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Team Scotland look to Spire Edinburgh for Physio support

26 February 2014

Spire Edinburgh Hospitals are delighted to announce that three of their physiotherapy team will be part of the physiotherapy team for the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.

Physiotherapist Rachel Muir will be based with Track and Field at Hampden Park, working with able bodied and disability athletes and Kirsty Mosley has been selected to work with the elite diving athletes at the Royal Commonwealth Pool in Edinburgh. This role will include providing physiotherapy and first aid cover for athletes from nations who don’t have their own medical teams as well as supporting other medical teams.

The physiotherapists have been selected from hundreds of applicants to work as part of the athletes who are participating.

Spire Physiotherapist Kirstin Carroll has been selected to support ‘Team Scotland’ which is comprised of 14 physiotherapists specially selected to look after the home team. Their aim is to be the best prepared team possible, creating the right environment to give our athletes every opportunity to excel.

In the lead up to the games, Kirstin will be working with the Scottish athletes during the preparation camp prior to the games and then will be living with the team in the Commonwealth Games Village. Her role will be to provide support to our athletes during the games period both in competition venues and at our medical centre in the Village. The team were selected to work for Team Scotland following the interview process in December 2012 and have been involved in team meetings and preparation camps over the past few months.

Kirstin says, "From previous experience as Team Scotland physiotherapist at the Isle of Man 2011 Commonwealth Youth Games, I know it will be a very busy and challenging time, working all hours to keep our athletes in top condition. But we’re looking forward to the unique experiences and enjoyment which come from being part of a hopefully successful team with lots of home support in Glasgow."

The physiotherapists have already been fitted for the opening ceremony parade uniforms, and are very excited and proud to be representing Scotland in front of a home crowd.

Find out more about Team Scotland and show your support at www.goscotland.org

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