Owen Downes

Director

Clinical Lead Physiotherapist

Owen is from Galway in the west of Ireland and has 15 years of physiotherapy experience. This varies from international rugby, professional football and treating the huge variety of conditions seen in private practice.

Prior to opening ProMOTION Physiotherapy, Owen practiced for 11 years at Taylor Physiotherapy in Edinburgh. In addition to working in the clinic he is Clinical Lead for the Scottish Rugby Union U17 squad and has consultancy physiotherapy roles with the Scottish Football Association and Edinburgh College.

Owen has a Masters in Physiotherapy and a Degree in Sports Rehabilitation. He endeavours to extend his experience with elite athletes to all patients within the custom designed rehabilitation space at ProMOTION Physiotherapy.

Lisa Downes

Director

Clinical Lead Physiotherapist

APPI trained Pilates Instructor

Lisa has been working as a Physiotherapist since 2005. Prior to this her background was in Sport, an elite runner she represented Great Britain at Junior World Orienteering Championships and Senior European Orienteering Competitions. She has worked both privately and in the NHS with her most recent role being an Advanced Practitioner Physiotherapist. In this role she was one of the lead physiotherapists for low back pain in NHS Lothian and worked alongside Consultant Neurosurgeons.

Lisa is passionate about helping people recover from injury and rehabilitating them to their full potential. She has a Degree in Physiology and Sports Science and a Masters in Physiotherapy.

Claire Dunlop

Specialist Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist

APPI trained Pilates Instructor

Claire has been a Physiotherapist for 25years. She worked for many years in the NHS in both Edinburgh and Fife, and has always combined this with some work in private practice. She specialised in treating musculoskeletal conditions after completing rotations throughout hospitals, gaining a wide knowledge base early in her career.
Claire is dedicated to ensuring the client is at the centre of their rehabilitation planning and strives to ensure the client gains the maximum from their assessment and rehabilitation, whatever their age or stage in life. She has discovered the positive benefits from teaching Pilates and believes that many people can achieve enhanced movement, strength and well-being from participating in classes.
She has a Masters in Physiotherapy and a Degree in Sport, Health and Physical Education. In her free time Claire loves to keep active whether she is running, playing tennis or training with her triathlon club. She previously played hockey to a high level and has an understanding of both competitive and recreational sports people and what makes them determined to return to their activities.

Kaylan O’Meara

Specialist Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist

APPI trained Pilates Instructor

Kaylan is originally from Toronto, Canada. She ventured across the pond to Edinburgh 3.5 years ago to work as a private practice physiotherapist and explore Europe. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Physiology and Psychology and a Masters of Science in Physiotherapy. Kaylan has always been passionate about her role in rehabilitation, but it wasn't until her move to Edinburgh that she first tried Pilates and experienced the benefits it provided first-hand. She believes that Pilates targets many common areas of weakness that inevitably lead to injury. This inspired her to complete the APPI training as a Pilates Instructor in 2016 and she has been enjoying sharing its positive impact with her classes ever since.

Shannon McGregor

Specialist Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist

Shannon joins us with over 10 years of experience as a physiotherapist. She has recently returned to Scotland after practicing in both Australia and New Zealand during her travels. She began her career at NHS Scotland and later moved to private practice, specialising in treating sports and musculoskeletal injuries.

She believes in educating her patients on how to improve their strength, mobility, and prevent injuries and works with her patients to provide individualised treatment programmes to help her achieve optimal results.

Shannon has an interest in working with hypermobility, gymnasts, and dancers. In the past, she has provided coverage for Gymnastics New Zealand's national events and has spent time treating ski injuries in Queenstown. Currently, she is pursuing her master's degree in Advancing Practice in Physiotherapy at Queen Margaret University.

Ewa Bednarek

Massage Therapist

Ewa is a passionate Sports and Remedial Massage Therapist with over 2 years of experience. Certified in Sports Massage and Remedial Massage Therapy as well as level 2 gym instructor and level 3 nutritionist. Applying her anatomy, physiology and soft tissue therapy knowledge to helping people in their recovery journey, and day-to-day aches and pains. In her free time, she loves resistance training, wild camping and long walks in nature.

Miko Komocki

Massage Therapist

Miko is originally from Warsaw, Poland but grew up in Edinburgh and has been a qualified Massage Therapist for over a year. He is currently in 3rd year studying a Masters of Physiotherapy at Queen Margaret University, and is passionate about rehabilitation. Miko is committed to giving clients the best possible massage experience by tailoring the treatment to them, what they enjoy, as well as their personal goals.

His background is in sports - specifically football, having played as a semi-professional goalkeeper for 4 years, featuring in the Lowland League and East of Scotland League, currently at Crossgates Primrose FC.

Linda Stott

Administrative Assistant

Linda joins us after working for over 25 years in a specialist running shop (Run and Become) where friendly customer service was at the heart of the business. She has spent years advising runners/walkers on the correct footwear for them and loved getting to know the customers and hearing their stories. Likes to keep active going for longish walks and stretching/conditioning exercises. Also loves trying to grow vegetables, doing crafts and cryptic crosswords.

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