07 Jul

The Fairy Wood trails in Aberdeen and Shire.

Which little child does not enjoy looking for fairies? Imaginative play and immersing themselves in a fantasy world are high on the agenda for SPEAR owner and physiotherapist Karen and her two little girls; they have been on some fairy trails in Aberdeen City and Shire over the last few days and share their experience […]

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07 Jul

Summer holidays and an active lifestyle.

In SPEAR clinics, we are seeing an increasing number of teenagers with postural issues and as parents and physiotherapists, we know it is an uphill battle to make an active lifestyle more appealing than the draws of YouTube and the ipad. As a clinic we are interested in helping our patients; and with injury prevention […]

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01 Jul

Great Aberdeen Run- goal setting and top tips for race day.

Taking part in the Great Aberdeen Run in August? SPEAR Physio:Run Physio, James talks us through goal setting and top tips for race day in our latest blog.

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26 May

Barefoot running: reduced or increased risk of injury?

Earlier in the month, the SPEAR physiotherapy team had a CPD session in the Aberdeen Sports Village Clinic; subject? Barefoot running. Our physiotherapy student, Eilidh, hosted the session as we discussed the pros and cons of barefoot running; and most importantly, the science and research behind this. Eilidh wrote this blog for us after the […]

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15 May

Top 5 reasons you need a physio run assessment.

It’s common knowledge that when something continually hurts during a running training programme or you sustain an injury, you will probably need to see a physio… but did you know that a running assessment would actually help you during your training and on race day and could be a really good reason to see a […]

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29 Apr

The power of touch in physiotherapy

A big part of the SPEAR culture is continuous learning, as individual physiotherapists and as a team. Team CPD sessions take place one Wednesday lunchtime of every month, an evening session every 2 months and twice a year where we explore clinic life, SPEAR plans and those big ideas! The next SPEAR physiotherapy in-service session […]

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27 Mar

Neuro Pilates classes at SPEAR

Neuro Pilates is acknowledged by physiotherapists as having benefits for several neurological populations including MS, Stroke and Parkinson’s Disease. Neuro physios with clinical background in working to achieve normal patterns of movement to improve function, can use the pilates method to assist in this goal.

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27 Mar

SPEAR Physiotherapy talks to Julie Erskine

Long time client and friend of SPEAR Physiotherapy and Sports Injury, Julie Erskine cycles for team OnForm and has used SPEAR physiotherapist, James for many years. They first met in Aberdeen University when Julie was studying for her PHD – legend has it she fed James carbohydrate drink, exercised him in a heat chamber and fed him fish and chips all in the name of science!

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27 Mar

What our Pilates clients say about us

Pilates is a low impact form of exercise designed to strengthen the deep abdominals and gluteal muscles, which all help to support the lower back and hips – by strengthening the core you provide your body with a strong stable base from which to move.

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27 Mar

Josephine Anselin runs New Zealand

In November 2016, Josephine Anselin left Scotland to run and hike New Zealand for 99 days, raising money for The Running Charity! SPEAR physiotherapist, James worked with Josephine on some of the prep for her adventure and caught up with her during a clinic session in April, hosting a Q&A to learn more about her journey; including the idea, her motivation, food diary, training and mental and physical preparation for her time in the Wilderness!

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