Colin Brow

Colin Brow



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Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

Member of the Health ProfessionalCouncil

Member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapists

Invitation to become a Member of The Royal Society of Medicine (Dec 2013)

First team Chartered Physiotherapist at a full-time Professional Football Club. Mangement, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of professional athletes.

Physiotherapy input to UEFA u17 Football European Championships

Scottish u21 International football squad Chartered physiotherapist

UEFA international Elite Euopean Championships at International u19 level. Represented Scotland as Team Chartered Physiotherapist

Lead team validator for BSc (Hons) Sports Therapy Programme

Lead academic for Subject Health Review for Academic programmes

Member of University Validation panels

Chair of the Subject Panel for Sports and Exercise 2007-2012

Chair of the Programme Panel Awards Board 2007-2012

Academic: Programme Leader for Sports related programmes at University of Paisley and University of the West of Scotland

Area of academic expertise - outline

Teaching and research interests include:

Sports and Exericse injuries

Low back pain and dysfunction



Injury in Sporting populations

Deep Water Running

Aquatic Exercise and Rehabilitation

Current research activities

Consultancy: Musculoskeletal Analysis and Risk Assessment with Kibble Education and Care Centre. Involved the analysis of Safe Crisis Managment techniques of crisis intervention and behaviour managment.

Consultancy with Community and District running clubs. Provide education to prevent injuries for runners.

Arcufit - Innovative new exercise equipment for industry.

Health promotion consultancy: Avoiding injury during Physical Activity

Ergonomic and musculoskeletal dysfuction: How to prevent injury and dysfuction in the workplace. Consultancy with Kibble Education: December 2016

Educational and injury prevention sessions with "Jog Scotland" running network

Ergo-fitness currently working with company on rehabailitation exercise equipment for Spinal injuries and Stroke clients.

Book reviewer for academic books in Musculoskeltal dysfunction, Sports injury and Rehabilitation.


Other areas of expertise available for knowledge exchange

Physiotherapy interventions with:

  • Ergonomic and risk assessment for employees, companies and clients
  • General Public with musculoskeletal dysunction
  • professional boxers and Scottish amateur champions
  • Tennis - district level development and recreational
  • Football - International players, professional players, semi -professional players to recreational players
  • Badminton- Scottish Champions, International level, Commonwealth games medalist and recreational players
  • Athletes- World record holder to club level to recreational
  • Golf - professional and amateur players
  • Swimming district perfomance level to club competetion level swimmers


Golfing Project Analysis and input- 2003- with a very high prestigious golf and intended 5 star sporting venture complex. This was a £8,000,000 project to develop a 5 star golfing and sporting venue.

2004- 2006 - Managed and developed a working partnership with AC Milan Football Club (7 times Champion League winners and the University). This project involved AC Milan football coaches and youth football players from all over Europe who were educated and coached at the University's sports facilities at Paisley. This sports development and educational project attracted huge major significant publicity from all over the United Kingdom and Europe.

Consultancy- 2004-2012 Managed and developed an operational Physiotherapy and Sports injury rehabilitation clinic within the University and externally. This clinic focused on musculoskeletal dysfunction of the general public to recreational athletes to elite professional sports personel. The clinic worked closely with community clubs; occupational health and individuals with musculoskeletal issues.

Community partnership- 2009-2012 -created a working partnership with Renfrewshire Council and the University. Renfrewshire Special Games.  This partner project was an award winning partnership (COSLA award) which included education and training towards indivduals input within the specialist sporting sector.

Innovation project: created a working business partnership with an innovative exercise and health company called: Ergo Fitness and the University. Provided expertise into new exercise and rehabilitation products which are aiming for a Global impact within the exercise and health sectors.  

Physiotherapy consultancy: Experienced Chartered Physiotherapist who has operated consistently  within very high profile sporting environments successfully. Provided educational and clinical skills within areas including:  Ergonomics; Musculoskeletal dysfunction; Sports Medicine; Exercise and Health; Biomechanical analysis and Hydrotherapy rehabilitation and training.

Experience includes input clinically from recreational spectrum to very high profile professional sports personal.  

Ergonomic and Safe Crisis Managment - main author of document. For companies and employees risk management purposes and for a Company Validation award.

Ergonomic exercise equipment testing and design input for safer practices

Health Promotion Musculoskeletal input for companies with the aim to decrease risk of dysfunction and thus absenteeism of employess. 


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