Claire MacKelvie

Getting You Moving


Claire qualified from Glasgow Caledonian University in BSc (hons) Physiotherapy in 1998. She has worked as a Musculoskeletal Pain Specialist for 18 years , the last 14 of which she has and continues to work as a Back Pain Advanced Practice Clinical Specialist in NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde.

She is a published researcher and has been a regular public speaker , promoting latest evidence in back pain; including speaking at the Scottish Moving and Handling conference in 2016, West of Scotland Pain Society and the North British Pain Association study day. She is also regularly involved with training physiotherapists and GP’s in the emerging science around back pain and has been interviewed on BBC Radio Scotland on this subject in 2016.

Claire is enthusiastic about applying the latest evidence and de-bunking myths that surround back pain. She enjoys empowering people to help them get over their pain / injury and get back to the quality of life they want. Claire takes a whole person approach to treating her patients and feels it is vital to take a common sense, evidence based approach.

Locally, she is well known as is a keen tennis/squash player at Broomhill LTSC and was born in Jordanhill; she even achieved the dizzy heights of head girl at Jordanhill School!! She has been involved with treating racquet sports players at the local Broomhill Lawn Tennis and Squash Club for many years.

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