A little about me...
About Colin McLelland MSc MCSP BSc (Hons) PG Cert FHEA
Owner, Lead Clinician & Sports Performance consultant
Owner and Director of Back2Fitness Scotland Ltd, Colin is dual qualified as both a Sports Scientist and Chartered Physiotherapist.
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 has always focused his career on excellence both in the sporting and medical world, and provides the best service to every individual.
Having spent over 8 years as Head Physiotherapist for Hibernian Football Club, Colin also previously worked for the Scottish Football Association, the Scottish Rugby Union and in private sports science and medical practices, working with many elite and world class athletes and the general public. These athletes have included internationally recognised and world champions in many sporting disciplines.
Colin has also previously worked as a personal trainer and fitness manager for a major health and fitness club chain as well as coaching to a high level in various sports including rugby union.
Colin specialises in physiotherapy, and is a member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy, Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Sports Medicine, the Football Medical Association, the British Association of Sport and Exercise Science and the Association of Foot and Ankle Physiotherapists Association. He uses a number of techniques and methods in his assessment and treatment of injuries, and applies his knowledge and experience to deliver a first class service to all clients. He is very proactive in pre-habilitation, identifying and resolving problems before they occur.
Colin is also an academic and researcher, and is a Fellow of the Higher Educational Academy and is also Lecturer in Physiotherapy at Edinburgh Napier University, and was part of the development team for the new MSc Physiotherapy programme which started in 2019. Previoulsy he was Lecturer in Physiotherapy at The Robert Gordon University for over 6 years, teaching on both post graduate and undergraduate courses, as well as being active in research. He is also consultant to many professional sports clubs and elite sports individuals in both the United Kingdon and Europe). As an experienced sports scientist and member of BASES, Colin also lead the Performance consultancy services at Back2Fitness, which provides private consultancy for Sports teams and athletes of all levels.
Colin has also appeared on many media outlets (including Sky Sports News, BBC, STV as well as other printed press) as a clincal expert on sporting injuries, treatment, prevention, recovery and performance strategies.
Welcome to my vision.
It was my vision to offer a service whereby everyone could receive the same services that professional athletes receive. This service should be holistic in nature, with all clinicians in all disciplines working together to achieve the best outcome for the client. My dream has finally materialised in the form of Back2Fitness.
Here is a selection of some of Colin’s previous media coverage:
- STV – Andy Murray
- Sky Sports News
- Hughes heaps praise on Hibs medical team