Aberdeen|Edinburgh|Peterhead

Incorporating Aberdeen Sports and Spinal Injury Clinic

Injurytime's Fully Qualified Staff

Jenny Johnson (Clinic Principle) MEd. Grad Dip Physiotherapy. MCSP. Dip MDT.

Jennifer C. Johnson

Lindsay Ackers (Administrative Assistant)

Lindsay Ackers

Lisa Connel BSc (Hons) MCSP

Lisa Connel

Donal Gallagher BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy

Donal Gallagher
    • Dónal graduated with a BSc (Hons) degree in Physiotherapy from the Robert Gordon University. He is a Chartered Physiotherapist and member of the Health Professions Council.
    • Dónal also holds a BSc in Sports Development and Coaching which gives him a further appreciation into the importance of rehabilitation in the prevention of sports injuries and maintaining athletic performance.
    • Since graduating he has gained experience working in a variety of NHS settings throughout the North East of Scotland, which has added to his knowledge base and skill set.
    • Dónal works with a range of football teams. He is Senior Physiotherapist for Turriff United Football Club, works with Aberdeen FC Youth Academy and The Scottish Football Association youth development teams.
    • Dónal has a special interest in a sport, sporting injuries and rehabilitation.
    • He has gained experience in a wide variety of neurological condition while working in one of Scotland’s leading neuroscience units. This includes patients following Stroke and Brain injuries, and those with Parkinson’s and MS.
    • Donal participates in a variety of sports mainly Gaelic Games; he has achieved British and International success during his time at University. As a result he appreciates the pressures of competing in sport and maintaining a good level of general fitness.

John Shanahan MSc Physiotherapy MCSP

John Shanahan
    • John is the physiotherapist that runs the clinic in Edinburgh. He qualified with an MSc in physiotherapy from Queen Margaret University in Edinburgh.
    • He has gained valuable experience in the NHS where he completed different areas of speciality work before deciding that musculoskeletal physiotherapy was the area he wished to specialise.
    • He has worked with orthopaedic patients and those undergoing surgery for ligament injuries (ACL and PCL reconstructions), shoulder and hip stabilisations, spinal surgeries and various different type fractures (broken bones) amongst other injuries.
    • He is a member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapists and Health Care Professions Council.
    • Before undertaking the MSc degree in physiotherapy, John gained a BSc in Sports and Leisure Studies.
    • The strong focus within his first degree was strength and conditioning, plus health promotion personal training.
    • John has gained sport specific experience with different sports teams in Fife and Lothian over the past number of years enhancing his knowledge on acute sporting injuries.
    • John regularly takes part in physiotherapy courses around Britain to ensure that his patients are receiving the best possible treatment available in line with the latest evidence.

Tom Fitzgerald BSc (Hons) Sports and Exercise Science 2010. MSc Physiotherapy 2014. HCPC/MCSP.

Tom Fitzgerald
    • Since graduating he has gained a wealth of experience working within NHS acute injury and outpatient clinics. He divides my time between working with the NHS and Injurytime Physiotherapy.
    • He has worked as a physiotherapist with many different sports including rugby, football and Gaelic football.
    • He has worked with orthopaedic patients and those undergoing surgery for ligament injuries (ACL and PCL reconstructions), shoulder and hip stabilisations, spinal surgeries and various different type fractures (broken bones) amongst other injuries.
    • With his unique blend of physiotherapy, sports science and strength and conditioning knowledge, he is able to provide specific treatment, advice and rehabilitation to return my clients to the highest physical condition necessary.
    • Tom regularly takes part in physiotherapy courses around Britain to ensure that his patients are receiving the best possible treatment available in line with the latest evidence.