Meet Your Instructors

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Physiotherapist, Pilates Instructor & Director

Alison Middleton MBSc (Hons), MCSP, AACP, POGP

Specialties: pelvic health, Pilates, Reformer, gymnasts & dancers, acupuncture

Graduating in 1997 from RGU, Alison specialised quickly within the NHS in musculoskeletal care...

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Physiotherapist & Pilates Instructor

Jane Caney BSc, MCSP, HCPC

Specialties: musculoskeletal physiotherapy, Pilates & Reformer

After graduating from Glasgow University in 1988 with a degree in physiotherapy, Jane worked...

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Pilates Instructor

Ruth McDonald MSc, BSc (Hons)

Specialties: cardiac rehabilitation, Pilates

Ruth graduated in Pharmacology from Edinburgh University in 1996. She then trained as a Physiotherapist, completing a Masters degree in...

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Pilates Instructor

Jenny Robertson BSc (Hons)

Specialties: Pilates, Bobath concept, APPI-trained

Jenny graduated from the Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen in 1996. She works in the NHS as a highly specialist Physiotherapist...

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Class Teacher

Faye Webster BSc (Hons)

Leading Tai Chi QiGong classes for all abilities

After graduating in Sport & Exercise Science in 2003, Faye spent 13 years working within Higher Education Sport, amassing a range of fitness qualifications...

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Pilates Instructor

Helen Bruce BSc (Hons)

Specialties: community and neurological rehabilitation, trained in ACPIN and Bobath concept

Helen graduated from Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen in 2011 and worked initially for NHS...

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Pilates Instructor

Alice Hutcheon

Specialties: Pilates, musculoskeletal physiotherapy

Graduating in 2007, Alice started her career in the NHS. Working through her rotations and specialising in musculoskeletal physiotherapy...

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Physiotherapist & Pilates Instructor

Laura Middleton BSc (Hons), MCSP

Specialties: Pilates, gymnasts and Barre

 

After graduating from Robert Gordon University in 2013, Laura worked within the NHS for the following six year, moving through all the specialities...

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Physiotherapist & Pilates Instructor

Lynsey Ross BSc (Hons), MCSP

Specialties: Musculoskeletal injuries, Pilates

Lynsey graduated from the Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen in 2003. Initially posted to work for the NHS...

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Mindfulness Teacher

Angela Wilken MBSR Teacher

Specialising in Mindful Based Stress Reduction

Angela is an accredited Mindfulness teacher in the MBSR programme and trained to teach the .b Mindfulnss curriculum in schools. She regularly teaches Mindfulness in the workplace...

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Alison Middleton: Graduating in 1997 from RGU, Alison specialised quickly within the NHS in musculoskeletal care.  During this time she was one of the first physiotherapists in the UK to complete her Pilates training and went on  to work as a consultant for the Australian Physiotherapy and Pilates Institute, training Pilates teachers nationally. Alison then established her own business teaching Pilates across Aberdeenshire before joining Inverurie Physiotherapy and Podiatry Clinic in 2003. Since joining the practice she has further developed her other special interests in elite sports including dancers and gymnasts and acupuncture. Most recently Alison has developed a unique Pelvic Health Service which includes ante- and post-natal care, male and female continence treatment, complex pelvic pain treatment and a menopause wellness service. Alison is a member of the Pelvic, Obstetric and Gynaecological Physiotherapy Association and the Association of Acupuncturists in Chartered Physiotherapy. When not working, she likes being in the gym and watching ballet.

Helen Bruce: Helen graduated from Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen in 2011 with a BSc (Hons) in Physiotherapy. She worked initially for NHS Tayside before returning to Grampian to continue her NHS work in a variety of areas before specialising in community and neurological rehabilitation. Helen is a member of ACPIN and has completed training in the Bobath Concept. She is an experienced Pilates teacher whose interest in neurology led her to complete the APPI Neurological Pilates training. Away from work, Helen enjoys spending family time on the farm with her husband and daughter, as well as training in the gym to support her involvement in Tug of War.


 

Jane Caney: After graduating from Glasgow University in 1988 with a degree in physiotherapy, Jane worked in major NHS teaching hospitals in Glasgow and Aberdeen for 12 years. A founder member of the clinic, Jane has been working at ICPC since 1999. In addition to a varied daily caseload of patients, Jane has been teaching Pilates for 15 years and enjoys providing individual Reformer and Pilates sessions. For many years she has worked closely with gymnasts and has previously worked as physiotherapist for international hockey teams. In her spare time, Jane loves spending time with her family and venturing into the great outdoors.

Alice Hutcheon: Graduating in 2007, Alice started her career in the NHS, working through her rotations and specialising in musculoskeletal physiotherapy. Since completing various APPI Pilates courses, she now teaches Pilates at icpc Health. In her spare time she is off on wee adventures with the kids. 

Ruth McDonald: Ruth graduated with a BSc (Hons) in Pharmacology from Edinburgh University in 1996.  She then trained as a physiotherapist, completing a Masters degree in Rehabilitation Science from Glasgow Caledonian University in 1999. Ruth worked for the NHS in Aberdeen for 6 years, gaining experience in a variety of settings, before specialising in Cardiac Rehabilitation, providing advice and support to patients with a range of cardiac conditions, including heart attacks and heart surgery. Ruth joined the team in 2019 and teaches weekly Pilates classes, following completion of a series of APPI courses. In her spare time, Ruth enjoys baking, long walks along coastal paths and spending time at the beach with her three children.

Laura Middleton: After graduating from RGU in 2013, Laura worked within the NHS for the following 6 years, moving through all the specialties. Laura also gained qualifications in Pilates with the Australian Physiotherapy and Pilates Institute and has been teaching classes at the clinic since graduating. She joined the team in 2019, assessing and treating a variety of clients and gaining knowledge within the musculoskeletal setting. Laura previously gained her BA(Hons) in dance theatre from Trinity Laban Dance Conservatoire in London and is a qualified gymnastics coach giving her a knowledge and background into treating patients from these disciplines. She has recently completed her Barre training and has started teaching classes at the clinic. In her spare time Laura has 2 young girls and likes to sing and dance.

Jenny Robertson: Jenny graduated from the Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen with a BSc(Hons) Physiotherapy in 1996. She works in the NHS as a  Highly Specialist Physiotherapist delivering expert neurological physiotherapy services to patients in hospital. She is trained in the Bobath concept and has completed advanced  Bobath courses in the assessment and rehabilitation of adults. During her career she has also worked as a Lecturer of Physiotherapy at RGU and more recently completed training in coaching, leadership and quality improvement. Jenny joined the icpc Health team in 2007 and currently teaches weekly Pilates classes having qualified as an APPI instructor in 2008.

Lynsey Ross: Lynsey graduated from the Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen, in 2003 with a BSc(Hons) in Physiotherapy. She was initially posted to work for the NHS in Aberdeen where she worked to gain experience in a variety of areas but predominately found herself within the musculoskeletal setting. Lynsey continued her work within this field for a further two years in Houston, Texas, where she treated a variety of injuries and worked with some interesting patients including the last man to walk on the moon. Lynsey joined the team in 2010 and continues to treat those with musculoskeletal injuries and, since completing various APPI Pilates courses, teaches weekly Pilates classes. In her spare time Lynsey is a busy mum to her three young children.

Faye Webster: After graduating in Sport & Exercise Science in 2003, Faye spent 13 years working within Higher Education Sport, and built up a vast range of fitness qualifications. She currently works part time as an exercise professional and massage therapist, and part-time as a physiotherapy support worker within NHS Grampian. She has been with us at icpc Health since 2017 and currently delivers our online QiGong classes. Faye has delivered group exercise for 18 years now - it is a real passion of hers to see participants improve their health, well-being, fitness or sports performance. She believes exercise should be for everyone, and providing appropriate opportunities is the key.

Angela Wilken: Angela is an accredited Mindfulness teacher in the MBSR (Mindful Based Stress Reduction) programme and is also trained to teach the .b Mindfulness Curriculum in schools. Prior to this she ran her own company and found life becoming increasingly more stressful and frantic. She started to practice mindfulness and began to see the positive benefits in her own life resulting in improved business and personal relationships as well as being more productive, focused and having lower stress levels. She decided to become a teacher and her new business has gone from strength to strength. Angela regularly teaches Mindfulness in the workplace, hosts retreats, workshops, mindfulness meditation classes, and delivers mindfulness programmes in schools. Out of work Angela likes to be outdoors and enjoys walking, cycling, sea kayaking and skiing. When not outdoors she loves to get creative in the kitchen and have her friends round for dinner.