This year I celebrated a big birthday. I am not phased by getting older at all and in many ways I feel healthier and happier than when I was in my 20’s. This has been down to developing healthy sustainable lifestyle habits and learning what works for me to maintain good mental and physical health.
The Optimal Physio blog
Hello Runner, Are you spending ages foam rolling and stretching your ITB? If so here is a time saver! Stop stretching your ITB! Its officially a Fact. It’s actually SUPPOSED to be tight! In case you have not heard yet, recent research has conclusively shown you cannot stretch your ITB. The ITB, which stands for iliotibial band,
What is plantar fasciitis or rather plantar fasciopathy? The plantar fascia is a thick connective tissue in the sole of the foot. It works with the Achilles tendon in a windlass mechanism (I know the sailors reading this will relate!) to store and release energy during walking and running. The term ‘plantar fasciitis’ suggests an
What is gait analysis and can it benefit you? A recent study on US military personnel showed that using this technology of combining gait analysis with 3D printed, light weight orthotics reduced injury rate by up to 60%. I am delighted to announce that we are the first physiotherapy clinic in Scotland to bring you
The Stubborn Shoulder Impingement Syndrome Do you get a sharp, debilitating pain in your shoulder when you are performing tasks like brushing your hair, putting on certain clothes or showering? During these movements, where you raise your arm out to the side and then upwards over your head, do you alternate between no pain and