Colin McLelland

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Mr. Colin McLelland



Colin’s background is in physiotherapy, sports injuries and sports science / performance and brings experience of both professional sport, private practice and academia.

Colin has experience of high level sport as player, coach and as physiotherapist and has worked with a number of National and International athletes as well previously being the Head Physiotherapist for Hibernian Football Club for some 8 years, and consulting for a number of other clubs in both Scotland and Norway.

Colin also works with a number of other National and Internationally recognised athletes in a number of sporting disciplines - with his focus being on injury prevention, treatment, rehabilitation and performance.

As well working in sport, Colin also owns and is MSK clinical lead for a number of private practice clinics within Edinburgh. Within these practices Colin works with a number of patients with a number of conditions, and blends an holistic and functional approach to his treatment - ensuring the patient is at the centre.

Colin is an experienced academic and Fellow of the Higher educational Academy, and prior to joining Edinburgh Napier University, was lecturer at Robert Gordon University for 6 years - working predominately on the MSc (pre reg) and DPT programmes - where he was the MSK and exercise specialist.

Colin is both HCPC and CSP registered.



Advisory panels and expert committees or witness

  • Member of the Short Life working group CSP
  • HEI representative for the Scottish Board for the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy Scottish Board
  • Member of the NHS Lothian AHP committee


Conference Organising Activity

  • Higher Education Academy Poster presentation


Fellowships and Awards

  • Runners up at the FMPA (Football Medical and Performance Association - FMPA)
  • Member of the Joanna Briggs Institute (JBI)
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (HEA)


Invited Speaker

  • Edinburgh University and Scottish Football Association
  • Edinburgh University and Scottish Football Association
  • Edinburgh University and Scottish Football Association


Media Activity

  • Sky Sports News
  • The Scottish Sun
  • Scottish Television (STV)
  • Sky Sports News
  • Time Higher Educational Supplement (THE)
  • The Scotland on Sunday


Membership of Professional Body

  • Member of the Football Medical and Performance Association (FMPA)
  • Member of the International Federation of Sports Physical Therapy
  • Member of the Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Sports Medicine
  • Health Care Professional Council (HCPC)


Current Post Grad projects