Read our top 7 nutrition tips to survive the festive season! Sharon Kallos, our new Nutritionist, gives her best advice on staying healthy during the Christmas and New Year celebrations. Eating well and staying healthy over the festive period can be a challenge. The holidays are often filled with family, friends, great food and drink […]
As we get older we tend to lose flexibility and from the age of 50 we can lose up to 2% strength a year unless we are actively working to combat this. Not only does a lack of exercise have consequences on our physical capabilities but as we all know – on things such as maintaining a healthy weight, preventing diabetes, preventing falls in older age, high blood pressure and heart disease.
The 3rd biggest sporting event in the world is upon us! 20 Nations representing the best Rugby union players on the planet, coming together to challenge for the title of the World Champions and lift the Webb Ellis Cup. It promises to be a thrilling spectacle showcasing the epitome of human performance – combining strength, […]
Taking part in a long charity bike ride this summer? Worried about staying injury free? Read our top 10 tips for getting to your destination safely!
A running injury stops you enjoying your running and can get worse without treatment. I recently caught up with one of our keen running clients, Patrick, who came to the clinic complaining about a common running injury – chronic Achilles Tendinopathy. Read on to find out how our Physio, Dave Burnett, helped Patrick recover so […]
And why cadence may be something to consider…… If you have ever wondered what the Cadence measurement on your Garmin running data actually means, you should hopefully find the following advice useful! Cadence (the total number of steps you make per minute) is dictated by your running style and can have a big impact on […]
With Richmond Park and the Surrey Hills almost on our doorstep it’s not surprising that cycling has become such a popular sport in this area. Cycling places unique demands on the body and, here at Physio on the River, we frequently assess and manage people with problems related to cycling. These include aches and pains […]
I used to find exercising really easy as I had a lovely, lively, young Springer Spaniel who had bags of energy and was a struggle to keep up with! But sadly she is now 12 years old and, except on really good days or when she sees a unsuspecting squirrel, she is trailing several feet […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]