Golf Physio EISC

Carys Irvine

Carys Irvine, 15 next month, is a pupil at one of our local high schools. She was introduced to golf at the age of 9 and obtained her first official CONGU handicap of 33 at the age of 12. Now, as she approaches her 15th birthday it sits at 7. She has won many junior and […]

Edinburgh Sports Injury Clinic

male incontinence

There are certain conditions which affect mainly women. Breast Cancer and urinary incontinence are 2 of these. They, however, are not exclusive to women. One cause of urinary incontinence in men is prostrate surgery/ treatment. Regaining pelvic floor control for a man can be difficult as it is often a form of exercise that they […]

Edinburgh Sports Injury Clinic

Concussion in Sport

Concussion is an alteration to how your brain normally works. It is caused by a blow or jolt to the head, which in turn causes the brain to shake inside the skull. Whether and athlete is suffering from concussion or not is a question which commonly occurs in contact sports. Direct contact with the head […]

Edinburgh Sports Injury Clinic

A child’s physiology and anatomy is different in many ways from an adult. Here are 10 differences:

A child’s physiology and anatomy is different in many ways from an adult. Here are 10 differences: 1) When a baby is born there are still gaps in the bones of the skull. The shape of the head can therefore be altered by constant pressure on it especially if the baby is always lying the […]

Jamie Calder Sailing ESIC

Jamie Calder wins UK Youth National Championships (Laser Radial Class )

A huge congratulation to Jamie on winning the UK Youth National Championships (Laser Radial Class ) . Check out Jamie, one of our sponsored athletes, on

Golfing injuries and back pain

Golf injuries and back pain

The 2016 Golf Season has officially begun, but are you physically ready after the long winter layoff? You may think that because golf is a low impact sport that your chances of injury are low. However recent studies showed that 60% of professional golfers and 40% of amateur golfers suffered from an injury each season. […]


Tension Headache – Causes, Symptoms & Treatments

A tension headache is probably the most common type of headache which people complain about. It can be so common that some people look upon it as being ‘normal’ or expected. They put it down to being a ‘headachey type of person’. It is though that 1 in 3 adults have tension headaches up to […]

New Premises for ESIC

The clinic moved from Lanark Road West in May of this year, to our current location, 567 Lanark Road, Juniper Green. The building, which we renovated was built in the 1800’s as a stable.   Our architect, Harry Wood, worked with us to produce a purpose built clinic which gave us treatment rooms plus a […]

Real Time Ultrasound

ESIC is one of the few clinics in Edinburgh to offer Ultrasound (US) imaging in the rehabilitation of the core. Back pain and injury change how the core muscles work. This can result in a chronic pain cycle, poor athletic performance and after pregnancy it can limit the recovery of the pelvic floor. Once this […]


Correct alignment and function of the foot is fundamental to achieving optimum performance and reducing the risk of injury. The use of custom made insoles can assist in this by restricting or improving the function of the foot and ankle. They work alongside the other treatments prescribed by your therapist.

Voice Issues

At ESIC we are fortunate to work with professionals from different areas. Many speech problems can cause stress and tightness in the thorax and upper back. Should the problems with speech last for a while then the musculoskeletal problems become fixed. Joints reduce their movement and muscles weaken. This lack of movement in your ribs […]

Chronic Back Pain

This is characterized by recurrent episodes of acute pain followed by a return to a period of low level pain, or even pain free periods. Within hours of the first episode of back pain, the deep muscles that support the spine ( the core muscles ) stop working properly. This leaves the back weak and […]