Sport & Exercise


FASIC physiotherapists have a vast range of experience and many of them travel worldwide with national, international, Commonwealth and Olympic teams.

Treena Shaw

FASIC Manager

Treena is one of the founder members of FASIC. Her specialist sport is swimming and through this she has travelled extensively with City of Edinburgh Swimming, The University of Edinburgh High Performance Swim Team, Scottish and British swimming.

She manages a team of 30 professionals at FASIC and is a member of the Senior Management Group of Sport & Exercise here at the University.

Linda Linton

Clinical Specialist Physiotherapist

Linda qualified as a physiotherapist with BSc(Hons)1994, completed a PGc in Sports Physiotherapy 1997, and became a member of the Manual Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in 2001. She completed her Masters in Manual Therapy 2005 and her MSc dissertation on hamstring injuries achieved the Elsevier Prize for best research. Currently she works as clinical specialist sports physiotherapist with clinical expertise in neuromusculoskeletal/spinal injuries.

Her responsibilities at FASIC include staff clinical education, course organizer for BSc Sports Science students, and research. She has worked for 10 years with Scottish rugby, was also physio for the Scottish Ladies Lacrosse Team (2005-2009), and the Scottish Cricket Team (2010).

Sandi Lyall

Clinical Specialist Physiotherapist

Sandi qualified as a physiotherapist many years ago from Leeds Metropolitan University then obtained her Masters in Sports Medicine from Trinity College Dublin in 1994.

Sandi qualified as a physiotherapist from Leeds Metropolitan University then followed this up with a Masters in Sports Medicine from Trinity College Dublin. She has worked in High Performance Sport ever since both in the UK and the USA and has been actively involved with the SRU, English and Scottish Institutes of Sport, GB Boxing, GB Judo and SnowSport GB, treating their athletes both at home and travelling all over the world to training and competition venues.

Sandi has been fortunate to have been selected to be part of Team Scotland for the last three Commonwealth Games and is looking forward to her fourth Games in Glasgow 2014 once again with Team Scotland.

Her main interest is in the rehab of High Performance athletes back to competitive level.

Lindsay Thomson

Clinical Specialist Physiotherapist

Lindsay is one of the founders of FASIC and also runs the clinic at FASIC East Lothian.

She works part time for FASIC, and she is also Lead Physiotherapist for Women's Hockey and Lawn Bowls for the SportScotland Institute of Sport. In addition she works closely with the Scottish high performance squads for Swimming, Gymnastics and Golf.

Her professional interests include; performance enhancement through prevention of injury and how Sports Medicine can assist the development of young sports people to achieve their full potential.

She has been appointed Head Physiotherapist and Deputy Head of Medical Services for Team Scotland, Commonwealth Games, Glasgow 2014, and has previously attended Games in Manchester, Melbourne and Delhi.

Jenny Tyler

Clinical Specialist Physiotherapist and Body Control Pilates Instructor

Jenny qualified as a physiotherapist in 1990 and a Pilates Instructor in 2004 and is now the Scottish regional co-ordinator for Body Control Pilates and is involved in their teaching team - teaching Pilates Instructors both pre and post qualification. She is a specialist Back4Good practitioner - a Pilates programme specifically targeted at clients with back pain. She is actively involved in integrating Pilates into sport (working regularly with the Scottish cricket team and various other sports) and combining physiotherapy and Pilates techniques for rehabilitation.

Jenny runs the satellite clinic at Westwoods Health Club at Fettes.

Heather Binnington

Clinical Specialist Physiotherapist - High Performance University Sport

Heather qualified as a Physiotherapist with a BSc (Hons) in Physiotherapy from Queen Margaret University in 1999. She has worked at FASIC since 2004. Heather completed a Post-Graduate Diploma in Orthopaedic Medicine in 2008. She is also a certified Pilates Instructor with the Australian Physiotherapy & Pilates Institute.

Heather is the lead physiotherapist for the University of Edinburgh's Individual and Team Performance Sport Program. She is also the lead physiotherapist for the Performance Athletes in Schools program in East Lothian, and runs a session at our Fasic East Lothian satellite clinic at Meadowmill Sports Centre. She has extensive experience in orthopaedic rehabilitation and musculo-skeletal and sports injuries.

Pete Mitchell

Senior physiotherapist

Pete graduated with BSc (Hons) physiotherapy from Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh, in 2006. Having spent the early part of his career working in various NHS roles he moved into private practice in 2009. Pete initially started working at FASIC on a part-time basis in 2011 and joined full-time in 2013.

Pete has recently completed a PGDip Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy which provided accreditation to the Musculoskeletal Association of Chartered Physiotherapists (MACP). This qualification required extensive postgraduate training and the reaching of a recognised standard of excellence in musculoskeletal physiotherapy.

Pete specialises in manual therapy and has worked in sport since 2007. FASIC has direct links with the European Tour and has been named as a preferred service provider for the Tour. He is currently physiotherapy clinical lead for the golf specific medical service at FASIC and has experience working at events on the European Challenge Tour. Pete also has extensive experience working across a wide range of sporting environments including the Scottish Rugby Union, in professional cricket, ice hockey and football. He is also an accredited medical educator for the Scottish Rugby Union and World Rugby.

Daniel Green

Senior physiotherapist

Daniel qualified in 2007 with a Bsc (Hons) in Physiotherapy from Glasgow Caledonian University. He has worked at FASIC since 2011. Prior to this he completed 5 years working in NHS in outpatients. He has completed a number of post graduate courses inclusive of Acupuncture, Strengthen and Conditioning for Runners and lower limb rehab.

Daniel has worked in a number of sporting settings focusing on rugby and football. He is currently involved in working with the University’s performance sports program.

Other staff members

FASIC also employs a number of part time physiotherapists with an array of musculo-skeletal and sports medicine experience. They include:

  • Trina Hewitt
  • Gemma Langlands
  • Warren Lenehan

All our physiotherapists and podiatrists are Chartered and Health Professionals Council (HPC) registered.

Related Links