Heather Lang, Osteopath BSc (Hons) Ost BSc Bio.Erg
Heather has been qualified to conduct bio-mechanical assessments for over 20 years and is dedicated to diagnosis and treatment of pain and pathology.
As a supporter of the Fascia Research Congress, she combines approaches from the leading edge of myofascial, visceral and lymphatic science with more traditional manual techniques and craniosacral work. This ensures each treatment is specifically tailored to the individual and has proven effective in all ages and levels of fitness from newborn to professional athletes, students and the elderly.
Heather has a passion for the outdoors and is delighted to be back in Fife where, when time permits, she can enjoy surfing, scuba diving and touring Scotland on her BMW motorcycle. She also has a keen interest in global medicine and martial arts and is currently researching the history of regional tribal medicine with the co-evolution of their associated fighting systems.
Helen grew up in Tayport, but moved away from the area as a child, only to return 8 years ago with her husband Paul. Over the years they had many a happy holiday here in Fife with their two sons, but decided in 2004 that the time was right to move back to the area and make Tayport their home.
Helen loves the local area and spends much of her spare time walking in Tentsmuir, as well as exploring further afield when time allows. She is also a keen gardener, and enjoys growing her own fruit and vegetables – the more varieties the better!
Sports Therapy & Rehabilitation – Rob Wilson
Specialisations: FMS (functional movement screening), Bowen Therapy, Myoskeletal Alignment Techniques, Chinese Acupuncture
Rob studied Physiotherapy at Leeds University and graduated in 1997. He then went on to train in Sports Therapy and Personal Training. From 1997 to 2001 he worked with members of the GB Swim Team based in the Regional Training Group in Leeds, primarily focusing on muscular skeletal injury as well as on strength and conditioning.
In 2001 Rob was asked to work with the Leeds Rhinos Rugby League Team, which he did until 2011. During that time he worked with the first team as Sports Therapist & Rehab Conditioner treating many soft tissue injuries, and working alongside the Physiotherapist developing rehabilitation programmes. During this time Rob also worked for Great Britain Rugby League.
In 2011 Rob and his family re-located to St Andrews where he splits his time between the clinic here, and the St. Andrews Links Trust as a Sports Therapist, and Strength & Conditioning Consultant.
In recent years he has furthered his studies and holds qualifications in Chinese Acupuncture, Bowen Therapy and Myoskeletal Alignment Techniques. Rob is also certified in FMS (Functional Movement Screen), which he uses as the basis of his injury treatment and prevention/rehabilitation strategies.
When he is not working, Rob enjoys time spent with his wife, young daughter and two dogs. His interests include running, kettlebell training, reading, music and working gundogs.
Functional Movement Screening. FMS was developed by a group of physical therapists in Virginia USA and is a series of 7 basic movements that are fundamental to normal functional movement. By subjecting the body to these 7 movements any areas of weakness, stiffness or asymmetry, and therefore potential for injury, are highlighted. With physical treatment and corrective exercises dysfunctional areas and asymmetries can be corrected. Initially it is important to release off any tight muscles or restricted joints. Once this has been done weak muscles can be retrained to move in the correct, coordinated patterns using specialised exercises, which may include assisted movements or resisted movements that can be performed in either clinic or home.
Massage – Karen Ritchie
Karen Ritchie has been practicing therapeutic, sports and remedial massage in St. Andrews for the past 14 years. She gained a Diploma in therapeutic/foundation massage in 1995 and went on to complete a Diploma in Sports Massage in 1998.
Prior to working in St. Andrews, Karen worked with amateur and professional sports people across a range of sports. She has provided sports massage to the GB triathlon and duathlon teams at international competitions in various countries, and has worked with sports professionals from several rugby and football teams.
Karen’s current work sees her providing a massage service to the local community that covers a full spectrum of age and physical health. She works with people of all fitness levels including many senior citizens (90 being the oldest at the moment!). She also works on golfers from both the local and international community.
Aside from work, Karen can often be seen running or cycling in Tentsmuir Forest with her dog, or walking in the hills.
Chiropody/Podiatry – Susan Davies
Upon completing her studies at Queen Margaret College in Edinburgh, Susan became a member of The Health and Care Professions Council and The Society of Chiropodists and Podiatrists.
Susan has been practicing podiatry for over 20 years and splits her time between working within the NHS at St. Andrews Community Hospital and the clinic here. She has a particular interest in wound care and she has a Diploma in Diabetic Management.
Susan has a broad knowledge of all aspects of podiatry ranging from general nail care, treatment of ingrowing and fungal nails, reduction and management of corns and callus, through to general biomechanics.
Susan treats patients of all ages and walks of life and guarantees that if you aren’t able to manage your own foot care, you will receive sympathetic and professional care from her.
Reflexology & Massage – Keeley Hartle
Specialisations: Holistic massage, Reflexology, Thai Herbal Compress
Keeleys’ interest in Complementary therapies was sparked after taking a practitioner course in Reiki at Perth College in 2003. After six months of living and working in the spiritual community of Findhorn in Morayshire, Scotland, she decided to change to a career in health.
Qualifying with an ITEC Diploma in Holistic massage through the Edinburgh Therapy Academy in 2005; her journey as a therapist and desire to learn new skills and techniques in body work, has taken her from Glasgow to Thailand. She has worked in a 5 Star Hotel Spa, a physiotherapy clinic, and has also maintained her own long-term clientele.
Deeply passionate about the healing benefits of massage, her deep tissue massage treatments are her most favourable among her clients, along with Reflexology and the Thai herbal compress. She works well with a variety of people from professional sports persons to the elderly. Keeley works in a natural holistic manner bringing her skills, experience and knowledge to help her clients reap the most benefit from her treatments.
Born in the Lake District she loves to spend her time walking outdoors with her family pet pooches Sophie and Sadie. Her current hobby is clay pigeon shooting.
Clinical Psychologist – Tony Turvey
Specialisations: Cognitive and Behavioural Therapy, Psychotherapy, Mindfulness Meditation Training, Compassion Focused Therapy
Tony Turvey qualified as a clinical psychologist from Glasgow University (1980) and worked in NHS Tayside and NHS Fife between 1980 and 2011. During that time he worked mainly in adult mental health services, also spending time in the psychology services for the elderly, and for people recovering from serious mental illness and was awarded an Associate fellowship by the BPS (British Psychological Society).
As well as providing cognitive and behavioural therapy (CBT) to clients, Tony has held honorary lectureships at the Universities of Edinburgh and Abertay Dundee, and has taught a range of people including mental health professionals.
He completed psychotherapy training and is recognised by the BPS as a ‘psychologist specialising in psychotherapy’. Developing out of his therapy interests in CBT & psychotherapy he has been actively involved in mindfulness meditation training. Over the last 5 years he has been training with the Compassionate Mind Foundation and related groups to be able to offer Compassion Focused Therapy – a synthesis of CBT, psychotherapy, mindfulness and other key psychological therapy processes to help people with complex difficulties.
Since retiring from the NHS in 2011, he continues to offer a psychological therapy service to individuals and groups; training and supervision to staff and is developing and evaluating aspects of compassion focused therapies.
Away from his psychology work, he enjoys photography, walking & cycling, music and Scottish Country Dancing.
Registered Homeopath – Anjum Rahmatulla
Anjum has been in practise since 2000 after qualifying as a licensed homeopath from the Edinburgh College of Homeopathy. She completed a post-graduation diploma in 2009. She is a fully registered member of the Society of Homeopaths.
Anjum treats people of all ages with a focus on individualised care, and a commitment to working together with the client.
Her practice encompasses St. Andrews and Dundee, and the surrounding areas.
Some of her other interests include teaching communication skills to students of medicine, cooking, dancing and walking the dog!