• You are not weak.

    By Clem | In Physiotherapy | on September 17, 2017

    It has been an age since I sat down and put thoughts on tech paper. Lots have changed in the life of Clem since I last wrote. I started a new job working for NHS Lothian in the neuroscience department as a physiotherapist at the start of the summer. I began the summer juggling three […]

  • Taming the stallion

    By Clem | In Physiotherapy | on April 24, 2017

    Taming the stallion In my last blog I spoke about some takeaways I got from the Know Pain course I attended in Aberdeen recently. I’ve been a season ticket holder on the pain education train for a number of years now not just because it is an interesting and complex topic but also because I […]

  • Reflections on Know Pain

    By Clem | In Physiotherapy | on March 21, 2017

    Five things I learnt from Know Pain in Aberdeen A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of heading up to Aberdeen with a colleague to spend 2 days with Mike Stewart and the Know Pain: A Practical Guide to Persistent Pain Therapy course. I had been waiting to do this course for a few […]

  • Advent Mobility Week One

    By Clem | In Physiotherapy | on December 7, 2016

    Advent Mobility – week one done So week one of Advent Mobility is in the bag and has a mix of hamstring, shoulder, thoracic spine and adductor/groin stretches in there. I have gotten some great feedback so far on the series so hopefully you’re trying out the moves yourself. Again, these moves should be carried […]

  • **For a video version of the blog below, have a look at the bottom of the page Mobility refers to our ability to move freely into various forms with limited stress on the body. Mobility along with strength and control is one of the fundamentals of movement and exercise. Being mobile means you have a […]

  • Teenage Lower Back Pain

    By Clem | In Physiotherapy | on November 3, 2016

    Last week I saw two different male teenagers with lower back pain complaints. Both patients were 15 years of age with very similar symptoms. As regular readers of this blog will know, I have a special interest in lower back pain since I manage it on a daily basis myself and find the science of […]

  • Stuff you should read 24/10/16

    By Clem | In Stuff you should read | on October 24, 2016

    It was a strange week last week. I spent last weekend in Ireland, home for the Clare county hurling final (ended in a draw). On the same day, the terrible news of the sudden passing of Anthony ‘Axel’ Foley sent the county, province, country and many in the world of rugby into mourning. His death made […]

  • Building a gym on a budget

    By Clem | In Personal Training | on October 17, 2016

    Hi guys, Early this year I helped out in the design and build of a gym in the west of Ireland in my home club of Clonlara. The club were looking to renovate a hand ball alley and provide a cost effective facility for the players to become bulletproof beasts/all Ireland winning hurlers. The priorities were […]

  • I’m spending this weekend in the wild west of Ireland in the mother ship of county Clare. The club I grew up with, Clonlara, are in the final of the county hurling championship (THE best game in the world, here’s proof). Getting home takes a long ass time (8 hours door to door) but its […]

  • Take your back for a walk

    By Clem | In Physiotherapy | on October 7, 2016

    Here’s some facts to establish 80% of us will experience pain in our lower back at some point in our lives. The vast majority of acute lower back pain episodes are classed as non-specific meaning that they are not of a sinister nature (cancer, fracture, infection or inflammatory disorder). As the population ages, the global […]

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