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About Us

Benchmark Physio Staff

Damien McGovern

Damien qualified with a BSc Honours Degree in Physiotherapy in 2003 from the University of Ulster. His career began overseas in Australia and the U.S. working in private sports injury clinics and with Australian Rules football teams. He has worked in the NHS since 2004 were he has developed further interest in treating joint, muscle and nerve pain.  He worked for the Scottish Football Association for a year where he was involved with Under 15 regional squads, and has worked with a number of Junior Football Teams in the area.  He is also a keen Gaelic Footballer and golfer himself.

Allan Dodds.  

Allan qualified with a BSc Honours Degree in Physiotherapy from Glasgow Caledonian University in 2004.  He has worked in the NHS since 2005 were he has developed a broad scope of experience in treating musculoskeletal pain and rehabilitating patients following a stroke or orthopaedic surgery, his current specialty.  Allan is a keen rugby player, playing to a high level in the Scottish game with Melrose RFC.  He has worked extensively with the club, treating injuries and developing rehabilitation programmes to aid players back to fitness.  His professional interests include rehabilitation for runners and their injury management.  

Andrew Harrison

Andrew also graduated from Glasgow Caledonian University with a BSc Honours Degree in Physiotherapy in 2004. He has worked in the NHS since 2005 in a variety of specialities and currently works as a Physiotherapist for the Glasgow and Clyde Weight Management Service. He has extensive experience in the private sector and has worked with the Scottish Football Association. His professional interests include Acupuncture, Manipulation Therapy and Health Promotion. Personally Andrew has a wide and varied experience in martial arts, is a keen hill walker and general keep fit enthusiast.

All our Physiotherapists are full Members of The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP) and are registered with the Health Professions Council (HPC).

Manipulation and Massage

Massage is the practice of applying structured pressure, tension, or motion to the soft tissues of the body, including muscles, connective tissue, tendons, ligaments and joints.

Sports Injury

In many cases, sports injuries are due to long term overuse of a part of the body when participating in a certain activity e.g. Achilles tendonitis in runners and shoulder impingement in swimmers.