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Getting Ready for Race Season

Getting Ready for Race Season

Spring has finally sprung, then jumped into summer for a weekend, then back to winter… before settling on spring again. But despite the UK weather’s instability, fortunately there are still some rock-solid certainties in life. And one is that race season is finally in full force. Those long, cold days of training during the winter are gone, and your consistency during the hard months will be paid off with good results over the sunny days. However, depending on your goals and targets for the season, the race period is a delicate one and, as always, the best approach is to prevent rather than to cure…

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Hamstring injuries: what are the chances?

The hamstrings, or as they are sometimes referred to the “hammies”, are the muscles that run down the back of your leg and flex your knee. Unfortunately hamstring injury is extremely common. It affects people across all sports and, more often than not, they are really tricky to deal with. Most people tear a hamstring when performing explosive activities like sprinting, changing direction, rapidly slowing down, and kicking. Your hamstring can also tear from slower speed movements if done in the right way.

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Pilates for Back Pain

Pilates for Back Pain

Low back pain is the leading cause of disability worldwide with up to 80% of adult’s experiencing low back pain during their lifetime. Most cases of low back pain are due to a multi-dimensional factors and very small percentage (1%) of patients will have serious pathology. There is limited evidence to support individual risk factors as strong predictors of low back pain. However, there is evidence for the presence of muscle weakness and general de-conditioning as one contributor. Subsequently, exercise has been shown to be one of the most effective treatment approaches for low back pain.

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Returning to Exercise: 6 Top Tips

Returning to Exercise: 6 Top Tips

Returning to exercise and getting back into the swing of things can be daunting. Research suggests that enforcing a new behaviour will take anything from 18-200 days to become ingrained as a habit. With this in mind, Physiotherapist Dermot Burke offers us 6 top tips to ensure returning to exercise is as smooth a transition as possible.

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Breathing and Birth Preparation Workshop

Breathing and Birth Preparation Workshop

This workshop combines birth preparation yoga and breathing techniques and is led by yoga teacher Diane King. The workshop has been designed for women who are in the final stages of pregnancy (from week 32 onwards). This is a time when mums to be most need to quieten the mind, let go of time pressures and constant doing.

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Tai Chi Workshop

Tai Chi Workshop

This Tai Chi workshop is suitable for new students and more experienced students looking to improve their knowledge of the slow powerful movements of the Yang Style Tai Chi health system. You will come away feeling physically energised and mentally relaxed – a perfect a remedy for London life.

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Baby Massage Workshop

Baby Massage Workshop

Massage is the most natural and instinctive form of caring for the baby. The new-born baby experiences the world through its senses, such as touch, smell, taste, sound and vision. These senses develop gradually. However, from the moment of birth, the baby already understands the language of touch. Join us on this Baby Massage Workshop on Tuesday 27 February 2018, led by Baby Massage Therapist, Lauren Wee.

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February Restorative Yoga

February Restorative Yoga

Are you looking to ease stress and fatigue? Perhaps you are recovering from injury or other health conditions? Or maybe you are just looking for a gentle yoga practice? If so, this restorative yoga workshop is for you! Why not come and relax in a candlelit studio? Breathe and let go! This restorative yoga workshop with Diane is suitable for all levels of experience and flexibility. For those carrying an injury or any health conditions, Diane will assist you with pose modifications.

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Stretch Workshop with Cherie Lathey

Stretch Workshop with Cherie Lathey

Are you looking to increase your flexibility? Then this stretch workshop is for you. Many people, whether they are elite athletes or desk bound office workers, need to spend more time stretching to increase their range of motion. Lots of injuries and back problems can have their roots in tightness or in balance in the muscles or stiffness around the joints. This workshop is loosely based on the Yin Yoga principle of holding stretches for 3 to 5 minutes, thus also stretching the fascia that surrounds the muscles.

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Mindfulness Made Simple Workshop

Mindfulness Made Simple Workshop

Would you like to know more about mindfulness? Did you know that, with practice and a little bit of time, mindfulness can bring about some brilliant benefits? Come along to our Mindfulness Made Simple workshop with our resident hypnotherapist and CBT coach Fiona Worthington. Everyone is welcome; from beginners to those who have been practising for some time.

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"Our ethos is not solely on treatment, but reflects the clinic's aim to promote achievable lifestyle improvements and preventative measures, with a strong emphasis on exercise rehabilitation, suited to your individual needs."

Clive Lathey DO. MSc (Sports Medicine)
Registered Osteopath & Sports Scientist. Founder of The Putney Clinic of Physical Therapy

"Our ethos is not solely on treatment, but reflects the clinic's aim to promote achievable lifestyle improvements and preventative measures, with a strong emphasis on exercise rehabilitation, suited to your individual needs."

Clive Lathey DO. MSc (Sports Medicine)
Registered Osteopath & Sports Scientist. Founder of The Putney Clinic of Physical Therapy

"Our ethos is not solely on treatment, but reflects the clinic's aim to promote achievable lifestyle improvements and preventative measures, with a strong emphasis on exercise rehabilitation, suited to your individual needs."

Clive Lathey DO. MSc (Sports Medicine)
Registered Osteopath & Sports Scientist. Founder of The Putney Clinic of Physical Therapy

THE AWARD-WINNING PUTNEY CLINIC OF PHYSICAL THERAPY

The Putney Clinic of Physical Therapy, winner of the Institute of Osteopathy Practice of the Year Award 2017.
The Putney Clinic of Physical Therapy, winner of the Best Family Friendly Business Award at The Wandsworth Business Awards 2016.

TESTIMONIALS FROM OUR CLIENTS

“The physical demands of being an actor often require the services of a professional medical team. Clive and his team of experts help keep me fit and healthy.”

Daniel Radcliffe

Actor

“A professional golfer needs to have a strong and mobile spine. When I had a problem with my back, Clive helped me to achieve this with treatment and exercises.”

Colin Montgomerie OBE

Professional golfer

“Although retired from professional rugby, I dedicate a lot of time to keeping fit. Clive and his excellent team of health professionals keep me injury free.”

Lawrence Dallaglio MBE, OBE

Ex-England Rugby Player

YOGA MAMA WELLNESS

Working in conjunction with Yoga Mama Wellness, we offer a broad selection of mat-based Yoga, Pilates and Tai Chi classes as part of our exercise and injury prevention programme. Our team of highly qualified teachers aim to help you achieve a mind-body balance.

DALLAGLIO CYCLE SLAM 2018

We are proud to support the Dallaglio Foundation, founded by retired England and British Lions star Lawrence Dallaglio. The foundation helps disadvantaged young people via the RugbyWorks programme. It also organises the biennial Dallaglio Cycle Slam fundraising challenge.

IMAGE GALLERY

To gain further insight into what we do, take a peek through our image gallery. There are photos from our educational talks, workshops, open day events and charity activities. In addition to this, there are photos kindly submitted by the many elite sports people that we treat in action.

CONTACT US

THE PUTNEY CLINIC OF PHYSICAL THERAPY
266 UPPER RICHMOND ROAD,
PUTNEY,
LONDON SW15 6TQ.

TELEPHONE: 020 8789 3881
EMAIL: INFO@PUTNEYCLINIC.CO.UK

OPENING HOURS

  • Monday to Friday: 08:00 - 20:00
  • Saturday: 09:00 - 16:00
  • Sundays: Closed

The Putney Clinic of Physical Therapy is a multidisciplinary clinic located in Putney, south-west London. We specialise in osteopathy, physiotherapy, massage, and sports injuries. We also offer acupuncture, nutrition and many other services as well as Yoga and Pilates classes and workshops. Our location is ideal for those living in Putney and Roehampton (SW15), Barnes (SW13), Wandsworth and Earlsfield (SW18), Wimbledon and Southfields (SW19), Fulham and Parsons Green (SW6), Hammersmith (W6), Chiswick (W4), Kew (TW9) and Mortlake and East Sheen (SW14) and other areas of south-west London. We also have an osteopathy clinic in Chelsea (SW3).

The Putney Clinic of Physical Therapy works closely with leading private healthcare insurers such as Bupa, AXA, Aviva, WPA and simplyhealth.

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