Paula Dowie qualified with a First Class Bsc(Hons) in Physiotherapy at Glasgow Caledonian University in 1999.
Paula gained 5 years of experience in a wide range of rotations, including musculoskeletal, orthopaedics, plastics, hand trauma and Rheumatology at Basic and Senior level In NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde. She then specialised in Rheumatology.
During this time Paula gained a Diploma in Orthopaedic Medicine for the upper, lower and spinal regions, including manipulations of these areas, and a Diploma in Injection therapy and has been injecting a wide range of intra-articular and soft tissue lesions since then. She is a qualified acupuncturist, with 17 years experience, has additional training in myofascial release using dry needling and has completed McKenzie training for the assessment and treatment of the neck and back.
Paula moved to Fife in 2010 and worked temporarily in a community post where she assisted patient’s rehabilitation and discharge from hospital. Following this she worked in a private clinic for 5 years, gaining a wealth of experience with assessment and treatment of acute and chronic conditions, sports rehabilitation and hydrotherapy. Additional training in cupping, taping, shoulder assessment and rehabilitation was gained. She ran a rugby clinic, carried out golf profiling and worked with a number of insurance companies
At present Paula is an Advanced Physiotherapist in NHS Fife, experienced in assessment and management of a wide range of inflammatory condition such as osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and ankylosis spondylitis. She is an expert in the management of pain, fatigue and conditions effecting the muscles, tendons and joints. Courses completed include training in soft tissue release, blood analysis and good conversation and personal outcomes.
Paula completed a course at Glasgow Caledonian University which enables her to perform point of care diagnostic ultrasound for the feet, ankles, wrists and hands.
Paula believes in holistic and evidence based practice empowering patients to achieve their goals, whether this is achieving daily activities or progressing in their chosen sport. She assess the whole person and uses hands on treatment to achieve optimal results.