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What if I couldn't walk freely again? I was scared that the physiotherapy would not work. And, scared that the haunting words the doctors told me would be true. What if I couldn't walk freely again?
REAL LIFE - REACH & RECOVER #2: World Mental Health Day 2020
Today is World Mental Health Day, Saturday 10th of October. The World Health Organisation, in collaboration with United for Global Mental Health and the World Federation for Mental Health, is encouraging people from all countries to support a global movement calling for greater investment in mental health.
For the latest edition in our 'Real Life - Reach & Recover' Blog Series. Triumph Over Injury champion Angela Mc Shane chats about courage and how she got the through the difficulties in the early days...
CLINIC JOB VACANCY - Senior Physiotherapist (Full Time Post)
Hampden Sports Clinic are looking for a Senior Physiotherapist to join the team...
REAL LIFE - REACH & RECOVER #1: Triumph Over Injury
Here we launch our 'Real Life - Reach & Recover' blog series with our dear friend, clinic champion and true survivor - Angela McShane (Triumph Over Injury)...
The Benefits of Remedial & Sports Massage Post Lockdown
In line with government guidance and recovery from Lockdown, we're delighted to announce that we're able to offer Sports Massage, along with physiotherapy and podiatry once again. Gradually the clinic is returning to a "new normal", and we look forward to welcoming you back soon...
Return & Recover - Clinic Reopening...
With the continued progress in the easing of the Scottish Government restrictions we are delighted to announce that Hampden Sports Clinic will reopen for physiotherapy, sports medicine, and podiatry on Tuesday the 21st of July.
With the Scottish Government looking at further positive changes to emerging from Lockdown this week, it appears that we are moving in a positive direction.
Adapt and Recover - Online/Video Physiotherapy Consultations
What does Hampden Sports Clinic's video physiotherapy consultation consist of and how can it help you?
The Loose Art of Stretching....
Never has there been a more hotly debated topic in the world of rehabilitation than stretching. The art of stretching can be traced back over 5,000 years to the Indus-Sarasvati civilization in Northern India where yoga was first developed. But was this really stretching, or was it a series of symbolic movements that happened to enhance joint ranges of movement?
Outside The Clinic - Golf Swing Back On Course
With the First Minister revealing that Scotland is now moving on to the first phase of a four-part plan for easing the Lockdown restrictions which were put in place more than nine weeks ago on March 23, people can now take part in some non-contact sports such as golf, angling and outdoor swimming. Earlier this year ahead of the new golf season we spoke to our Senior Physiotherapist Lindsay Smart about his career involvement and the 4th love of his life. Lockdown put all of this on hold but with his imminent return to the course now is a great time to hear his thoughts....
"Outside The Clinic" - What does Sport mean to me?
As the Scottish Government carefully makes plans to open up some sport and outside activity in the coming weeks and months, we're sure a lot of people are looking forward to getting moving once again (with all social distancing and medical advice in place, of course!) During Lockdown we caught up with our Senior Physiotherapist and exercise enthusiast Allan Kershaw about what sport means to him...
In support of Mental Health Awareness Week, we continue our mini blog series with clinic supporter and our close pal Angela McShane.  Here she has provided some practical advice on how to cope with isolation during the lockdown.
7 Steps to Triumph Over Injury (Mental Health Awareness Week)
In support of Mental Health Awareness Week, we caught up with our good pal and clinic champion Angela McShane. Angela is the founder of The Reinvention, A Survivor, Off the back of a tragic accident, Angela is now an ambassador for road safety and an inspirational educational speaker specialising in Post Crash-Care, Physiotherapy Experience & Wellness to Raising Confidence. 
Mental Health & Exercise - Give yourself a head start...
With the world entering into Mental Health Awareness Week amid the coronavirus pandemic it’s been harder than ever to keep to the routine that some of us crave. Whether it is early morning gym sessions, long runs/walks/cycles in the hills or team sport, we have all had to adapt.
Here's a wee video message from us to you!
We are here if you need us. Stay Home, Save Lives...
Hampden Sports Clinic offers online video physiotherapy consultations during Lockdown
With the various restrictions in place and with all but essential workers confined to our homes we are now offering online video physiotherapy consultations.
With all but essential workers confined to our homes we are launching a FREE online LIVE CHAT offering physiotherapy advice.
A Physiotherapist’s Role When Working With National Squads
Hampden Sports Clinic's Head of Physiotherapy has been fortunate enough to work with the Scottish FA as a physiotherapist over the past 7 years with his primary role being with the under 21 team which also included a few opportunities to work with the men’s national A squad...We caught up with Alan around the experience and what's expected of him in terms of physio treatment, and also a behind the scenes insight in to pre-match excitement..
Hampden Sports Clinic - Sports Physiotherapy at Senior Golf open (Italy 2019)
Hampden Sports Clinic's Senior Physiotherapist and golf fanatic Lindsay Smart was providing physiotherapy cover for the Italian senior Golf open in San Daniele just North of Venice last year. We caught up with Lindsay about his sporting experience and what might have been once of his best work trips on record, down to his love of the sport...
Sports Physiotherapy at the European Youth Olympic Winter Festival 2019
Hampden Sports Clinic's Senior Physio Therapist Lindsay Smart was assigned to provide official Physiotherapy support for the European Youth Olympic Winter Festival (Bosnia-Herzegovina 2019) The EYOF was the first-ever top European multi-sport event aimed at young athletes aged 14 to 18. A year on we caught up with Lindsay about this medical and sporting experience and what he took from this trip to what was a war zone only 20+ years ago...
How & When to begin exercising after having a baby...
In line with the recent celebrations around International Women's Day, our Physiotherapist, keen runner and mummy extraordinaire Louise has pulled together this feature with some advice on how and when to begin exercise after giving birth...
International Women's Day - Reinvention: Triumph over Injury
International Women's Day (March 8) is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women, and we've decided to celebrate, and catch up with one of our own - Angela McShane, the Founder and Director of The Reinvention: Triumph over Injury.
Running Repairs: 2 day course, Glasgow: 25-26 JULY 2020
We're delighted to announce that in July this year, the popular Running Physio is running a day course aiming to provide clinicians with the skills and knowledge required to assess and treat all common running injuries...
Hampden Sports Clinic - "Quality" - Customer Experience (by Bob Wylie)
I used to hobble up the stairs at the front of Hampden to get to the clinic and dance down them after using the hydro pool.
Exercise and Parkinson’s Disease
We all know exercise is good for us, but why is it particularly important when you have Parkinson’s Disease?

So what is the best way to recover? Importantly, do what is right for you, what is good for the 10K running goose may not be good for the Tough Mudder running gander.


With Clubs returning from their summer holidays, talk has turned to player transfers and who is signing for who.


As runners, we each use various methods of training and workouts in our own way.

Top physio tips for snow season

With the snow sports season upon us, many are counting the clock down to the next run.


Most fitness fans will have heard of the Five Ferries Challenge – cycling 52 miles in four stages around the west of Scotland and catching ferries along the way.