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 […]

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

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 […]

How Physio helps recovery from Anterior Cruciate Ligament skiing injury

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 […]

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

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 […]

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

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 […]

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

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 […]

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 […]

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

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. […]

Dizzy – oh? Try Physio!

Dizziness is a very common problem in more mature populations. In fact, dizziness is the most common single health related complaint for people aged 75+! It accounts for nearly 1 in 10 of GP visits by people aged 65+ and about 1 in 5 by people aged 85+. So it’s no small problem. Dizziness can […]

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 […]

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Golfers elbow and how physiotherapy can help

What is golfers elbow? Golfers elbow is a pain on the inside of your elbow affecting the flexor tendons that flex your wrist, hand and fingers and attaches to the inside of your elbow. We used to think it was caused by an inflammation of the tendon which links the muscle to the bone. However, […]

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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 […]