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

SPEAR neurological and musculoskeletal team client success

SPEAR Sports Injury and Physiotherapy specialise in sports injuries and neurological rehabilitation; providing treatment for muscle and joint injuries, Orthopaedic surgery, rehabilitation and work related neck and back pain. Whilst all our clients enjoy success after a period of physiotherapy and proper recovery methods, now and again a story comes to our clinic that really breaks boundaries.

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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

SPEAR brings AposTherapy to the Westhill Clinic

SPEAR Sports Injury and Physiotherapy aim to provide the highest quality physiotherapy and neurological rehabilitation and our #teamSPEAR chartered physiotherapists work alongside various partners to ensure we keep our clients moving. Balanced Edinburgh are providers of AposTherapy and we have partnered with the clinic to bring AposTherarpy to the SPEAR Westhill clinic.

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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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21 Nov

To ice or not ice?

The “to ice or not to ice” debate is one of our favourites in clinic and championed by SPEAR physiotherapist, Isla. We asked Isla to write a blog for us on the subject, sharing some findings and her views on icing an injury to reduce swelling.

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