Davies Physiotherapy

Peter Davies

Peter Davies

Peter has worked throughout Australia and the UK in private practice, Universities and the NHS. In 1995, he established Davies Physiotherapy and has been located in the West End of Edinburgh for the past 15 years.

Formal Training
Peter completed his Physiotherapy degree at The University of Sydney  in 1985.
Acupuncture for Physiotherapists in 1988
Advanced Physiotherapy training in 1994 for a Postgraduate Diploma in Manipulative Physiotherapy.
His Masters of Science was completed in 2000 at Queen Margaret University College.

Peter has taught manual therapy for several years to undergraduate Physiotherapy students at Queen Margaret University College and General Practitioners at the Lister Postgraduate Institute.
Peter has also developed and held courses in

   Lumbar spine, Sacroiliac and Hip differentiation

   Cervical spine and shoulder differentiation

   The Sporting Knee

He has worked over 12 years with the Musculoskeletal Association of Chartered Physiotherapists to deliver a Manual Therapy Masters Programme for Glasgow Caledonian University

Current Memberships
Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)
The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (MCSP)
Musculoskeletal Association of Chartered Physiotherapists (MMACP)
Acupuncture Association of Chartered Physiotherapists (AACP)
Organisation of Chartered Physiotherapists in Private Practice (OCPPP)

Davies Physiotherapy was established in 1995 and is located in Edinburgh at GP Plus and Your GP

Our aim is to provide effective, high quality treatment in pleasant and convenient city centre locations.


Feel free to browse around this site. If you have comments or questions about our service or simply need more information please contact us.

Physio First

The Back-in-Rehab programme is a new and exciting innovation used for the treatment of Chronic Low Back Pain.

It draws on 30 years of experience and has taken over 3 years to develop into the current programme.

It is only available at Davies Physiotherapy

Acupuncture Association


We aim to provide you with the very best in Physiotherapy assessment and treatment.

Specialist treatment for these conditions:
Sporting injuries
Spinal problems
Back pain
Neck pain
Shoulder problems (Impingement/Instability)
Tennis Elbow, Golfers elbow
Wrist and hand pain
Hip, Knee, Ankle and foot pain
Poor posture
Chronic pain

Below is a short list of the treatments on offer:
Mindful Movement
Muscle Balance and core spinal stabilisation
Ergonomic advice
Electrotherapy: Ultrasound, TENS, x-pain, Alpha-stim, Electroacupuncture
Laser Therapy
Muscle Energy Trechniques
Biofeedback: Electrical and Pressure
Muscle Stimulation
Muscle Strengthening Programmes
Individual Exercise Programmes using Physiotools
Pain Management
Proprioceptive training

We work closely with General Practitioners, Medical and Surgical Consultants, Podiatrists and Acupuncturists.
We look forward to serving you.

For more information or to make an appointment, please contact us by telephone:  You can also contact me via e-mail: phdavi@yahoo.com

GP Plus (Monday to Thursday)
24 Dundas Street, Edinburgh EH3 6JN
Ph: 0345 119 6049 

GP Plus, is located at 24 Dundas Street, near Heriot Row and has metered parking near by.


Your GP (Friday)
19 Hawthornbank Lane
Edinburgh EH4 3BH
0131 225 5656

Your GP is located at 19 Hawthornbank Lane and offers disabled parking on single yellow lines at the front door and seven reserved parking spaces in Hawthornbank Lane.

Welcome to the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ page). Below, we have tried to answer the most common questions  visitors to this our Web site may have. If you find that your question  is not answered on this page, please contact me on phdavi@yahoo.com

What is a Physiotherapist?
Physiotherapists are health care  professionals who are recognised experts in physical rehabilitation.   They take time to properly assess and treat a wide variety of conditions affecting mobility.  A programme is then developed to reduce pain,  improve movement and prevent recurrence.

What education do Physiotherapists have?
Most Physiotherapists have 3 to 4 years of University training prior to registration.

Do I need a Doctors referral?
It is not necessary to have a Doctors  referral in order to be assessed and treated at the clinic.
If at any  time during assessment or treatment the Physiotherapist feels you require a medical opinion, you may be recommended to see a Doctor.
Some insurance companies require a Doctors referral to be eligible for reimbursement.

What does treatment involve?
The first visit involves an assessment,  which includes a history of the current problem, a medical history and  activities influencing your condition. Treatment options will be  discussed and designed to suit your specific needs.  The number of  treatments needed will vary from person to person and depends on the  nature and duration of the condition, and compliance with the prescribed exercises or advice.

How long does it take?
Each session usually lasts for 30-40  minutes.  This is adjusted to your individual need and level of  complexity. Taking longer with one person may result in an unavoidable  delay with your appointment. Please allow extra time if you are using  the parking meters, occasionally sessions can run 20 minutes late.

Is Physiotherapy covered by my insurance company?
Most health insurance companies cover  treatment by a Chartered and Registered Physiotherapist. Please check  your own insurance company for details.
We are able to bill some  insurance companies directly.
BUPA PPP Norwich Union WPA

What should I wear?
For lower extremities and back pain, please bring loose fitting shorts and a t-shirt.
For upper extremities and neck pain, a bikini top, bra or loose fitting t-shirt is preferable.
Gowns and modesty towels are always available