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Leading the way in evidence based treatments - Blood Flow Restriction Therapy now being used at Physio Inverness.

What is Blood Flow Restriction Therapy (BFR)? When performing resistance training to build muscle and strength, the resistance during an exercise is traditionally relatively high. Blood Flow Restriction (BFR) therapy uses an external cuff around the top of a patient’s arm, thigh or calf which is pumped up to a certain pressure to reduce blood flow to the muscles. Exercises are then performed working the muscles below the cuff. By wearing the pressure cuff during...

Physio Inverness clinic leading the way in new evidence based treatment modalities. Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation now available as a treatment option to our clients.

What is Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation (NMES)? NMES uses small electrodes applied to the skin to apply a series of stimuli to the muscles underneath which causes them to contract and relax. How Does NMES work? Normally, during voluntary muscular contraction, the brain sends an electrical impulse along the nerves responsible for movement to tell the muscles to contract. The electrical impulse causes a chemical reaction to occur where the nerve cells meet the muscle fibres...

Physiotherapist David MacFadyen joins our clinical team from Celtic FC

We are absolutely delighted to welcome senior sports physiotherapist, David MacFadyen to our clinic. David joined our team in December 2020 from Celtic FC. We spoke to physio David MacFadyen about his experience and how he hopes to use his knowledge to apply it to the clients attending our clinic at Physio Inverness. Having worked in full time football for the last 6 years, with ICTFC and Celtic David says he has gained a great...

New personalised exercise service for those living with a Cancer diagnosis.

Research has shown that exercise is not only safe and possible during cancer treatment, but it can improve how well you function physically and your quality of life. Why Choose us for your cancer rehab exercise programme? -Our sessions aim to introduce our clients to the benefits of physical activity and how exercise can aid recovery and help you manage the effects of cancer treatments. -We will provide a safe, supportive and motivating environment with...

Lockdown injuries woes? Prehab is about preventing injuries in a proactive way.

Written by 'Physio Inverness' Physiotherapist, Aileen Thom. During ‘lockdown’ how many people have changed their exercise patterns? Whether you are mourning the gyms being shut and turned to pounding the pavements, joined in on the Joe Wicks PE sessions long after the kids got bored, or even found morning yoga could replace the morning commute. Many of our bodies have faced new challenges. This attitude to increase exercise, adapt and try new sports is great...

Physiotherapy Telehealth - evidence based, convenient and successful

As Coronavirus is changing the way the whole world lives and works - we all need to do the same. At Physio Inverness, we have looked at the options of how we can continue to provide a high quality service to our patients. The more we have looked into online consultations, the more we see that this is a real opportunity to utilise this as a new, safe and convenient service. Telehealth consultations are generally...

Golf: New physiotherapy screening and strengthening service launched in Inverness

Fiona Houston, Chartered Physiotherapist and Director at “Physio Inverness” discusses the development of their new golf programme. (Pictured above from left - Martin Piggot, golf professional, Fairways. Gordon Mowat, Strength & Conditioning Coach, Sean Webb, Physiotherapist - both of Physio Inverness). At Physio Inverness we support all levels of golfers who wish to improve their game by providing biomechanical and strength testing to produce individualised programmes for each golfer. Our golfers range from beginner, to...

Strength training for youths

Here's our strength and conditioning coach, Gordon Mowat with a comprehensive guide for parents and athletes alike about what strength training is for youths. How young is too young to introduce strength training to children? Will strength training stunt growth? These are common questions which can often place barriers in the way of young athlete’s sporting progress. It is important to understand what strength training means, and how it may look for a young athlete...

Training for a 10k, half marathon or marathon ? How to stay injury free and improve your performance.

Here's what our clinic's strength and conditioning coach, Gordon Mowat's top tips to staying injury free and improving your performance when training for longer distance running events. Running is one of the most accessible methods of improving fitness, all you need is a pair of trainers and a motive. It is made all the more simple with a growing number of easy to follow programmes, such as the NHS couch to 5k programme and countless...

Personalised Integrative Sports Nutrition Now available at Physio Inverness

Scientific evidence has clearly demonstrated that the food we eat each day has effects on our energy level, mood, how we look and feel, the capacity of our body to guard against and fight disease and our ability to move effectively and ultimately attain our sporting and exercise goals. As each one of us is biochemically unique, a ‘one size fits all’ nutritional approach cannot work for everyone. Therefore, a personalised sports nutrition programme could...