The main aspect I enjoy most about my work is being able to help such a variety of people, both sporting and non-sporting individuals. Whether this be from children to adults, or grass roots level athletes right through to the elite level athletes. Every day is different!
It is brilliant working as part of such a strong team at Hampden Sports Clinic and having the ability to liaise with other members of the team who are close at hand.
My work has given me lots of wonderful opportunities such as working at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow in 2014, and travelling to Delhi as Physiotherapist for performers at the Closing ceremony of the 2010 Commonwealth Games.
A good day is when a client comes in and is so much better and that’s because of my treatment. I can see the difference I’ve made to a person. I believe that if a job’s worth doing it’s worth doing well, and always give 100%.
I do enjoy treating professional sports people as they are challenging and highly motivated but I also enjoy treating club-level athletes, amateur athletes, and non-athletes. I worked extensively with dancers at Scottish Ballet, The Dance School and The Royal Conservatoire for many years. Many think we are just a sports injury clinic but every year we treat hundreds of non-athletes too . Everyone is welcome!
As a club level runner myself I appreciate how frustrating it feels when you can’t run or do the sport you love. I know this appreciation helps me to help everyone I see.
Louise is a fully registered member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy and regulated by the independent UK body Health & Care Professions Council. You can confirm Louise’s status here.