What is Podiatry? It covers much and, like physiotherapist and doctor, is a profession, protected by its governing body – the HCPC.
It is the multi-disciplined team-based solutions that make Hampden Sports Clinic unique. Whether you arrive directly at Podiatry, are seen jointly with a Physio, or are referred by our Doctor, the care you receive from us is viewed from every angle. Back, neck, pelvis, knee or ankle pain can have multiple sources.
Podiatry / Biomechanics at Hampden Sports Clinic provides solutions to lower body issues, whether long-term conditions or recent pain and discomfort. We believe in the whole kinetic chain – everything is interconnected – and in order to find the best solution we find the cause, we won’t just treat the symptoms.
An intervention may involve mobilisation, manipulation, orthoses/prescription insoles. It may require only short-term acupuncture to stimulate the healing process or you may require no intervention at all, just the completion of your strengthening programme.
We need to see you, talk to you and listen to you but what we are sure of is that our team’s talent, technology, experience and empathy will lead us to your solution faster.
As a triathlete I am constantly putting my body under a lot of different stresses during intensive training periods. I attend the clinic at Hampden regularly for sports massage that keeps me in good flexible order. However, recently I picked up a foot injury during a cycle. My Physio Allan asked if I minded him calling upon Dr MacLean and the Podiatrist Mandy to give their opinion? I found this very reassuring. Having such a range of expertise and experience in the one place is a big plus for me. I was happy to offer this endorsement and now training is full steam ahead!
I was tired of being tired. Cliched west of Scotland middle aged male. Too much food and drink, nae exercise! Can’t remember the actual scare story that got me going, but it was a bit scary. I didn’t fancy keeling over lacing up my trainers, so before I put them on I was keen to know I was safe! I saw Dr MacLean who went through a number of tests and my medical history. I was knackered after that treadmill, but good to go as long as I took it slowly. Another cliché - it has changed my life. After completing a 5K programme I now have my eyes fixed on running a 10K and have lost a ton of weight into the bargain! Thanks.
I was referred to the clinic by my surgeon as part of my rehabilitation program following knee surgery. The standard of treatment and facilities almost matched the welcome at reception! My recovery has been made faster by being able to use both the hydropool and the gym. I also find it reassuring that whilst I’m in there my physio Alan is usually on hand to check in with. Thank you for getting me up and running again in super quick time!
My 8 year old daughter was often complaining of sore legs particularly after running. A friend told me to see Sophie at Hampden Sports Clinic. I was impressed with both how relaxed Sophie made my daughter feel and the range of tests and questions that she went through. My daughter was delighted to have her running style analysed in the Scotland players’ warm up area too! We both left the appointment feeling reassured that there was no injury to worry about, and a note of some specific exercises to get on with to help the aches.
As a keen runner I have received many a massage over the years. Since attending Hampden Sports Clinic I have been unbelievably impressed with Karen's meticulous approach to understanding the root cause of my inflexibility, particularly in my hips. Karen focused on releasing tightness in my back and hamstrings and even measured the exact degree of movement before and after working on each area, a level of detail I had never come across before. I feel I now get so much more out of my sessions due to this structured approach and Karen now knows the key areas to focus on to help my muscle flexibility. I now look forward to lots of injury-free running!