Board Director: Karen Young

Karen along with her business partner established SPEAR Physiotherapy in 2001. They were inspired after a student elective placement in Australia, where they had seen a more ground breaking and dynamic side to the profession, and wanted to open a clinic with this dynamic ethos in Scotland.

Karen balances working clinically as a Physiotherapist alongside running the business, and with no previous experience in the business world has learnt on the job and by networking with other Physiotherapists to build her business. Working with various sports teams over the years has also helped shape a healthy learning culture in clinic where team is so important to the clinic’s success.Having a business partner to bounce ideas off of has been invaluable in growing the business, but Karen found the help of MSKPN so nurturing and supportive during the pandemic that she wanted to become more involved. She now feels she has upwards of 100 “like minded” business partners on the MSKPN chats that she can bounce ideas off.

Karen is passionate about her profession and delivering high quality services, and wants to help assist MSKPN in driving the quality agenda forward.