Our Clinical Director 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 the physiotherapist of choice to many leading sportspeople and athletes. He works with numerous surgeons as a consultant physiotherapist in back pain and recovery.
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.
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.
Dr Martin Simpson
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.
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
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.
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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Your feet are your greatest supporters. They are also one of the most complex parts of your body.
People seek advice when they have pain. Some experience symptoms of instability or change in shape of their feet, such as flat feet or collapse of the ankle. Others experience stiffness, and some, a combination of all.
Ros Miller will help you find the right solution for you. For each patient journey, she will work with a network of clinicians in a multi-disciplinary environment, to create a bespoke treatment plan and get you back to where you want to be, as quickly as possible.
Prof Ros Miller runs clinics across all of BMIs portfolio in Scotland, with regular sessions at Ross Hall in Glasgow, Kings Park in Stirling and Albyn in Aberdeen, where she studied medicine at The University of Aberdeen.
As Head of the Foot and Ankle Service for NHS Lanarkshire, she is the leading Minimally Invasive Foot and Ankle Surgeon in Scotland, with over 10 years’ experience specialising in conditions affecting the foot and ankle such as ligament injuries, bunions, big toe arthritis and hammer toes. She is an expert in MICA Minimally Invasive Surgery for bunions, Cartiva and Hemicap joint replacements for the big toe and Internal Brace for ligament injury.
Professor Ros Miller is a fully qualified Orthopaedic Surgeon with Specialist Registration with the General Medical Council. She is regularly invited to speak at conferences around the world and has worked with a number of foot and ankle surgeons in the UK, Europe, North America, and the Far East. Her work has been recognised and published in international peer reviewed Foot and Ankle journals.
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.
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.
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’s 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