Alan Krawczyk

Clinical Director & Physiotherapist

Alan qualified with a degree in Sports Science and Physiology from Glasgow University in 2001. After rehabilitating from a significant ankle injury that summer he decided to work towards a career as a physiotherapist. He returned to education in 2003 to study Physiotherapy, graduating with a Masters in Rehabilitation Science and meeting Move Better Co-Founder James Thomson in 2005. While continuing to work as a physiotherapist, Alan completed his second Masters Degree in 2012 (In Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy). Alan and James deemed this the perfect time to start their own practice as it was clear that patients would get excellent value from the service they could provide. Alan continues to work in the NHS and was the first advanced physiotherapy practitioner to establish a team of physiotherapists working in an Accident and Emergency department. In his spare time Alan enjoys running and HIIT which fills the gap left since retiring from volleyball. He is a former captain of the national team and played professionally in Germany. He is married to Esther and is dad to Samuel & Zara Grace.

James Thomson

Clinical Director & Physiotherapist

James grew up in the Scottish Borders, on top of a hill outside the town of Kelso. He gained his initial interest in physiotherapy after discovering he was far too soft for Rugby (although it took him 17 years to work that out!) and embarked on his career, which has to date brought in many hours of study and work, including two Masters Degrees. In 2012, having graduated 7 years earlier and on track to complete their second MSc, Alan K and James felt confident enough in their skills to found Move Better Physiotherapy. It seems like no time has passed at all to where they are now working with an exciting team of clinicians in three clinics! In his spare time he likes to hang out with his beautiful girls Evie and Sophie and wife Bethany. He looks forward to seeing you in one of our clinics and genuinely feels we have the clinical skills and motivation in our team to make a big impact on your care.

Adele Flynn

Clinical Director & Physiotherapist

Adele joined Alan and James in 2016 with the aim of expanding the business across Ayrshire. Having worked with Alan and James for many years and seeing their work ethic and vast clinical knowledge it was a no brainer to join them and help grow Move Better Physiotherapy. Adele graduated in 2008 with a BSc Honours from Glasgow Caledonian University and started her early career in NHS Ayrshire & Arran whilst concurrently working at a top private clinic in Glasgow. Her motivation for career progression took her to New Zealand for over 2 years where she worked for a leading Physiotherapy clinic network in Christchurch.  Following travels it was time to come home where Adele then took up a post as Physiotherapy Manager at BMI Carrick Glen Hospital for 5 years, building the Department, a Team and Physiotherapy Services in Ayrshire. Adele has completed a number of Postgraduate courses, including a Diploma in Injection Therapy, Acupuncture, Sports Specific Rehabilitation, Pilates and Running Rehabilitation. She has also completed her Level 3 ILM in Management, a step towards one day completing her MBA.Currently Adele works in NHS Ayrshire & Arran part time as an Advanced Physiotherapy Practitioner in local GP Practices.Aside from her love for her job Adele spends her spare time with her sport mad husband Marc and their lively little daughter Lottie. They have a love for the outdoors and all things active!

Dee McAndrew

Physiotherapist

Introducing Dee McAndrew, who has been part of the Move Better Team since November 2018. Dee graduated from Glasgow Caldeonian University with a BSc Honours in Physiotherapy and whilst studying gained her Sports Massage Diploma too! She started her MSK and Orthopaedic career in the Outer Hebrides and has recently moved back to Glasgow working for NHS Lanarkshire. Sport has always played a huge part in Dee's work and life having worked pitchside for Rugby teams over the years. Her main sport is Gymnastics and has coached for over 10 years!! Also a fan of some adventure sports . . .you name it and Dee wiill try it! She has even set herself a challenge to complete her first Triathlon this August. Dee appreciates the frustration of how injuries can limit activity and daily life and enjoys treating and guiding patients back to what they love doing the most!

Liam Magee

Physiotherapist

Liam Magee has been part of the Move Better Physiotherapy Team for a few years now and brings a vast range of skills and knowledge! Liam currently works as a Senior MSK Physiotherapist within NHS Ayrshire & Arran as well as working alongside ourselves. Liam has a special interest in MSK & Sports Injuries having worked in the past in at Celtic Football Club's Junior Academy. He is an avid Sportsman himself playing Football, Golf and enjoying Skiing, which over the years he has developed into expertise in treating these sports related Injuries.

Paula Reid

Physiotherapist

Paula graduated from Glasgow Caledonian University in 2002 with a BSc Hons in Physiotherapy. She has for the past 17 years worked in NHS Ayrshire & Arran as a Senior Physiotherapist as well as in private practice. Paula has a wealth of experience in MSK and Orthopaedics, having developed a Knee Joint Arthroplasty Class within South Ayrshire and successfully completed a Research Project highlighting the benefits and results. She has a keen interest in the Pre and Postnatal client group and has spent time alongside the Women's Health Speciality. Pain Management is another specialist area where Paula has a strong knowledge base and experience which she uses in her daily practice. Aside from her busy work schedule, Paula has two beautiful children and is involved with charity work in her local area.

Mark Duffy

Physiotherapist

Mark Duffy has been part of the Move Better Team for a number of years and who is our Golf Specialist Physiotherapist. He has over 14 years experience and has specialised in MSK & Sports Injuries throughout his career working in both NHS and private practice. Mark has completed his Golf Fit Advanced Coaching Course in Edinburgh and as a keen Golfer who boasts a single figure handicap, he is keen to combine both his extensive physiotherapy skills along with his superb knowledge of golf. Mark has worked as Lead Physio at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games, the Scottish National Basketball team, Nepalese National Cricket team, and Football teams at Youth (International), Amateur, Junior and Senior levels.

Hannah Wilkins

Physiotherapist

Hannah qualified as a Physiotherapist in 2011, gaining a BSc (Hons) from Glasgow Caledonian University. She has worked predominantly in Musculoskeletal Outpatients, treating a wide range of patients and conditions. Hannah started her career working in Sports for Celtic Ladies and Girls Academy, alongside the NHS before moving to Germany to work for the British Army. Since returning to the UK, she has worked in the private sector including Post Surgical Orthopaedic Rehabilitation. Hannah has completed a Postgraduate qualification in Acupuncture, along with courses including Pilates, sports hip injuries, shoulder dysfunction, and most recently in hand & wrist management. In her spare time she enjoys Muay Thai, running, rock music, yoga and cake (both baking & eating!).

Esther Krawczyk

Physiotherapist

Esther graduated from Glasgow Caledonian University in 2004.  She has extensive experience working within Musculoskeletal clinics, Orthopaedics and with patients living with Respiratory conditions. Woman's health is a particular area of interest and specialty, treating Antenatal and Postnatal Back and Pelvic pain. She consistently updates her Pilates experience with further upcoming courses and skills, and personally finds this form of exercise fantastic. She loves being a mummy to Samuel and Zara Grace, spending time with family and friends, drinking latte's and shopping!

Claire Louise Kelly

Physiotherapist

Claire Louise graduated with a BSc Honours in Physiotherapy from Glasgow Caledonian University and went on to work in NHS Ayrshire & Arran for a number of years gaining experience across a range of specialist areas. Above this she also was the lead Physiotherapist for a Junior Football Team enhancing her acute sports injury skills. Claire Louise then went into specialising in MSK 5 years ago when she joined BMI, a local private hospital, where she expanded her knowledge and skills through further training. Claire Louise has a special interest in all things Equestrian, looking after her own horses and having many years of experience in the sport. Outwith work Claire Louise has 4 wonderful children and a host of animals to keep her on her toes . . . we don't know how she does it!

Gregor Paxton

Sports Massuer

Gregor qualified in Sports Massage Therapy with Proactive Training out of Glasgow Caledonian University. He is also currently studying Sports Science and Physical Activity at Strathclyde University, Glasgow. He has a very keen interest in Sports Injury & Rehabilitation having gained his Level 2 Gym Instructor Qualification and currently working towards his Level 3 Personal Training Qualification. His main sport is Rugby, playing competitively at Marr Rugby Club Troon and having previously represented Scotland and Glasgow Warriors at Age Grade Youth Level. "Having used Move Better for injuries over the years, I am excited now to join the team and hopefully add something extra!"

Jennifer Clydesdale

Pilates Instructor

Jennifer is a fully qualified, HCPC (Health Care Professionals Council) and CSP (Chartered Society of Physiotherapists) registered Physiotherapist. Jennifer boasts over 13 years experience as a Physiotherapist working in a variety of areas and clinical settings. Her main specialty and interest is in Women’s Health and Pilates. Jennifer is trained in the APPI Pilates method. Why choose APPI Pilates?The APPI Pilates method was developed by Elisa and Glenn Withers who are both Physiotherapists. They analysed the traditional Pilates movements and then developed graded movements based on each exercise that can be adapted to better suit each individual taking part. The overall aim of the APPI Pilates method is to develop the Deep Postural Core muscles that support the spine throughout postural movements, enhance normal movement patterns and improve overall body alignment.

Annette Bell

Women’s Health Physiotherapist

Annette has been Qualified as a Chartered Physiotherapist for over 30 Years and has Specialised in Women’s Health & Continence for over 15 Years. She currently works in NHS Ayrshire and Arran where she has been based for 24 Years. Annette has Extensive experience in her field, having worked in various Hospitals including a few years spend overseas before settling back in Bonnie Ayrshire. Annette is a Busy Mum to 3 Children and is often buzzing about between Rugby Matches, Band Rehearsals and Concerts. Annette Specialises in Patients with: Pelvic Pain, Incontinence, Prolapse, Post Natal Women & All things Women’s Health Related.

Jennifer Cree

Receptionist

Jennifer is the Move Better Physiotherapy Receptionist who performs the amazing role of looking after our patients and all of the Clinicians diaries’ . . .she keeps the team all in line! Jennifer has excellent experience in Customer Service and Administration, having worked in the area for over 10 years. She had previously worked in Financial Services and with Travelex. Jennifer joined the Move Better Team in 2017 after enjoying some time off with her beautiful daughter Heidi. In her spare time she was a successful Volleyball player prior to having her family and continues to play in the Vets team!

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