Martin Hristov – Football referee

Martin Hristov

During my first season as a referee I had constant shin splints pain and had to visit multiple physiotherapists in the Glasgow area. My condition did not improve, but it got so bad that midway through my second season I could not referee anymore and was limping even during a normal walk to work.

I then found Scott and Glasgow city physiotherapy through online research and decided to give it a try. I could see straight away that the approach he has is completely different from what I had seen before – he was looking for the root cause of my shin splints issue, rather than only concentrating on treating my pain. After examining me and figuring out where my weaknesses are and what is causing my issues, he designed a tailored fitness program for me. Upon closely following his instructions and visiting him a couple more times, I started seeing rapid improvements and I was soon able to referee again. My stamina, strength & speed drastically improved and I got from a point where I was considering quitting refereeing, to a point where I was in a better shape than ever before. More importantly I now had the knowledge and experience to know what to work on and how to take care of my own body.

Since then I have visited Scott multiple times for issues different than shin splints and I have repeatedly seen that as an athlete himself, he is very competent both in lower and upper body issues. I have been recommending him to my friends and colleagues as he is by far the best I have ever worked with.