22 Nov

What can physiotherapy offer a golfer in the off season?

It is off season for golfers at the moment and a time in clinic when any active players come in and see us with a number of ailments and aches and pains. SPEAR Physio Karen, wrote this blog to answer a pretty important question. Physiotherapy and coaching. If coaches identify parts of the body that […]

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18 Sep

Welcome back SPEAR Golf Fitness class!

Welcome back to our SPEAR Golf Fitness classes! In preparation for the 2020 golf season, SPEAR will be running their circuit classes again, focusing on fitness levels specifically for golf. We ran these sessions for the first time last year; and had some great feedback from participants. Not to mention fantastic reports about improvements on […]

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09 Sep

What is physio-led Pilates?

With the introduction of two new SPEAR physio-led Pilates classes to the schedule, we asked SPEAR physiotherapist and Pilates instructor, Ashley to tell us what Pilates is, who should be doing a class and why it’s so good!

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03 Sep

School bag ergonomics.

In the SPEAR physiotherapy clinic, we spent the summer holidays working on getting families outdoors and living active lifestyles – SPEAR Physio Karen explained that as a clinic we are interested in helping our patients; and that means injury prevention and promoting an active lifestyle are high on our agenda.

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28 Aug

Post-run recovery tips.

In the SPEAR Physiotherapy clinics,  we spend as much time talking to our patients about recovery and injury prevention as we do fixing them or working with an existing injury. This is never more an important time than after a race or long run, such as the recent Great Aberdeen Run, to talk about run […]

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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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