Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy

An integrated approach to help manage musculoskeletal conditions and pain. We aim to advise each individual, reduce pain, help reduce joint stiffness or tense muscle, aid recovery and move you forward in the rehabilitation process.

Our treatment approach is tailored to each individual as conditions and recovery times are different for every patient. We will always try to keep things simple and provide uncomplicated explanations to ensure that there are no unnecessary confusion as we wish to alleviate any fears you may have about your condition. We strongly believe that good communication between patient and therapist is vital to achieve the most effective results.

What to Expect

During your consultation we will take a thorough case history of your symptoms and other medical issues. Following this we will complete a physical examination. Once an impression has been reached about your condition, you will be given an explanation and a treatment plan.

If further tests are deemed necessary such as X-rays or perhaps an MRI scan, this can be arranged via our referral process to local private hospitals.

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Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy

Musculoskeletal physiotherapy which is also known as orthopaedic physiotherapy, is a combination of many different techniques that are used to treat conditions such as:

Other conditions MSK Physiotherapy helps with:

  • Sprains
  • Strains
  • Arthritis
  • Bursitis
  • Posture related problems
  • Movement/biomechanical issues
  • Pre and post operation rehab to enable optimal outcomes for surgical procedures
  • Sports injuries - we treat complete novices to elite athletes
  • Workplace injuries or workplace ergonomics - how you're seating at your desk and how your computer is set up
  • Conditions with no known trauma or specific onset, such as an increasingly sore shoulders or hamstrings


We are neck + back pain specialists, however, we have an excellent team of physiotherapists who treat other muscle and joint pain and conditions.

If you have a sports injury you will be in excellnt hands as we are a team of experienced sports physiotherapists who aim to return people back to their activities as quickly and safely as possible.

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Comely Bank Clinic

52 Learmonth Grove,
Edinburgh, EH41BN

Earl Grey Street Clinic

Unit 4 New Uberior House, 3 Earl Grey Street,
Edinburgh, EH3 9BN


Richard is a top physio and knows exactly what he is speaking about! He was specific with information and able to identify my injury and gave me rest time and appropriate recovery exercises to get me playing rugby again asap! Would highly recommend him to anyone having problems! Mark

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Highly Recommend

Excellent treatment and advice from a knowledgeable and professional physiotherapist. Adept at answering questions and addressing any concerns I had. I felt very involved with my treatment as my goals were taken into account and treatment was tailored to these. Would recommend to anyone in need of an excellent physiotherapist. Angus

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Excellent Physiotherapy

“I worked with Richard at Edinburgh Sports and Spinal Physiotherapy when I was recovery from an ACL reconstruction. His knowledge and understanding is excellent. We worked together to put a detailed return to running plan specific to the hamstring graft that was taken during surgery. I would definitely recommend this clinic and Richard”.

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ACL Physio Return to Sport Nick

“I have used other NHS and private physio services as well as chiropractors in the past without success and so came to Richard. Richard is a Physio who listens and understands your situation. After an initial assessment he will then organise a detailed treatment plan. I would highly recommend anyone with back pain to see him”.

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Compare Physio vs Chiropractors Marie

“Richard was very welcoming and provided an excellent service. After only 2 visits he had managed to eliminate all discomfort and pain in my neck. He explained what was going on and used different techniques to get speedy results. I would definitely recommend Richard to anyone and everyone who is looking for a physiotherapist in Edinburgh!”

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