Dr Maria Peer
Registered Physiotherapist MCSP
PhD, MSc, Dipl. PT
Maria qualified with honours as a physiotherapist in 2006 and specialised in orthopaedics and sports injuries. She gained a wealth of experience helping people with chronic and acute conditions while working at the University Hospital Innsbruck, and more recently in private practice clinics in Austria and the UK.
Maria has also worked with football players and developed exercise rehabilitation classes for athletes and older adults. She also teaches Pilates classes and holds individual Pilates consultations to help people improve their core strength and movement control to prevent recurrence of the same problems.
In 2010 Maria completed a Masters degree in physical activity interventions for health, musculoskeletal practice and research. Maria went on to complete a PhD investigating factors that contribute to better outcomes for knee replacement surgery at Queen Margaret University. Her research findings have been published in several international journals.
Now Maria combines her extensive practical and research knowledge to help clients recover their health and a sense of wellbeing. This is in line with the aim of Active Health Physio, which is to keep people active and living as independently as possible. Maria sees being a Physio’ as a very rewarding job- “there are few things that compare with witnessing people recover their health and enjoyment of life again”.
Maria is registered with the UK Health and Care Professions Council and a member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy. She has completed training courses in manual therapy and massage, as well as Pilates with the Australian Physiotherapy Pilates Institute. A big fan of the outdoors Maria enjoys cycling, running, skiing and snowboarding.