Shona McNab M.App.Sci, BSc, MCSP, HCPC Registered
Shona is Just4 Physiotherapy's Lead Clinician and founded the company in late 2015. With over 20 years experience as a Chartered Physiotherapist, in 1995 she earned a Master of Applied Science Degree with Distinction in Sport and Exercise Sciences from Glasgow University, Department of Biomedical and Life Sciences and in 1992, a Bachelor of Science Degree with Distinction in Physiotherapy from The Queen’s College, Glasgow (now Glasgow Caledonian University). She was awarded the Scottish Board of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy Prize in 1992 for achieving the highest mark in the Scottish Region in final year professional examinations, and the Saunders Prize in 1997 by the Society of Orthopaedic Medicine (now the Society of Musculoskeletal Medicine) for achieving the highest mark in Great Britain and Northern Ireland in their membership entry examinations. She is a current and active member of several specific interest groups including the Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Occupational Health & Ergonomics (ACPOHE), Physio First, the National Back Exchange (NBE) and the Society of Musculoskeletal Medicine (SOMM). She is also a Professional Member of Backcare; she is a Kinetic Chain Release (KCR) Therapist, and has training in both Foundation (KT1) & Advanced (KT2) Kinesio Taping techniques.
Her work experience includes: 8 years working within the NHS at several of Glasgow's acute teaching hospitals and local community health centres, and several years as an Acute Low Back Pain Specialist. During this time, she worked with Professor Gordon Waddell collecting data for and co-authoring the academic paper “Patient educational material in the management of low back pain in primary care”, which preceded publication of "The Back Book" - ISBN 9780117029491, which is now widely used as an educational tool for back pain sufferers (click on the document title or PDF link above to read the full paper). Shona was co-founder and chair of the West of Scotland Back Pain Rehabilitation Group. She has also presented at the British Association of Sport & Exercise Sciences (BASES) conference.
16 years working as Head of Physiotherapy with a National (UK and Ireland) Occupational Health Physiotherapy company, providing and developing innovative MSD avoidance and ergonomic services/solutions for hundreds of employers including small businesses, Local Authorities and major Blue Chip companies, together with development of the company's implementation of the Scottish Manual Handling Passport Scheme (SMHPS).