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Ultra Marathon with Lucy Sacarello Part 1

All we were told was “follow the lights”. It was 4 am, we were more than 3000 miles from home and had been for three days as we



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PHYSIO4LIFE – Bi-Annual Open day – Sunday 5 March 2017

PHYSIO4LIFE are holding their Bi-Annual Open day this coming Sunday 5 March 2017. We will be having Free guided talks on Running Economy and Performance as well as



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A Pain in the…Brain? by Faye Burge, Physio4Life’s Senior Physiotherapist

A Pain in the…Brain?? Persistent pain can make even the basic tasks in our already busy lives feel too much. The reality of pain is it’s in your



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Exercise to Avoid Lower Back Pain – By Jade Blake, Physio4Life’s Senior Physiotherapist

Why do your exercises? Lower back pain is affecting more and more of us every day. Unfortunately due to our society most companies, especially in the city, are



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How To Avoid Injury During Your Marathon Training

        One of our Senior Physiotherapists, Faye Burge, recently attended the Joanne Elphinston Movement Systems course in December 2013. She was drawn to this assessment



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The 5 keys to Conquering the Tour de France

Now that professional cycling has wiped its hands of Lance Armstrong and drug cocktails, the role of sports science has never been more important to Le Tour. As



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What is Sports Physiotherapy?

Here at Physio4Life we have Clinical Specialists in a variety of sports, such as triathlon running, cycling, swimming, rowing, rugby, tennis and skiing. This would enable you to



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The Benefits of Orthotics for Runners

A lot is said about orthotics and sports insoles and how they can either prevent injury or improve sports performance.   This article is going to briefly describe



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Runners World Article: Running Biomechanics

By Steph Davies, Liam Goode and Glynn Davies Chartered Physiotherapists   Introduction   The biomechanics of running is a vast and specialist subject that frequently changes with emerging



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Stop Ignoring Running Pain

All well and good if you’re at mile 25 of your marathon and are planning on taking a well-earned break after the race, but if you ignore a



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Hip Pain in Runners

Glynn Davies Physiotherapist BSc (Hons)   Most runners will experience achy hips towards the end of a long run that disappears once you’ve stopped, but what do you



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Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome

Sports physiotherapists are specialists in sports specific injuries.  They are able to use a wide range of preventative, rehabilitative and hands on techniques that can minimise the risk



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Runner’s Knee

There are few things more frustrating than being injured when training for a big race. The race date seems to creep closer and closer and the chances of



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Anterior Cruciate Ligaments

Anterior Cruciate Ligaments injuries are common in sports people. The annual incidence of ACL ruptures is estimated at 1 of 3,000 in the general population. The incidence rate



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Tennis Related Injury

Tennis Related Injury   Tennis is a globally popular game played in over 200 countries across the world.  However, as with most sports, there are injury risks associated



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Physiotherapy and Women’s Health

Physiotherapy can assist women with a wide range of physical problems that may be experienced during life or when pregnant.   Common complaints that can be treated include:



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Why see a Physiotherapist?

What can Physio4Life do for you?   We discuss the benefits of seeking help from a qualified chartered physiotherapist at Physio4Life.   Our Physio’s cover Putney, Wimbledon, Fulham,



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What is Chronic Pain?

Chronic pain is defined as pain that persists longer than the temporal course of natural healing, associated with a particular type of injury or disease process    



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What Can Physiotherapy Help? 

Find out how South West London Physio4Life can help with aches, pains and sports injuries at our physiotherapy clinic in SW London.   What Types of Sport Injuries



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Physiotherapist Training

Physio4Life | London’s Premier Physiotherapy Clinic discuss the training to become a physiotherapist.   To gain chartered physiotherapist status and membership of the health professional council prospective student



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Running Injuries

Running is a sport known to be good for health; it not only helps the breathing and heartbeat but it is also good exercise because it burns any



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Repetitive Strain Injuries (RSI) 

Repetitive strain injury (RSI), also known as Cumulative Trauma Disorder (CTD), occupational overuse syndrome, non-specific arm pain or work related upper limb disorder (WRULD), any joint pain that



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Physiotherapy Vs Chiropractic & Osteopathic Care  

We discuss the often talked about Physiotherapy Vs Chiropractic & Osteopathic Care. Physiotherapy is as a profession highly dependent on peer reviewed, published evidence and research findings, upon



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Physiotherapy & Sports Injury Treatment Putney

Putney Physio Mark Saunders discusses the physiotherapists role in sports medicine & treating sport injuries.     Physiotherapist’s Role in Sports Injuries Sport is a rapidly expanding within



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Muscle Tension

What is Muscle Tension?   What is Muscle Tension? Muscle tension is a condition in which muscles in the human body remain semi-contracted for an extended period of



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Leg Injuries

Information about leg pain and injuries, including cause, diagnosis, treatment and prevention tips. (shin splints, compartment syndrome, achilles tendonitis, achilles tendon rupture, calf strain, stress fracture, muscle cramps,



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Sports Injuries + Treatment Using Physiotherapy

Many people in London enjoy participating in sports, whether it be a casual game of football, golf at a weekend, running, marathons, tri-athlon events, tennis, skiing, badminton, basketball,



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How To Prevent Running Injuries

Steph Davies BSc (Hons) MSc Sport Ex Med MCSP Specialist Sports Physiotherapist   It’s that time of year again and the parks and towpaths of London are lined



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Headaches

How can physiotherapy help with headaches and migraines?   Physiotherapy and Headaches The most common human nervous system disorder is the headache, which is an umbrella term used



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Golf Injuries     

Our London physiotherapists can help treat your sports inuries! Contact Physio4Life in Putney.   What are the most common injuries suffered by golfers? How do you recognize them,



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Football Injuries

Football is a rough sport, and despite the pads, braces, and supports, injuries are a common part of the game. The combination of the size of the players,



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Core Stability for Marathon Runners

The Importance of Core Stability for Marathon Runners Runners used to think that with only increasing your time spent running would be the only way to improve your



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Cycling Injuries

CYCLING: Reducing the risk of common injuries Glynn Davies BSc (Hons) MCSP Specialist Sports Physiotherapist   INTRO   Cycling is a great form of exercise with many health



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Calf Pain

Calf pain is a very common problem amongst runners, and if not managed properly can become a chronic and debilitating recurring condition.   Basic Anatomy The calf is



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Benefits of Physiotherapy

What are the benefits of physiotherapy (physical therapy)?   Physiotherapy is a health care profession which provides services to individuals in order to develop maintain and restore maximum



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Back Pain Treatment

Back pain (also known “dorsalgia”) originates from the muscles, nerves, bones, joints and other structures in the spine. We see a lot of back pain, more commonly lower



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“I shall go out of my way to recommend your clinic to friends & colleagues”

I always believe in giving credit when due, therefore at the outset, I would like to mention…



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“She managed to solve what the NHS had been faffing over for months, with decisive treatment and pain relief”

Steph helped me recover from a stress fracture in my foot. She managed to solve what the NHS had been faffing over for months, with decisive…



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“thank you for dealing with my ankle so professionally and successfully”

I just wanted to thank you for dealing with my ankle so professionally and successfully. I am back to cycling full on…



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“I could barely get myself out of my bed! …….. after my first session I was able to sleep at night again”

I am a 40 year old solicitor who leads a relatively sedentary life at present. I was referred by my doctor for physio by…



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Adventurer, Aviator and Explorer! – Physiotherapy Testimonial

I hate being injured but thanks to Physio4Life, I am always back on the trail sooner than expected.



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“I got round – the marathon – without stopping and with zero shin pains, so well done you!”

Mark, I just wanted to say ‘thanks’ for all the training tips, physio and massages from you (and Evelyn). I got round without stopping and…



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Neck Problems – Physiotherapy Testimonial

Physio4Life do so much more than merely provide physio. During my preliminary examination they identified a problem…



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“Since being treated at Physio4life, I have achieved significant improvement both in my day-to-day life and well-being”

Physio4life has given me excellent treatment and support, providing a combination of physiotherapy…



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Oliver Wilson – Professional Golfer – Ryder Cup Player

I would like to thank all at Physio4Life for all their support this year. It is a wonderful place to go…



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Veronica Vleck – Triathalon Coach – Professional Endoursement

Gill has worked with several of the triathletes that I have coached. I cannot recommend her highly enough!



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“I am now finally on the road to recovery. I would highly recommend them to anyone”

I started using the sports massage services at Physio4Life about four months ago due to a…



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Thank you from Marathon Runner – Physiotherapy Testimonial

It was fantastic! 4 hrs 22 mins! I am delighted! (But it does mean I have to aim for 4 hrs if…



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Clinic Introduction

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What is Physiotherapy

Physiotherapy is a healthcare profession with a science foundation. The range of work is very broad and varied and involves working with people to promote their own health



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