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Physiotherapy

Our Physiotherapy sessions are managed by Paula Dowie who qualified with a First Class Bsc(Hons) in Physiotherapy at Glasgow Caledonian University in 1999.

Paula gained 5 years of experience in a wide range of rotations, including musculoskeletal, orthopaedics, plastics, hand trauma and Rheumatology at Basic and Senior level In NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde. She then specialised in Rheumatology.

During this time Paula gained a Diploma in Orthopaedic Medicine for the upper, lower and spinal regions, including manipulations of these areas, and a Diploma in Injection therapy and has been injecting a wide range of intra-articular and soft tissue lesions since then. She is a qualified acupuncturist, with 17 years’ experience, has additional training in myofascial release using dry needling and has completed McKenzie training for the assessment and treatment of the neck and back.

Paula moved to Fife in 2010 and worked temporarily in a community post where she assisted patient’s rehabilitation and discharge from hospital.  Following this she worked in a private clinic for 5 years, gaining a wealth of experience with assessment and treatment of acute and chronic conditions, sports rehabilitation and hydrotherapy.  Additional training in cupping, taping, shoulder assessment and rehabilitation was gained.  She ran a rugby clinic, carried out golf profiling and worked with a number of insurance companies.

At present Paula is an Advanced Physiotherapist in NHS Fife, experienced in assessment and management of a wide range of inflammatory condition such as osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and ankylosis spondylitis.  She is an expert in the management of pain, fatigue and conditions effecting the muscles, tendons and joints.  Courses completed include training in soft tissue release, blood analysis and good conversation and personal outcomes.

Paula completed a course at Glasgow Caledonian University which enables her to perform point of care diagnostic ultrasound for the feet, ankles, wrists and hands.

Paula believes in holistic and evidence based practice empowering patients to achieve their goals, whether this is achieving daily activities or progressing in their chosen sport. She assess the whole person and uses hands on treatment to achieve optimal results.

How can we help you?

Contact a member of staff today to book your appointment, or for any inquiries you may have!

Paula Dowie

Advanced Physiotherapist

BSc(Hons) Physiotherapy, registered with The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy, HCPC registered.

GALLERY

St Andrews

FootMed,
110 South Street,
St Andrews, Fife
KY16 9QD

T: 01334 479003

Cupar

FootMed
Cupar Osteopaths,
52 Bonnygate,
Cupar, Fife
KY15 4LD

T: 01334 479003

St Andrews

FootMed,
110 South Street,
St Andrews, Fife
KY16 9QD

T: 01334 479003

Cupar

FootMed
Cupar Osteopaths,
52 Bonnygate,
Cupar, Fife
KY15 4LD

T: 01334 479003

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