richard worrall, physiotherapist

Richard Worrall – Chartered Physiotherapist

Having married a local Edinburgh girl, Richard has truly settled by establishing a sports & spinal physiotherapy clinic in the heart of the capital. He has a true passion for sport and is highly involved in local sports clubs playing rugby at Stewart’s Melville FP RFC, as well as cricket and squash at Grange sports club. In addition to this, he is a keen runner and is looking to explore Scotland by completing the numerous marathons and half marathons the country has to offer. He welcomes any recommendations so please let him know!


Back & Neck Conditions

He became the lead physiotherapist at the prestigious Buckingham Clinic in Glasgow, where he specialised in spinal and disc conditions, becoming one of the UK’s most experienced IDD practitioners (non-surgical disc decompression method). Richard worked with a team of physiotherapists, osteopaths and sports therapists developing proficient skills in the assessment, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of complex back and neck problems. In 2014 Richard was invited as a guest to speak at the IDD spinal decompression conference in London.

Sports Injuries

During his early years as a physiotherapist Richard had the opportunity to gain invaluable experience at professional sports clubs including Rangers FC and Newcastle Falcons RFC. He currently works with Stewart’s Melville Rugby Club and Academy providing sports physiotherapy to the players involved. In addition, he completes occasional work with the Scottish Rugby Union and has completed the medical cardiac and pitch side skills course, endorsed by the faculty of Pre-Hospital Care of the Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh.


Temporomandibular (TMJ) Pain

Richard also provides specialist physiotherapy for temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders, and became a guest practitioner at Edinburgh Dental Specialists on Rose Street. He is a member of the Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Temporomandibular Disorder (ACPTMD) and provides specialist techniques which include: massage, joint manipulation, exercise and acupuncture to help reduce TMJ pain and restore function.


Richards Education

Richard completed his first masters degree at Northumbria University, and produced a research study into the provision of injury support in professional rugby union clubs.

He also recently finished his post graduate certificate specialising in neuro-musculoskeletal physiotherapy from Glasgow Caledonian University, and is looking forward to graduating with a second masters degree and full eligibility to the Manipulative Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in the next year.

In addition, having completed a sports science degree at Durham University, he has a keen interest in strength and conditioning, and the development of athletes of all ages.  As well as being a pilates instructor, Richard is also a qualified sports massage therapist and also provides acupuncture and dry needling techniques.


Richards Qualifications

BA (Hons.) Sport Science – Durham University

MSc. Physiotherapy – Northumbria University

PGc. Neuro Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy – Glasgow Caledonian University

Diploma Sports Massage Therapy – Level 4

MCSP – Member of Chartered Society of Physiotherapists

HCPC – Member of the Health and Care Professions Council

ACPTMD – Member of Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Temporomandibular Disorder

Certificate in Acupuncture – ALIED 

Level 3 APPI Pilates instructor

TRX Group & Personal Trainer 

Scrum Caps Medical Care & Pitch Side Skills – Level 3 IRB pre-hospital immediate care course

Spinal Manual Therapy Certificate – Post Graduate manual therapy courses