Blog Posts

Flat Footed Squat and Modern Posture

December 8, 2019

Can you move correctly - like a child - and if you cant how does that contribute to your pain?

Mechanical Pain or Not

November 22, 2019

What causes your pain and where is it coming from?

Functional Movement

July 22, 2019

Some thoughts on natural, functional movement in modern society.

Let's Get Shetland Moving

April 7, 2019

In Shetland sometimes people do not move enough in winter. Here is the start of a series of blog posts to try and get people moving more.

Episode 11 - How does it feel when us therapists get injured?


August 9, 2018

How does it feel when one of us therapists gets injured? This article will help to put ankle injuries into a different light for you.

Episode 10 - How Has Pain Helped You Today?


July 10, 2018

A different perspective on pain and how we can change it.

Episode 9 - Are you running towards an Injury?


April 25, 2018

How to avoid injuries when starting a new endurance based fitness programme. This post includes some of the risk factors for running related injuries.

Episode 8 - That time after Up Helly Aa and before the rest of the year.


February 6, 2018

Sports specific training in Shetland sometimes is shortened because training plans are squeezed into a shorter space of time. Here are some thoughts on how to look after yourself through this.

Episode 7 - What kind of stretches Should I do?


January 24, 2018

Posture - stretching - are your muscles short and stiff or long and weak

Episode 6 - Pain in the Front of Your Knee


November 30, 2017

Episode 6 - Pain in the Front of Your KneeBy Stella McCall

Five Ways to Avoid Injuries When Getting Fit for Christmas 


November 15, 2017

Five ways to avoid injuries when getting fit for Christmas 

You are what you do: Part 2


November 10, 2017

You are what you do: Part 2Has evolution caused your pain?

Episode 3 - 17/08/2017 - Positive strain and positive pain.


August 17, 2017

What could be causing your pain? Is there actually something wrong with your body or is there something wrong in your life?

You Become What You Do: Part 1


January 13, 2017

Here is the first blog of 2017. You become what you do: Part 1. With the health focus of a new year, have a think about the things you might be doing that cause pain.

Do I really have to do these exercises?


November 23, 2016

Some advice if you want to make sure your exercises get done as suggested by your therapist.

Healthy, Happy and Not Injured: The Injury Shetland Blog


November 2, 2016

Healthy, Happy and Not Injured: The Injury Shetland Blog

The Injury Shetland story: the first 5 years


June 24, 2016

Injury Shetland has grown bigger and faster than we ever thought possible. To celebrate our fifth birthday at Injury Shetland, we will have various offers and we want to say a huge thank-you to everyone who has been involved along the way.

Developing young people. How much sport is too much?


March 16, 2016

As young people get older their body changes a lot. These changes can increase the risk of injuries or pain at different ages and stages of development.

Osteopathy for Mum and Baby


December 11, 2015

Osteopathic treatment can help the body adapt to the changes that occur during pregnancy as your baby grows.

Physiotherapist, osteopath or chiropractor?


September 11, 2015

What is the difference between physiotherapy, osteopathy and chiropractic?

Postural Dysfunction


September 11, 2015

Our bodies are designed for movement. We are not designed to be in one position for a prolonged period of time. Modern lifestyles often involve lots of sitting and we are in a flexed posture for much longer periods than we have been designed for.

Cartilage tear


September 11, 2015

Cartilage comes in different forms. One type of cartilage is the shiny stuff on the ends of bones. That helps to protect the ends of the bone during joint movement.The other type of cartilage – the type we will discuss here – includes structures like the Meniscus of the knee and the Labrum of the hip and shoulder joints.

Joint Pain


September 11, 2015

There are many different types of joint and each is designed to move in a particular way. Some joints move in one direction (for example a hinge joint like the knee or elbow), and other joints move in many different directions (for example a ball and socket joint like the shoulder or hip).



September 11, 2015

The word Tendinopathy basically means pathology of a tendon. It is an umbrella term for anything wrong with a tendon.

Preventing injuries in young people


September 11, 2015

We are seeing more and more young people in the clinic who have adult type of injuries. The good news is that many of these injuries can be prevented.