Meet The Team

susan spence

susan spence

Susie graduated in Glasgow in 1987 and started her career in the NHS before moving to Aberdeen Physiotherapy in 2006. She has also worked within occupational health dealing with work related injuries and is fully trained in workstation assessment. She is experienced in treating sports injuries having worked with various sports teams including the Scottish badminton team and has recently completed a course on running injuries. Susie has a special interest in treating spinal problems and has a post graduate certificate in spinal manual therapy. She is trained in Acupuncture, is a fully qualified APPI pilates instructor and has recently completed courses in pain management.

Avril Mcloughlin

Avril Mcloughlin

Avril qualified in 2013 from The Robert Gordon University. She worked in the NHS for 5 years before joining Aberdeen Physiotherapy in 2017. Avril has a diploma in orthopaedic medicine, is qualified in Acupuncture and has completed APPI pilates training. She is also qualified in workstation assessment. Running is an area of interest for Avril and she enjoys facilitating runners recovering after injury. She also has a keen interest in pilates, teaching 3 of our 8 classes each week.

Sandra Athawes

Sandra Athawes

Sandra graduated in Edinburgh in 1987. She has many years of experience of working in private practice treating all types of musculoskeletal problems. Sandra is also fully trained in Acupuncture.

Emma Paterson

Emma Paterson

Emma qualified from The Robert Gordon’s University in 2006. Beginning her career in the NHS and overseas in New Zealand prior to joining Aberdeen Physiotherapy in 2010. Her skills include acupuncture, Pilates and kinesiology taping. Fully competent in all musculoskeletal areas with a post graduate certificate in spinal manual therapy. Emma also has a keen interest in sports injuries and was a Lead Physiotherapist in the Roads Team at Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games. She has completed courses in running and cycling injury rehab

Stewart MAcdonald

Stewart MAcdonald

Stewart has developed a vast range of expertise working within both the NHS and private practice. He has a keen interest in musculoskeletal and sports injuries and has been part of the physiotherapy team at the World Badminton championships in Glasgow and to a National League Division 2 rugby club. Working as a lecturer in Physiotherapy Stewart assists with the teaching and training of Physiotherapy students.

Dana Norquay

Dana Norquay

Dana graduated from The Robert Gordon University in 2010.  Prior to this she completed an honours degree in Sport and Exercise Science. Since 2010, Dana has combined working in the NHS and private clinics. She has experience in sports physiotherapy and has worked for several rugby clubs in Aberdeenshire. Dana has an interest in the management of chronic pain and has completed training in this area.

Val Paterson

Val Paterson

Val has been with the practice since 2000 and has been Practice Manager since 2007. She is responsible for day to day running of the practice and is assisted by our receptionists.

Elena brand

Elena brand

Ellie has worked part time on our reception since 2018. She combines this with her studies at Aberdeen University.

blair spence

blair spence

Blair provides holiday cover for our reception team. He combines this with studying at Aberdeen University.

“All staff extremely professional, caring & friendly”

Mrs I

“Very, very good physiotherapy”

Mr O

“Excellent experience, explained the problem I was having and gave clear instructions to cure it”

Mr B

“The team are lovely and have helped my back pain tremendously. Highly recommend, thank you”

Miss T

contact us

You can find us on Westburn Road at the traffic lights on the corner of Watson Street.
We are opposite Victoria Park and Cornhill Hospital. If you are travelling here by car, there is ample on street metered parking close to the practice on both Watson Street and Cornhill Road. If you are coming via bus, numbers 8 & 59 pass the practice and many alternative routes pass close by via Rosemount Place and Berryden Road.

opening times

Monday 8.45am - 7.30pm
Tuesday 8.45am - 8.00pm
Wednesday 8.45am - 4.00pm
Thursday 8.45am - 7.30pm
Friday 8.45am - 4.00pm

01224 626 266

99 Westburn Road, Aberdeen AB25 2SG