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Our main goal is to get to the root cause of your pain and discomfort so you can recover as quick as possible, stay fit and be healthy. We have a range of treatment options ranging from Physiotherapy and Sports Massage to Relaxing Deep Tissue Massage and Aromatherapy Massage but we will always tailor the treatment to your needs.

We offer a wide range of treatments but they can be separated into two categories:

  1. Physiotherapy and Remedial Massage Treatments
  2. Holistic Complementary Massage Treatments

What our Redmedial Massage & Physiotherapy Edinburgh can help you with :

  • Injury Recovery
  • Increase Range of Movement and Flexibility
  • Postural Dysfunction
  • Tendon injuries and tendinopathy
  • Post-operative rehabilitation (shoulders, knees. Hips, ankles)
  • Pre-habilitation
  • Arthritis and degenerative conditions
  • Back and Neck pain
  • Headaches
  • Sciatica

Our Physiotherapy Edinburgh and Remedial Massage treatments are evidence based with sound clinical reasoning. Highly skilled and qualified Physiothersapists and massage therapists will discuss your needs and goals with you on your first session during your consultation to ensure we work with you to achieve what you want. Just remember injury is not a requirement to come and see us though – we are very passionate about preventitive care and pre-habilitation.

What to expect on your first appointment:

  • In depth Consultation
  • Physical Assessment
  • Hands on Treatment
  • Free Stretching & Exercise Programme
  • Treatment Plan & On going Support & Advice

To book a treatment you can click here..

What our Holistic Complementary Massage Treatments can help you with:

  • De-stress
  • Improve Circulation
  • Relieve Muscle Tension
  • Improves your sleep and reduces insomnia
  • Reduce Anxiety
  • Aid with Depression
  • Headaches

The benefits of massage therapy are plentiful and scientifically studied. These benefits are both physical and psychological to promote optimal health and wellbeing.

What to Expect:

  • Your Concerns Listened To
  • Consultation to Understand Your Emotional and Physical Well-Being
  • A Relaxing and Therapeutic Treatment
  • Home Care Advice

 

If you would like to know more about any of our treatments please see our Treatments page.

You can also read about each of our therapists and meet the team on our About page.


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Pilates for Improving our Quality of Life!

What is Pilates?

Pilates is a method of exercise and physical movement designed to stretch, strengthen, and balance the body. With systematic practice of specific exercises coupled with focused breathing patterns, Pilates has proven itself invaluable not only as a fitness endeavour, but also as an important adjunct to professional sports training and physical rehabilitation of all kinds [1].

How Pilates works in our body?

The Pilates is based on the use of functional exercises for improving muscular strength and endurance and train these muscles. It focuses on rehabilitation maintaining a ‘neutral spine,’ pelvic and spinal stability, along with activation or recruitment of deep stabilizer muscles (transverses abdominis, internal and external abdominal obliqus, and multifidus muscles) and pelvic floor muscles in combination with controlled breathing. This work efficiently to maintain the control in our body [2].

When we can use it? Scientific Evidence.

Fortunately, the Pilates phenomenon has transcended to the scientific sphere where numerous studies have shown and continue to demonstrate the beneficial results of the practice of this method to improve the quality of life of people who have very different physical and health conditions:

o CHRONIC NECK PAIN STUDY: “The beneficial effects of Pilates and yoga exercises on pain and related disability have been shown previously (11, 19, 21, 33–35). Our results were in accordance with those studies showing improvement in the outcome as regards quality of life, pain, disability and depression after 6 weeks [3].”

o CHRONIC LOW BACK PAIN STUDY: “Pilates exercise for the improvement of low back pain was studied in previous randomized controlled trial where the Pilates group undertook a 6-week program. These data suggest that Pilates improved nonspecific chronic LBP in an active population compared to no intervention. Additionally, Pilates improved general health, pain level, sports functioning, flexibility, and proprioception in individuals with chronic LBP [2].”

o KNEE OSTEOARTHRITIS STUDY: “While, regarding pain and disability, more significant improvement was observed in participants following Pilates training compared to CTE. It seemed that Pilates training was more effective than the CTE (conventional therapeutic exercise) to improve pain and disability in individuals with KOA (knee osteoarthritis) [4]”.

o DEPRESSION, ANXIETY AND QUALITY OF LIFE STUDY: “Physical training is an effective strategy for improving quality of life and emotional health status and can diminish morbidities associated with obesity, such as depression and anxiety symptoms. (…) Pilates exercise could be an alternative strategy for promoting health status and quality of life improvements in both nonclinical and clinical populations [5].”

o PREGNANT STUDY: “The results of this study indicated that Pilates is an effective, healthy, and feasible method of reducing pain in pregnancy, and is therefore a beneficial alternative workout for the suppression of pain in the third trimester of pregnancy [6].”

o OLDER ADULTS STUDY: “There is evidence that mat Pilates improves dynamic balance, lower limb strength, hip and lower back flexibility and cardiovascular endurance in elderly individuals [7].”

o CHRONIC STROKE PATIENTS STUDY: “Pilates is recognized as an exercise program that is effective in restoring physical functions in stroke patients. Pilates training was shown to improve autonomy, static balance, and quality of life, and even improve quality of life that had decreased due to chronic disorders over a long period [8].”

Now it is your turn, give Pilates a try!

By Aranzazu our Physiotherapist! 🙂

References:
[1]: https://www.pilatesmethodalliance.org
[2]: Comparative effectiveness of lumbar stabilization, dynamic strengthening, and Pilates on chronic low back pain: randomized clinical trial by Esha A. Bhadauria and Peeyoosha Gurudut.
[3]: Efects of pilates and yoga in patients with chronic neck pain a sonographic study by Naime ULUĞ, Öznur Tunca YILMAZ, Murat KARA and Levent ÖZÇAKAR.
[4]: The comparison of the effectiveness of conventional therapeutic exercises and Pilates on pain and function in patients with knee osteoarthritis by Mazloum V, Rabiei P, Rahnama N and Sabzehparvar E.
[5]: Pilates and aerobic training improve levels of depression, anxiety and quality of life in overweight and obese individuals by Rodrigo Luiz Vancini, Angeles Bonal Rosell Rayes, Claudio Andre Barbosa de Lira, Karine Jacon Sarro and Marilia Santos Andrade.
[6]: Pilates workouts can reduce pain in pregnant women by Oktaviani I.
[7]: Effects of Mat Pilates on Physical Functional Performance of Older Adults: a Meta-analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials by Roberta Oliveira Bueno de Souza; Liliane de Faria Marcon; Alex Sandro Faria de Arruda; Francisco Luciano Pontes Junior; Ruth Caldeira de Melo.
[8]: Influence of pilates training on the quality of life of chronic stroke patients by Seok-Min Yun, Sang-Kyoon Park and Hee Sung Lim.

 

Benefits of using Resistance Bands..

Resistance bands are elastic bands made out of latex and are used for all kind of low-impact exercise routines. You will most likely have seen them before in the gym, etc. They come in different colours depending on the resistance so you can tailor your exercises depending on the area you want to work on or on your level of fitness. Here there are some of the benefits of using resistance bands as part of your workout:

– Resistance bands are good to add some variety and challenge to your routine so your muscles don’t get too used to always doing the same exercises. You can use them as you would do with regular weight or you can do more general body exercises such us adding them to certain yoga movements.

– As there are different tension levels you can tailor exercises to your needs from beginner’s level up to an advanced level.

– They are really cheap and last for a long time. You only need to replace them if they get damaged, lose the elasticity/tension or you are ready for the next resistance/level.

– They don’t take up much space, which is especially handy if you have to travel a lot and you want to keep with your exercise routine.

– They are safer than regular weights if you are training alone. To avoid an accident with weights you can either drop them but may end up damaging your foot or the floor or you can try to compensate with other muscles increasing the chance of injury. You won’t have that problem with the resistance bands, if it becomes too hard, you can just let them go!

We can provide the right resistance band for you and show you how to use it for specific exercises we would recommend after your treatment in the clinic!

By Raul our Physiotherapist.

You can purchase a resistance band through our website store if you would like to try one out – www.bodyworksedinburgh.com/store


Case Studies:

Logan Rees – Scotland International – Top Ranked British Under 23 in 2017 for 10km Road (29m28s)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Big thank you to Logan for answering some questions for us in the clinic at Bodyworks Edinburgh. Logan is currently having some sessions with our Physiotherapist Raul to get to the bottom of an on-going foot issue he has had since 2014. We will be posting more information on these sessions shortly!
What made you start running initially?
My older sister won a race when she was about 7 or 8 years old, without any training. So she started doing some training after that and when I turned 7 I ended up going along with her, and since then I have been running! I liked it initially because it was a family activity, and we all did it together, both my wee brothers and my sister all run, and just more recently it has become more serious.
What do you enjoy most about running?
I enjoy racing a lot, so because of that I enjoy the training, it gives me the motivation.
What distances do you normally race?
5-10km usually, and throughout the winter Cross Country.
Do you have any ambitions to do any longer distances?
If in the future I got to the stage where I felt I’ve done what I want to do with my 10km distance then yes I would think about increasing my distance. Growing up I always did longer distances through hill running, so I think going up in distance would be more likely than going down.

To read more about Logan click here.


Gift Vouchers

If you’re looking for a gift idea for Birthdays, Valentines Day, Anniversaries, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day or Christmas we have gift vouchers available for all of our treatments or for a certain value. Everyone loves a massage and what could be better than giving someone the gift of muscular pain relief or relaxation! Our gift vouchers can be posted to you first class free of charge or we can send you an e-voucher on receipt of payment.

To make the voucher for you, we need the treatment type or value you would like to gift, the name of the person the voucher is going to and the name of the person gifting the voucher.

We can take payment over the phone by card or you can pop in and pay cash/card at reception. Have a look at our treatments page to see what massage you would like to go for and get in touch via email or phone (0131 241 1833) to purchase and arrange delivery. If you would like to purchase a value, please look in our Store for available values to simply purchase through PayPal. Just remember to add the gift voucher details mentioned above into the description box when paying.

Please note that Gift Vouchers can’t be used in conjunction with any other offers.

* Please do not book a treatment if you are unwell. This is for your own health, and the well-being of our staff.