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Hampden Sports Clinic are looking for a Physiotherapist to join the team...
JOBS - JOIN THE TEAM - Sports Massage Therapist
Hampden Sports clinic is recruiting an enthusiastic and dynamic member of staff to our team to provide remedial and sports massage therapy to our large client base. We are looking to expand our service provision over our clinic sites which will allow access to both a sporting population and also members of the general public. We are looking for a highly motivated individual who enjoys working with a vastly experience medical team and has a passion for developing their skills as a practitioner.
Duncan Cowles Rambles About Fitness, Hillwalking & Scary Adult Things
Duncan Cowles is a BAFTA Scotland Award-winning documentary filmmaker whose short films have been selected for various film festivals internationally winning a selection of awards, and gaining significant online exposure . No longer in his twenties, and feeling the aches and pains begin to get slightly more prevalent, Duncan looks around and sees that everyone his age seems to be obsessed with fitness. He wonders is he fit enough and, if he was fitter, whether he would be happier. With conflicting statistics not making it easy to figure out if millennials are fit or not, and what being fit even really means, Duncan decides to get a professional ‘V02 max’ test at Hampden Sports Clinic to assess his physical fitness. After discovering he is fitter than expected, Duncan figures there must be more to fitness than just simply ‘being fit’. After his time in our Health & Fitness lab, we caught up with Duncan to let him ramble on about Fitness, Hillwalking, Chicken Wings, Millennials, and Staying Alive...
Exercise During Pregnancy - 'Mums To Be' On The Move...
At Hampden Sports Clinic our fabulous Senior Physiotherapist Louise has come in contact with many pregnant ladies. One of the most common themes is that they are often unsure of what exercise is deemed safe to do during pregnancy.
Injury Frequency and Reoccurrence - How Can We Help?
Sport, like life, is sometimes just not fair. It can appear that when we analyse the pattern and frequency of injury in sport that some sportsmen and women get more than their “fair share”. In practice there are many understandable reasons for this. Traumatic sports such as football and rugby have an increased risk of injury due to the physical nature of the contact, seen by those who play as just part of the game. Similarly snowsports with the combination of speed and dangerous manoeuvres lead to some horrific injuries. However even within a particular sport there do appear to be certain individuals who are “injury prone”. Does such a thing really exist?
I often hear and see golfers commenting on swing techniques causing injury. It is a subject that is really interesting and the more I read about it the more complicated it seems to get. Which of the swings above are most likely to cause injury?
Sports Nutrition - Post Lockdown
To mark what is usually the annual ‘Nutrition and Hydration Week’, Hampden Sports Clinic have pulled together a focus on nutrition to help raise awareness of what we can do to improve our overall health and wellbeing...
Performance & Safety Tips For New Runners During Lockdown...
You've had enough of FaceTime and you're zapped with Zoom. You've watched every episode of Friends eighteen times, you've finished Tiger King (again). And now you're looking for something new to keep you busy for the rest of the current lockdown.
Behind The Scenes: ACL Journey – You are Not Alone!
Knee injuries are a commonly seen in our clinic – with them being either a long-standing issue, something that has gradually come on or something that has just happened recently (trip, fall or with sport). Unfortunately, I have experienced a knee injury and if I am honest I am probably a better Physiotherapist by going through the process myself. 
'Sleep Well' from the Team at Hampden Sports Clinic
How Well Do You Sleep? This is a good question to ask ourselves and can vary depending what stage of life we are in, never mind being in the middle of a pandemic. Most people can identify periods in their lives when they slept poorly, whether from having a young family, financial or personal worries, a painful injury, noisy neighbours to mention a few.
How To Improve Your Sleep - from the Team at Hampden Sports Clinic
Good sleep hygiene is all about putting yourself in the best position to sleep well each and every night. Looking at your own bedtime routine and getting into good habits, creating a comfortable, safe place to sleep. Be flexible but aim to get your own checklist that works for you to get your best possible sleep.
Hampden’s Heart Health Awareness Month: February 2021
Lowering the incidence of heart disease remains one of the most important health challenges, both in Scotland and increasingly in the developing world. While the incidence in the UK is thankfully decreasing it remains the leading cause of death in males and disproportionately affects those in lower socio-economic groups. Each February, the British Heart Foundation (BHF) actively promotes National Heart Month by encouraging people to raise awareness of the dangers of heart disease to their employees, friends and family. While our current focus may be on the Covid pandemic, ensuring we remain active and healthy in 2021 is still important. 
 Hampden Sports Clinic offers a range of Health & Fitness screening packages which include assessments of blood pressure, heart and lung function. When the current restrictions are lifted we will be able to reopen our full range of health and fitness services. Keep an eye on our social media channels for upto date news re opening dates.
Today is Time to Talk Day 2021. With so many of us suffering mentally due to the continuing impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, today’s annual ‘Time to Talk Day’ is perhaps even more significant in the current climate.
Working from home? Try building the following exercises into your working day to help avoid aches and pains associated with being sedentary.
Our first lockdown was an unsettling time for all. Yet, the two things that kept me focused and organised was my fitness routine and developing new skills in my daily life. My fitness routine and being organised during lockdown has been crucial to the physical and mental wellbeing of my family and myself.
Here are The Reinvention tips for coping with stress during the lockdown. We have created infographics so you can share, download and print to help your family and friends during these uncertain times.  Covid 19 can stir up all sorts of feelings, like fear, anxiety or stress. A little stress can be helpful. It can be the motivator that keeps us self-isolating or washing our hands. But constant or high levels of stress can negatively affect our mental and physical health. Taking care of the mind and body is always important, but doing so amid a pandemic can be tricky. So here are some tips to help get you through your day. 
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?
We all know Exercise is essential for your Health and wellbeing. During the first 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 after a year-long global 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, and as lockdown lifts - gyms and team sport etc are almost back to normal.
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.