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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27 Mar

Physiotherapy and managing concussion

SPEAR’s Chartered Physiotherapist, Lisa recently held a talk to the  University of Aberdeen’s rugby team on Concussion. During her time with rugby and touch rugby teams, Lisa has seen many concussions with varying degrees of severity and recovery times, by establishing connections with local Touch Rugby teams and university teams she aims to promote awareness, safety and how to manage concussion.

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27 Mar

SPEAR introduces Physio Bikefit service

PhysioBikefit is an assessment session, fitting your body to your bike. Using a turbo trainer, the Physiotherapist will assess your body mechanics whilst you are riding your bike and guide you through a range of exercises specific to cycling form to assess body mechanics.

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27 Mar

Bespoke SPEAR Clinic opens in Westhill

In May 2016, SPEAR Physiotherapy and Sports Injury Clinic opened their fourth clinic in Westhill, Aberdeenshire. The purpose-built facility is the largest of the four-SPEAR clinics and plays host to a private treatment room, six-beds, retail as well as a Yoga and Pilates studio.

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27 Mar

Golf and lower back pain

David Fanthorpe, a chartered physiotherapist with SPEAR is a keen golfer and works alongside Karen Young treating clients with golf-related injuries.  David and Karen also recently delivered a presentation in association with the Kings Links Golf Centre to golfers on related-injuries, recovery and prevention from a physiotherapy perspective. In this blog, David addresses concerns regarding growing trends of golfers incorporating weight training into their routines and some myths surrounding lower back pain. 

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27 Mar

Physio:Run and some of your favourite running apps

With the modernisation of running, there certainly are a lot of apps out there that can help with your training! An app not only helps monitor distance or pace but some of them can map your run, help with motivation, monitor load and over training, build up a network of running buddies or help you venture into the unknown.

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27 Mar

The benefits of Move-Ment

It is a common goal for our physiotherapists across all the SPEAR services as we aim to keep you moving and facilitate move(ment) in recovery and rehabilitation. We spoke to SPEAR physiotherapist, James who runs our SPEAR:Run, on the benefits of movement and choosing to move-more.

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26 Nov

Physio Bikefit Stretching Recommendations

SPEAR Sports Injury and Physiotherapy offer a physio bikefit service, run by chartered physiotherapist, Ashley Armstrong. In this blog, Ashley shares the benefits of warming up before a cycling session and highlights the main reasons why a cool down is just as important!

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