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Meet Our Team at Newlands Physiotherapy

Meet Our Team at Newlands Physiotherapy in Glasgow

Blair Muir


Blair qualified as a physiotherapist from the University of Otago in Dunedin, New Zealand in 2001. He then went on to complete some post graduate training in Hand and Upper Limb Therapy at the Auckland University of Technology and has recently completed a certificate in Spinal Manipulation. He developed his musculoskeletal physiotherapy experience in whilst working in a busy public hospital outpatient centre in Dunedin before moving to London in 2010. In London he worked for a prestigious private hospital group before moving to Glasgow with his wife at the start of 2014. Blair has a keen interest in spinal pain, where he incorporates a hands-on approach to therapy with individual rehabilitation programmes. He is happy to treat anyone, sports injuries to arthritic conditions, to help maximise function. With a keen interest in mountain biking and the outdoors, Blair enjoys experiencing all that Scotland has to offer.

John Heffernan

Sports Massage Therapist

After 12 years working internationally in the creative sector, I returned to full time education in 2019 and I am training to be a physiotherapist at Glasgow Caledonian University. As a keen tennis player I have routinely experienced upper body issues and have long used sports massage as a method of pain and injury management. Combined with regular exercise I have been able to improve technique, stability and endurance. As a Physiotherapy student I have an in-depth understanding of anatomy and biomechanics. I am passionate about rehabilitation and use a wide variety of techniques to aid in trauma recovery. I hope to offer clients a supportive and inclusive experience to help increase their mobility and activity goals

Linsey Spence

BSc Physiotherapy

Linsey works part time at Newlands Physiotherapy and is an experienced Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist. She qualified as a Physiotherapist from The Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen in 2008 and initially completed rotations in the NHS. Linsey specialised in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy in 2011 and has gained experience in many different environments and had the opportunity to work with elite gymnasts during the 2014 Commonwealth Games. She uses a broad range of skills to treat her clients, evaluating their individual needs and working together to achieve their goals. She believes the combination of manual therapy, followed by exercise prescription and education optimises a quick return to function and long term prevention of injuries. Linsey is passionate about Physiotherapy and continually strives to be the best therapist she can be. Continuous professional development is very important and she has completed many Post-Graduate courses including electrotherapy, kinesiology taping, Pilates, acupuncture, soft tissue skills, pelvic girdle pain and running and shoulder injuries. With Linsey, you'll receive the high quality patient-centred care, learn how to self-manage your condition and have the peace of mind that you're in the best hands.

Alison McKinnon

Physiotherapy Musculoskeletal Specialist
Alison McKinnon

Alison qualified in 1985 from Queen's College, Glasgow , with a Bsc in Physiotherapy. She has extensive experience in Musculoskeletal, Sports, and Industrial injuries, and has worked in the UK and Canada. In the last 8 years she has specialised in Vestibular Physiotherapy, and is Clinical Specialist in Vestibular Rehabilitation. This is Physiotherapy for balance and dizziness conditions, and can be very effective and life changing for patients. Alison works regularly with ENT Consultants, Neurologists, and GP's, and would be happy to see you at Newlands Physiotherapy Clinic. please see - for more info