GCU launches specialist healthcare clinic

27 January 2015

Emma-Jane Murchie manages the day-to-day running of the Clinic

Emma-Jane Murchie manages the day-to-day running of the Clinic

Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU) has launched the Caledonian Clinic, which offers specialist healthcare services and advice to students, staff and the wider Glasgow community.

Managed by the University’s School of Health and Life Sciences, the ‘teach-and-treat’ facility will also provide clinical training facilities to students.

The Clinic currently offers physiotherapy services, including acupuncture and manipulative therapy, and remedial and sports massage. It will expand over the coming years to embrace additional disciplines from across the School.

Dr Helen Gallagher, Head of Department of Psychology, Social Work and Allied Health Sciences, said: “The University is delighted to launch the Caledonian Clinic at our city centre campus. Currently offering physiotherapy and massage services, the Clinic will eventually offer a wider range of services that draw upon GCU’s highly-developed specialisms in areas such as psychology, nutrition and podiatry.

“By offering highly-specialised treatment to help people lead better lives, the Clinic will allow GCU to live up to its mission to be a University for the Common Good.”

Located on the ground-floor of the Arc health and fitness centre on GCU’s city centre campus, the Clinic has access to state-of-the-art gymnasium and rehabilitation equipment.

An experienced and fully-qualified team of staff carries out all consultations, assessments and treatments. Clinical Academic Emma-Jane Murchie, GCU lecturer and qualified physiotherapist and masseur, manages the day-to-day running of the Clinic. Emma-Jane specialised in musculoskeletal physiotherapy after graduating in 2002, working initially for the NHS then in professional sport, including international-level tennis, rugby, hockey and netball.

Emma-Jane said: “It’s great to be able to bring my experience and knowledge to the Clinic and to offer my services to GCU students, staff and members of the wider community.

“We look forward to welcoming patients with injuries or long-term health conditions, as well as those who would simply like to enhance and improve their general health and wellbeing.

“All patients will receive a full assessment to determine their needs and function, and a tailored exercise and rehabilitation programme will be developed to help them get back on track.” The Caledonian Clinic offers competitive rates for all treatments, with discounted rates for University staff and students.

For more information on services, opening hours and prices, visit the GCU website: http://www.gcu.ac.uk/caledonianclinic