Freddie is a very experienced Chartered Physiotherapist, having worked in NHS Tayside for over 30 years.
He specialises in Spinal Care, and has completed the McKenzie International Institute Diploma, the highest award given by this world wide Spinal Care organisation. Freddie has been involved with the McKenzie institute for many years having contributed to several published papers on specific exercises for low back pain.
He also has a keen interest in Orthopaedics, and has completed the “Society of Orthopaedic Medicine” postgraduate programme to Advanced Practice level in 2010.
Freddie also has a strong interest in persistent pain, and has previously worked within the Ninewells Pain Clinic. He has an interest in helping people cope and live with the challenges of persistent pain, using both exercise therapy and awareness of the larger drivers of persistent pain, which an understanding of can help recovery.
Freddie also uses steroid Injection therapy as appropriate. He passed his training course in 1998 and was the first Physiotherapist in Tayside to offer steroid injections for a range of joint conditions such as frozen shoulder.
He can arrange and administer steroid injections within the clinic, by discussing with your GP. This can be very effective for some joint and muscle conditions.
Professional Registration is with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) number – PH44128.
To arrange an appointment with Freddie
Call 07874 817659 or 01382 360590
email – firstname.lastname@example.org
Freddie is happy to carry out Home Visits.
This is often for “acute low back pain” which can be disabling at any age!
Or for mobility advice and balance help and exercises in those who are older.
Home visits are the same as at the clinic.
They typically last one hour.
There may be a £10 cost for travel.
During the coronavirus pandemic home visits will be with P.P.E. (personal protective equipment) involving mask, gloves and apron to keep you safe.
From Sept 2021
New Patient appointment – £50.00.
Includes Assessment, time for questions, treatment, and on-going support via telephone call or text.
Return Patient appointment – £50.00
Includes Treatment, discussion as needed, and on-going support via telephone call or text.
Appointments typically last 1 hour.
“Freddie is not just a wonderful physio, he is a lovely caring person.
I had a large herniated disc in my lower back and was referred by my GP for surgery due to my symptoms.
Freddie was recommended to me and by working with him over the last year, I have managed to avoid surgery. My neurosurgeon was quite amazed that my herniation reabsorbed, as usually ones that size often need surgical intervention.
I could barely walk for several months and in excruciating pain: I could barely lift my legs more than forty degrees individually. I struggled to bend, sit, stand, lie down or walk. I found it almost impossible to get out of bed in the mornings due to the compression on the nerves. Freddie helped me to find a way to do these things, e.g by sitting a different way, to ease the pressure off my nerve, how to lie in bed on my side with my knees bent before log rolling to get out of bed. In addition I was given a regular exercise programme.
I wasn’t an easy patient. In my appointments I was often in tears with the pain. Despite this Freddie was always positive, kind, calm, professional and very empathetic to the pain I was in. Never once did I feel rushed. He took the time I needed.
He referred me to websites to read, helped me think differently about my pain and to have faith in the holistic process, despite me (some days) just wanting to be taken into surgery to make the pain disappear.
Without the help of Freddie, I genuinely don’t know if I’d have managed to recover this far at all, especially without surgery! I am forever grateful for the time Freddie has spent working with me.
Highly recommended.” ~ C Quince, July 2021