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W5 Physio’s Stewart Completes Tough Mudder!

May 24, 2014 by  
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W5 Physio officially has a Tough Mudder – Stewart and his team (No Limits Soldiers) has completed the gruelling event all in the name of charity!

Tough Mudder is a 10-12 mile obstacle course event through mud, over obstacles, over hills, and even electric fence, an event designed to test strength, stamina, teamwork and mental grit. Only the tough compete, and only the toughest complete!


Pic – Stewart getting a helping hand from teammates… Luckily for him they were in tremendous shape!

Stewart and his teammates Gavin, Tony, Andrew, Jason, Jason D, Rodney, Wayne, Ki and Co have raised an incredible £3150 for their chosen charity of Macmillan Cancer. “The event was brilliant, painful but brilliant” said Stewart. “As the organisers say, its not about the course time, its about working together as a team and overcoming the challenges in front of you together. But at the end of the day, the event was just an excuse to raise money for the amazing Macmillan charity, we’re all really proud to support them”.

Great Success!

Real-Time Ultrasound Scanning @W5 Physio

April 2, 2014 by  
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We are very excited to announce that W5 Physio can now offer our patients real-time ultrasound scanning to assist in the diagnosis and management of their musculoskeletal injuries, at no extra cost.
“The Ultrasound scanner is a brilliant adjunct to a patients’s treatment” says senior physio Taryn Schutz. “It allows us to clearly show the actual injury, I’m real time. This isn’t just great for confirming diagnoses, but we can then use the scanner to show the progress of the injury on each subsequent physiotherapy session”.

Here is an example of a scan of a partial tear of a calf muscle (Grade II tear medial head of gastrocnemius). From the image, we can see the tear of the muscle fibres creating the black oval shaped ‘hole’ in the middle, the blackness is blood within the muscle as a result of the tear.

During each treatment session, we would re-scan the injury to show the patient the formation of new muscle fibres as we help heal the muscle, then progressively strengthen it to result in a full recovery.
If you have any questions about the ultrasound scanner at W5 Physio, its uses or treatment options, feel free to give us a call.
The W5 Physio Team

Commonwealth Games Training Begins!

March 12, 2014 by  
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Friday 7th of March marked the first day of training for the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games,  a hugely enjoyable session at the Emirates Arena in Glasgow. The 15000 volunteers, selected from over 50000 applicants, attended one of four 3 hour shows hosted by BBC presenter Hazel Irvine and local radio DJ and comedian Des Clarke.

The highlight of the session was undoubtedly the unveiling of the Games uniforms – the workforce staff will be kitted out in red polo shirts, grey trousers, red and white soft shell jackets, red cagoules and grey hats, while the technical officials’ uniform will be grey, blue and green. The uniform was designed by outdoor clothing company Trespass, just as well given it was raining all day in Glasgow..!

The Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games Uniform, modelled by ‘Clyde’, the Games mascot. (Herald Scotland)

My personal highlight was hearing the thoughts and perspective of Olympic champion sprinter and four-time Commonwealth Games gold medallist Alan Wells. Alan joined the hosts on a couple of occasions through the show to chat about athlete preparation, the legacy of the games, and the sports he was looking forward to watching the most during the games – which unsurprisingly was the athletic competition!

Overall it was a great introduction to the what the Games mean to the athletes, spectators and the people of Glasgow, and i cannot wait for the next training session.

Bring on the games!



Stewart Ramsay – The Tough Mudder

February 19, 2014 by  
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W5 Physio’s co-founder Stewart Ramsay has thrown caution to the wind and has entered a gruelling Tough Mudder Challenge in April this year, all in support for Macmillan Cancer Support!

Tough Mudder events are hardcore 10-12 mile obstacle courses designed by Special Forces to test your all around strength, stamina, determination, and camaraderie. Only 78% of entrants successfully complete each challenge! Over half a million people worldwide have set themselves the challenge of becoming a Tough Mudder, is Stewart tough enough?!

Stewart’s chosen charity, Macmillan cancer support, has one objective – “to reach and improve the lives of everyone living with cancer and to inspire millions of others to do the same.” Through fundraising, research and campaigning Macmillan provide practical, medical and financial support and push for better cancer care. So please, if you can help with any amount, please sponsor Stewart and his team at http://www.justgiving.com/Tough-mudder-MJC-NLS 

Best of luck Stewart and all the NLS team, sports massage all round after!

The W5 Physio Team

‘Fitback And Bumps’ Sessions Are Up And Running @W5Physio!

January 15, 2014 by  
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Vicky Carey is delighted to be able to offer these antenatal and postnatal sessions at w5physio. The Fitback and Bumps programmes are unique in that they are exclusively run by physiotherapists and combine informative education with graded stability exercises backed up by clinical research. Vicky brings her extensive professional expertise and Pilates training, as well as first hand experience as a mum of two.


Participants on the programme have described the course as ‘extremely helpful and informative’ and would thoroughly recommend the course’, and have said of Vicky that she ‘is a pleasure to work with and her personal experience makes the sessions even more encouraging’.


Please call Vicky on 07786 941 323 for further information and booking and the website for further details on the courses (www.fitbackandbumps.co.uk)

Thank You for Movember Donations!

December 5, 2013 by  
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We’d just like to say a huge thank you to everyone who very generously donated us over £500 for this years Movember. The tash’s will return again next year for another month of Movember action, you can look forward to that then!

W5 Physio MoBros




Stop! Movember time! @W5 Physio

November 6, 2013 by  
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It’s that time of year when the fellas at W5 Physio grow a mo for Movember in support of the Movember Foundation.

Movember supports world class men’s health programmes that combat prostate and testicular cancer and mental health challenges. These programmes, directed by the Movember Foundation, are focused on awareness and education, living with and beyond cancer, staying mentally healthy, living with and beyond mental illness and research to achieve our vision of an everlasting impact on the face of men’s health.

So, please, if you can help in any way by donating to the W5 Physio Movember team in support of men’s health, we would be hugely grateful. If nothing else, please feel free to pop in and just admire the mo’s!

Donations can be made online here –https://www.movember.com/uk/donate/payment/team_id/1107745 

Thank you very much for your support!

W5 Physio Mo Bros

‘Fitback and Bumps’ Classes with Vicky Carey now @ W5 Physio!

October 9, 2013 by  
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Fitback and Bumps is an exciting new educational exercise programme offering antenatal and postnatal exercise sessions with a difference!

These sessions are unique because they are delivered by Chartered Physiotherapists so expert guidance and instruction is guaranteed throughout, helping remove the fear you might have about exercising during pregnancy and after you have had your baby.

You are in safe hands at this crucial time in your life !

Each antenatal and postnatal programme consists of 4 one hour sessions incorporating exercises, stretches and discussions on different topics.

Some of the things you can expect to learn throughout the programme include:

  • how to exercise safely during and after your pregnancy
  • how to improve your posture
  • how to reduce stress incontinence by strengthening your pelvic floor muscles
  • how to reduce pelvic and back pain by strengthening your core
  • how to flatten your tummy after pregnancy
  • why things may be hurting and how to fix them

Visit www.fitbackandbumps.co.uk for more information

Vicky Carey is delighted to be able to offer Fitback and Bumps sessions here at W5 Physio.

‘As a Physiotherapist and a Clinical Pilates practitioner I knew the importance of achieving and maintaining a strong core. But when I became a mum of two, I learned at first hand how vital core stability exercises are to help maintain a smooth pregnancy and speedy return to fitness after birth. The Fitback and Bumps courses are designed to do just that.’


£55 per 1 hour session – please contact Vicky on 07786 941 323 for more details.

Vicky also runs classes locally – see www.elitepilatesplus.com  for more details.

It’s London Marathon Time!

April 19, 2013 by  
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Best of luck to our heroic (and perhaps masochistic?!) patients who are running in the London Marathon this Sunday. By now, all the hard work has been done, all the long hours of training in the snow, wind and rain, and it’s looking like near perfect conditions for race day – cool temps and mostly sunny.

At this stage, rest, light stretching and tapering should be order of the day, with rest and good nutrition the most important things along with correct hydrating. Don’t change anything at this late stage – no new shoes, no change in diet, no change in routines, just rest and look forward to a fantastic day.

Good luck everyone, we hope you finish injury free, but we’ll be here to help any niggles if you need us!

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