Our Team

Andy Callachan Bsc Hons

mcsp hpc

MCSP HPC reg Physiotherapist, Sports therapist and personal trainer.

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Qualifications BSc (Hons),H.N.D Sports Therapy ,H.N.D Health and Fitness, Dip Bowen therapy, Dip Sports Massage, Crossfit level 1 coach, B.A.W.L.A Coach, Certified personal trainer, Power plate level 1 trainer currently studying an MSc in physiotherapy. Extensive post graduate courses including grade 5 manipulations, Acupuncture, Soft tissue mobilisations. Muscle energy techniques and Myofascial release treatments.

Andy is founder of Callachans Health and Therapy he established the business in 2000 with a unique outlook to provide up to date MSK physiotherapy techniques combined with specific functional exercise and rehabilitation to provide an overall package for promoting health and wellbeing.

He has worked extensively as a MSK physiotherapist in professional sports including premier league football, premier division rugby, professional ice hockey, professional boxing and martial arts. He has a special interest in spinal complaints in golfers having worked closely with both professional male and female golfers.

He is the Ayrshire posts professional columnist commenting on treatment, management and rehabilitation of musculoskeletal conditions.

Nial Al Madani

Physiotherapist BSc Hons

Bsc (hons) Physiotherapy, Graduate diploma in spinal manipulation., level 3 sports massage, Hot stone Massage.

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Since Graduating in 2013, Nial has gained significant experience working as a musculoskeletal physiotherapist within the private sector at various clinics. In the years following university Nial has expanded his skill set through post graduate courses which include advanced treatment modalities such as spinal mobilization & manipulation, soft tissue management, kinesiology and sports taping. He has a keen background in contact sports such as Rugby, Football and he currently serves as an Offensive Linesman (and physio) for the East Kilbride Pirates American Football team.
Always striving to expand his repertoire, Nial has recently undertaken additional training in level 2 gym instruction and level 3 personal training in order to empower his clients to be reach a level of performance greater than ever before.

Grant Muir

Physiotherapist BSc Hons (MCSP)

Since graduating in 2015, Grant has worked extensively in professional sports environments including Scottish Premier League football teams.

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Utilizing various techniques, he has gained a high level of understanding for the requirements of an effective assessment and treatment of various musculoskeletal injuries, and bears the clinical reasoning to design effective rehabilitation programmes. Grant has also had experience working in Scottish Hockey and has a special interest in runners- coming from an athletics background. Competing for Scotland, he has acquired an understanding of various running and overuse injuries experienced by many athletes. He also offers a great deal of experience in sports and therapeutic massage.

Caroline Cooper

Caroline Cooper

Operations Manager

Carolines previous background in management came from the day to day operational running of Prestwick airport.

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Her responsibilities as key member of the management team came throughout one of the busiest periods that there was at Prestwick airport in the recent years. Her wealth of customer service and staff management skills is an essential part for the operation of Callachans health and therapy. She is responsible for Business procurement, customer service and organising the day to day operation of the growing business. She is currently undergoing her internal verifier Qualification to further her skills.

David Watt - Personal Trainer Ayr

David Watt

Sports Therapist, Strength & Conditioning Coach

Dip. Remedial & Sports Therapy, UKSCA Accredited Strength & Conditioning Coach, Certified Level 3 Personal Trainer,

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Dip. Swedish Massage, Certificates in Hot Stone Massage & Cold Stone Therapy, Kinesiology Taping (Level 1 & 2), Exercise to Music (Level 2), Gym Instructor (Level 2 & 3), Nutrition & Weight Management, Sport Conditioning (Level 3), Indoor Cycling, Kettlebell Instructor (Level 1 & 2).

David’s passion lies with his drive to help his clients achieve their goals and improve their overall performance, whether that be on the track, pitch or in day to day life! David also provides strength & conditioning support for athletes, from youth to senior, and has worked with various sports teams and individuals to enhance their future development. David has a keen interest in injury prevention in youth athletes and believes the promotion of quality movement and effective strength training is key. He also utilises a range of highly effective techniques including myofascial release, muscle energy techniques (MET) and trigger point therapy.

Jolene Pinder

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Florence Higgins

Runs the "Mix Up" Class

Florence runs the Thursday Mix Up Class

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Jamie Vallance, Podiatrist

Jamie Vallance

Podiatrist

Podiatrist BSc(hons) Member of HCPC and SCPOD

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Since graduating from Glasgow Caledonian University Jamie has enjoyed gaining experience working in both the private and public sector. This has allowed him to gain exposure to and treat a wide variety of medical conditions, specifically; corn and callous, verrucae, ingrown and fungal nails, diabetes, rheumatology, lower limb pain and orthotics.

Through working in these areas Jamie maintains a keen interest in the treatment of skin complaints in the lower and in biomechamics.

Having worked in a variety of settings, including the Special Olympics in Bath, Jamie enjoys utilising what he has learned to provide the most effective outcomes for his patients.

Claire Heavenor

Massage Therapist

Based in Ayrshire, Claire is a massage therapist, an infant massage instructor, a mum of two and a lushtums teacher!

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Claire has practiced yoga for years however, she connected with it on a much deeper level when she was pregnant. Claire loved the fact she could still get her body moving and loved making that time to connect with the little human growing inside her. Yoga was so useful for every stage of her pregnancy and continues to be as she raises her family.

The relaxation and breathing techniques she practised became like second nature and were simply amazing for pregnancy and for birthing!

Becoming a mother was certainly the most profound thing that has ever happened to Claire and she is delighted to have the privilege of working with women at this transformative and amazing time of their lives.

Margaret Grace, Podiatrist

Margaret Grace

Podiatrist

MSK Podiatrist BSC (Hons), PGCE

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Margaret graduated from Glasgow Caledonian University in 1999. Her initial work experience was with the NHS, in Glasgow then Aberdeen where she delivered routine chiropody care to patients. Her role with the NHS allowed her to become involved in mentoring students from various health disciplines. This prompted Margaret to gain a post-graduate qualification in education.
Having lived overseas for most of her life, Margaret ended up in Saudi Arabia, then after three years moved to Abu Dhabi and latterly Dubai. Her most recent experience was with Emirates Airline in Dubai where she worked with a rehabilitation team, delivering MSK podiatry care to cabin crew and pilots.
Margaret is now back in Scotland offering MSK podiatry treatments on a local level. She prescribes orthotics that are made according to the most recent research in the field of podiatry. Her orthotics allow greater movement of a dynamic foot around a sub-talar axis. The orthotics prescribed are worn by two leading premiership football teams. Margaret is also qualified to apply fascial taping and mobilisation techniques.
As well as being an MSK specialist, Margaret continues to be involved in aviation medicine and delivers presentations about aviation podiatry on an international level.
She is HCPC registered, a member of the Society of Chiropodists and Podiatrists and a member of the Aerospace Medical Association.