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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
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.
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 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.
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 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.
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.
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!
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