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Who can use Kinesiology Tape? E-mail
Written by Davey Jenkins   
Sunday, 22 March 2015 00:00

A question i'm often asked by clients is ,- " who can use Kinesiology tape? " and "How can it help?"


Kinesiology Tapes such as Mobility Tape has been a growing modality in the health field since the 2008 Olympics in Beijing. Until recently, Kinesiology Tapes were primarily used by health care practitioners such as Chiropractors, Massage Therapist, and Physical Therapist to help heal injuries, provide pain relief and be part of the rehabilitation process.

 
Golf Injuries What are they ? - Explained E-mail
Written by Davey Jenkins   
Wednesday, 18 March 2015 00:00

Golf Injuries in Detail


1 Low Back Pain
2 Golfer's Elbow
3 Plantar Fasciitis
4 Knee Pain
5 Shoulder Pain


What is Low Back Pain?

Low back pain is the most common golf injury. The repetitive action of the golf swing is the number one cause of low back pain in golfers, so golf swing faults should be corrected by a professional. A 'Reverse Angle' swing fault is a common cause of back pain that occurs when the spine deviates from the vertical during the swing.

 
What is the "Core" ? E-mail
Written by Davey Jenkins   
Thursday, 12 March 2015 07:25

Blog kindly supplied by Sports Therapy Scotland member, Educator , Elite Weightlifter , UKSCA Coach and PT Andy Tsang

The term ‘core' has been widely used within the strength and conditioning and rehabilitation sectors for many years. Since the early 1980s, core stability and strength have been the topics of focused research and have been extensively studied (Hibbs et al, 2008), with a focus of investigations in the1990s looking at the timing of the trunk muscles and their relationship to low back pain. Since then, research into trunk control has become an important factor in helping scientists gain a deeper understanding of the neuromuscular reorganisation in relation to back pain and injury (Lederman, 2010). Consequent studies reinforcing the significance of having a strong core in relation to back pain and stability (Willardson, 2007; Hibbs et al, 2008; Nesser et al, 2008) have led to core stability and core training becoming a dominant research areas within the rehabilitation sector and has therefore due to publicity, gained a lot of interest in the public eye.

 
Top 5 Injuries likely to Happen When Playing Rugby E-mail
Written by Davey Jenkins   
Sunday, 15 February 2015 12:05

With the 6 Nations Rugby tournament into its second phase of matches i thought wed take a look at the current top 5 rugby injuries happening today. The current IRB concussion guidelines link is at bottom of this blog


 
Back Pain , What can we do about it , Part 2 E-mail
Written by Davey Jenkins   
Thursday, 22 January 2015 20:28

Back Pain Blog part 2, written by Robert Scott MXP Stirling

When You’re Back in the Gym

This is when you really need to be careful.  The golden rule here is the same as it always is: if it hurts – don’t do it!  There are ways that you can get a pretty meaty lower body workout, even with a back injury.  The key is to use exercises with little to no loading on your spine.  The exercises I’ve found to be most effective are:

-Dumbell Bulgarian Split Squats: these absolutely hammer your quads.  Doing them with dumbells means very little loading on your spine, so you can load them up pretty heavy once you’re used to the technique.  Start light though!  There’s a large balance component and if you sacrifice form for weight you can still injure yourself, so be careful.  Consider these a replacement for squats.  Regular lunges can work too, but I find the static nature of this exercise makes it a little safer.  The less movement, the better when there’s back pain involved.

 
Back Pain , What can we do about it , Part 1 E-mail
Written by Robert Scott   
Thursday, 22 January 2015 20:13

Thanks to Robert Scott from MXP Training Center Stirling for this excellent insight into Back Pain, enjoy!

It’s estimated that 80% of adults will suffer from back pain at some point in their lives.  I’d bet that the number is even higher considering very few people ever actually report their back pain to a medical professional.  It’s mind-boggling when you think about it: if you had constant chest pains, or a constant migraine, then you would go to the doctor, but for some reason people just assume back pain is a fact of life which they just have to deal with forever.









Now before I go any further here, I should point out the obvious: I’m not a doctor, nor am I a medical professional of any kind.  If you have back pain then for God’s sake go and get it seen to!  I always deal with Dave Jenkins from Sports Therapy Scotland.  He’s a good friend of mine, so I’ll admit to being a bit shameless in plugging him here, but I can vouch for the fact he is the real deal and has done more for my back pain than a decade of seeing other physios.

 
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Written by Davey Jenkins   
Wednesday, 07 January 2015 00:00

Top Tips to Stay Injury Free in 2015...

Looking to start 2015 injury-free? Well, follow these tips and see you you get on. 

1. Flexibility / Mobility, ensure that all major joints, including your spine, have a full pain free range of motion and sufficient muscle length.

 
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Written by Administrator   
Sunday, 07 December 2014 00:00

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Deep tissue sports Massage Glasgow Winter Special 45 Minutes - £30 Saturday mornings sessions available from  8.00am - 1.30pm

To claim this discount offer your  sports massage session must be paid for prior to attending via BACS or Paypal. Get in touch to book session call David on 07966570733

Sports Injury Massage Therapy consists of a combination of soft tissue manipulation techniques, which can be used to help improve performance and optimise recovery following training or competition. All Sports Therapy Scotland therapists are skilled and qualified in Sports Massage Therapy.

 
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Written by Davey Jenkins   
Sunday, 07 December 2014 00:00

Christmas and New Year Opening Hours -

We are open and available for appointments for Sports Therapy , Physiotherapy and Sports massage throughout the festive season with the only exceptions being closed Christmas Day , Boxing Day , 1st January and 2nd January.

Please call David on 07966570733 to book appointment.

Best wishes for the remainder of 2013 and 2014

Sports Therapy Scotland

 
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Written by Davey Jenkins   
Saturday, 01 November 2014 13:25

This blog article was written and supplied by Pete Woollhead 

Western populations are becoming increasingly swarmed by postural related conditions. Due to the increase of sedentary lifestyles in western populations, many people are experiencing recurring acute and chronic lower back pain and neurological symptoms that can be considered highly dysfunctional.


 
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Written by Davey Jenkins   
Saturday, 01 November 2014 00:00

Steven Ray Cage Warriors World Champion will defend his title in Newcastle on Saturday 1st Novemeber 2014 against Carl Warburton. This will be their 3rd meeting with both winning 1 each. Steven is hoping to make the breakthrough to the UFC in 2015.

We all look forward to helping Steven Ray achieve his dream with our continued support in the assessment , treatment and rehabilitation of any injuries that Steven may have.


 
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