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Colin McLelland Physiotherapist

Colin is an experienced football Medical and Performance professional (Chartered Physiotherapist and Sports Scientist) and academic with over 20 years experience working with elite professional football teams, National Governing Bodies (including Scottish Football Association and Scottish Rugby Union), as well as both Internationally and Nationally recognised teams, players and athletes.

He has extensive experience of working in highly pressurised, results orientated soccer environment and in turn has created an excellent reputation as a successful enthusiastic, passionate, dependable professional with a desire to succeed and lead others to success.

Colin is Owner and Lead clinical at Back2Fitness in Edinburgh, providing specialist assessment, treatment and rehabilitations to a variety of athletes and the general public. Whilst also acting as a Medical and Performance consultant to teams an athletes.

Colin has a wealth of experience and knowledge working in professional sport as a player, coach and clinician. Having been forced to retire from professional rugby due to injury, Colin is able to empathise with all athletes when injuries occur and can share in their frustrations when unable to compete or train.

Colin is also an academic and researcher. He is a Fellow of the Higher Educational Academy and Lecturers  on the MSc Physiotherapy programme at Edinburgh Napier University whilst also being the Deputy Director School Academic Lead for the School of Health Science and Social Care.

Colin has worked with many media outlets (including Sky Sports News, BBC, STV as well as other printed press) providing clinical expert commentary on sporting injuries, treatment, prevention, recovery and performance strategies.

Colin is available to work with teams and individuals who aim to reduce injuries and increase their performances.



PhD- soccer injury prevention and performance
MSc Physiotherapy
BSc Hons Sports Science

Professional Experience

Hibernian FC
St Mirren FC
Partick Thistle FC

Clinic Details

Contact Details

Phone: 0131 563 5216


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