Meet The Team

Carla Thomson MCSP, MSc, BSc hons, Dip SOM.

Graduated from Glasgow University 1998 with a BSc Hons in Sports Medicine and Glasgow Caledonian University in 2003 with an MSC in Physiotherapy (Pre-reg)...

Jana McNee

My name is Jana and I am a Chartered Physiotherapist and a Pilates Instructor.

I graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Physiotherapy in 2013 in the Czech Republic...

Gillian Johnston

Gillian graduated in 1995 from Heriot Watt University with a BA(Hons) Combined degree in Business Organisation and Economics and then completed a Post Graduate Diploma...

Meet The Team

Laura Donald

Laura has an MSc in Rehabilitation Science (Physiotherapy Pre-registration) and has worked within the pelvic and obstetric health field for over 10 years...

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Graduated from Glasgow University 1998 with a BSc Hons in Sports Medicine and Glasgow Caledonian University in 2003 with an MSC in Physiotherapy (Pre-reg). Worked in the NHS 2003-2013 gaining invaluable experience and knowledge in: Musculoskeletal outpatients, Orthopaedics, Stroke Rehabilitation, Medicine for the Elderly (specializing in falls prevention and Parkinson clinic) and Paediatrics.

She established ‘Blairgowrie Physiotherapy & Sports Injury Clinic’ in 2009 with Carla being the sole clinician, and she resigned from NHS in 2013 to concentrate on the business.

2020 Carla started ‘Revive Online Physio’ to reach out to those people in pain but unable to attend face to face appointments within a clinical setting… this may be due to ill health, child care or work issues, or those living in a rural environment.

Carla is a highly experienced reputable Physiotherapist, her breadth of knowledge enables her to offer a huge range of specialist treatments to treat a variety of problems in most areas of the body, and to people of all ages.  It is this experience that allows Carla to assess and treat patients successfully via video call; she can identify injuries quickly and she is able to adapt her skills to create treatment programmes that the patient can self-administer.

She has a keen interest in working in sport. She worked with multi-national elite shooters within the athletes village at the Glasgow 2014 commonwealth games. She has worked with the national Scottish hockey team at under 16 level accompanying them on their tours to Northern Europe, but reluctantly had to decline the offer of a permanent post with them. She spent some of the summer in 2013 working with the senior Scottish Ladies Hockey team to help prepare them for their European matches. This involved pre- and post-match physiotherapy and pitchside first aid.

She has gained work experience working alongside Physiotherapists treating national and international athletes within the Edinburgh Rugby club and the Tayside Institute of Sport. This has undoubtedly enriched her knowledge of treating sports injuries and recognising the demands of sport on the body and sports profiling (golf,swimming, hockey and rugby) and sports specific rehabilitation.

Despite a busy Professional Career, Carla has raised and supported the upbringing of 3 wonderful children.  She has also achieved personal success winning Road running and Hill running races, Biathlons, 3rd place in Mountain Marathons.  She is a qualified Ski Patroller and this has taken her to work in Scotland and also New Zealand. Over the years she has tried to help her local community by volunteering as: a Parent helper in Primary School, she has had active roles on committees such as Junior Rugby Clubs and currently she sits as a Councillor on the local Community Council.

Career Snapshot:

  • 2020- Created new company ‘Revive Online Physio’
  • 2017- 2020 Promoted to Physiotherapy Manager and Clinic Director, within this time grew the Physiotherapy business to employ other Health professional services: Audiology, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Expanded to two new locations in Aberfeldy and Dunkeld.
  • 2017- Gained qualification in accredited Advanced Sport Trauma Course- LUBAS
  • 2016 – Running Gait Analysis Course· 2015- Road Bike Fit for Physiotherapists Course
  • 2015- Bought commercial premises, renovated and created a custom-built Physiotherapy Clinic to accommodate not only Physiotherapy but also Sports Massage Therapy, Pilates and Yoga, Cycling analysis/bike fit, Podiatry
  • 2014 - Physiotherapist for elite shooters at Commonwealth games.
  • 2014- Certificate in Spinal manual therapy through Manual concepts. 8 day course for a variety of conditions for the spine including arthritis and disc problems.
  • 2013 - Work with the national Scottish hockey teams
  • 2013 – Received prestigious invite to Queens Garden Party at Holyrood- anonymous patient nomination.
  • 2012 - 2014 - work experience and mentorship with Edinburgh Rugby and Sports Institute Scotland
  • 2010 - Completed the 4 McKenzie Mechanical Diagnosis and therapy courses. This specializes on logical assessment and treatment of the cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine. It works particularly well for disc related pathology and dysfunctions.
  • 2009 - 2019 - Strathmore Rugby Club Lead Physiotherapist and Physio Manager
  • 2009- Started Blairgowrie Physiotherapy & Sports Injury Clinic Ltd
  • 2009 - Postgraduate diploma Orthopaedic Medicine (Middlesex uni) – qualified to assess and treat cervical, thoracic, lumbar spine and sacroiliac (pelvic) conditions as well as the peripheral joints (knees, shoulders, elbows, ankles etc).
  • 2009 - Post grad diploma Injection therapy (Middlesex uni)- Qualified to treat musculoskeletal complaints with the use of cortico-steroid injection
  • 2006 -Post graduate qualification to practice Acupuncture. A useful tool in the management of pain and there is robust scientific evidence to support the use of acupuncture in a variety of conditions.
  • 2005 -2012 -Sports taping
  • 2003-2014 - Post- graduate courses/conferences and in services for hips/groin, shoulders, knees etc.
  • 2003 - Qualified with an MSc Physiotherapy (pre-reg) from Glasgow Caledonian University.
  • 1998 - BSc Hons in Sports Medicine from Glasgow University



My name is Jana McNee and I am a Chartered Physiotherapist and a Pilates Instructor.

I graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Physiotherapy in 2013 in the Czech Republic. I then worked in a Military hospital where I gained invaluable experience throughout different departments and saw patients in different stages of illnesses, post-injury and post-op recovery. After my daughter was born, we moved to Scotland with my Scottish husband and in 2019 I joined the amazing team in Blairgowrie Physiotherapy & Sports Injury Clinic Ltd.

Since qualifying I have finished various post-graduate courses to extend my skills in treating people suffering from Neck and Back pain, Muscle and Joint Injuries and Sports Injuries.  I have a Pitchside First aid qualification and I am currently training with Australian Physiotherapy and Pilates institution (APPI) to improve my knowledge with Pilates. In the near future I will enhancing my skills with attaining a credentialled Sport's Massage qualification and I am also very excited about completing a shoulder course with Jo Gibson, who is a very famous clinician and lecturer in a physio world.

In my free time I like to keep fit by swimming, walking, doing cardio and strength workouts, tending to my vegetable garden and chasing after my young children.


Gillian graduated in 1995 from Heriot Watt University with a BA(Hons) Combined degree in Business Organisation and Economics and then completed a Post Graduate Diploma in IT at Paisley University. Once graduated, she started her career in IT in the call centre industry, primarily with HP UK.


In 2009, Gillian took a career break to focus on raising her 3 children. In 2016, Gillian returned to work in 2016, with work varying from event and catering planning to private aviation.


In 2020, Gillian joined the team at Blairgowrie Physiotherapy Ltd as Practice Administrator.  Outside of work, being a church minister’s wife and raising 3 children keeps her busy!


Laura has an MSc in Rehabilitation Science (Physiotherapy Pre-registration) and has worked within the pelvic and obstetric health field for over 10 years. Laura is registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC), and is a member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapists (CSP).

She started her physiotherapy career in NHS Tayside in 2008 and then moved down to London to work as a Senior Women’s Health Physiotherapist at Queen Charlotte’s and Chelsea Hospital (Imperial College NHS Trust). In 2011 Laura’s career took her over to Auckland, New Zealand where she worked as a Specialist Pelvic Health Physiotherapist in their biggest county hospital. She currently works as a Specialist Pelvic Health Physiotherapist within NHS Tayside once again.

Laura’s main interests are antenatal and post-natal rehabilitation and pelvic floor dysfunction.


Conditions/Treatments:

  • · Pregnancy-related SPD and SIJ pain, back pain, CTS
  • · Diastasis of Rectus Abdominus muscles (DRAM)
  • · Caesarean Section education and rehab
  • · “Mummy MOT”
  • · 3rd and 4th degree tears and post-natal perineal pain
  • Prolapses
  • · Urgency and frequency
  • Bladder and bowel incontinence (men and women)