Our Team

John McMenemy who is clinical director at Core Physio. Specialising in Ultrasound Guided Cortisone Injections

Mr John McMenemy

Clinical Director

Our Clinical Director, Team lead and specialist physiotherapist. He brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to Core Physio. His previous experience as an extended scope therapist and lecturer within orthopaedics. This gives John a great overview of all MSK injuries within Core Physio.

John has many specialist areas of expertise and in particular back pain. chronic & neurological conditions. Outwith this John is physiotherapist of choice to many leading sports people and athletes. He works with numerous surgeons as consultant physiotherapist in back pain and recovery.

Mr McMenemy is a member with the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy. Also the independent AHP body of Health & Care Professionals Council. His professional Physiotherapy registration details can be found at HCPC

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Mr Imran Liaquat - Consultant neurosurgeon. Specialist in spinal conditions.

Mr Imran Liaquat

Consultant Neurosurgeon

Mr Imran Liaquat graduated from the University of Glasgow Medical School in 2002 and undertook his basic surgical training in the West of Scotland. He then worked as a registrar for a year in London at Kings College Hospital and St Georges Hospital.

Following this, he would return to Scotland in order to complete his speciality training in neurosurgery in Scotland. Later in his career, Mr Liaquat would undertake a sub-specialist fellowship in neurosurgery at St Georges Hospital, where he gained experience in all aspects of General Neurosurgery and Neuro-oncology, including Awake Craniotomy, Fluorescence guided tumour resection and management of Low Grade Gliomas. He is currently a consultant at the Western General Hospital in Edinburgh.

Mr Liaquat deals with a wide range of spinal pathologies, such as degenerative spine, general neurosurgery and neuro-oncology. He is also involved in research in these fields, having published over 15 research paper/abstract publications and presented at national and international conferences.

Mr Liaquat has a keen interest in the education and training of undergraduate and postgraduate students and has completed a Masters in Surgical Education, in an attempt to help him improve his educational skills. He is an Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer and Clinical Tutor at the University of Edinburgh and has recently been accredited as a Member of the Academy of Medical Educators.

Mr Liaquat will be available for consultation at our clinic in Hamilton, South Lanarkshire and Bothwell, North Lanarkshire.

Professional Memberships

  • Society of British Neurological Surgeons (SBNS)
  • British Neuro-oncology Society (BNOS)
  • European Association of Neuro-oncology (EANO)
  • Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
  • Member of Academy of Medical Educators (AoME)

Clinical Interests

  • Spinal Surgery (Disc Prolapse/Cervical Myelopathy)
  • Brain Tumour/Low Grade Gliomas (Neuro-oncology)
  • Back and Neck Pain
  • Cervical and Lumbar Radiculopathy including Degenerative Spine Disease
  • Head Injury
  • General Neurosurgery and Hydrocephalus

Mr Imran Liaquat is registered with the General Medical Council

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Dayna Cosgrove

Rehabilitation Manager

After achieving her degree in sports injury and rehabilitation Dayna joined the team at Core Physio.

After 2 years she became the Rehabilitation Manager at Core Physio covering all clinics across Glasgow and Lanarkshire.

She has since committed herself to providing the highest level of care and service to our clients and patients, and ensures that all services run smoothly.

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Dr Martin Simpson

General Practitioner

In addition to his role as consultant GP at Core Physio, Dr Martin Simpson is also senior partner at Low Waters Medical Centre, also delivering the once monthly GP led Blantyre pain clinic since its inception in 2003.

With his special interest he see patients with a wide variety of chronic/persistant pain such as post surgical, low back, post fracture, chronic arthritic, fibromyalgia, chronic regional pain syndrome and post radiotherapy pain.

Working as a full time NHS GP partner at Low Waters Medical Centre Hamilton for the past 14years. he has also had the privilege of been senior partner for the past 8 years.

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Shane Ryan who is clinical manager at Core Physio. Specialising in Ultrasound Guided Cortisone Injections

Mr Shane Ryan

Physiotherapy Manager

Mr Shane Ryan is our Physiotherapy Manager across all Core Physio clinics. His role involves implementing best practice and delivery of training programmes in-house to all therapists. Along with our Clinical Director and consultants he also assists with our orthopaedic services in conjunction with Bothwell Medical Rooms.

Personally Shane has developed his experience to become specialised in the management of Shoulder & Upper-Limb conditions. His thorough understanding of injury and specialist training has provided him with the tools to treat many conditions. These include: rotator-cuff conditions, arthritic shoulders and Tennis-Elbow.

Shane also has experience in dealing with a wide range of post surgical conditions. Through his hobbies and academics, he has also developed an interest in strength and conditioning. He is also registered as a member with the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy. Also regulated by the independent AHP body of Health & Care Professionals Council.

Mr Shane Ryan – professional Physiotherapist and registration details can be found at HCPC

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Adam Skinner

Physiotherapist Hamilton

Adam Skinner graduated from Queen Margaret University of Edinburgh. Coming from a family with an extensive athletic background, Adam has always been interested in sports rehabilitation and athletics.

Initially as a student, Adam started working on a broad range of orthopedic/ post- operative patients, injured athletes and sports teams.

Over the last 5 years Adam has worked in private physiotherapy at Core Physio, which has given him the chance to improve his hands-on treatment skills. He will always be excited to deliver high quality treatment to patients based on movement techniques, manipulation/ joint mobilizations.

In the near future, Adam plans to qualify as an Injection Therapist to further develop his knowledge on advanced physiotherapy techniques.

In his spare time he enjoys cycling, athletics, attending the theatre and travelling around Scotland.

He is registered with HCPC

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Nicole Doak

Physiotherapist

Nicole gained her Physiotherapy degree from Glasgow Caledonian University with a specialist interest in functional injury rehabilitation.

Continuing her development she has specialist clinical interests in lower limb conditions including hip and knee rehabilitation.

With a background in gymnastics, dance, competitive cheerleading and bodybuilding, she has achieved many national and British titles and competed at world championship level across the globe.

In addition to her personal fitness goals, she is also a qualified Personal Trainer and has a wealth of knowledge in tailoring training and nutritional strategies to assist injury and rehabilitation programmes.

Nicole can be found on HCPC here.

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Ross Eaglesham

Rehabilitation Therapist

Ross graduated from University with a degree in Rehabilitation Therapy. During his studies he completed placements at The Teeside Running School and BMI hospital.

He started his career as a Rehabilitation Therapist at a private clinic in Wiltshire.

During this time he worked as part of a team dedicated to improving the health and movement of people with a variety of needs. As well as working with patients in the clinic he also undertook post graduate training.  These included Myofascial release, strength and conditioning and neurological rehabilitation.

Ross joined our team in 2018 bringing his skill set  to complement the existing team.  Ross now leads our Sports Injury Clinic, helping clients improve their core stability and understanding of Performance.  Ross has also undertaken post graduate training in running analysis and re-education of running form. This is a valuable addition to our sports performance team.

Outside of work Ross is still very much involved in football and currently leads the medical department for Glasgow City and the Scottish amputee football team.

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Sophie Anderson

Rehabilitation Therapist

Moose Baxter

Prosthetist

In conjunction with Dorset Othopaedic, Mr Moose Baxter provides our Specialist Prosthetic Clinic at Core Physio – Hamilton.

With ten years’ experience as a Prosthetist and Orthotist, Moose joined Dorset Orthopaedic’s Midlands Clinic in 2013. Moose began his career working in the NHS after graduating from the University of Strathclyde. After this he spent three years leading a team of Prosthetists supporting injured service people at the Defence Medical Rehabilitation Centre Headley Court.

Moose has specialist experience in the areas of complex high-level upper limb prosthetics, including Targeted Muscle Reinnervation (TMR), a surgical procedure designed to enable arm amputees to use their prosthesis intuitively. In addition, Moose has expertise in osseointegration and multi limb loss.

For Moose, the most important aspects of his job are the relationships that he builds with his patients. He feels motivated when he knows that a patient trusts him and comes to him for help when taking on a new challenge.

Mr Robert Clayton. Orthopaedic consultant for foot and ankle conditions

Mr Robert Clayton

Foot and Ankle – Orthopaedic Surgeon

I took up post as a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon in February 2010 as the first surgeon in Fife with a major subspecialty interest in foot and ankle surgery. I perform the full range of foot and ankle surgery including ankle replacements, hindfoot deformity surgery, ligament reconstructions and arthroscopic ankle surgery using modern techniques. I carry out forefoot deformity correction using techniques which include the scarf osteotomy and minimally invasive (keyhole) surgery for bunion correction; these procedures allow rapid post-operative mobilisation without the need for plaster casting. I also perform general and specialist foot and ankle trauma surgery. I introduced the Cartiva implant to Scotland for treatment of osteoarthritis of the great toe (hallux rigidus).

Having studied medicine in Edinburgh as an undergraduate, I qualified in 2000 and remained in Edinburgh for my basic and higher specialist surgical training. I undertook a specialist training fellowship in complex surgery of the foot and ankle in Glasgow in 2009, followed by a lower limb reconstruction fellowship in Toronto. I have undertaken further specialist training in ankle replacement and forefoot deformity correction surgery with leading European foot and ankle specialists in cities including Zurich, Bordeaux, Paris and Padua.

I have taken a leading role in developing foot and ankle surgical services in Scotland and across the United Kingdom. I organised and taught on specialist aspects of foot and ankle surgery for trainee surgeons and other health professionals.

I am a prominent member of the British Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society; I was elected to its Scientific Committee in 2014 and onto the Council in 2017.

To book an appointment with Mr Clayton please call 01698 854474 – Outpatient clinics available at Bothwell Medical Rooms

Mr Clayton is registered with the General Medical Council

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Dr Kiran Sachane - consultant in pain medicine and specialist in injection therapy for nerve pain

Dr Kiran Sachane

Consultant in Anaesthesia and Pain Medicine

Dr Sachane specialises in musculoskeletal and neuropathic pain of either single or multiple origin providing a personalised, holistic approach as well as perform interventional procedures when necessary to provide package of pain management.

He uses targeted nerve techniques with ultrasound/ X-ray to promote a prompt and speedy recovery.

Dr Kiran Sachane is a Consultant in Anaesthesia and Pain Medicine at Spire Edinburgh Hospitals. As a Consultant in Pain Medicine, Dr Sachane is highly experienced in both the assessment and treatment of pain. In addition, Dr Sachane is also working as Consultant in Pain Medicine and Anaesthesia at NHS Lothian Trust, Edinburgh in a multidisciplinary team set up on Biopsychosocial model.

Dr Sachane qualified in Anaesthesia before becoming professionally trained as a Consultant in Pain Medicine and has worked in hospitals both in the UK and India.

Dr Sachane Completed a prestigious fellowship at the world-renowned centre for pain management, Walton Centre for Neurology and Neurosurgery, Liverpool. He is also committed to continuing professional development and regularly attends lectures and conferences to keep his knowledge and skills up to date.

Kiran regularly teaches trainees and other medical personnel as well as presented abstracts and posters at national and international conferences. He is also a keen researcher and involved in researching new forms of neuromodulation as well as medicines for the long-term treatment of neuropathy/pain.

Dr Sichane is registered with the General Medical Council.

Private medical clients welcome – BUPA

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Mr Amit Putti. Orthopaedic consultant for upper limb conditions including frozen shoulder and carpal tunnel.

Mr Amit Putti

Orthopaedic Surgeon – Upper Limb

Mr Putti is a Consultant Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon working at Forth Valley Royal Hospital and at BMI Kings Park Hospital, Stirling. He graduated in 1999 and completed his Orthopaedic Residency in India. He did his Masters in Orthopaedic Surgery (M Ch Orth) from the University of Dundee in 2005.

His Orthopaedic Registrar training was at NHS Tayside and he did his further specialist upper limb fellowship at the University Hospital of North Tees.

Mr Putti specialises in complex upper limb trauma and his elective practise is entirely upper limb treating conditions of the shoulder, elbow, hand and wrist.

Amit has a special interest in WALANT treatment.  WALANT Wide-awake hand surgery is a treatment option for a number of common hand conditions. The technique, known as WALANT (wide-awake local anesthesia, no tourniquet), allows him to perform many procedures in a more comfortable manner, without the need for sedation or general anesthesia.

 Mr Putti is registered with major health insurance providers including BUPA and is available for consultations in Bothwell and appointments can be made by calling 01698 854474

Mr Putti is registered with the General Medical Council.

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