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Breaking Barriers To Exercise

By Chartered Physiotherapist, Stewart Kerr.

Are you finding it hard to start exercise or return after a break? Read on!

Many of us feel compelled to engage with exercise, perhaps following a break from regular physical...

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Pilates: not a passing fad!

How many exercise fads have come and gone in the last 100 years? Popular for a while, claiming weight loss and instant fitness, endorsed by celebrities and then the next one comes along promising something better. Would it surprise you to know...

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Pilates: Mat or machine?

By Chartered Physiotherapist and Pilates Instructor, Arlene Bowmaker. As a Pilates instructor a question I am commonly asked by clients is, 'Which is better, Pilates mat work or using the Pilates machines?' Right from the...

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Strength & Conditioning for Knees

"What can I do to help my knee?" is a question I am surprisingly rarely asked. Often when patients come to see me they ask 'How can I (the physiotherapist) fix their knee?' Knee pain is multifactorial and can be coming from multiple...

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Walk Before You Can Run

We love running but so many people start running as an exercise but don't actually do any walking! Yes, obviously they can walk but they don't use walking as an exercise. So why if you don't walk as an exercise do you think you...

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Garden Fit

Well it's just about there folks, better late than never! After what's seems like a very prolonged winter the temperature is rising, slowly and the sun is shining, sometimes. So, It's gardening time! We just wanted to discuss a...

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Musicians! Are You Fit to Play?

Playing an instrument requires an extraordinary level of dexterity, sensory control, precision and endurance. Musicians spend many hours a day performing repetitive movements in static positions which can overload their body structures and...

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Don’t Let The Snow Cause A Big Freeze

Well what about this weather? The first Red Weather Warning issued in Scotland must mean some significant weather. As a result we shut up shop at Life Fit to keep everyone safe but it did give me a chance to think about how weather and the...

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Why do I need physio for my pelvic floor?

By Kate Leishman, Specialist Pelvic Health Physiotherapist. Ask most people what a physiotherapist does and they'll think of the physio who runs on to the field during a game of football or rugby. Or they may think of the...

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It’s Good to Breathe

By Maria Lopez, Chartered Physiotherapist. Have you ever taken a moment to think about your breathing? In my personal experience, most people have not! In our society, rushing to places and feeling stressed or overwhelmed by work...

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Life Fit goes Cross Fit Physio-style

By Raz Leonard, Chartered Physiotherapist. I recently had the pleasure of joining in the lunch time WOD (Workout of the day) at CrossFit 1298, hosted and coached by the talented and humble Graham Gordon (he asked me to say...

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Managing Back Pain in Golfers

Lower back pain is the most common complaint that we manage in the clinic and is by far the most common injury that golfers suffer from. There are estimates that up to 50% of golfers will suffer from back pain and that back pain accounts for...

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