Blog – ESP Physio



POSTED: February 15, 2023

Ankle Injuries

Ankle injuries are a very common occurrence in sports and are frequently caused by “going over” your ankle – that is to say: excessively twisting it. This is common in sports with lots of changes of direction, such as football, basketball, and netball. As it is such a common injury, lots is known about it […]


POSTED: November 1, 2022

ESP Partners with Dollar Academy!

ESP Physio are delighted to announce a new working partnership with Dollar Academy. The newest member of our team, Scott, will be providing physiotherapy to the young athletes in Dollar Academy’s Rugby and Hockey teams. Everyone at ESP Physiotherapy would like to wish Dollar Academy all the best for the upcoming season and hope they […]


POSTED: October 14, 2022

Common Wrist Injuries

Upper limb injuries are generally less frequent than lower limb injuries, but they can be quite disruptive to your activities of daily living, especially if they involve the hand. Below are a few common wrist and hand injuries that may require physiotherapy treatment. Broken Wrist Probably one of, if not the most common region to […]


POSTED: September 12, 2022

Learning About Traumatic Shoulder Injuries

Shoulder pain is a common complaint in both daily life and sport, which can arise from an acute incident or slowly over time. Traumatic events, such as heavy impacts or awkward movements, often lead to bone or ligament injuries, such as an AC joint sprain or a broken clavicle. Non-traumatic shoulder pain typically arises due […]


POSTED: August 29, 2022

ESP Physio Returns From The Games

At ESP we have always encouraged our team to get experience in as many fields as possible whether that be lecturing on physiotherapy courses at university, working in pro-youth football, rugby or hockey to name but a few. It is the same reason why we have a constant stream of physiotherapy students coming from Queen […]


POSTED: August 25, 2022

Working With The Best

Since ESP’s inception we have always tried to work with world class athletes. Our goal as company was to provide the very best level of service for our patients, and we recognised that if we could provide a level of care that professional athletes were happy with, then we could certainly meet the requirements of […]


POSTED: July 11, 2022

Pilates at ESP Physio

As some of you might already know Olivia is running weekly Pilates classes at Grangemouth rugby club on a Thursday morning from 8-8:45 AM.  A block of 5 classes costs £40 and all you require is a mat and a towel to support your head and neck.  Pilates is low level strengthening for the lower […]


POSTED: May 4, 2022

ACL Injuries in Football

What is the ACL? The Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) is a major ligament in the knee point that is responsible for preventing the tibia (shin bone) from coming forward from the femur (thigh bone). It also controls rotation in the knee and is essential for stabilising the knee during dynamic agility tasks, such as pivoting […]


POSTED: February 17, 2022

Breaking Pointe: 5 Common Foot and Ankle Injuries in Dance

One of the things we love to do at ESP is take student physiotherapists on placement before they qualify. If you have attended our Stirling or Grangemouth clinic before Christmas then you may have met Rachel Hendrie who qualified last year before starting a post with the Scottish Ballet. As we see an increasing number […]


POSTED: January 27, 2022

Sports Physiotherapy for Hockey Injuries

ESP are no strangers to providing physiotherapy cover to sporting teams and events. In recent years we have had our physiotherapists cover Falkirk Football Clubs U21 matches, Scotlands Strongest Man Finals and the Super 6, Wolves and Ladies teams at Stirling County Rugby Club. However in recent weeks we have added the sports of Indoor […]