MMP Physiotherapy Edinburgh
MMP Physiotherapy Edinburgh 

Mairi Macphail,

GrDip, MsC



Founder of MMP Physiotherapy



State Registered Physiotherapist: registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)


[The HCPC is a UK government council which regulates health and care professions in the UK. For more information on this council please click the link at the bottom of the bio).




  • GrDip Physiotherapy, Aberdeen
  • MsC Health Sciences
  • Lubas Medical First Aid in the Practice Certification
  • Medical Workshop : Continued Professional Development Training in updates in concussion and head injury at the International Cricket Council headquarters




  • Musculoskeletal Society of Physiotherapists
  • Association of Physiotherapists in Sports Medicine



Professional Biography


Mairi began her work with the NHS, completing her basic training, and gaining experience in neurology and cardiothoracic.


Newly qualified, Mairi rapidly developed her particular skills in sports medicine, supporting teams from club level through to district and national level. Beginning as the physiotherapist for Aberdeen Grammar Former Pupils Club Rugby team, she then moved into supporting professional Scottish premiership football with Livingston Football Club (seeing them win the CIS cup at Hampden in 2005!)


After a brief spell as the physiotherapist for Glasgow Warriors Rugby, Mairi then laid aside her involvement with the big teams in order to focus on expanding her practice with private clients.


Mairi was soon asked to be the main provider of physiotherapy for Scottish Cricket, and so returned to professional sport for the next nine years. This was an exciting time for physiotherapy, and her work included seeing physiotherapists becoming involved with the ICC association in developing a screening and injury prevention program for athletes. 


Mairi continues to be involved with the Great Britain Ice Hockey Team, and is also the medical advisor for the Western Island Games Team who compete biannually in the World Island Games.


Currently, Mairi is now prioritising her private clients, with whom she finds her work most fulfilling, as she supports them on their journey from illness and injury to health and wellness. Her specialist interests are in spinal conditions, and any other soft tissue or movement problems.


Mairi lives in Edinburgh, but continues to have close links with the Western Isles where she grew up. 



As well as her extensive list of private clients, Mairi has also provided (and continues to provide) physiotherapy for sports teams, from club and district level, through to national level. These include:


  • Aberdeen Grammar Former Pupils Club Rugby
  • Livingston Football Club
  • Glasgow Warriors Rugby
  • Scotland Cricket
  • Great Britain Mens Ice Hockey Tea,
  • Western Island Games Team
Health and Care Professions Council:


Jack Derrick,











Bachelor of Physiotherapy from the University of South Australia, 2015

Dry Needling accreditation 


Professional biography


Jack joined the team at MMP Physiotherapy all the way from the city of Hobart in Tasmania! Prior to coming to the UK Jack worked for two years in a multidisciplinary sports and musculoskeletal clinic in Adelaide where he gained valuable experience in treating a wide range of conditions, particularly in sport and with younger athletes. Jack also has experience, in both Australia and the UK, in treating players of rugby, hockey, tennis, football and cricket (see below), as well as in aged care. Once in the UK Jack worked for a period with Hearts Football club as an Academy Physiotherapist for the Under 18s, and is now with Cricket Scotland under 19s as they head off to the World Cup in South Africa.


Growing up in Hobart, Jack was a keen tennis player and footballer, although his love extended to all sport. He moved to Adelaide to study and work, and from there travelled to the UK on a two year working VISA. His particular professional interests include physiotherapy in sport, and most especially in caring for adolescents participating in sports at all levels. For Jack, physiotherapy is about empowering the individual to be in control of their health, and to promote and facilitate an active lifestyle. 


When he is not working, Jack is out and about exploring Scotland or keeping physically active, usually through 5 aside football, golf, or the gym… he is also looking forward to blagging his first Monroe with the weather permits! Being from ‘down under’, until a recent visit to Norway in 2019 Jack had never even seen falling snow! 



As well as his ongoing practice with private clients, like Mairi Jack has always worked for a range of sports clubs and teams, in Australia and in the UK. To date, these include :-


  • Semi-professional Australian rules football with the Norwood Redlegs
  • Boroughmuir Rugby Club
  • Hearts Football Club, Edinburgh - in the youth academy, mainly with the under 18 side
  • Scotland Cricket (mens, womens, and the under 19s)