South Inch Osteopaths
South Inch Osteopaths

Meet Our team

Our team of caring professionals are here to provide you with the highest standards of care.

Shona McKay

Registered Osteopath

 

Shona has been practising Osteopathy in Perth since 2009 after graduating from the British College of Osteopathic Medicine. She is passionate about promoting Osteopathy as a modality for getting to the root of the symptoms presented and firmly believes that the pro-active approach of Osteopathy offers a viable alternative to long-term medication.

 

Away from work Shona enjoys walking with her dog, cycling and general fitness training.

 

Fiona Gilbraith

CranioSacral Therapist

 

Fiona originally trained and worked as  Physiotherapist before training with The Upledger Institute in CranioSacral Therapy (CST) to Diplomate level. She is a qualified member of the CranioSacral Society and is also an instructor for the Upledger Institute UK teaching CST.

 

Fiona works with patients of all ages, from newborns to the elderly, and with a wide variety of causes of pain and dysfunction both physical and emotional in origin.

Interests away from work include knitting, musical performance as well as dance and travelling.

Lou Johnston

Naturopath

 

Lou's Naturopathic routes began in Australia, where she trained and practiced through the 1990s. Her combination of working with individual clients in her Edinburgh Clinic and co-ordinating larger onsite health programmes and projects has allowed her to seamlessly combine insights from the world of nutrition, biochemistry and massage. Lou has been in practice for over 15 years.

 

 ‘Health should be something that we all enjoy; often the answer to debilitating symptoms can be relatively simple and manageable’  

 

Lou works on an individual basis with each client, using food planning, herbal tonics, a variety of prescriptive supplements and nutritional information.

She has experience in treating skin conditions including eczema; gastrointestinal problems including IBS, energy levels, immune system strengthening & fertility planning. She is a registered Foresight practitioner and works with couples in pre and post conception stages to create healthier pregnancies www.foresight-preconception.org.uk.

Naomi Watford

S.P.A.S.M Therapies

 

A health professional for over 17 years. Naomi has worked in a variety of top resorts including the prestigious SPA at Gleneagles. As well as this she spent 13 years as a lecturer at one of Scotland's leading colleges. She holds qualifications in both beauty therapy and complementary therapies.

 

Naomi's approach is based on a system of treatment which targets the root cause of the problem. This approach starts as soon as you walk into her treatment room. Naomi specialises in Kinetic Chain Release, sports massage, trigger point therapy and remedial and corrective techniques. Her belief is that when treating an injury a therapist should 'Find It, Fix It, Forget It' and, if necessary, 'Refer It'.

 

As a result of her philosophy and expertise, Naomi has had numerous successes in treating patients with long-standing injuries. She has also built a network of other health care professionals with the same ethos, including personal trainers, orthopaedic injury specialists, and physiotherapists.

 

She is a keen fitness enthusiast and Naomi loves all aspects of training. Her main vices are running and kettle bells, though she also trains regularly with one of Scotland's leading triathlon teams.

Dr Joe Armstrong

Mental Health Professional

 

Joe is a qualified and accredited Cognitive Behavioural Therapist, EMDR practitioner and Counsellor with over 25 years of helping people to overcome and better cope with a range of emotional and psychological problems.

He provides a high quality, professional and transparent service that focuses on tailoring his approach to your needs thereby ensuring you get the most from therapy. Joe is committed to working in an evidenced-based and research informed way which ensures that therapy is based on sound therapeutic principles and approaches that have been shown to be effective.

Yvonne Rogers

Bodyworks Massage

 

Yvonne trained with the London School of Aromatherapy in 1997 after graduating from Herriot Watt University. She went on to study remedial and sports injuries massage with The Scottish Massage School and has since established successful clinics in Edinburgh as well as working within the stroke rehabilitation environment.

Her experience and expertise in being able to tailor her treatments to her client's exact needs has made Bodyworks Massage particularly effective in treating sports injuries and can be a very good preventative measure against injuriy in the first place.

Dr Louise Richards

Clinical Psychologist

 

Dr Louise Richards is a Clinical Psychologist with ten years experience in delivering psychological assessment and therapy within the NHS in Scotland. Louise has worked with clients who have moderate to severe difficulties as well as those with more mild issues. Her current areas of special interest include depression, anxiety disorders, difficulties with eating and weight management. She has training and experince in working with complex difficulties, people who are experincing multiple difficulties at once or those whose who difficulties have been unresponsive to previous therapies. 

 

Louise is a fully qualified HCPC (Health and Care Professions Council) registered Clinical Psychologist. The HCPC is the governing body which all Clinical Psychologists in the UK must register with in order to practice.

The HCPC ensures that their registrants are appropriately qualified and meet their standards of education and training, professional skills, conduct and ethics. They protect the public by ensuring these standards are met by anyone using the title Clinical Psychologist and have a publically searchable list of registered practitioners. 

 

Louise is also a Chartered Member of the British Psychological Society which means that she meets the society 'gold standard' of psychological knowledge and expertise and adheres to high levels of ethical practice and shows a commitment to continuing professional development. She is also an Associate Fellow of the BPS and a member of the BPS Division of Clinical Psychology.

Lena McEwan

Podiatrist

 

Lena studied at Queen Margaret University in Edinburgh to gain her BSc (Hons) Degree in Podiatry. She is registered with the HCPC, the governing body which ensures that training, professional skills, behaviour and health requirements are met.

 

Lena is focused on the prevention and treatment of diseases and conditions of the foot and lower limbs and believes patients benefit greatly from a holistic approach. Lena offers person centered care and enjoys working with people of all ages. She also has a special interest Diabetes and Dermatology problems of the lower limb.

 

Away from the Podiatry clinic Lena is an avid reader who loves to travel, she is at her happiest when combining both! 

Arianne Harvey

Administrator

 

Arianne loves meeting and greeting patients in the clinic and helping them to feel comfortable both before and after their treatment. She has a keen interest in Osteopathy and complementary health having benefited hugely from them over the years.

 

Arianne is married to Billy who is a life coach, and they have two grown up sons together. Away from work she enjoys walking, gardening, knitting, cooking, cycling and her dog, Heidi. Arianne also holds a certificate in Angel Card readings (CACR) and loves giving readings to people outwith her working hours.

Nick MacIvor

Business Development Manager

 

Nick has run multi-disciplinary health clinics for over ten years and is passionate about providing an environment where his professional colleagues can excel in their chosen field. He believes that the clinic can make a real, palpable difference to its patients quality of life and is excited by that prospect.

 

More recently Nick has undertaken training in Upledger CranioSacral Therapy and is currently working as a student practitioner alongside his day job.

 

Away from work Nick and his wife have two young children to keep them busy. Nick also builds and flies radio controlled models as well as enjoying playing the banjo ukulele and is a founder member of the Scottish Formby Group.

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1 Marshall Place

Perth

PH2 8AH

 

01738 440220

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