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The Physiotherapy Clinic

Campus & Community Facilities

The Physiotherapy Clinic

Our team of highly experienced Chartered Physiotherapists offer a comprehensive range of therapies, evidence-based treatments and advice to help reduce symptoms and minimise disruption to your everyday life. Open to the public, RGU students and staff

PhysioClinic-logo-300wWe have implemented a number of new health and safety procedures in response to COVID-19 so you can be confident that every care has been taken to ensure your safety. We’re adopting a ‘virtual first’ approach whereby all initial appointments will be conducted online or by telephone.

Our COVID-19 arrangements

What changes have we made in response to the pandemic?

The safety of our patients and staff remains our priority.  We are closely following advice from the Scottish government as well as governing bodies and are confident that we are now in a position to commence a phased return to physiotherapy services, towards the return to a ‘new normal’. 

Focussing on the safety of the community, our patients and staff we aim to work together to ensure the service for each patient is safe and appropriate to them.  As such we are adopting a ‘virtual first’ approach, whereby all initial appointments will be conducted online or by telephone. Following which, both you and your physiotherapist will determine an ongoing management plan, based on clinical needs and risk assessment. This may include a face to face appointment, ongoing virtual video appointments or if further treatment is required we will advise how best to do this ensuring patient safety is not compromised.  

Will virtual appointments provide the same benefits as a face-to-face consultation? 

Using virtual assessment via a recognised video conferencing platform, our physiotherapists will be able to gather the same key information required to assess your individual needs as they would in a traditional face-to-face consultation. This brings the additional benefits of being able to offer appointments in a more efficient manner for you, whilst minimising contact between staff and patients.  At the risk of sounding like a broken record the safety of our staff and patients is paramount.

About Us

At our professional Physiotherapy Clinic you’ll benefit from a prompt flexible service which includes a professional assessment and diagnosis followed by a tailor made rehabilitation programme suited to your individual needs. 

Our ethos is twofold, firstly to provide a professional end-to-end service where we will work with you every step of the way during recovery, and secondly to create an individualised treatment programme to provide you the tools to help you help yourself. If necessary we’re also happy to liaise with your General Practitioner for onward referral to relevant specialist and diagnostic services such as MRI and Ultrasound scans.

We are a private clinic, staffed by a team of highly qualified physiotherapists with extensive experience in sport, work and musculoskeletal injury management. Conveniently located within the University’s Sir Ian Wood Building at Garthdee, the Clinic is supported by a range of other services including biomechanical assessment, gait analysis, aquatic therapy and a human performance laboratory.

Virtual appointments only can be booked at this time. The Physiotherapy Clinic staff will book any follow up appointments based on the aforementioned clinical need and risk assessment. Upon booking confirmation, you will receive an email with a link to your virtual appointment.

We are AXA PPP, BUPA, CIGNA and AVIVA registered practitioners. Please check with your insurance company if your treatment will be covered prior to booking an appointment with us. If using health insurance we recommend checking the conditions of your policy prior to attending as you may have to pay excess directly to The Physiotherapy Clinic, details will be noted on your policy. 
For any NHS enquiries please refer to the  Garthdee Medical Group.



Your initial appointment will involve a thorough virtual assessment to identify your problem followed by the development of a tailor made rehabilitation programme developed with your individual needs in mind. This ensures that you receive the appropriate treatment and rehabilitation.

Your subsequent appointments will focus on a holistic approach to treatment and rehabilitation, helping you to help yourself.

If necessary, we can arrange to carry out a home visit. To discuss a home visit, please contact the clinic directly. 

What we treat

Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy

Musculoskeletal physiotherapy treats conditions which affect the muscles, bones, joints and soft tissues such as: back & neck pain, whiplash, ligament sprains, muscle/tendon strains, cartilage tears, pre-/post-surgery and fracture rehabilitation and sports injuries.

Neurological Physiotherapy

Neurological physiotherapy involves the treatment of movement and functional problems due to injury or disease to the neurological system such as stroke, Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson’s and cerebral palsy.  

Physiotherapy for these conditions aims to maintain, restore, and improve function where possible.

Biomechanical Assessment

Biomechanical assessment involves the examination of the structure, alignment, strengths and weaknesses of the body and how these may affect your pain.  This can be done through 2D or 3D Gait Analysis and functional movement screening.

Sports & Remedial Massage

Sports massage is a deep tissue massage which aims to help prevent injury and prepare the body for activity.  It addresses any specific knots or areas of tension that may be problematic. 

Remedial massage aims to stimulate the blood supply, increase muscle length and help to repair damaged tissues.

Additional services we provide include:

  • Manual therapy
  • Exercise prescription
  • Shockwave Therapy
  • Acupuncture
  • Taping and strapping
  • Injury risk reduction advice

Opening Hours & Prices

Opening hours

  • Monday - Friday 9:00 - 17:00
  • Saturday & Sunday: Closed


If you’re an RGU student or staff member you can receive discounts on selected treatments. Our price list has all the details.

*For information regarding the prices of our additional treatments please contact the clinic for further details


How to find us

Location: Sir Ian Wood Building, Robert Gordon University, Garthdee Road, Aberdeen  AB10 7GJ 

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