rugby injury prevention

Rugby World Cup – be as fit as the world’s best!

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 cyling endurance event this summer? Read our 10 top tips for staying injury free and making it to the end!

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!

Achilles tendon problem

Running injury – how Physio can help persistent Achilles Tendinopathy

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 […]

Is cadence important for running? Read Dave’s steps to success!

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 […]

Keen cyclist? Read about our new Bike Fit service!

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 […]

Need to exercise but short on time? Let us help you with some top tips!

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 […]

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

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 […]

Are you a first time marathon runner or new to distance running? Read our top tips for avoiding the injury pitfalls!

  If you have just got your first place in the London Marathon for 2018 – congratulations! Or perhaps you are new to distance running? Either way you’re no doubt excited but perhaps equally anxious about the challenges ahead. Training for, and then running a marathon is a great achievement but there are lots of […]

Do you want to hit the ski slopes in peak fitness this year?

Skiing is for some a serious sport, for others an adrenaline rush, and for most of us a much needed winter break from the routine. Skiing is a demanding activity and places high demands on our bodies, especially the legs. Injuries can occur for many reasons, but what we know for sure is that when […]

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Need to improve your golf swing performance and banish back pain? Physiotherapy could be the answer!

We know that lower back injuries are the most common amongst golfers. In fact, in professionals they account for up to 63% of all injuries. Wouldn’t it be nice to be free of pain and improve the effectiveness of your swing? Follow these 5 top tips to banish pain, prevent injury and maximise your golf […]

10 top tips to help tennis players remain injury free!

Are you feeling inspired by the Wimbledon Tennis Championships? At this time of year tennis courts will be buzzing with enthusiastic players. The repetitive nature of tennis means that without proper care injuries can result. Sophie Cannon, one of our Physiotherapy Team and a keen tennis player herself, has given her 10 top tips to stay injury […]

5 ways to improve your cycling

Cycling has never been more popular. You only have to cast a quick glance along the roads and tow paths in Barnes to see how it appeals to adults and children alike. This month, we give you 5 top tips to improve your cycling and look at the effect cycling can have on your knees. […]

Take the strain out of gardening!

Autumn and spring are busy times and budding gardeners will be keen to get out in the garden. But before you venture forth with spade or secateurs in hand read on for some helpful tips on how to prevent a weekend of gardening becoming a back breaking experience! First remember that gardening is a physical […]

Running a marathon? Read these top tips on footwear!

Are you running a marathon? Do you know how often you should change your shoes? Have you thought about the race day and what you will be wearing? We’ve asked Dominic Stead of Sporting Feet to give us his top tips on footwear and more! Sporting feet Dominic and co-owner Geoff Ross run Sporting Feet […]

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Running a marathon? Read our Physio, Nic Pugh’s marathon story

Earlier this week I interviewed Nic Pugh, one of our Physios who has decided to run the London Marathon for the first time. Read on to find out how her first three months of training have gone and the highs and lows – even for the professionals! Hello Nic. Tell us a bit about yourself? […]

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