotherapist with extensive experience in the NHS, sports and private practice.

Neil is a Chartered Physiotherapist with extensive experience in the NHS, sports and private practice. Completing his 4 year undergraduate physiotherapy degree in 2007 he then undertook a PgDip in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy, obtaining a distinction and leading to membership of the MACP, the toughest and most highly respected qualification within physiotherapy. This 3 year post graduate qualification ensures the highest levels of clinical knowledge, clinical reasoning and evidence-based practice.
Along with regular physiotherapy, Neil also has a special interest in the treatment of golfers and was the first physio in Scotland to become a certified Medical & Fitness Professional with The Titleist Performance Institute. Since then, he has also completed training with the DP World Tour strength & conditioning coaches to become a member of the Golf Performance Network.
Neil established his private clinic in 2013 and has since devoted his time and expertise to build an experienced and qualified team with first class facilities. He takes great pride and satisfaction in helping his patients return to their chosen activities without pain and with a smile on their face.
PETE_MITCHELL_KINETIC_PHYSIO
CLINICAL DIRECTOR MORTONHALL

Pete Mitchell

Pete graduated from Queen Margaret University in 2007 with a BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy.

Pete graduated from Queen Margaret University in 2007 with a BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy. He spent the first 3 years of his career working across multiple NHS roles and moved into private practice in 2010 where he has remained. He has gone on to gain further qualifications and accreditation to the prestigious Musculoskeletal Association of Chartered Physiotherapists (MACP) through Glasgow Caledonian University, in 2010.
Since 2014, Pete has been employed as a Consultant Physiotherapist with the DP World Tour (formerly The European Tour) and he periodically travels the world to work at Tour events providing physiotherapy for the players. To date he has worked at over 50 DP World/European Tour events including The Open Championship. Pete has also experience within Women’s golf having worked as a Consultant Physiotherapist at four of the previous five Women’s Open Championships, including the 2021 Women’s Open at Carnoustie.
Pete also had the honour of being chosen to attend the Olympic Games in Tokyo to work at both the men’s and women’s golf events, providing a fantastic experience of working at his first Olympic Games.
Pete has widespread experience working in a variety of other sports at both amateur and professional levels and he is able to pass on this knowledge to patients at Kinetic Physio. He was Deputy Head of Sports Science and Medical and First Team Physiotherapist at Hibernian Football club during the 2015/16 and 2016/17 seasons. He has also worked for the Scottish Rugby Union and has treated thousands of amateur athletes and members of the general public helping them to manage a wide range of musculoskeletal conditions. His conscientious, detailed approach has facilitated patients in returning to their chosen sport or activity.
Pete likes to follow an evidence-based approach to physiotherapy. He is also extremely proficient in his manual therapy skills to help ease acute pain and has a keen understanding of strength and conditioning principles which allow both professional and amateurs to both improve their performance and to decrease the risk of injury when they participate in their chosen sport or activity.
EVONNE_SUTHERLAND_KINETIC_PHYSIO
CLINICAL SPECIALIST PHYSIOTHERAPIST

Evonne Sutherland

Evonne qualified in 2002 with a Masters in Physiotherapy from Queen Margaret University.

Evonne qualified in 2002 with a Masters in Physiotherapy from Queen Margaret University. This followed on from her Bachelor of Science with Honours degree in Physiology in Sports Science. Over the last 20 years Evonne has had extensive experience in treating musculoskeletal injuries. Initially this experience was gained in the NHS. However she then moved to Sydney where for 8.5 years she was clinic manager in a private clinic which was based in one of the biggest gyms in Australia. Since returning to Scotland in 2017, Evonne has worked in both the private and public sectors. Evonne is currently the Clinical Lead Physiotherapist at the Western General Hospital, Edinburgh. Her current knowledge of musculoskeletal injuries (including orthopaedics) and their management is therefore vast. She prides herself in accurately assessing, diagnosing, and subsequently providing a complete, evidence based, hands on treatment and rehabilitation package for all of her patients.

Evonne has always been active and at times she has pushed her own body to its limits. She played hockey at a highly competitive level, has run several marathons, climbed many mountains, cycled many kilometres and has generally enjoyed moving! Her ability to connect with her patients in a sympathetic and professional manner is based on a passion to keep her patients moving too!

Whether you are an elite athlete, an amateur sportsperson, a recreational gym goer, a corporate worker, a busy professional or a hectic housewife/husband, Evonne’s goal as an experienced musculoskeletal physiotherapist is to advise you on how to return to your normal activities and treat you in the most effective, efficient and fastest way possible.

FELICITY AITKEN KINETIC PHYSIO
SPECIALIST NEUROLOGICAL/ELDERLY REHAB PHYSIOTHERAPIST

Felicity Aitken

Felicity graduated in 2005 with a BSc (Hons) in Physiotherapy.

Felicity graduated in 2005 with a BSc (Hons) in Physiotherapy. She was a senior physiotherapist in the NHS for 14 years, specialising in stroke rehabilitation, orthopaedic rehab after surgery, falls prevention, rehab in the community, maintaining function and independence. For the last 7 years in the NHS Felicity and her team specialised in early supported discharge from hospital and the prevention of admission to hospital.
She left the NHS and joined the team at SPIRE Murrayfield, providing post operative physiotherapy. Due to this Felicity understands the patient journey from the day of the operation through to discharge. She now combines this with home physio sessions for Kinetic, whether that is for progressive post op rehabilitation, stroke rehab, physio for other neurological conditions or for elderly rehab/mobility.

MASSAGE & PILATES

DANA_STRAND_KINETIC _PHYSIO
MASSAGE

Dana Strand RMT

An Associate Remedial & Sport, Deep Tissue Massage Therapist and balancing Yoga Therapist.

An Associate Remedial & Sport, Deep Tissue Massage Therapist and balancing Yoga Therapist.
Dana is highly qualified in Sports Remedial Therapies, as well as Swedish and Holistic Massage treatments. If desired Dana is able to guide every client with comprehensive advice including postural improvements to balance musculoskeletal issues based on Yoga Therapies.
Her aim is to work with clients to assist with recovery and improve on their overall health and performance wellbeing through massage, sometimes also utilising Yoga movement techniques.
Dana has over 10 years of professional experience and brings integrity and passion to her work. Her friendly attitude helps put clients at ease.
Dana regularly attends professional seminars and courses to keep up to date within her industry.
JENNY TYLER KINETIC PHYSIO
PILATES

Jenny Tyler

Jenny qualified as a chartered physiotherapist in 1990 and has been working at FASIC sports medicine clinic since 1997.

Jenny qualified as a chartered physiotherapist in 1990 and has been working at FASIC sports medicine clinic since 1997. Exercise has always played a huge role in my work and in 2003 I trained with Body Control Pilates and starting teaching mat classes. Since then I strive to integrate Pilates into my role as a sports physiotherapist and have worked with a variety of sports including golf, cricket, swimming, running, football, rugby, hockey and athletics.
I teach several mat and small equipment classes per week on a self-employed basis.

I also work for Body Control Pilates as a teacher trainer and mentor all Scottish based students and teachers. In 2015 I created a Pilates for Golfers course which allows Pilates teachers to gain an understanding of the movement demands of golf and teaches golf specific exercises.

I strongly believe that exercise is a key component of a healthy lifestyle and Pilates balances the physical and mental aspects of this.

ALSION KINETIC PHYSIO
PILATES

Alison Bryce

I attended Pilates classes in Edinburgh over 20 years ago when there were very few U.K. teachers or classes and nobody even knew how to pronounce Pilates!

I attended Pilates classes in Edinburgh over 20 years ago when there were very few U.K. teachers or classes and nobody even knew how to pronounce Pilates!

Having spent most of my childhood standing on my head or attending ballet classes I loved the mobility and precision of Pilates exercises and how they made me feel.

It took me a long time however to gain the confidence to train as a teacher. I brought up my children, worked as a radiographer and also as a massage therapist.

Finally, in 2016 I enrolled to train in Edinburgh with Body Control Pilates. It felt like coming home.

I love the way Pilates makes me feel and I love being able to share and encourage my students to enjoy it too!

Where and when

See the locations and times of our team.

NAME DAY TIME LOCATION
PHYSIO
Neil Mon 8:30-5:00pm Prestonfield
Tue 8:30-5:30pm Mortonhall
Wed 9:15-6:00pm Prestonfield
Thurs 8:30-5:30pm Mortonhall
Fri 8:30-5:00pm Prestonfield
Pete Mon 10:00-4:30pm Mortonhall
Wed 9:00-4:30pm Mortonhall
Sat 9:00-12:00pm Mortonhall
Evonne Tue 8:00-4:00pm Prestonfield
Wed 1:00-5:00pm Prestonfield
Fri 8:00-1:00pm Prestonfield
MASSAGE
Dana Mon 4:00-7:00pm Mortonhall
Tue 7:45-11:45am Prestonfield
Tue 3:00-6:00pm Mortonhall
Wed 5:30-8:30pm Prestonfield
Sat 9:00-1:00pm Prestonfield
PILATES
Regular
Alison Tue 9:30-10:30am Mortonhall
Tue 10:30-11:30am Mortonhall
Golf
Jenny Thurs 6:45-7:45pm Mortonhall
Thurs 7:45-8:45pm Mortonhall
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