Physiotherapy involves diagnosis and treatment of problems affecting nerves, muscles and joints. At Yasp we specialise in improving persistent, long term problems such as pain, stiffness, and loss of movement or mobility.
We are passionate about the benefits of physical activity for both body and mind. But we realise that some people face overwhelming barriers to activity. We have a track record of success in working with people to overcome these barriers, allowing them to achieve their full potential.
Margaret specialises in treating neurological conditions such as multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, stroke or neuropathy. She has contributed to the leadership and publication of research into exercise for multiple sclerosis and has developed effective exercise programmes for neurological conditions that have been replicated elsewhere in the UK.
We can help a wide range of neurological conditions using a variety of treatment approaches including: exercise, functional electrical stimulation, vestibular rehabilitation, sensory dynamic orthoses, and pain management. For people with MS these treatments are funded by the MS Society, with no cost to the patient. Contact us to find out if we can help with your specific problem.
At Yasp we realise that persistent pain can often be distressing and have a huge impact on your ability to get the most from life. We will work hard to understand your experience of pain and listen to your story with compassion.
We understand that pain is individual to the person experiencing it and so your goals, aims and treatment will be tailored to your needs. Pain science can often seem daunting and confusing so we aim to help you understand how pain happens and ways you can help yourself.
Long standing pain can happen for many reasons so please contact us to find out whether we can help.
Acupuncture involves the insertion of very fine stainless steel needles into the skin. It has been used in China for over 2000 years, and increasingly in Western medicine since the 1970s. It can be used for a wide range of common health problems to reduce pain, e.g. NICE recognises acupuncture’s benefits for migraines and tension headaches.
Acupuncture can be combined with other physiotherapy treatments such as exercise, manual therapy, relaxation techniques, and modern science techniques for managing pain.
At Yasp both Paula and Margaret are qualified in delivering acupuncture for pain relief. Contact us for more information.
Hand, Wrist and Arm Therapy
We can offer assessment, treatment and advice for hand, wrist and arms problems.
- We can recommend ways to strengthen, regain function and maintain mobility of your muscles and joints that help you use your hands.
- We can offer advice on the use of splints, supports, equipment or gadgets and whether that is the right choice for you.
Arthritic hands: the SARAH program
We can help you use the SARAH programme which was developed for people with Arthritis. It is a 12 week program of strength and mobility exercises for the wrist and hand but also helps with goals and overcoming barriers.
There are many conditions and injuries that can affect hand, wrist and upper limb function so please contact us to see if we can help.
Muscle and Joint Problems
At Yasp we are experienced in offering assessment and treatment for a wide range of muscle and joint problems throughout the body. Our advice and treatment will be individual to suit your needs whether it is a new or a longer standing problem.
We aim to help you find ways to feel confident about movement and improve your strength and flexibility to allow you to reach your goals. This may be through specific exercise or just ways of moving differently and having the confidence to use your body as you need to.
We may use a variety of treatments to help you but we will always aim to decide the best way forward together.
Please contact us to see if we can help you.
At Yasp we have many years of experience in successful rehabilitation for a very wide range of movement and pain problems. We have not listed them all as the list was too long so please contact us to see if we can help with your specific problem.
1. Core 3 class for people with Multiple Sclerosis
When: Fridays 10.30am – 11.30am.
Cost: £3 if booked in a block, or £4 to drop in.
Specially designed with MS difficulties in mind, the pace and difficulty level are up to the individual, with options of floor or seated exercise, accessible toilets right beside the gym, and accessible, reserved parking. Information about the benefits of exercise in MS is available here: https://yasp.scot/exercise-for-ms/
2. Mighty Moves class for people with Parkinson’s disease
When: Tuesdays and Fridays from 12.00 – 1.00pm
This class is fully funded by Parkinson’s UK. Recent scientific advances have identified a specific exercise approach that slows down the progression of Parkinson’s symptoms. After 3 months the first group to take part in this class at Yasp can all walk faster and have noticed other benefits like being able to do house work or exercise more easily at home. Oh, and we also have great fun!
3. 50 Plus Class
When: Tuesdays 10.30 – 11.15, restarts 4th September
Cost: £5 if booked in a block, or £7 to drop in.
This varied class is designed to promote health and well being for those over 50, with resistance exercises to protect from osteoporosis, core stability exercises for a strong back, balance exercise and aerobic exercise. And you will get a free one-to-one screening session with a Yasp physio before joining the class.
4. Free exercise classes for people attending the 60 Plus Club at Scalloway Youth Centre
Yasp is located within the Scalloway Youth Centre building and we are glad to participate in the centre’s community activities. For those who attend Scalloway’s 60 Plus Club we offer free regular exercise sessions aimed at improving health and well being. The 60 Plus club runs on Wednesdays from 2pm to 4pm. For details email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit https://www.scallowayyc.com
5. In the near future we plan to run a knee class for people with arthritic knees, and an exercise class for people who are struggling more with their mobility.
Please contact us if you might be interested in either of these classes.