MCSP AACP SOM Physio First HCPC
I graduated from Edinburgh in 1981...a lot of years ago! Since then I have not only been lucky enough to live and work in different cities in the UK but also in different parts of the world. I began my career working for the NHS in Glasgow, Edinburgh and Aberdeen. Initially rotating through medical, surgical, out patients, intensive care, neurology and eventually specialising in Paediatrics and Women's Health. Having married 'an oily' we were constantly on the move. First within the UK but then in 1996 to colder climes. Anchorage Alaska become our home for just over 3 years. Whilst there I worked in orthopaedic out patients, young adult rehabilitation and neonatal and adult intensive care. We also managed to explore the amazing wilderness around us. Skiing in the winter months and hiking in the summers. Keeping a close eye out for bears!
On our return I took the plunge and opened Ellon Physiotherapy in February 2000. Over the following years I was able to specialise within orthopaedic rehabilitation, furthering my skills with advanced training in Orthopaedic Medicine, Acupuncture and Modified Pilates. All techniques which I feel have enhanced my treatment practice. Meanwhile we enjoyed Collieston life with our son and dogs.
Once the nest had emptied we headed off again...this time to much warmer climes. Muscat in Oman became our home for the next 6 years. Whilst there I was able to continue to practice and worked in a German owned Orthopaedic Centre. Oman was an amazing country and an experience I am very grateful to have had. We spent our weekends camping and exploring the wadis, mountains and deserts, this time keeping a close eye out for snakes!
Since returning from overseas in 2016 I have continued working at Ellon Physiotherapy incorporating all the skills I have accumulated over a 40 year career. But now with a newly retired husband this is on a part time basis. Recently we have enjoyed travelling and exploring different parts of the world, visiting our friends and family who are spread far and wide around the globe. Our biggest recent adventure being the successful crossing of the Atlantic in a 32 foot yacht. An experience I happy not to repeat but one that I am proud of!
When at home and out of working hours I enjoy trying to keep fit, walking our beautiful Golden Retriever in the wonderful Forvie Sands and knitting woolly garments for our new grandson Alfie
HCPC, CSP and Physio First
I am Terri, a Wife, Mum, home educator and of course, physiotherapist.
I have 4 teenage boys and 2 dogs at home who generally keep me on my toes! We are a a rugby loving household, so you can generally find me across the road at the Meadows most weekends. This love of sport sparked my interest in sporting injuries in teenagers and children, along with my keen involvement in youth strength and conditioning.
Professionally I trained in Edinburgh, qualifying in 1996 and taking my first job down in Dumfries at the Royal Infirmary there. In 2000 my husband's work took us back to Aberdeenshire, where I worked in ARI, Woodend, the Maternity hospital and laterally at Ellon Health Centre. When our 2nd son was born, I gave up my NHS work for the flexibility of working at Ellon Physiotherapy.
I treat all muskuloskeletal aches, pains and injuries, with a special interest in sport injuries in children and teens.
I also run a Strength and Balance Class for the over 60's-a class full of fun and laughter.
I'm Ashley the newest member of the Ellon Physiotherapy team. I've been a qualified physio since 2010, graduating from Robert Gordon University and have worked in private practice since November 2010. I have always had an interest for musculoskeletal physiotherapy and sports injury rehabilitation so this was the right route for me. Alongside my clinic work I have been the lead Physiotherpapist for Inverurie Loco Works FC for the past 10 seasons. Looking after a top Highland League Football Team, I have grown a strong interest in football injuries and rehabilitation. (as well as having had a love for the sport since a young age!)
I am an APPI trained Pilates teacher and currently teach 2 classes a week for Ellon Physiotherapy online via Zoom, as well as using my Pilates skills within my clinic sessions. I have previously worked with the Scotland Women's U17/19s football teams, the Scottish Rugby Unions Caledonia U16/18s squads and the Scotland O50/55s mens hockey teams at various tournaments. My love for team sports carries through my work. Finally I volunteered at the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games and was part of the lawn bowls team there.
In my spare time (there's not much of it!) I love to socialise with friends; eating out for dinner and never passing up the opportunity for an afternoon tea, go to Glasgow to see my family and try to fit in a bit of exercise of my own. Last year I took up running 5kms and I really enjoy some full body weights sessions in the gym.
I treat all musculoskeletal injuries with a special interest in: Sports injuries, Football rehabilitation/injury prevention, Pilates and Orthopaedic rehabilitation.