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Perform at Shawfair Park

Perform, part of Spire Healthcare, opened in May 2014, a sports medicine facility at Shawfair Park Hospital. Perform Edinburgh joins a number of Perform centres throughout the UK, including its flagship site at the FA's national football centre, St George's Park, which opened in 2013. Perform Edinburgh is the only centre based in Scotland.

Perform Edinburgh is run by Kirstin Snodgrass and Rachel Muir, Senior Physiotherapists and Kirsty Mosley, Physiotherapist.  Prior to working with Perform, Kirstin worked at Sportscotland Institute of Sport and Rachel at the English Institute of Sport. Kirsty has extensive experience in pilates and the treatment of sports injuries.  All of our physiotherapist from Perform Edinburgh worked at the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games.

Our centre not only has an experienced team of sporting physiotherapists but it also has state of the art equipment including the following:

The AlterG Treadmill

This is the only treadmill in Scotland of this high specification open to the general public to use.  Thanks to its precise unweighting technology, the AlterG® Anti-Gravity Treadmill® allows you to push your training and physical therapy rehabilitation further than ever before. You can:

  • Reduce gravity's impact by selecting any weight between 20% and 100% of your body weight by 1% increments
  • Rehabilitate lower extremity injuries with less pain and less impact
  • Improve mobility, strength and safety for those with neurological conditions
  • Provide a safe way to lose weight and exercise more intensively while unweighted
  • Train without pain and reduce the stress to joints and muscles
  • Recover effectively and with less pain after training or competition

First Beat

First Beat's unique heart beat analysis monitors your physiology revealing the link between your lifestyle and well-being. The feedback helps you reach your goals and improve well-being by choosing the actions that will have a positive impact on your work, leisure and life.

First Beat can benefit sports people and individuals and will provide you with an individualised assessment that our Perform Edinburgh team will support you to understand and encourage you to make small changes to your lifestyle that can help you find the balance between work, leisure and sleep over a 24 hours period.


Testing skeletal muscle function is an important component of any screening assessment or return to function assessment post injury. Isokinetic dynamometry is utilised to test the concentric and eccentric strength of the body’s joints and the musculature around them. Our accurate and reliable Biodex 4 Pro System maintains angular velocity to measure maximum muscle strength over a number of different speeds and functions at the shoulder, knee and ankle. The System 4 applications are supported by evidence-based clinical protocols for injuries such as shoulder dysfunction, knee osteoarthritis, lateral ankle sprains, patellofemoral dysfunction and ACL injury/reconstructions.

Our isokinetic assessment here at Perform@Shawfair Park, popular with elite sports, includes determination of peak torque and fatigue variables, calculation of hamstring vs. quadriceps ratios, and comparisons between your data, elite performance and norms for your bodyweight, all of which can be used to an advantage in sport to reduce injury risk and increase performance. Advice, support and then a comprehensive report is then provided by our Physiotherapy team for training programme progression and the meeting of clear strength targets.  Future tests to re-evaluate strength can be directly compared to previous results.

Following the comprehensive isokinetic assessment, the dynamometer can also be utilised for injury rehabilitation and prevention, strengthening the muscle as required. The dynamometer will provide objective, consistent and accurate data safely to ensure the greatest outcome for our client and their individual needs throughout a rehabilitation programme. Our Biodex can also be programmed to work passively through a range to increase flexibility and aid joint ROM. The activity-specific work simulation exercises allow for assessment and rehabilitation specific to your field of work and the wide range of data collected can be utilised in industrial medicine to enhance productivity.

To find out more about how you or your patient/athlete may benefit from our isokinetic assessment, telephone 0131 654 5650 or email

Shockwave Therapy

Shockwave therapy is a series of energetic shockwaves applied to an area that needs treatment.  The treatment initiates an inflammation like condition in the area that is being treated.  Shockwave breaks down injured tissue and calcifications over a period of three or four treatments. Shockwave offers to main advantages over traditional surgical methods:

  • There are fewer complications
  • A faster return to normal activity
  • No anaesthetic is required

The treatment may be able to be used on the elbow, shoulder, hip, hamstring, knee, Achilles and plantar fasciitis.

Click here to find out more about the cost of the above services or visit Perform Edinburgh's website here.