Colin McLelland
colin mclelland

Mr. Colin McLelland

Lecturer

Biography

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.

Themes

Esteem

Advisory panels and expert committees or witness

  • Senior operations committee member
  • 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

  • MAHD Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Sports Science conference
  • Chartered Society of Physiotherapy
  • 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

  • Ministry of Sport - Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
  • Edinburgh University and Scottish Football Association
  • Edinburgh University and Scottish Football Association
  • Edinburgh University and Scottish Football Association

 

Media Activity

  • Interviewed for the BBC documentary - Sport in Saudi 2023
  • Interviewed as part of the Dello de Sport (Italian) documentary
  • 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)

 

Non-executive Directorship

  • Senior Sports Performance Director - National Sports Academy Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

 

Public/Community Engagement

  • National workshops on behalf of KSA Ministry of Sport and Education under the Crowne Prince and in Association with the International Athletics Federation

 

Date


5 results

Completeness of intervention reporting in randomised trials of technology-enabled remote or hybrid exercise-based cardiac rehabilitation: A systematic review using the TIDieR framework

Journal Article
McGrath, A., McHale, S., Hanson, C. L., McClelland, C., & Hamilton, D. F. (in press)
Completeness of intervention reporting in randomised trials of technology-enabled remote or hybrid exercise-based cardiac rehabilitation: A systematic review using the TIDieR framework. Disability and Rehabilitation, https://doi.org/10.1080/09638288.2023.2274887
Background Exercise-based cardiac rehabilitation improves clinical outcomes and quality of life. Technology-enabled delivery of remote cardiac rehabilitation is as effective...

The influence of facemasks on communication in healthcare settings: a systematic review

Journal Article
Francis, R., Leavitt, M., McLelland, C., & Hamilton, D. F. (2024)
The influence of facemasks on communication in healthcare settings: a systematic review. Disability and Rehabilitation, 46(4), 637-649. https://doi.org/10.1080/09638288.2023.2176553
Purpose Although a well-established aspect of healthcare practice, the impact of facemasks on verbal communication is surprisingly ambiguous. Materials and Methods A systemat...

Do digital interventions increase adherence to home exercise rehabilitation? A systematic review of randomised controlled trials

Journal Article
Lang, S., McLelland, C., MacDonald, D., & Hamilton, D. F. (2022)
Do digital interventions increase adherence to home exercise rehabilitation? A systematic review of randomised controlled trials. Archives of Physiotherapy, 12(1), Article 24. https://doi.org/10.1186/s40945-022-00148-z
Background: Home exercise regimes are a well-utilised rehabilitation intervention for many conditions; however, adherence to prescribed programmes remains low. Digital interve...

Functional outcomes and return to sport following anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction in recreational athletes: A systematic review

Journal Article
Brzeszczynski, F., Turnbull, K., McClelland, C., MacDonald, D., Lawson, G., & Hamilton, D. (2022)
Functional outcomes and return to sport following anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction in recreational athletes: A systematic review. The Knee, 36, 103-113. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.knee.2022.04.005
Introduction Outcomes of anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction (ACLR) are well reported in athletic populations, however surprisingly little information is available for t...

Development of an Integrated Curriculum for Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy and Social Work Students in Scotland

Presentation / Conference
Hislop, J., MacDonald, D., Yates, P., James, K., McLelland, C., Hillen, P., …McKay, E. (2019, May)
Development of an Integrated Curriculum for Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy and Social Work Students in Scotland. Poster presented at World Confederation for Physical Therapy, Geneva, Switzerland
Background: The Public Bodies (Joint Working) (Scotland) Act (2014) came into effect in April 2016 bringing in integration of adult health and social care services in Scotland...

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