Shona Houston

Getting You Moving


Shona graduated from Queen Margaret University College in 2001 with a BSc (Hons) in Physiotherapy and went on to complete a Post Graduate Masters degree in Musculoskeletal Management from Glasgow Caledonian University in 2010.

She worked in the NHS as a Musculoskeletal Specialist Physiotherapist over the last 18 years, and more recently as an Advanced Practice Clinical Specialist in Back Pain. She has also always worked privately in Sports Injury Clinics, as well as working in Achilles Heel Sports Injury and Physiotherapy Clinic for over 7 years. This gives her a wealth of experience treating runners, athletes and elite dancers, as well as having worked alongside specialist podiatrists. Being a keen runner herself, she is particularly interested in lower limb pathologies and rehabilitation of running related pain.

Shona is passionate about keeping up to date with emerging pain science and evidence, and importantly translating that science into patient practice. Whilst working within the NHS, she provided education and teaching opportunities to the physiotherapy staff, particularly around communication skills. As a clinical specialist she provided 2nd opinion clinics for physiotherapists dealing with more complex patients. She finds great satisfaction working with patients who have debilitating, on-going pain problems and has the skills and experience to empower them to get back to health and function.

Shona is a member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy and is Health Care Professions Council registered. She is also a member of the Physiotherapy Pain Association.

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