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Massage Monday – how we can help you recover from the London Marathon!

Posted on: April 23rd, 2018 by Diana Wilson No Comments

If you have just woken up after completing the London Marathon yesterday, you may well be feeling stiff and sore! This week I asked our new massage therapist, Rachel Jarvis, to tell us how massage can help you recover from a marathon. Rachel recently jointed our massage team of three. She is a very keen runner herself and competes in… Read More »

How Physio helps recovery from Anterior Cruciate Ligament skiing injury

Posted on: April 9th, 2018 by Diana Wilson No Comments

With the Easter holidays underway, it’s that time of year again for skiing fun! Hopefully you will have done your pre-skiing preparation but unfortunately, even with the best laid plans, injuries can still occur. Katherine Ashmore is one of our team of Physiotherapists and a keen skier herself. In this blog she runs through the common mechanisms of ACL injury,… Read More »

Are you considering joint replacement surgery? Read how we can help you prepare and recover!

Posted on: February 20th, 2018 by Diana Wilson No Comments

This time of year is a popular time to consider having a hip or knee replacement – in the hope you will be fit in time for summer! Many of our clients end up having both knees or both hips operated on and it’s noticeable how much quicker they recover after the second. This is usually because they know what… Read More »

Read how new shockwave therapy can help those stubborn tendon problems and more!

Posted on: January 29th, 2018 by Diana Wilson No Comments

Here at Physio on the River, we are always working to ensure we deliver the most up to date evidence based therapies to our clients. We are very pleased to now offer Shockwave therapy . This is a very effective therapy for many chronic painful musculoskeletal problems, examples of which are: Plantar Fasciitis of the foot, Achilles Tendonopathy, Tennis Elbow and… Read More »

Feeling tired and rung out? Find out how to get a better night’s sleep with expert Rachel’s top tips!

Posted on: January 15th, 2018 by Diana Wilson No Comments

Happy New Year! The excitement of Christmas and New Year has come and gone but do you feel rested after your break? Or are you feeling tired and rung out? We all look forward to the Christmas break and expect to chill out and recharge our batteries. But the truth is that we often go back to work in January,… Read More »

Double jointedness – loose joints – joint hypermobility: what is it and how can physio help?

Posted on: January 4th, 2018 by Diana Wilson No Comments

Do you or your children suffer different joint aches or seem to be constantly injuring different joints?  If so, you may have Joint Hypermobility. In this blog we describe this condition and give some useful tips to help you manage the symptoms and show how Physiotherapy can help. 20-30% of individuals worldwide have some level of hypermobility and it affects… Read More »

12 top tips for avoiding a skiing injury this Spring!

Posted on: December 21st, 2017 by Diana Wilson No Comments

At Physio on the River we work closely with the Orthopaedic Consultants at Wimbledon Clinics (at Parkside Hospital) who are specialists in managing skiing injuries. They are experienced and keen skiers themselves so understand the sport completely. If you are unlucky enough to get injured this Christmas or Spring we can refer you quickly to their fast track clinic for… Read More »

Are you elderly or have an elderly relative who is frightened of falling? Read how Physio can help prevent falls.

Posted on: December 6th, 2017 by Diana Wilson No Comments

Towards the end of my father’s life he became more frail  and this affected his balance and strength. He became less inclined to go out and his social life began to suffer. Twice he pirouetted outside our front door and landed in my husband’s favourite shrub! Thankfully he didn’t hurt himself. This prompted me to put him through a Physiotherapy… Read More »

Read how Physio helps experienced runners improve performance and manage injury risk

Posted on: November 14th, 2017 by Diana Wilson No Comments

If you are an experienced runner, it’s highly likely you’ve trained and competed whilst injured. Indeed, research shows that runners often carry old “niggles” that have never been properly sorted out. If you are a seasonal runner, or tend to aim for certain events, you may find that you are susceptible to injuries at certain times of the year, or… Read More »

Do you have a gymnast in the family complaining of aches and pains?

Posted on: October 27th, 2017 by Diana Wilson No Comments

Do you have a gymnast in the family? And are they frequently complaining of aches and pains? As a parent it’s often hard to know how much to worry about your child’s injuries. We are used to children getting cuts and bruises in the normal course of play and they usually bounce back very quickly. We have asked Katherine Ashmore,… Read More »

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