Taking part is all well and good, but anyone with a competitive edge will tell you that sport is more fun when you are winning.
In decades gone by, a football ‘physio’ was just a guy with a bucket of water, happy to liberally apply a magic sponge to players regardless of the injury. At a push, some of the more progressive teams might even have kitted out their physio with a can of magic spray.
It’s not been until the last decade or so that professional football has really grasped the benefits of utilising a genuine, fully qualified physiotherapist in the preparation and treatment of players. Finally, though, the significance of expert medical support has filtered down, and even non-league players are growing to understand that it takes more than just training on the pitch to get the best out of themselves.
At Physio4Life we see a growing number of keen sportsmen and women coming through our door to help them enjoy injury free seasons, improve fitness and enhance recovery between games and matches.
Here are three great services we offer to athletes of all ages and abilities, from world champions to casual amateurs:
More than just a luxury to de-stress after a tough day’s work, massage is ideal for individuals facing busy fixture lists and struggling to stay sharp when the games and training sessions rack up.
For more senior players, it can be hard to work on fitness mid-week when your legs are still suffering fatigue from Saturday. Think how much you could build on your fitness if you feel fresh during training and can really push yourself without fear of needing a 4-day recovery.
Most of us put up with the odd persistent niggle through the course of a season. Even if it puts us off training a little bit and causes discomfort from mid-September through till May. But what if we told you that you could do away with problems in your ankles, calves, hamstrings and back by performing analysis of your feet?
Whether it’s football, rugby or hockey playing the sport you love keeps you on your feet for long periods of time. As the shock absorbers of the body, your soles are the root of many problems. Line things up properly, though, and you’ll not only distribute energy correctly up through your legs and spine when you run – you’ll also be able to exercise more efficiently. Being able to go faster and harder for longer with fewer injuries is the perfect recipe for a successful season.
Some people believe that a personal trainer is a luxury. But value for money comes from results not just owning a gym membership. For sportsmen and women starting a new season, you’ll no doubt have things you want to work on; things to help you get better on the field of play. Utilise the expertise of a qualified personal trainer and you could see a significant improvement.
And for those in need of rehabilitation after a knock, an off-season operation or a niggle, PTs can give you exercises to strengthen and condition your weak spots so that you not only come back the same athlete as before – you come back better.
Call Physio4Life now on 0208 704 5998 and find out how we can help you make 2013/14 your finest season to date.
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“I just wanted to thank you for dealing with my ankle so professionally and successfully. I am back to cycling full on and feeling much, much better (both physically and mentally!). I only wish that I had been referred to you from the start as I think the first two physios that I saw were not up to the job. ” - Alexander Bastin
Physio4Life we have Clinical Specialists in a variety of sports, such as triathlon running, cycling, swimming, rowing, rugby, tennis and skiing. Our expert team of Sports Physiotherapists in Putney allow you to get the best possible sports rehabilitation. We provide long-term rehabilitation to ensure you do not get this type of injury again. The majority of our sports people are what we call weekend warriors who work and play hard who take there social sport seriously. We are here to get you guys back as quickly as humanly possible and work with a number of specialist physio’s, sports doctors, rehab therapist and biomechanical experts. Physio4Life is lucky enough to look after a number of elite professional athletes and also have the pleasure of sponsoring. See our sponsored athletes page and testimonials.
At Physio4life in Putney one of our key specialist areas are treating sports injuries such as muscle pulls and tears. We also carry out postural and musculoskeletal screening to assess any muscle imbalances which may lead to further injuries.
We also have close links with leading surgeons and sports doctors, so that when required, further diagnosis and investigation (MRI, X-rays or Ultrasound) are obtainable, ensuring your problem can be dealt with efficiently.
Another key area we specialise in is post operative rehabilitation. This is vital after any surgery to the joints, as this will speed up your recovery time and allow you to get back to the lifestyle you want to enjoy.
“I would like to thank all at Physio4Life for all their support this year. It is a wonderful place to go and work on my strength training and conditioning. To work with professionals in all aspects of my conditioning is important to the success I have on the golf course.” – Oliver Wilson, Pro Golfer
The initial visit for physiotherapy Putney will involve a 1 hour consultation where the history of your problem is taken, along with a musculoskeletal assessment and a full treatment. The physiotherapist will then tell you what needs to be done to return you to everyday activities or sport. This may include further treatment including manual therapy such as massage, electrotherapy (ultrasound, interferential etc.) acupuncture, manipulation and mobilisation. It could also mean doing rehabilitation exercises in our gym supervised by the physiotherapist or rehab trainer.
All Physio4Life physiotherapists are state registered chartered physiotherapist which means they are recognised by the NHS and all major health insurance companies.
For more information on the Physio4Life staff please see our Staff Biographies page
At Physio4life (Physiotherapy Putney) we are proud to have treated patients from all over London and even the UK. If you are looking for a registered physiotherapist with the experience to help treat your sports injuries, stiffness, lower back pains, chronic back pain, sprained ankle injury, ligament damage, running injuries, pregnancy pain, sciatica, headaches, dizziness, shoulder pain, remedial pain then why not contact one of our highly trained and expert Physiotherapists.
We were delighted to introduce Yoga to the clinic earlier this year. Our instructor, Bridget Sanderson leads a dynamic class especially for active individuals looking to reap Yoga’s proven benefits. Bridget’s philosophy is that whatever your sport yoga can improve your performance. The inevitable gains in flexibility, balance and whole body strength, improve form, efficiency and power. Yoga’s approach to concentration and breath awareness promotes both mental focus and endurance. Yoga is the perfect antidote to both the stresses of intensive physical activity and of modern day life. The practice of Yoga Asana (the physical poses) and the Pranayama (breath exercises) will teach you how to integrate the body, the breath and the mind to stay calm and focused; a skill that will serve you in every aspect of your life.
A weekly class is held within our Fitness Studio, which offers a welcoming environment in which you can achieve positive effects to your overall health and wellbeing. No previous experience of Yoga is needed; Bridget will support, guide and motivate you through a challenging but rewarding routine. An extended Saturday morning class is also held monthly, as a complement to the weekly sessions.
Please note that due to the energetic delivery of the class it is not suitable for pregnant women unless they already have an established yoga practice.
The fitness team is readily available to discuss your personal needs and goals either over the phone or here at the clinic in a free of charge consultation. At Physio4Life, our clients’ are the number one priority and so their opinion is important to us. We encourage feedback on all our treatments and services. Please read testimonials from our many satisfied clients here.
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We have a strong multidisciplinary team that is here to help you every step of the way to optimum health and fitness. All of our Clinical Pilates instructors are professionally qualified Physiotherapists who specialise in the use of Pilates as a rehabilitation treatment. Our highly trained specialists are dedicated to providing you with complete confidence in the diagnosis and treatment that you receive. The clinic provides a comforting and supportive environment where each case is individually assessed with the greatest care.
The Clinical Pilates studio has a warm and welcoming atmosphere, in which clients can achieve positive effects to their overall health and wellbeing. The clinic has invested in the latest Pilates equipment to complement mat work, which includes: Trapeze Table, Cadillac and Reformer. Our therapists use their skill and experience to work with clients through periods of injury and rehabilitation. They also support both antenatal and postnatal ladies who can benefit greatly from Pilates.
The team has a wealth of experience in client care and they are here to support you through your rehabilitation. They are all HPC registered and members of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapists. The clinic and our team of expert Physiotherapists are recognised and registered with all major health insurance companies.
Whether you have lower back pain, anterior knee pain or an overuse running injury, clinical Pilates can help. This is because Pilates is ideal for facilitating the stabilisation of different muscle groups, training them to support movement. Clinical Pilates London is taught by trained physiotherapists who specialise in Pilates to help you progress in treatment even faster.
The Clinical Pilates programme incorporates the work of stabilisation training, neural mobilisation, load effects on pathology and injuries, injury provocation, as well as spinal and peripheral biomechanics. It provides a logical progression from static stabilisation onto higher level and more functional dynamic stabilisation.
The use of Clinical Pilates to treat not only lower back pain but all other type of injuries is becoming increasingly common among physiotherapists. The team is readily available to discuss your personal situation either over the phone or here at the clinic in a free of charge consultation.
Our strong multidisciplinary team is here to help you every step of the way to optimum health and fitness. All of our Putney Pilates instructors are professionally qualified and have extensive experience with clients of varying ages, both male and female. We provide the highest level in Pilates and our trainers work to keep you motivated and focused, supporting and encouraging you towards your personal goals through any challenges that you may meet along the way.
The Pilates studio offers a welcoming environment, in which you can achieve positive effects to your overall health and wellbeing. The clinic has invested in the latest Pilates equipment to complement mat work, which includes: Trapeze Table, Cadillac, Tower, Chair and Reformer. Our classes and private sessions cater for the beginner right through to the most advanced level. You have the choice of private, semi-private (1:2 and 1:3) and group classes. There is no competitive element, with instructors guiding you through the most appropriate exercises. Training is individually tailored, with gradual progression to tone and balance the body; the emphasis being on improving core strength, posture and flexibility.
Our Putney Pilates instructors are able to facilitate training through periods of injury by adapting techniques to suit an individual’s need. They also work with both prenatal and postnatal ladies who can benefit greatly from being able to exercise both during pregnancy and after giving birth. The Pilates team is readily available to discuss your personal needs and goals either over the phone or here at the clinic in a free of charge consultation.
At Physio4Life, our clients’ are the number one priority and so their opinion is important to us. We encourage feedback on all our treatments and services. Please read testimonials from our many satisfied clients here.
We are dedicated to providing you with complete confidence in the diagnosis and treatment that you receive. Physio4Life’s multidisciplinary team has a wealth of experience in client care; they are here to help you every step of the way to optimum health and wellbeing. The clinic provides a comforting and supportive environment where your individual case is thoroughly assessed by our highly trained specialists.
All of our dedicated Massage Therapists are professionally qualified and experienced in delivering deep tissue, remedial massage in a clinical setting. Treatments are individually tailored by the therapist and advanced treatment techniques, such as Myofacial Release, Trigger Point Therapy and Lymphatic Drainage may be introduced when appropriate.
We pride ourselves on being the specialists in sports massage and soft tissue injuries and have many years experience in successfully treating sportsmen/sportswomen and elite athletes.
Our therapists are competent in many styles of therapeutic massage, whatever your personal need. Massage treatments are available in time-slots of 30minutes, 45 minutes and also 1 hour sessions. Cost-effective blocks of massage treatments are available for purchase. Our Reception team is here to discuss the best option for you from the following treatments:
Our clients’ are our number one priority and so their opinion is important to us. We encourage feedback on all our treatments and services. Please read testimonials from our many satisfied clients here.
Have a question you would like to ask our massage therapists in Putney?