Philip Yeates M.C.S.P, S.R.P

With almost 30 years experience as a chartered physiotherapist. Philip was associated with Dunfermline Athletic F.C. for over 20 years up to May 2004.

Philip has extensive experience in sports injuries including physiotherapist for Scottish National Football Team between 1994-2008. This included Euro 96 and World Cup in France 1998.

Between 1987 and 1994 covered youth international football,including U-19 World Cup Finals in Chile in 1987 and U-16 World Cup Finals in Scotland in 1989.

Provides service for Tayside and Fife Institute of Sport and a variety of insurance companies and corporate clients.

  • Member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (MCSP)
  • Registered with the Health Professions Council (HPC)
  • Member of Physio First

Colette McLaren M.C.S.P, S.R.P

Qualified from Glasgow Caledonian University in 1995 with a BSc Hons in Physiotherapy.

Worked at Victoria Hospital in Kirkaldy for 4 years, where basic clinical skills were gained.

Moved on to Ninewells Hospial, Dundee for 2 years as a senior. Worked closely with a specialist physiotherapist and a consultant in spinal pain for over a year then took a management post in respiratory.

During her NHS career Colette became involved with the district rugby. For 6 years she was one of the physiotherapists for the Caledonian Reds at 17 - 21 level.

While still in the NHS worked with Philip while he was away on SFA duties.

Started working with Philip full time at Dunfermline Football Club in 2001 and has continued to work with Philip in their new facilities in Appin Crescent.

Colette's areas of clinical experience include, neck pain, headaches, back pain, sports injuries, occupational health injuries, soft tissue massage and acupuncture.

  • Member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (MCSP)
  • Registered with the Health Professions Council (HPC)
  • Member of Physio First
  • Member of the Acupuncture Association of Chartered Physiotherapists (AACP)
  • Member of Chartered Physiotherapists in Massage and Soft Tissue Therapies

Lauren Mitchell M.C.S.P, S.R.P

Qualified from Glasgow Caledonian University with BSc(hons) Physiotherapy in 2004. She began her physiotherapy career with NHS Lothian, completing junior rotations and then working within orthopaedic and fracture clinics. She worked part time over 4 seasons with Dunfermline Rugby Club.

Lauren joined Philip Yeates Physiotherapy in 2008 and currently works here part time and works full time with NHS Fife treating a wide range of conditions including back pain, post operative rehabilitation, fractures, acute sports injuries, chronic pain and occupational health patients.

Completed a variety of post graduate courses including orthopedic medicine, and currently undertaking a masters in Musculoskeletal Management through Glasgow Caledonian University.

  • Member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (MCSP)
  • Registered with the Health Professions Council


Sharon Glenn D.S.M, R.M.T, S.M.T.O

Sharon has been practising massage therapy since 2004, when she qualified in Swedish Massage and Complementary Therapies. Since gaining her initial qualification, she has taken further courses in Remedial and Sports Massage, Neuro-Muscular Re-Education, Scar Tissue Release, Hands Free Massage, Indian Head Massage and Hot Stones Therapy.

Throughout her treatments Sharon will often use a combination of various massage techniques according to presenting symptoms and conditions of her clients,everything from deep tissue massage to soothing and relaxing treatments.

Sharon is a registered member of the Scottish Massage Therapists Organisation (SMTO). Members of the organisation are required to complete regular Continuous Professional Development (CPD) on an annual basis.

Amanda Baxter D.A.R.M

Amanda offers Sports Massage, Hot Stone Massage, Advanced Remedial Massage, Thai Massage and Theraputic Massage at Philip Yeates Physiotherapy.

Amanda offers a full range of beauty treatments and anti-ageing products.

About Philip Yeates Physiotherapy


Philip Yeates Physiotherapy has been established at Appin cres since 2004 although Philip Yeates has provided physiotherapy in Dunfermline for over 20 yrs.

Philip Yeates and Colette McLaren are members of PhysioFirst and offer specialist expertise, convenience, flexibility, educational resources and individual attention and treatment.

Early treatment can mean a quicker recovery with less time off work. We are often able to provide prompt treatment to speed recovery and most patients simply contact us direct.

We are skilled in treating more common complaints, such as Musculo-skeletal, spinal and orthopaedic problems, for example:

  • Spinal problems such as vertebral disc prolapse, degeneration, sciatic pain and referred pain to the arm or leg from the neck or lumbar spine.
  • Post Operative problems such as treatment and rehabilitation after hip, knee and other joint replacement surgery, muscle, tendon or ligament repair surgery.
  • Injuries to a joint, muscle or ligaments from arthritic conditions, work related injuries or sports related injury problems.

Upon your first visit to a physiotherapist a detailed history of your condition will be taken, plus notes about your past medical history, as this may influence your condition. A thorough physical examination will be performed to determine the nature of your problem. The finding will be fully explained to give you a clear understanding of your condition. Thereafter, a treatment plan and advice will be discussed, to inform you of the potential outcome of your treatment. You may be given exercises to perform at home or in a gym to assist your recovery.











Philip Yeates Currently Offers


The use of acupuncture stimulates the brain to produce natural pain relieving chemicals (endorphins). This assists the body to start the healing process, offer pain relief and improve the flow of energy.Learn more...


Interferential therapy is the use of low and high frequency electrical stimulation on muscle and nerve tissue. Stimulation of this tissue can effect its normal behaviour. The main clinical applications for Interferential are for Pain Relief and Muscle Stimulation.Learn more...


Mobilisation of soft tissues, (which are muscles, ligaments and tendons). Effects of this treatment are: decrease muscle spasm improve circulation to the area decrease pain lengthen the soft tissue. Learn more...


Ultrasound is one of the most commonly used electrotherapy modalities used by Physiotherapists in clinical practice. Its effects are based on the delivery of sound wave energy to the target tissue, which will cause it to vibrate and absorb that energy.Learn more...


Once you have been assessed,it maybe appropriate that an exercise programme is developed to help improve your symptoms. The physiotherapist will consider which exercises are appropriate for you relative to your age and condition.Learn more...