Leading sports injury and lower back specialists, Optimal Physio, will be opening their new clinic at Largs Yacht Haven in April 2015.
Local Physiotherapist Pamela Couper from West Kilbride will be the head physiotherapist at the new clinic with Optimal Physio founder and FIFA International Football Referee Steven McLean providing support. Pamela and Steven worked together in the NHS before moving into the private practice and have both been qualified over 10 years. Steven also has a background in Sport & Exercise Sciences and shares the same proactive, complete end-stage rehabilitation philosophy as Pamela. He states, “Among sports injuries presenting to a Scottish Accident and Emergency department (A&E), 73% are soft tissue injuries. Around 16% were for fractures and most of these are then discharged to their Local GP’s. We firmly believe that it is more effective to receive quick, evidence-based rehabilitation from a Sport Physiotherapy service; Largs is missing such a service! With our experience and skills, we believe we can help individuals get back to enjoying the sport and activities they love in a shorter time frame”.
Their passion for sport and proactive advice shines through and their NHS experience helps them cope with a wide variety of injuries. Pamela stated “there are over 200 different muscoskeletal injuries and 8/10 people suffer lower back pain at some point in their life. The most effective treatment for back pain is physiotherapy so it’s good to know you have highly skilled physios on your doorstep when it happens to you. Our website has lots of advice on specific injuries to make sure you do the right things immediately after your injury.”
Pamela and Steven believe their physiotherapy approach is different because they provide extended 60 minute assessment to make sure there is enough time to understand your pain, fully assess your injury and explain it to you in detail.”
Optimal Physio open at Largs Yacht Haven on the 25th April. More details can be found on their website www.optimalphysio.co.uk.