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Running – let’s get started for 2018!

Clinic physiotherapist, Claire gives us her top tips for starting running: –So the new year has arrived and THIS is the year that you are going to start running!.The beauty of using running as a way of staying fit is that it is free, can be done at any time of the day, and is an activity that can be started at any age. All you need to get started is a good pair of...

Ice or Heat on an injury – which is best?

When should you use Ice or Heat on an injury? Ice is for injuries — and calms down inflamed, red, hot and swollen tissues. The inflammatory process after injury is a normal process which is often painful. Icing is simple way of dulling the discomfort which then can assist in a smooth return to sport. Ice is likely to work well for superficial injury such as muscle strain or IT band sydrome because the ice...

An injury is an opportunity to improve performance

Physiotherapist Sean Webb shares his positive outlook on injuries… Can you improve your performance whilst injured? An injury can be an opportunity. It can give you time to work on other areas and come back stronger and faster! There a number of elements you may want to think about when injured which may make you better after the injury has healed. Set Goals This may be an opportunity to work on another element of your...

Back pain – myth busting!

Listen to our physiotherapist Claire busting a few myths about back pain… Many people book in to see physiotherapists with back pain. Everyone will experience back pain at least once in their life. It can be debilitating and at times frightening. This blog aims to demystify back pain and to correct some myths that exist around back pain and how it is best managed. 1. MOVING WILL MAKE MY BACKPAIN WORSE Following an episode of...

Minimising the impact of injuries

Ankle and knee sprains are common occurrence for sportsman of any level. If managed and treated correctly from the outset they do not need to be injuries that last for months and finishes your footballing career before it begins! PRICE Protection Rest Ice Compression ElevationImportant within the first 72 hours Protection of the damaged ligament is important in the initial few days. This can be done through using crutches, strapping or in extreme cases using...

Avoiding Overtraining

Training is a fine balance between pushing the body hard enough so that it will adapt without going to the point of “burned out” which is a sign of overtraining. Overtraining results in poor performance and injury risk. Athletes often find themselves treading a fine line between intensive training and inadequate recovery which could, if left unchecked, result in overtraining. Signs of overtraining As individuals, athletes tolerate different levels of training, competition and stress at...

Fish, Physio and New Mum: Fiona makes it work!

Introducing myself – Fiona Houston, owner of Physio Inverness. Here is a little bit about life as a modern female entrepreneur. Life is an interesting juggle… being a new mum to twins, owning and running ‘Physio Inverness’ and my husband and I’s seafood business ‘Coast & Glen’ and ‘Fishbox’. (Picture me on my phone booking patient appointments, feeding baby twins and having the laptop fired up answering emails all at the same time!) I knew...