Welcome to C Fraser Physiotherapy where we aim to help you achieve and maintain your best movement and function, relieve your ‘aches and pains’ and understand how to prevent them from recurring, enabling to keep doing the things you love.
If you are suffering from any aches and pains or injuries (old or new) which are interfering in your day to day life, I may be able to help. I have experience in treating a wide variety of problems, including neck pain, back pain, joint and/or muscle pains, which may be causing problems with day to day function such as walking, household tasks, work related tasks, sports and hobbies. If you are recovering from an injury, have had recent surgery or have suffered in a road traffic accident, physiotherapy can help to enable a speedy and efficient recovery.
Your first appointment would include a full assessment to get a good grasp of the situation and any appropriate treatment options would then be discussed. I am trained in various ‘hands on’ techniques (eg massage, joint mobilisations, acupuncture) as well as giving advice on best management of your symptoms/problems and prescribing an exercise program specifically designed for you and your current requirements.
As a physiotherapist I am also trained to look out for certain symptoms that may require a different health professional to see you. If this is picked up during assessment, this would be discussed with you and a referral made (usually to or through your GP).
Physiotherapy sessions are available at the Wellness Cottage, Cumbernauld on a Wednesday between 2.30pm – 7pm.
Physiotherapy assessment £60 (lasts up to 1 hour) Physiotherapy follow up treatment £35 (lasting up to 30 mins)
Physiotherapy assessment/treatment can also be arranged at different days/times in the comfort of your own home (depending on where you live – please ask for more details and cost).
Treatment room at Wellness cottage, Cumbernauld.
Pilates is an ever popular form of exercise which focuses on deep muscles around the pelvis and spine, aiming to develop good posture and efficient body movement. Modified Pilates can be helpful for a wide range of people, including those with back pain, recovering from sports or work related injuries and during and after pregnancy as well as for those simply wishing to develop a more toned, supple body. Because Pilates requires concentration on precise and controlled movements, it can also promote relaxation of mind and body.
Where and when:
Monday 10.30-11.30am Dunnswood studios, Cumbernauld G67 3EN
Monday 7.30-8.30pm Dullatur community hall, Dullatur G68 0AW
Tuesday 7.30-8.30pm Dullatur community hall, Dullatur G68 0AW
Wednesday 10.30-11.30am Dunnswood studios, Cumbernauld
Thursday 7.30-8.30pm Dullatur community hall, Dullatur G68 0AW
For a 5 week block:
£45 for 1 class per week
£70 for 2 classes per week
What to expect:
Classes last around 1 hour. All classes will be led by a chartered physiotherapist, certified to teach Pilates by the Australian Physiotherapy and Pilates Institute (APPI) which uses a modified form of Pilates, allowing exercises to be tailored more specifically to each individual.
Before you start the classes, you will be asked to complete a short screening form to check that the classes will be suitable for you and to inform the class instructor of any specific modifications you may require. The instructor will give you a quick call to check this with you and advise you on whether you need a 1-1 assessment or are suitable to go straight into a class.
Classes will be limited to a maximum of 8-12 participants (depending on hall) to allow the instructor to check each individual’s quality of movement and posture as they exercise. Class participants should wear comfortable clothing suitable for exercise and must be able to get on and off a mat on the floor. You will be required to bring along your own mat.
My name is Christine Fraser and I graduated with a BSc (Hons) in Physiotherapy from Glasgow Caledonian University in 1998. Since then I have worked both in the NHS and private sector and have gained a wide variety of clinical experience, including several years specialising in musculoskeletal conditions. I am registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and am a member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapists (CSP).
Whilst working as a physiotherapist, I developed a passion for teaching Pilates as I found it so helpful in retraining healthy movement patterns and becoming more in tune with how our bodies work.
I gained full matwork certification with the Australian Physiotherapy and Pilates Institute (APPI) in 2011 and have continued to develop my skills since, having completed the following CPD courses with the APPI:
Small equipment Standing Pilates
Performance Pilates for runners Ante and Post natal Pilates
Performance Pilates for cyclists Shoulder rehabilitation
All the small balls Healthy hit Pilates