Richard Worrall, Chartered Physiotherapist, has established a Sports & Spinal physiotherapy clinic in the heart of Edinburgh City. Richard has had a wealth of experience, working within physiotherapy clinics, sports injury clinics and sports clubs. He became the lead physiotherapist at the prestigious Buckingham Clinic in Glasgow, where he specialised in spinal and disc conditions, becoming one of the UK’s most experienced IDD (non-surgical disc decompression method) practitioners. Richard is therefore proficient in the assessment, diagnosis and treatment planning of complex back and neck conditions.
As well as spinal problems he also deals with all other musculoskeletal injuries, providing his patients with the skilled assessment and effective treatment related to:
shoulders • knees •ankles • elbows • hips • wrists • hands • leg pain • slipped discs • sciatica • lower back pain • neck pain • mid back pain • temporomandibular joint • sports injuries
As a guest practitioner at the Edinburgh Dental Specialists, Richard also provides a physiotherapy option for Temporomandibular Joint Disorder. Depending on the individual he will use a combination of massage, joint manipulation, exercise and acupuncture to help reduce pain and restore function to the patient.
Richard completed his first Masters degree at Northumbria University, and produced a research study into the provision of injury support in professional rugby union clubs.
He also recently finished his Post Graduate Certificate specialising in Neuro-Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy from Glasgow Caledonian University, and is looking forward to graduating with a second Masters degree and full eligibility to the Manipulative Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in the next year.
In addition, having completed a Sports Science degree at Durham University, he has a keen interest in strength and conditioning, and the development of athletes of all ages. As well as being a Pilates instructor, Richard is also a qualified Sports Massage Therapist and also provides acupuncture and dry needling techniques.