GEMMA STARTS NEW GABLE ENDIES VENTURE BOTH ON AND OFF THE PARK
Montrose FC have strengthened their physiotherapy capability at the Club with the recent appointment of Gemma Collier.
Gemma qualified with a BSc honours from Robert Gordon University and is a member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy and Health and Care Professions Council and also has a Sports Massage Diploma.
During her studies, she built up experience with a variety of placements including London, Oban, Crieff and Stracathro covering respiratory, neurological and musculoskeletal Physiotherapy.
In readiness for dealing with professional footballers Gemma also worked with professional dancers and actors touring with the theatre and the women's SFA.
Gemma said, “The boys have been great since I joined and an absolute pleasure to be around which makes the job so much easier. There is some questionable fashion and banter at times but I'll not name and shame.
“I have grown up in Montrose and I used to enjoy watching the team play on a Saturday when my dad would take me, so being a part of it now is quite special for me.
“I am still young in my career and have a lot to learn and experience but the boys have all been very receptive to anything I have had to say. With that, I respect them all and do my upmost to do as much as I can for them and the same goes for all of the management and coaching staff and the people working inside the club.”
Now fully qualified, Gemma has also started her own business, called Gemma Collier Physiotherapy and Pilates which she will run from the stadium.
Gemma added, “With my new business I hope to provide a warm friendly environment at Links Park where I can help tailor treatment sessions to each individual. Hopefully to aid them in achieving their goals through using evidence based practice and treatment techniques specific for them and their needs to get optimal results.
Mo Assistant Manager Ross Campbell said, “We are delighted to welcome Gemma to the Club. Keeping players fit and healthy is vital for any teams success and the physios role is pivotal in this regard. Gemma is doing a great job and we all wish her every success with her own business.”