Category Archives: Exercise and Weight Loss

Acupuncture – how does it work? And will it cure Man-Flu?

A lot of people ask us about acupuncture. Not only the obvious things like: Does it hurt? How big are the needles? But also, How does it work? And, Will it help my sciatica/mood/tight muscles? Sensible questions all round! Here, we try to provide some (mostly sensible) answers. Watch out for the science (anyone else […]

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Ankle sprains – what can we do?

Ah, beautiful day, isn’t it? And what lovely scenery/pavement in Glasgow. Do watch that kerb tho… Oh. Are you ok? Just going to walk it off? No? No. That looks sore, and it’s starting to swell already. Oh dear. Sound familiar? One of our previous blogs (here) covers the anatomy and first aid for twisted […]

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Foam Party

What is foam rolling? Foam rolling is used more and more as a tool which allows self myofascial release. In other words it is being used as an aid for self-massage to release muscle tightness (trigger points) and to target the damaged fascia of the muscle.   So what is the fascia? Fascia covers and […]

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New services for runners and cyclists

We have been working hard over the last few months planning some exciting new services for all you keen runners and cyclists out there. In the clinic we see a number of patients who sustain injuries through their sport which stops them from participating for a period of time. As physiotherapists we consider prevention just […]

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All you need to know about… muscle cramps

We’ve all had them. Whether it’s a calf in the second half of a football match,  your fingers after writing or typing all day or toes in the middle of the night (just me?), cramp is something we’ve all experienced. But what causes it? What’s the best way to get rid of it, and how […]

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Stretching – to do or not to do?

Ask anyone involved in any kind of sport or exercise if they stretch and you’re likely to hear one of 2 answers: “Yes, religiously” or “No, not as much as I should!” So what should we be doing and when should we be doing it? Well, in this blog we’ll have a look at when […]

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How much exercise is enough to stay healthy?

Some people may be of the “too much is never enough” school of thought, and others may think that walking to the end of the garden and back twice a day is plenty, but just how much exercise is enough to stay healthy? First, we need to be clear on what counts as “exercise”. Now […]

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How are those New Year’s resolutions going?

*For those who may recognise some of this, it’s a refresher from our blog at this time last year but it does have some handy hints and tips to keep you motivated! We’re now a week into 2013 and some of us are going strong with those New Year’s promises to ourselves: eating healthily, staying […]

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What is this 5×50 Challenge I keep hearing about?

Have you overheard someone talking about the 5×50 Challenge? Has someone passed you a business card yet you don’t know what it’s about? Or are you fully signed up and raring to go on 9th September? With all this sport (dare we say the “O” word?!) going on at the moment, you may be feeling […]

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How Will Physiotherapy Help You?

When you hear the word physiotherapy, what do you think of? A football match and the person running on with the bag to aid the stricken drama que… sorry, the injured player? The athletes at the Olympics and their fancy coloured tape? Or do you have personal experience of working with a physiotherapist, and know […]

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