About Us

The Waitt Physiotherapy Practice is a small physiotherapy clinic based in the Braids area of Edinburgh. wobble board

Dawn Waitt is a Chartered Physiotherapist (MCSP), registered with the Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC). In addition she is a member of:

  • Physio First – the organisation of Physiotherapists in Private Practice
  • ACPSEM – Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Sports and exercise medicine
  • AACP – Accupuncture  Association of Chartered Physiotherapists
  • ACPOMIT – Association of Chartered Physiotherapists with an interest in Orthopaedic Medicine and Injection Therapy
  • APPN – Advanced Physiotherapy Practitioner Network
  • Associate POGP – Pelvic, Obstetric and Gynaecological Physiotherapy

Dawn has over 30 years experience in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy. She was the Superintendent for the Outpatient services at St John’s Hospital for 18 years developing and managing a wide range of services including a Sports Medicine Clinic, accident and emergency acute soft tissue injuries, spinal and peripheral management, back education and fitness classes, rheumatology, temporomandibular joint and dizziness services.

quadsIn addition, for over twelve  years she has been working in the NHS as an Advanced Physiotherapy Practitioner. Initially triaging GP referrals into Orthopaedics and in more recent years helping to manage musculoskeletal patients escalated into the clinic from community physiotherapists. In these roles she has further developed diagnostic skills and is an injection therapist and a non-medical radiology referrer. She can refer into orthopaedic and other medical services when required. These additional competencies benefit clients seen within the private setting as knowledge on when to treat versus refer on for further investigations and medical management, through the GPs, is understood.

She has vast experience in lecturing to undergraduate and postgraduate physiotherapists and other healthcare practitioners. She actively supports in-service training sessions and works hard at progressing her continuous professional development in relation to her areas of competency.

In January 2014 she set up ‘Waitt Physiotherapy’ private practice. This is a musculoskeletal and sports injury clinic. Women’s pelvic, obstetric and gynaecological health consultation is also offered.

Waitt Physiotherapy complies with the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) 2018 and is registered with the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO). Privacy and consent policies are available to review on attendance.