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Welcome to The Physiotherapy Place, the physio clinic in Portobello, Edinburgh. We are really excited to be able to provide the local communities of Edinburgh and East Lothian with all of their physiotherapy needs. From an acute ankle sprain to chronic back or neck pain, we have the experience and expertise to ensure your recovery from injury is optimal. Our purpose built clinic is designed to enhance your treatment, training and rehabilitation.

It is our aim at The Physiotherapy Place to ensure you have a relaxed and enjoyable experience, and to help you return to a healthy and active lifestyle. Our hands on treatments are based on the individual, not the diagnosis, to help you move better and stronger.

Whether you are looking to overcome injuries, get rid of pain, recover from surgery or just be in optimal health, our Edinburgh based Physiotherapy Clinic in Portobello will help you every step of the way.


Our Physios have post graduate qualifications in addition to many years’ experience in sports and musculoskeletal conditions to ensure outstanding results. Friends from university in Glasgow, Niall and Quinton have over 23 years combined experience treating private patients and elite athletes. They take a positive, results driven approach.


Physiotherapist - Niall McGregor MSc Physiotherapy CGIMS

With over 12 years experience treating private patients and elite athletes, Niall prides himself on providing a friendly, relaxed environment for his patients. Determined to deliver the highest level of care, he decided to establish his own practice opening The Physiotherapy Place in 2017. 

Niall gained a first class Masters degree in Sport Science and Physiology from the University of Glasgow before going on to complete a Masters in Physiotherapy from the University of East Anglia. He has since worked in the NHS, for Hearts FC, and in British Columbia, Canada where he underwent extensive post-graduate training in manual and manipulative therapy and Gunn Intramuscular Stimulation. Niall lives locally with his wife and two daughters and enjoys staying active, travel and getting into the great outdoors whenever he can. 


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Physiotherapist - Quinton Caulfield MSc Physiotherapy

Quinton studied Physiology and Sports Science at undergraduate level before completing a Masters in Physiotherapy from University of Ulster, Jordanstown in 2004. Originally from Belfast, he has worked in Scotland for the MS Society, Hearts FC, long term conditions and has extensive experience in private practice. Some of his specialities include the treatment of back pain, neck pain, sports injuries and work place injuries.  In his spare time, he enjoys rugby, mountain biking and spending time with his lovely wife and two kids. Quinton joined the practice in Aug 2017.

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Massage Therapist - Vanessa Skelton

Vanessa obtained her BTEC diploma in Clinical Sports and Remedial Massage in 2016 after studying at the Oxford School of Sports Massage and has continued to develop her skills ever since, adding Pregnancy and Post Natal massage and Oncology massage to her qualifications. She is a keen ultimate frisbee player, having played at tournaments all around the world and can often be found playing on Portobello Beach. Vanessa moved up to Edinburgh in 2017 and enjoys getting out into the hills and exploring on her bike.


Fantastic experience at The Physiotherapy Place. Booked easily online and saw Quinton the next day. I am recovering from vascular surgery in my leg and while this had healed, I was left with almost unbearable muscular pain in my calf. Quinton was fantastic. After seeing him twice, my condition has vastly improved. I can’t thank or recommend Quinton enough, I feel like he’s worked miracles. If you’re thinking about booking here - definitely do it, you won’t regret it!
— Susan L on Facebook
Simply the best. I’ve tried many forms of massage therapy over the last 15 years, for stiff shoulders and neck (the usual computer-use-related things). Niall’s physio work, plus the magic of Gunn IMS, has been a revelation. More effective and longer-lasting than anything else I’ve tried.
— Simon K
I presented several issues for Vanessa. She kept me running throughout a 7 marathons in 7 days challenge and resolved a plantar fasciitis issue within a few visits. Very knowledgeable and very good.
— Sid on Facebook
I’ve suffered with sore shoulders and tension headaches for years and have spent a small fortune trying to make it better but nothing really ever worked for long. Niall suggested that I try IMS and after a few sessions the pain has gone. I can’t recommend Niall highly enough.
— Sally A
I had my first appointment yesterday and for the first time in about 6 years had a pain free sleep. I can’t thank you enough. The clinic has a very clean professional friendly atmosphere. I will definitely recommend to family and friends.
— Karen L on Facebook
Having suffered with back pain for most of my adult life, with various treatments offering only temporary relief, Quinton has sorted me out and I am now pain free. 5 stars.
— Amber M on Facebook
At The Physiotherapy Place in Portobello it’s no fuss, no hassle, just results! I saw Niall with running related IT band issues. I was hobbling with 2 weeks to go I thought I’d have to drop the Berlin marathon. He’s done a great job in helping out and one session later there was a marked improvement. I was able to run and complete my first marathon with no niggles, a testament to his work. Thank you from the bottom of my IT band, couldn’t have done it without your professional care!
— Karen B on Facebook
I saw Vanessa for the first time today. I have to say I was giddy when I left. I felt so much better than when I arrived at her office. It was incredible! I highly recommend Vanessa. A skilled professional through and through. You and your body will be glad you booked an appointment with her.
— Megan on Facebook
I thoroughly recommend Niall for physiotherapy. I saw him for a shoulder injury and couldn’t believe how quickly the treatment provided pain relief. Niall is very knowledgable, friendly, and provides excellent treatment in a relaxed environment.
— John P