Our Services

Our reputation is built on good outcomes so that means we are results focussed, going to great lengths to ensure you are happy with our service.

Our clients say Excellent

Isabella Reggio
08/04/2024
Great practice. Alessandro helped me pre and post ACL reconstruction surgery. I appreciated his competence, his approach to help me achieve my goals (getting back skiing to my pre-accident level, now done succesfully), setting realistic expectations and timelines, understanding me as an individual and how to keep me motivated through a one year long process. I rate the practice itself highly, particularly the small but fully equipped gym where the exercises can be demonstrated and practiced during the sessions. Although I would hope not needing to go back for more, I will go back to Alessandro and West London Physiotherapy should I have other issues needing professional care.
Amy Lynch
07/04/2024
Alessandro was amazing in helping me prepare for a half marathon. He helped me through injury and gave me lots of preventative exercises
Connor Griffiths
01/03/2024
Alessandro worked very patiently with me on a shoulder issue. The process was collaborative, tailored and Alessandro and the rest of the team are thoroughly nice people. Thanks for your help and being so accommodating!
Stella Penso Lancaster
16/02/2024
Cameron is an excellent physiotherapist. And West London Physiotherapy is all about professionalism, support and TLC.
Jim McCarthy
12/12/2023
Chris is great.
Lili Shi
04/12/2023
I was recommended to see Kam at the West London Physio by a specialist sports consultant - I had hip issues that after multiple scans and sessions with a previous physio, were not healing/getting any answers on. After only a few sessions with Kam I was immediately feeling more confident about my recovery and now only a few months later I’m back to running long distances and playing sport as usual. Huge thank you to Kam for going above and beyond, couldn’t recommend his work enough!
Robert Gschiel
21/11/2023
very professional and knowledgable with a detailed approach.

Our Team

Professional and helpful. Everything from booking your appointment to the service and expertise you receive is first class.

Chris Bestwick

Sports & Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist

Alessandro Poletto

Sports & Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist

Liam McCloskey

Sports & Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist

David Wynne

Sports & Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist

Kam Sowman

Sports & Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist

Cameron Tudor

Clinical Director and Prescriber

Sue Harker

Pilates and Corrective Exercise Specialist

Kathy Babolat

Sports & Deep Tissue Massage Therapist

Rebecca Pick

Practice Manager

How to find us

We are conveniently located just south of Kensington Gardens, between Queens gate and Palace gate in South Kensington

By Underground

Only a 5 minute walk from Gloucester Road tube station

Tube Lines: Piccadilly, District, Circle.

Or a 15 minute walk from High St Kensington tube station

Tube Lines: District and Circle.

By Bus

Closest stops are on Gloucester Road, Palace Gate, or Queens Gate

Bus numbers: 49, 70, 345

Driving

There is resident parking available for Kensington and Chelsea residents, with meter parking on Queens Gate and Palace Gate, and limited meter parking on Gore St.

We treat a wide range of conditions including back and neck pain, sports injuries, tendon problems, and post-surgical rehab. Follow the link below for a full list of the conditions we treat.

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Thoughts and insights on how to maximise wellbeing

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Are you prepared

In 1992, Chris McCandless ventured into the Alaskan wilderness with little more than a romanticised vision of living off the land. His preparations were minimal -... Read more
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How much pain is enough?

Patients who visit West London Physiotherapy are in or regularly experience pain resulting from an injury, operation and sometimes no obvious cause preventing them from doing... Read more
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A Guide to staying injury free this month.

Free Advice: A Guide to staying injury free this month. When it comes to achieving our fitness goals this January, there will be some that maintain... Read more
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Why we do what we do

People often ask what motivates us to help patients recover from pain or injury or maximise their wellbeing. This short clip captures it, perfectly. [embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=REcZopXwOXo[/embed] Keep... Read more
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Physio and the importance of effort

We have a false picture of how success happens. We see the results but rarely the work that goes into them. We read the book but... Read more
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"Two woodcutters – Ben and Pat - were competing to cut down the most trees. Both started chopping, but after an hour, Pat stopped. Ben was... Read more
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Why runners get injured

“Difficulties strengthen the mind, as labor does the body.” - Seneca Cliff Young was a 61-year-old sheep farmer from Victoria. In 1983 he entered the 875km... Read more
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Couch to 5km program

The famous Japanese novelist Haruka Murakami started running in the early 1980s. He was 33 years old. He managed a bar in Tokyo at the time,... Read more
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The Importance of Walking

In 1976 George Meegan retired from the Merchant Navy and went for a walk. He started on the southern tip of South America and after 19,019... Read more
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A World Cup ACL Injury

It's Tuesday, November 22nd, 2022, and the FIFA World Cup is underway. Spectators are riveted to the TV for what promises to be an unforgettable match... Read more
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Sacrificing Comfort

Autumn is harvest season and for our ancient ancestors a good harvest was important to see them through winter. A time of sacrifice, the ancients differed... Read more
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The importance of Aerobic capacity

“Difficulties are just things to overcome.” ― Ernest Shackleton The Endurance sank amongst Antarctic pack ice in 1915. It forced Shackleton and 5 others to row a modified... Read more
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The importance of Strength training

Ronnie Coleman is an 8-time Mr Olympia champion. He lifted weights six days per week, ate six meals per day, and now walks with crutches. 800 pound squats can do that. He trained for performance... Read more
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New Year, New Me, New Injury

As another year ticks by, many of us take stock of what’s gone well and what hasn’t over the last 12 months. Health and physical fitness... Read more
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Good posture. An invented problem?

2 million years ago early humans evolved skeletons that supported their bodies in an upright position, helping us to run, fight, and throw; adaptations that enabled... Read more
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Hamstring injuries

The ball reaches the back of ruck. The scrum-half passes the ball into the centres, who carry it, taking the play wider and creating a two-on-one... Read more
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What you need to know about Tendons

Many Achilles tendons reared their heads through our series of 2020 lockdowns and consequent daily walks or peer-pressured and boredom inspired charity runs. The most common... Read more
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How to improve Healthspan

Otto von Bismarck introduced the world’s first aged pension program to Germany in 1889. It was available upon reaching 70, the life expectancy at the time. Thanks Otto. Today,... Read more
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Sarcopenia – What is it?

Sarcopenia, (Greek ‘sarx’ or flesh + ‘penia’ or poverty) is my favourite medical term after Sphenopalatine ganglioneuralgia (Ice cream headache). It refers to the age-related loss of... Read more
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A stoics approach to pain

There are more things, Lucilius, that frighten us than injure us, and we suffer more in imagination than in reality. - Seneca In this, nothing has... Read more
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Workstation Assessments: 5 Good Reasons Why You Should Bother

In my work as an ergonomist, advising companies across the UK on how they can minimise back pain in the workplace, I meet some people who... Read more
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Do You Have a Fitness Retirement Plan?

You know how important it is to have a retirement plan for your finances, but do you put the same effort into your future body? Living... Read more
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Is Hypermobility a Blessing or a Curse?

Exceptional athletes such as Michael Phelps and Simone Biles have drawn extra attention to the subject of hypermobility in recent years, as their increased flexibility has... Read more
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Is Getting More Sleep the Best Way to Prevent Back Pain?

Sleep was previously one of the great mysteries of medical science. It has always been known that all animals need sleep to function and that we... Read more
Should I be seen for my sprained ankle?

Why You Should See a Physio for a Sprained or Twisted Ankle

Sprained ankles are one of the most common injuries, and also one of the most mismanaged. There is a perception that ankle sprains are a minor... Read more
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Feeling Stiff and Tight? Stretching Isn’t the Answer

Throughout my career, people have been coming to me with the complaint that their neck, their back, their knees or wherever else feels “stiff” or “tight”.... Read more
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One Year Since My Fractured Neck, Is Life Back to Normal?

A year ago, I had a skiing accident which left me with four fractured vertebrae in my neck. Finding myself on the other side of the... Read more
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No Excuses: A Complete Body Weight Workout in 30 Minutes

Some of the most common reasons people don’t exercise is because they don’t have access to a gym, can’t take time out of their day to... Read more
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Get Ready for the Slopes with Our Skiing Fitness Programme

There’s no two ways about it: the fitter you are, the longer you’ll be able to ski and the less likely you will be to hurt... Read more
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The three most common types of shoulder pain – Part two

  Is Your Desk or the Gym to Blame for your Shoulder Pain? The shoulder is the most mobile joint in the body, which also makes... Read more
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The three most common types of shoulder pain – Part one

Shoulder Impingement Shoulder impingement is the most common shoulder condition we treat at West London Physiotherapy, and summer is when it peaks. This irritating and painful... Read more
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Why Doctors Should Prescribe Walking

Why Doctors Should Prescribe Walking I don’t believe in miracle cures, except for one. There’s one intervention that’s effective for a wider range of conditions, both... Read more
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What I Learned from My Fractured Neck

What I Learned from My Fractured Neck Back in February, I had a skiing accident. I fell, landed on my head, hurt my neck, and –... Read more
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How Patrick Beat Busted Achilles to Triathlon Around the World in His 60s

  How Patrick Beat Busted Achilles to Triathlon Around the World in His 60s Patrick has been a client of mine for around 15 years, and... Read more
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What You Should and Should Not Do After An Injury

What You Should and Should Not Do After An Injury Treating and rehabilitating injuries is the main part of my job. If my patient has taken... Read more
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Five Tips for Preventing Painful Trigger Points

Five Tips for Preventing Painful Trigger Points It’s no secret that the best way to discover and treat active or latent trigger points is to see... Read more
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What Are Trigger Points and What Causes Them?

What Are Trigger Points and What Causes Them? A myofascial trigger point is an irritable spot within a taught band of skeletal muscle, ligament or fascia... Read more
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Torn Knee Ligament From Skiing? Whatever You Do, Don’t Get Surgery Abroad

Ski season is here, and all that twisting, turning and occasional falling on the slopes means that we’re booked full of knee injuries here at WLP.... Read more
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Are You an Exercise Beginner? These Are the Most Common Injuries You Need to Avoid

Back injuries If you spend your day sitting at a desk then sitting more when you get home, your back is rarely ever challenged. Over time,... Read more
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Why Do Some People Achieve Their Fitness Goals While Others Fail?

As a functional trainer, I’ve helped countless people achieve fitness goals that they thought were impossible, from getting people who could barely walk back on their... Read more
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Seven Skiing Tips to Stay Safe on the Slopes

Ski season is here and while you might be preparing for your next alpine adventure, we’re preparing for the queue of skiing injuries we're soon to... Read more
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Your Best Posture is Your Next Posture

Your Best Posture is Your Next Posture Sitting is hard work. We don’t think of it that way, because nothing seems easier than not moving, but... Read more
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Should You Get a Standing Desk?

Should You Get a Standing Desk? Ergonomics is big business. There are countless companies developing and marketing chairs, desks, keyboards, mousepads and more that all promise... Read more
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The Real Cause of Your Back Pain Isn't What You Think

The real cause of your back pain  Far from being a weak, delicate structure that needs to be protected, our spines are highly mobile and capable... Read more
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What You (Probably) Don’t Know About Discs

Discs sit in between your vertebrae all the way up and down your spine. Their primary function is to act as a shock absorber, as their... Read more
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Get Your Fitness Back After the Holiday Slump

Get Your Fitness Back After the Holiday Slump Anyone who has a regular exercise routine has struggled with the post-holiday slump. After a week or more... Read more
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What’s Your Fitness Age?

What’s Your Fitness Age? Find Out With These Four Tests Up until around 30, an able-bodied person naturally gets stronger without having to do anything as... Read more
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How Much Should You Exercise Per Week?

We’re all told that we should be exercising regularly, but when everyone has their own schedule, fitness and health to take into account, it can be... Read more
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Why Tennis Elbow Should Really Be Called Desk Elbow

Tennis elbow is one of the most common causes of pain in the upper limbs, affecting both active and sedentary populations alike. It’s caused by stress... Read more

How and Why do We Prescribe Exercises?

Most people exercise with an objective in mind, whether it’s being more physically capable, losing weight or looking better. It’s possible to make progress towards these... Read more
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How Massage Uses Your Own Body to Reduce Pain and Heal Injuries

As WLP’s massage therapist, I help people feel better and recover faster, and all they have to do is lie down and let me get to... Read more
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Your Arthritis Questions Answered

My job is to keep you moving, and arthritis is one of the most common reasons that people aren’t. It’s a topic of daily discussion here... Read more
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The Life-Changing Benefits of a 30 Minute Walk

As Cam wrote in Five Small Changes that Make a Big Difference to Your Longevity, 30 minutes of walking a day is the single best prescription... Read more
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How to Go From Couch to 5k Without Hurting Yourself

Running – like any other sport – is technique based. While the human body is designed for running, you can’t simply throw on some shoes, speed... Read more
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No, Running Isn’t Bad For You

One of the most frustrating myths I encounter as a physio is that running is bad for you. Even worse, this myth is often repeated by... Read more
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Five Common Pains That You Need to Take Seriously

Pain in Your Elbow If you feel pain just above your elbow on the outside of your forearm which worsens when you try to grip or... Read more
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Five Small Changes that Make a Big Difference to Your Longevity

Walk 30 Minutes Every Day What’s the single best prescription that any doctor or physio can give you? Something that reduces the progression of dementia, reduces... Read more
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No, Strength Training Won’t Stunt Your Child’s Growth

No, Strength Training Won’t Stunt Your Child’s Growth As an uncle, it’s always been important that my young nieces and nephews don’t see exercise as a... Read more
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More Than Grazed Knees: Why Injuries in Children and Teens Need to be Treated Differently

More Than Grazed Knees: Why Injuries in Children and Teens Need to be Treated Differently While most of the people we see at WLP are adults,... Read more
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Whatever Your Age, Exercise is Essential

At WLP, we help people from every generation make the most of their bodies, whether they’re athletes pushing for peak performance, hard working professionals trying to... Read more
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Five Challenges of Ageing and How to Prevent Them

Osteoporosis Osteoporosis is a condition where your bones become brittle and are more likely to break. It can have many causes from diet and medication to... Read more
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Why You Need to Go Easy on Yourself After Christmas

This time of year can disrupt even the most fitness-dedicated amongst us. Whether we’re putting our feet up with friends and family, enjoying some festive treats... Read more
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Four Tips to Keep You Fit in Cold, Dark Winter

I recently moved to London from Australia, so it’s safe to say winter’s been a real shock. When I look outside at 4 o’clock and it’s... Read more
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No special equipment necessary

Improve Your Posture with Two Simple, At-Home Exercises Exercise is often portrayed as gruelling and time consuming, but you really don't need to do that much... Read more
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How Functional Training Gives You Fitness that Matters

What are the benefits of using a functional trainer? As the name suggests, my priority is function, which means very different things to different people. Some... Read more
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No Excuses: Get Fit with 3 Minutes Exercise a Week

Last week, I wrote about why it's the intensity of exercise, not just the amount of calories you burn, that determines the success of your long... Read more
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Why the Calorie Obsession Ruined Weight Loss for Millions

Just Burning Calories Won't Keep the Weight Away If you burn more calories than you consume, you'll lose weight. While this is undeniably true, it's a... Read more
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Pain: Is It All In the Head?

Pain is how our body tells us that something's wrong. For most people, most of the time, it's very accurate. Whether you bang your elbow, sprain... Read more
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There's No Such Thing as a Slipped Disc

A slipped disc was the reason I became a physiotherapist. I was told I had a slipped disc after a basketball injury, which left me with... Read more
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Looking for great physios

We have a fantastic opportunity for an enthusiastic and dynamic physiotherapist to join our team on a full time basis. One of London’s leading physio clinics,... Read more
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Can't Cure Your Headaches? You Might Be Looking in the Wrong Place

Headaches are one of the most common health complaints and also one of the most complicated. There are literally hundreds of causes, many of which are... Read more
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You Can Be Fitter Than Ever, Even With Arthritis

There are over a hundred different types of arthritis and related diseases, some of which can go entirely unnoticed while others are incredibly aggressive and debilitating.... Read more
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Our partnership with Elite Training Experience

We are always looking for ways to help patients reduce injury and maximise performance.  For the triathletes amongst you we think Elite Training Experience can help... Read more
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How Heat and Cold Can Heal or Hurt You

When your body is cold, blood flow decreases; when it's warm, blood flow increases. This simple mechanism can be easily manipulated to soothe pain, recover from... Read more
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The Pros and Cons of Over the Counter Pain Relief

In 2014 we became one of the first physiotherapy practices in the UK to be able to prescribe pain medication. While very helpful in treating pain,... Read more
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How to Breathe While Exercising

If you're not getting enough oxygen when you work out you'll feel out of breath, tire quickly and generally not be able to achieve much from... Read more
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Two Easy, At-Home Exercises That Make Your Lungs Stronger

Basic survival is a useful way to make sense of your health and fitness. Prioritising based on what you simply wouldn't be able to live without... Read more
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What's Better For You: Pilates or Yoga?

Pilates is perfect for people with a core weakened by years of sitting at a desk day in, day out. If your core muscles are untrained,... Read more
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How to Get Started with Pilates and Yoga

Pilates has taken many forms since it was first invented by physical trainer Joseph Pilates in the early 20th century. It was first popular with dancers... Read more
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How to Squat Without Hurting Yourself

The squat is one of the most popular exercises at the gym, and with good reason. Squats are a compound exercise, which means that they make... Read more
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Why You're Wrong About Stretching

What should you do at the start and end of every exercise routine to prevent injury? Your answer is probably “stretching” – and most people would... Read more
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How to Avoid Common Upper Body Gym Injuries

Never shoulder press behind your head If you're doing a shoulder press using a machine or a barbell, lower the bar in front of your face... Read more
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Want to Change How You Run? Don't Make These Mistakes

  In my last blog, I explained the basics of foot striking and why a heel strike can hold you back from achieving your best running... Read more
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Are MRI Scans Bad For You?

A recent study featured in the Journal of Neurosurgery showed a worrying figure: 52% of patients referred to a neurosurgeon would be willing to undergo back... Read more
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Should You Care About Your Foot Strike?

If your interest in running extends to more than just a casual plod around the park, you've probably come across the term foot strike, whether it's... Read more
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Give Back to Your Body with Our New Physical MOT

People have odd priorities. We all accept having to upgrade our phones, computers or cars, but it can be much harder to convince someone to give... Read more
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How We Treat Tendon Pain and How You Can Prevent It

Last month, I shared how tendons work and why they're such a common culprit of physical pain, with unique causes depending on whether you're active, sedentary... Read more
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How a Strong Core Makes Everything Easier

Where do you think your core is? Your answer probably lands somewhere around your abdominal muscles, perhaps towards the lower end. Don't worry if your answer... Read more
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Five Tips to Injury-Free Travel

No one wants to start a holiday with an injury. Unfortunately, my inbox features many conversations with clients who needed my help before they even reached... Read more
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Why Tendons Are Trouble, Whether You're Active or Not

We recently launched a new Tendon Clinic, a specialist service for tendon injuries and pain. Though we treat people for a wide variety of issues, tendon... Read more

Is Your New Year's Fitness Resolution Doomed to Fail?

People often blame a loss of motivation for their failed New Year's fitness resolutions. By the time Spring rolls around, people will be asking me, “How... Read more
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Your Stories: From Agony to (Half) Ironman

"I've known Rick for 10 years.  Having suffered a variety of injuries he has been an inspiring patient to help rehabilitate. The key to his success has... Read more
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Why Your Knees are Your Biggest Weakness

Knees are the most commonly treated joints at WLP and, unfortunately, this is unlikely to change. If you're at all active, you're at risk of a... Read more
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Are Smart Phones and Tablets Bad For Your Kids?

As both a physiotherapist and a parent of three, I get asked a lot of questions by clients and friends not just about their own health... Read more
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Are you sitting comfortably? You might not be for long…

If you're an average UK worker, up to 80% of your time is spent sitting. Over millions of years our bodies evolved to be upright, with... Read more
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Could Your Feet Cause Your Back Problems?

How your body moves can depend a lot on your feet. People only tend to think of issues with the foot being localised to this area,... Read more
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How Does Massage Actually Work?

Everyone knows massage feels good and if you've had one after you've exhausted yourself running or cycling, you know how much better your muscles work afterwards.... Read more

You're Never Too Busy to be Healthy

I've never entirely gotten used to the pace of London. Everyone here is rushing to the next thing on a to-do list that never stops growing... Read more
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The Science Behind Leigh Halfpenny's Heartbreaking Injury

Wales suffered a disastrous blow to its Rugby World Cup hopes after star full-back Leigh Halfpenny was carried off on a stretcher during their warm up... Read more
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Four Steps to Start Running on the Right Foot

Running is the go-to activity to increase fitness and an ideal way to get the body doing what it's made to do. But for every dedicated... Read more
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When should you see a Physiotherapist?

Whether you're active or not, the odd sprain or injury is inevitable. Many can be cured with painkillers and a couple of nights sleep but occasionally... Read more
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Could antibiotics be causing your pain?

An interesting case I treated recently at West London Physio has prompted this blog. A male patient in his 40’s presented with a 6-week history of... Read more
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The Habits that Hurt You

Many of our patients come to see us with back pain, which means we hear a lot of concern about posture. While it's true that posture... Read more
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What is Physiotherapy?

Physiotherapy is a simple science: we strengthen what's weak and loosen what's tight. If you're having difficulty moving then we work on the muscles that are... Read more
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Welcome to our new blog

In 2007 I founded West London Physiotherapy, with the goal of being one of the leading physiotherapy practices in the UK. Over the past eight years... Read more
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A Novel Exercise Based Approach Can Immediately Reduce Tendon Pain

Tendon pain is one of the most frequent conditions all physiotherapists will rehabilitate on a daily basis and it is no different here at West London Physiotherapy.... Read more
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April newsletter

With summer approaching and the London marathon fresh in the mind, it's the perfect time to get outdoors and get active again. In this newsletter we'll... Read more
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Forming habits and keeping you healthy

Welcome to West London Physiotherapy's January newsletter Returning to our physio clinic in Kensington W8 in January it's fun to hear of our patient's New Year... Read more

July 2014 Newsletter

Reasons to be Active: One, two three, four, five, six, seven… Sometimes it’s the simplest things that can make the biggest difference to your health and... Read more

Tennis, anyone?

Tennis, anyone? June and July brings some of the best tennis tournaments in the world to West London. Will your favourite player inspire you to pick... Read more

Shaping up for Summer

Shaping Up for Summer The long, glorious days of summer give us the opportunity to spend more time outdoors. For a lot of people that means... Read more

Mount Ventoux challenge

The Mount Ventoux Challenge on behalf of prison mentoring charity, Inside Out Next week, one of our longer standing patients - Patrick Foster - will attempt... Read more

Top tips for running in the cold

Tip 1: Warm Up Muscles and tendons tighten up in the cold, which can lead to strain, stress and injury.   Try a brisk 5-15 minute walk... Read more

Our top 5 ski tips

Start jogging Skiing and snowboarding require good levels of fitness to avoid fatigue and help avoid injury. The less fit you are, the more likely you... Read more

A word about Cortisol

Together with Adrenaline, Cortisol is released when we are under physical or mental stress.  It slows down a number of body processes that aren’t urgently needed at times... Read more

Stress, Injury and Illness

What's making you stressed? If you're stressed, whether by your job or by something more personal, the first step to feeling better is to identify the... Read more

The Push Up – How many can you do?

As one of the 16 tests making up the Functional Health Profile, the push up test is an important measure of general body strength and endurance. ... Read more

ACUTE INJURY MANAGEMENT

Acute Injury Management The most important time in the treatment of acute injuries is in the first 24-72 hours post injury. When tissues are injured –... Read more

Back to work – Posture Tips

Back to Work - Posture Tips 1. Sit tall, not straight. One of the simplest ways of keeping your spine in the correct position is to... Read more

"Physios of choice for serious runners" – Vogue

... Achieve your running potential: reduce your risk of injury, increase your running distances and decrease your running times all with West London Physiotherapy, an official... Read more

Jan 2011 Newsletter

CLICK here for our January Newsletter Knee injuries, posture at work, FREE Gaitscan, and a great lecture Read more

Knee Research update – Feb 2013

Knee Research update - Feb 2013 In the presence of Patellofemoral Pain (PFP), the femur internally rotates against the patella Excessive hip adduction and knee internal... Read more

Knees and Skis

The knee is the most commonly injured joint for the skier. Of all serious knee injuries that occur while skiing, around 25% involve the Anterior Cruciate... Read more

Skiing, Fitness, and Injury Prevention

The winter months are busy at West London Physio, with ski injuries filling our diaries. Unfortunately skiers often under estimate what is required to get through... Read more

DH Business owner, Leisure and Hospitality Industry

“The explanation of my knee pain, exercises, and the whys and hows was extremely helpful in cementing what my knee problems are, and why certain exercises... Read more

SB, Business owner

“I have had a very painful back for 6 months. I tried a chiropractor, acupuncture, and just stretching, but really had no improvement. On my first... Read more

VD Kensington Resident, Mother

“You are a great team, and Irene is the most knowledgeable medical professional I know.” Read more

Sam Coombes, Elite Middle Distance Athlete and Sports Lecturer

“I've seen lots of physiotherapist in the past, but Sarah (Morton) is different. Sport is an integral part of my life and Sarah really listens to... Read more

Specialist Treatment ….. Specialist Care

….establish an accurate diagnosis, discover the underlying cause of the problem. Ensure patients understand their problem, and we understand their needs. Treat patients with the best... Read more

Testimonial

……After 9 months of “Tennis elbow” and 2 failed injections, I finally found the team at West London Physio. After they diagnosed that it was referred... Read more

State of the art Facilities

The very best in clinical expertise and modern equipment. Private treatment rooms full of natural light, a fully equipped rehabilitation gym and a biomechanics lab. An... Read more

Dr Christopher Jenner MB BS, FRCA London Pain Consultants

“London Pain Consultants and West London Physio have worked closely together for several years. Our patients consistently get great results and give excellent feedback about their... Read more