December 20 COVID Update

Due to government guidelines and Fife going into Level 4, START Clinic will only be treating clients on a face-face setting if you normally reside within a 10 mile radius of St Andrews and have not been overseas or England/Wales/Northern Ireland in the last 10 days. I treat a lot of elderly and frail clients so will not risk my health or theirs to treat anyone that has been exposed to public transport or school-aged children.


If you have an acute injury, I am more than happy to do a Whatsapp appointment with you to at least get some history and give advice via a video call.


If you want to do that, please message me on 07900 555 005 and we will set up a time to do the call. You will need to have a phone that has Whatsapp and ideally someone with you to help with the video. When we have arranged a specific time, you will need to be suitably dressed so I can see the affected area and have some space where I can observe you performing some movements. Obviously I won't be able to feel the area but should be able to get a good idea of what is going on.


Have a safe and Merry Christmas!





START is a Physiotherapy and Sports Medicine Clinic that opened in 2011.


It is open to the general public and there is no need to for a GP referral. There is no waiting list so to get assessed and treated promptly just send a message or call the mobile number to book an appointment.


All clients will have free use of the modern gym facilities and free weights while under the supervision of the therapist.


START prides itself on using the most up to date treatments and exclusively "hands-on" as there are no machines like ultrasound or vibration plates. Evidence-based practice and great skills and knowledge are what you are paying for.


Please call Bernie on 07900 555 005 or email to ask questions about your condition.


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An experienced physiotherapist will assess your joints, muscles, ligaments and nerves for damage caused by trauma or poor posture or technique. No fancy gadgets or machines. Just a thorough examination and testing to determine what is wrong and what treatment is required.

Hands on

Great physiotherapists can feel the differences between normal and injured tissues with good palpation skills. The use of massage and soft tissue techniques help the body's natural healing more than pain killers can without most of the side effects.


Exercise comes in many forms.  Where appropriate, clients will be given exercises to help with posture at work or home and a combination of strength, balance, stability and stretching exercises to make a long term difference.



Bernie is now a Titleist Performance Institute (TPI) Certified Medical Professional. Having an intricate knowledge of the stresses the body goes under during the golf swing means a better understanding of potential injuries and swing characteristics.


START Clinic is now able to perform a dynamic screening process which assesses everything from neck range of movement to your ability to stand on one leg with your eyes closed. All 16 tests affect your ability to swing a golf club efficiently. Just working on a few identified areas of stiffness and weakness can dramatically improve your ball striking and decrease the risk of injury.


Having a medical professional who can find what you need is one thing. Being shown how to get it and WHY you need it will make so much more sense. If you understand what your body is missing and how it can affect your swing, you are much more likely to do something about it.


Give it a go. I am totally confident that you will gain more than just information.

Contact Details

START Clinic
Largo Road 56
St Andrews, Fife KY16 8RP
Phone: +44 7900555005+44 7900555005
Mobile phone 07900555005
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