Erin is an experienced chartered physiotherapist who graduated from Glasgow Caledonian University in 2002. Working in a variety of specialist areas in both Glasgow and Edinburgh has provided her with a wealth of experience. Over this time, she has developed a specific interest in neurology and has gained expertise whilst working within various rehabilitation units in Glasgow. In 2008 she used her skills and her passion for travel to volunteer as Physiotherapist in Nepal, treating children with Cerebral Palsy. Erin joined NHS Dumfries and Galloway in 2010 and has worked in both the acute and community rehabilitation setting. She specialised in neurological physiotherapy and has treated patients with a variety of conditions including stroke, MS, brain injury and Gullian- barre syndrome. In the most recent years she has developed a keen interest in Parkinson’s Disease and attended the PD warrior course in 2015. Erin enjoys taking the time to get to know her clients, which enables them to achieve their full potential through physiotherapy. Positive Steps Physio (originally Dumfries Physio At Home) was an idea that Erin and Katie developed and came to be in 2013. They wanted to provide a service for clients in their own home or surroundings of their own choice and take the time that the client needs to reach their goals. This year Erin made the decision to leave the NHS and concentrate her time and skills on Positive Steps Physiotherapy. Out with work, Erin is kept very busy with her 3 young children. When she does get the odd moment to herself she enjoys playing piano and going to the gym.
Katie graduated from Glasgow Caledonian University in 2000 as a chartered physiotherapist and after doing some travelling, settled in Dumfries in 2001. She worked at Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary for 7 years gaining experience in a variety of specialities including surgical, orthopaedics and elderly rehabilitation. When Katie moved into community rehabilitation in 2008 she really experienced the importance working with people within their own homes enabling them to achieve goals important to them. Since then she has developed a keen interest in working with older adults with osteoporosis and works closely with the osteoporosis service within her NHS work. Katie also specialises in Falls prevention in Older Adults and has played a key role within this service. Working together since 2013, Erin and Katie have developed classes for people with Parkinson’s in the Dumfries area as well as those with reduced balance and strength. Outside work, Katie enjoys spending time with family and friends, lovely Sunday walks and singing in the Dumfries community choir.