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Pilates: Mat or Machine?

In this blog, Chartered Physiotherapist and Pilates Specialist Arlene Bowmaker discusses the similarities and differences of Pilates performed with and without the use of specialised Pilates equipment.  Read more…

 

 

 

Strength & Conditioning for Knees

Following on from her previous blog, ‘Take it Kneesy!’, Specialist lower limb physiotherapist Carolyn Kent talks you through what can be done to best condition the knee and how to make it more resilient…READ MORE 

Garden Fit

It is getting to that time of year, especially with a recent bout of sunshine, where we will all start to take to the garden.  At Life Fit we commonly see people who have musculoskeletal problems associated with gardening.  In this blog, David Bowmaker, Chartered Physiotherapist, discusses the physical challenges of gardening and suggests various strategies to overcome these and minimise the likelihood of developing gardening-related problems.  READ MORE

 

 

 

Get Physio Fit!

In this blog, Chartered Physiotherapist, Stewart Kerr, discussed the evolution and concept behind Life Fit’s unique Physio Fit class.  The class is equally suitable for those recovering from an injury, maintaining function due to ongoing physical challenges and those looking to add a personalised conditioning session to their exercise schedule. READ MORE

 

 

Why do I need Physio for my pelvic floor?

In this blog, Specialist Pelvic Health Physiotherapist, Kate Leishman, discussed issues related to the pelvic floor such as incontinence, childbirth, male pelvic floor and pelvic pain.  Specialist physiotherapy has been shown to be very effective in improving many disorders related to the pelvic floor. Read this blog and watch our for our forthcoming FREE presentation with Kate on this topic on 9th June.  READ MORE

 

It’s Good to Breathe

Chartered Physiotherapist, Maria Lopez, discussed different types of breathing, why this is important, and what can be done to optimise breathing.  This is a very interesting blog on a topic we all take for granted when perhaps we should pay a little more attention to it!  READ MORE

 

Life Fit goes CrossFit: Physio-style

Life Fit Chartered Physiotherapist Raz Leonard recently had the pleasure of joining in the lunch time WOD (Workout of the day) at CrossFit 1298 in Falkirk, hosted and coached by Graham Gordon. It’s a great, super friendly box and gave Raz the opportunity to reflect on her CrossFit history and why she enjoys working with CrossFit athletes.

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Managing low back pain in golfers

Low back pain is by far the most common complaint that we manage in the clinic as is also the most common injury in golfers.  Chartered Physiotherapist, Emmet Kennedy, discusses this issue providing expert tips and tricks for management….READ MORE

Keeping motivated for exercise

Maintaining motivation to exercise can be a challenge. In this blog, Fitness Coach, John Hesketh discusses common factors that can affect exercise motivation and gives tips on how to overcome this…READ MORE

 

 

Take it ‘kneesy’!

In this blog, Specialist Lower Limb Physiotherapist, Carolyn Kent, discussed knee pain, common myths and misconceptions and some positive strategies to overcome knee issues…READ MORE

 

 

 

Don’t let the big freeze stop you moving!

We have all been affected by the recent extreme weather conditions.  Chartered Physiotherapist Stewart Kerr has some advice on how to keep your body moving when all around us is coming to a stand still…READ MORE

 

 

 

Musicians! Are you Fit to Play?

Our resident Music and Performing Arts specialist Physiotherapist, Maria Lopez, guides us through some common musician’s issues and provides some tips on how to look after the most important instrument, the body….READ MORE

 

 

Walk Before You Can Run? Starting Running

Are you thinking of taking up running?  David Bowmaker, Chartered Physiotherapist, discusses how to refine your walking first…  READ MORE 

 

 

 

Breaking Barriers to Exercise..Breaking Barriers

Are you struggling to start a new exercise regime, can’t find the motivation or think you won’t enjoy it?  Chartered Physiotherapist,  Stewart Kerr, discusses some helpful ways forward.  READ MORE