What is Sports therapy?

Chris Gibson has joined Optimal Physio recently to work out of our Newton Mearns and Largs Clinics. Chris is the first Sports Therapist to join our team and we thought it would worth letting Chris introduce exactly what a sports therapist does and why he is such a good addition to our team. Chris explains:

Golf: The Most Dangerous Sport?

Spring has sprung and with the Masters just around the corner the golf season is starting to reach full swing. The PGA may not look like it has much in common with professional rugby – but you may be surprised to learn that golfers are actually injured more often than rugby players. It’s true.  In

RUN: Better, Faster, Longer, Stonger

Do you dream of being that runner where every step of every mile is 100% pain free? No aches, no twinges or niggles, no lingering soreness from yesterday’s session. Well, you are not alone; research shows that as many as 79% of runners get injured at least once during the year. Stop. Think about that

Common mistakes in managing Achilles Tendinopathy

Achilles tendinopathy is really just pain that has been present for months. It’s more complex then that from a pathology perspective but treatment does not need to be complicated. Tendinopathy is more common than OA. In the US 26million have OA and 35 million have had a tendinopathy. We know that load and compression forces