A SELFLESS Tillicoultry woman who has spent over a decade supporting kids with complex support needs won the Therapist Award at the Scottish Health Awards 2018.

Geraldine Law, 44, was recognised for her work at the Calaiswood School in Fife, where she has been a physiotherapist for 14 years.

As part of her work, Geraldine, and a parent whose child attends the school, recently helped introduce the daily mile to youngsters with mobility issues.

Geraldine told the Advertiser: "I just felt that those with difficulties walking should have the same opportunities as everyone else."

To provide them with that opportunity, Geraldine helped ensure children whose conditions might prevent them from taking part were catered to.

This was done by introducing new types of therapy and equipment at Calaiswood called Rebound Therapy, RaceRunning, and a piece of kit called the Innowalk Pro.

The results were incredible, with kids at the school reaping the benefits of their new-found freedom to walk around and join in the daily mile.

One child was even able to walk more than 10k in just a few weeks.

For Geraldine, seeing a video of the children she works with at the awards ceremony in Edinburgh earlier this month, was a stirring occasion.

She said: "It was really emotional because in the video everyone was smiling, laughing and having fun, and that's what it's all about.

"It was amazing to watch, it's just been such a pay-off.

"Some of the kids have life-limiting conditions and it's about making sure they enjoy every minute and live life as best they can."

When asked how the felt about receiving the award, she simply said: "It was amazing."

Geraldine's mum, Elizabeth Junnier, 72, was delighted after hearing her daughter had won the accolade.

She said: "My husband and I were on holiday and we came back from a meal just to find out.

"We knew she was in for the award, but we didn't know until that night that she had won.

"She has worked so hard, she is incredibly dedicated and has brought up three children.

"We are so proud of her, it's just fantastic."