The Team

Sports Injury Scotland is a unique sports injury and rehabilitation clinic which specialises in injury assessment, treatment and rehabilitation. All of the services provided are not just merely for the elite athlete but are also provided for the recreational athlete and the active individual. The unique aspect of sports injury Scotland is that all the services provided are based on the most up to date scientific research; this ensures that each individual gains the most appropriate treatment for them, thus ensuring a speedy return to sport and activity.

Staff Profiles

Pamela Andrews MSc ST MSST NASM CPT

I graduated from the University of Teesside with a 1st class honours degree in sports therapy in 2006. Throughout my 4 years at university I worked as the sports therapist for the North of England karate squad providing advice and treatment to the coaches and athletes. I have also held various positions within sports injury clinics in Scotland.

I founded Sports Injury Scotland in 2007 once I left university. I realise the importance of implementing up to date scientific research into each individuals assessment, treatment and rehabilitation, this will ensure that the treatment they receive is the best possible for them. I have just recently completed a masters in Advanced Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation Science at Teesside University, which I passed with Distinction. I am currently attending Glasgow Caledonian University, where I am completing my PhD. My area of research is looking at ways to improve primary care in patients with chronic pain, with a focus on Fibromyalgia. It is vital as a therapist to continually develop not only practical skills but the knowledge to become a successful therapist. I enjoy taking part in regular exercise, I understand the implications pain and dysfunction has on the ability to perform your sport to your full potential, I also understand the psychological impact of not being able to undertake your particular sport. I completed my first marathon in Berlin 2012, where I was able to fully apreciate the impact marathon training can have on the body. As part of ongoing professional development, I recently completed the National Academy of Sports Medicine Certified Personal Trainers Course, I feel this will enable a more thorough exercise prescription, getting individuals not only back to sport, but assisting them in prevention of further injury, through correct training techniques.

Throughout my masters I undertook a number of research projects including the most effective conservative management strategies in tendonopathies, The implications of gluteal muscle weakness on knee pain, The impact strength training has on patients with multiple sclerosis and my dissertation project consisted of the effect Mental Toughness had on coping with injury and rehabilitation adherence in runners, which I recently had published in the Journal of Athletic Enhancement. For any information on my research, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Colin McCrum MSc S&C TQFE

I am a senior lecturer in Health, Fitness and Sports Therapy which involves a wide variety of subjects from training, injury management to professional issues and psychology. I gained my degree in Sport in the Community from the University of Strathclyde. I have also completed a post graduate qualification in further education. In 2015 I completed my Masters in Strength and Conditioning, from the University of Edinburgh, with my dissertation research looking at the effects of plyometrics on the ability to change direction in team sports. In addition to this I have been extremely active from a young age representing my school in athletics, specialising in long and short distances. I then took up cycling.

While still running at x country events through Scotland.  I then decided that the next logical step would be to become a triathlete. Working on al the disciplines involved enabled me to progress on to the development team for Scotland.  I have since then competed in many events from sprint to Ironman distance, competing in the world age groups for Great Britain in Cancun in 2002. As it stands I am actively training and focusing on specific ironman events in the future. I specialise in Triathlon at all distances, in addition to triathlon I have a firm base in fitness and aerobic/resistance training. I can also coach/train athletes in different sporting activities.

Janis Green

I have been practising yoga for over a decade and teaching since 2004. After qualifying as a teacher with Yoga Scotland (the governing body for yoga in Scotland), I went on to do specialised training with the British Wheel of Yoga leading to a qualification in Yoga for Pregnancy.

I was first drawn to yoga for the relaxation and general wellbeing it offered. At that time I was seriously into running, cycling and hill-walking so I was looking for something a little lighter. However, I was amazed how quickly yoga improved my overall sporting performance. Yoga helped with my body alignment and balance which drastically reduced injuries, whilst my improved flexibility had noticeably increased my stride distance and openness in the shoulders. I had never been so comfortable with my training and I realised that yoga was going to be an essential part of my life.

I now teach regular classes in Paisley and Bridge of Weir, as well as offering one to one sessions. I bring my own experience into my yoga teaching so I have a particular interest in the benefits of yoga for athletes and sportspeople.

With its mix of strength, flexibility and balance yoga is the perfect complementary training regime. Regular practise not only speeds recovery but helps prevent injuries from happening in the first place. You’ll find that you’re more relaxed, and your mental focus improves too. to contact janis for sessions contact her at http://www.greenyoga.co.uk