Welcome to SPEAR

Who we are

SPEAR Sports Injury and Physiotherapy specialise in sports injuries and neurological rehabilitation; providing treatment for muscle and joint injuries, Orthopaedic surgery, rehabilitation and work related neck and back pain.

Our Chartered Physiotherapists provide the highest quality treatment to enable our clients to reach their goals whether this is walking unaided or running an ultramarathon.

SPEAR have 3 clinics across Aberdeen, located in Aberdeen Sports Village, a dedicated facility in Westhill and a new clinic in the Paul Lawrie Golf Centre. We have both day and evening appointments.


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

18 Sep

Welcome back SPEAR Golf Fitness class!

Welcome back to our SPEAR Golf Fitness classes! In preparation for the 2020 golf season, SPEAR will be running their circuit classes again, focusing on fitness levels specifically for golf. We ran these sessions for the first time last year; and had some great feedback from participants. Not to mention fantastic reports about improvements on […]

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09 Sep

What is physio-led Pilates?

With the introduction of two new SPEAR physio-led Pilates classes to the schedule, we asked SPEAR physiotherapist and Pilates instructor, Ashley to tell us what Pilates is, who should be doing a class and why it’s so good!

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03 Sep

School bag ergonomics.

In the SPEAR physiotherapy clinic, we spent the summer holidays working on getting families outdoors and living active lifestyles – SPEAR Physio Karen explained that as a clinic we are interested in helping our patients; and that means injury prevention and promoting an active lifestyle are high on our agenda.

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