Welcome to SPEAR

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Update 15/10/21


Access to our wonderful Physiotherapy team has never been easier. If you are self referring and self paying, all you need to do is click on the link below to book. If you are using private health insurance, you will still need to call 01224 900102 to book.


Injury Rehabilitation

Neurological Rehabilitation


Performance Profiling

What Our Patient Say

success stories

Hear the feedback from some of our amazing patients after their treatment with SPEAR

“Can always trust Spear! A week ago I limped in, unable to walk properly and in significant pain. Two appointments with Isla later, I’ve just run 3 pain free miles. Thank you!”

Naomi – from Facebook reviews

“Excellent service from receptionist through to physio. Bruce was clear on what was required and got to the root of the problem very quickly. Highly recommend and I left know what I had to do but more so what I could still do. Positive outlook gained. Big Ta”

Allan – from Facebook reviews

“I work with Karen and her team at SPEAR on a regular basis to help maintain my physical well being. This has been instrumental to ensuring that I consistently perform to my best.”

Zoey Clark, 400m Sprinter

“I have been a regular at SPEAR for many years and the work I do with Karen is key for me to perform at as high a level as possible. ”

David Law, European Tour Golf Professional

“Since my first visit to SPEAR in 2011 I've had really effective treatment and a lot of support through various running-related injuries, usually returning to full training much quicker than expected and in a positive frame of mind. I particularly like how they give details on how to self manage injuries with a huge range of different exercises and techniques which can easily be done at home.”

Robbie Simpson, Long-Distance Runner

“I have been working with James Cruickshank at SPEAR physiotherapy since 2016, and he very quickly understood the key aspects and demands of my sports. He has helped me understand how my body works, where my strengths and weaknesses are, and has helped me to deal with minor niggles and major injuries alike. I have recently undergone year long rehab from a major injury, and James has guided my recovery all the way resulting in a return to racing (and winning) this spring. The greatest compliment I can pay him is that I am more than willing to make the 2 hour+ journey (each way) to see him on a regular basis!”

Graham Gristwood, GB International Orienteering and Mountain Running

“I cannot recommend James Cruickshank at SPEAR highly enough! His knowledge is unparalleled and he is always researching new theories and strategies to keep improving himself and his treatment methods. I got a bad injury last year 8 weeks before I was due to run for Scotland in the Commonwealth Half Marathon. I am convinced that the only reason I made the start line is because of James, and I cannot thank him enough! He has always sorted out whatever running related issue I’ve had (and there have been a few over the years!). Top guy and top physio!”

Fiona Brian, Long-Distance Runner

“Fabulous physios, very knowledgable and take a holistic, person centred approach to recovery. Would totally recommend both the physio and Pilates sessions.”

Rachel – from Facebook reviews

“Fantastic group of physios who have a great way of working with you to get you back out quickly. Friendly, enthusiastic and love what they do. Couldn't recommend them more.”

Tom McAra

“Yes, progressive wear and tear is inevitable for us all. Thank you to Laura, Yasmin and Siobhan for the SPEAR Physiotherapy-led Pilates Classes, and for guiding my body into its best place for the future.”

Duncan – from Facebook reviews

“Lesley and the team at Spear have supported my parents for over 10 years in their post-stroke journey. I say ‘their’ because my Dad’s stroke changed my Mum’s life too. Lesley gave them (and all of us) hope, encouragement and support through the toughest times. She got my Dad walking again and regaining some use of his left side, which at one stage seemed unlikely. She’s an expert in her field and strives to keep abreast of new advancements and techniques. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Spear to anyone who has suffered a stroke. They are amazing!”


“SPEAR physiotherapy provide Aberdeen Football Club’s Youth Academy match-day physiotherapy cover for the Junior and Senior squads matches. SPEAR are also the provider of treatment and rehabilitation of our elite youth players aged 9-17 years of age. I have been very impressed with the quality service, standard of care and professionalism of Bruce and the team and would highly recommend SPEAR to individuals and companies”

Neil Simpson, Head of Youth Development at Aberdeen Football Club

Latest articles

success stories

17 Jan

Top tips for Winter training

Dress for the weather A Scottish winter can be unpredictable, sun, snow, ice, rain, and wind but don’t let that put you off going for a run. Dressing for the weather is the trick to making it more pleasant when you don’t want to head out. As a rough way to gage it is to […]

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02 Jan

How to keep your new year resolutions.

At the start of the new year, many of us will be thinking about what we want to achieve, and how we want to grow as people in 2020. These resolutions often take the form of diet and exercise changes, and work towards our “dream body”. At SPEAR Physiotherapy, we tend to see these manifest […]

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16 Dec

How to look after yourself at Christmas.

It’s a tough time of year to make the time to stay active and to remember to look after ourselves whilst getting through some mammoth to-do lists… SPEAR Physiotherapist’s Leanne and Sarah R bought together some top tips and exercises for us all to try at home to help look after ourselves and stay active […]

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