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.
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.
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.
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
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