Following the Government announcement this week that Leisure Centres are once again open to the public, I am delighted to say that from Monday 12th April all appointments will return to Pools on the Park.
We look forward to seeing you soon and thank you for your on-going support and patience.
Registered Osteopath and Clinic Director
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Founded in 1996, The Practice on the Park is a multidisciplinary musculoskeletal clinic with a holistic and integrated approach to healthcare. Our team is comprised of registered osteopaths, chartered physiotherapists, a podiatrist, sports massage therapists and strength and conditioning experts.
We provide a complete cycle of care from immediate treatment of pain and injury through to lifestyle changes, preventative exercise and mind-body well-being. We cover a wide range of musculoskeletal injuries from neck and back pain to sciatica and other joint injuries and treat people of all ages.
We are passionate about helping our patients recover from injury and empowering them to achieve their goals. All our clinicians have a genuine desire to provide an exceptional level of care and believe that each patient should be treated individually to enhance their quality of life.
David is our Osteopath and he treats people of all ages using a combination of mobilisation, stretching, targeted deep tissue massage and manipulation of the muscles and joints to improve function, relieve pain and allow the body’s self-healing mechanisms to work effectively. David will take the time to understand you, and your unique combination of symptoms, medical history and lifestyle. This helps him to make an accurate diagnosis of the causes of your pain or lack of function (rather than just addressing the site of the condition), and from that, to formulate a treatment plan that will achieve the best outcome.
Denis and Charlotte are our Physiotherapists and both treat a range of musculoskeletal conditions that include bone, muscle, nerve and ligament problems and include conditions such as back, neck and shoulder pain, knee and ankle problems and post-surgical rehabilitation. They take account of your lifestyle, work, hobbies and sports in order to select an appropriate treatment plan and are experts in the delivery of patient focussed rehabilitation and exercise protocols to promote recovery and prevent recurrence and treatment includes education, self-management strategies including home exercises, as well as hands on manual therapy and taping techniques.
William is our Podiatrist and he treats conditions related to the foot, ankle, lower limb and its associated structures. He will look at the way in which the muscles, bones and joints of the feet and lower limb interact and move to assess their functionality in terms of impact absorption and propulsion. He will also assess the biomechanical function of the foot and lower limb and treat abnormalities and malfunction as part of a post injury or preventative rehabilitation programme. In addition, William can also treat more general foot complaints, such as corns, verrucae and fungal infections
Magnus, Annette and Nicola are our Sports massage therapists and all of them are experts in the use of massage to correct problems and imbalances in the soft tissues (skin, muscles, tendons, ligaments and fascia) that are caused from repetitive and strenuous physical activity and trauma. The application of sports massage, prior to and after exercise, can also enhance performance, aid recovery and prevent injury.
Phil is our Strength and Conditioning specialist and he believes that a the goal of a good strength and conditioning programme might include improved performance, increased muscle mass and metabolism, faster recovery after injury, injury prevention or enhanced general health including stronger bones, improved posture and better balance. He uses endurance and resistance training, mobility, core stability, plyometrics, speed and agility and so much more depending on your individual needs whether you are an athlete or amateur, expert or just starting out.
Experience of injury during his teens and three sporty teenage children who have all suffered from injury in one way or another, combined with his seven years of experience working with the Tottenham Hotspur academy players has led David to develop a particular interest in adolescent sports injuries. Sports injuries in children are thankfully mostly minor and self-limiting but can affect bone growth and soft tissue development and they therefore require accurate diagnosis and careful management. David’s extensive experience in this field put him in an ideal position to provide this expertise.
Over the years David has treated a wide variety of singers, dancers, musicians and actors often referred by colleagues or fellow performers who have benefitted from his expertise. He has worked in the past as in-house Osteopath to both Chicago and Fosse in the West End where he was able to experience first hand the pressures and demands of a performing arts career and so is well positioned to help singers, dancers, musicians and actors with their injuries.
William and Denis both use Video gait analysis as part of their assessment protocols using the treadmills in the gym at Pools on the Park. Gait analysis is a procedure that provides them with biomechanical information about your running or walking mechanics as you transition through the gait cycle. This helps to establish whether your gait may be contributing to your injury and will inform the type exercises that will help your recovery or whether insole orthotics may be indicated.
Our highly qualified multidisciplinary team has a wealth of experience from many years working in their chosen field and are here to help you back on the road to optimal health. Whilst all the practitioners run their own individual practices within the Practice on the Park, there is very much a co-operative approach to treating our patients and our reputation as a centre of excellence is based on our professionalism, integrity, the high quality of our clinicians and a genuine desire to provide the best care for all our patients.
For information on clinic times, fees and booking details for each practitioner, please click on their individual profile.
Back pain, Neck Pain, Cervicogenic Headaches, Complex pain with a spinal origin, Sports Injuries, Postural pain, Adolescent Sports Injuries
Other times by appointment
Initial Consultation (60 mins) £90
Follow up (30 mins) £60
David is a Registered Osteopath and international lecturer with a master’s degree in sports injuries and an honours degree in physical education.
He is a founder member of the Osteopathic Sports Care Association and with over 25 years’ experience working extensively at professional and elite level sports, he has developed an acknowledged reputation as one of the leading osteopaths working within Sports Medicine.
Having helped develop the MSc in Osteopathic Sports Care at Leeds Metropolitan University, he has also guest lectured at various conferences and associations including the Lawn Tennis Association, the Royal Society of Medicine and the Football Association, and has travelled to Japan to help prepare the Japanese Osteopaths for Tokyo 2020.
Currently involved as Consultant Osteopath to the LTA, David has also held several high level sporting posts including Head of Sports Medicine at London Scottish Rugby Club, Consultant Osteopath to a number of Premiership football clubs including Tottenham Hotspur, Watford and Fulham as well as the England Cricket Team and ATP Masters Tennis. David was furthermore a member of the GB Paralympic Medical Team in Sydney (2000) and Athens (2004) and part of the Core Medical team of osteopaths at the the London Olympics in 2012.
His clinical experience with both elite and amateur level athletes has led to David becoming one of only four osteopaths in the UK to be awarded a fellowship of the Osteopathic Sports Care Association for his commitment to furthering osteopathic Sports care in both the academic and sporting arenas.
He was Lead Osteopath for BUPA Wellness Musculoskeletal Medicine for over 15 years working alongside leading experts in Sports and Orthopaedic Medicine, often managing complex musculoskeletal cases including chronic back and neck pain and occupational disorders and currently works as a consultant osteopath for Goldman Sachs.
A former professional rugby player with London Scottish, David captained Scotland at the inaugural World Cup 7s at Murrayfield in 1993.
Back pain, neck pain (including headaches), whiplash, shoulder pain, elbow/wrist/hand problems, back pain and sciatica, sports rehabilitation, post-surgical rehabilitation, women’s health, pregnancy related back pain, work related or repetitive injury, neurological, orthopaedic and mobility problems in the elderly.
Other times by appointment
Initial Consultation (60 mins) £55
Follow up (30 mins) £30
(45 mins) £50
Acupuncture (30 mins) £30
Charlotte is an HCPC registered physiotherapist who qualified from Brunel University, West London in 2000 and works as a clinical MSK specialist in the National Health Service and private sector. She has extensive experience in treating clients with musculoskeletal conditions including rehabilitation following orthopaedic and spinal surgery and sports injuries. Health, fitness and well-being during pregnancy is an area that Charlotte particularly enjoys working in and she is a qualified Pilates instructor (including pregnancy Pilates) as well as teaching weekly for Maternity Fit – a cardio-vascular fitness and strength training class during pregnancy. She also works regularly with Women’s Health patients. Techniques such as manual therapy, massage, acupuncture, electrotherapy and exercise are used to improve pain, decrease stiffness, reduce inflammation, minimise muscle tension, and promote the healing process. Charlotte also practices acupuncture and is a member of the Acupuncture Association of Chartered Physiotherapists (AACP) and has a special interest in pain management through acupuncture. She also enjoys working with neurological, orthopaedic and mobility problems in the elderly.
Back pain, Neck pain, Post-surgical rehabilitation, Running injuries, knee and shoulder pain
Initial Consultation (60 mins) £65
Follow up (30 mins) £50
Denis Murphy is the founder of Physio4Richmond serving South West London. He qualified from Keele University as a Chartered Physiotherapist and has years of experience treating musculoskeletal disorders in NHS, sport and private practice settings. He is registered with the Health Professions Council (PH 90835), Chartered Society of Physiotherapy and the ACPSM (Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Sports Medicine).
Denis regularly trains for 5/10K races and plays Gaelic football, an Irish sport. He has personally had most of the injuries that clients encounter, which makes Physio4Richmond ideal for rehabilitation. Denis offers extensive sports physiotherapy treatment having worked with several football teams over the years, including one that went far in the FA Cup.
He specialises in running related injuries, neck/shoulder conditions and chronic low back pain. Regular clients include anyone from the avid weekend runner to the elite Olympic marathon athlete. Denis is trained in the use of medical acupuncture, spinal manipulation and the application of Kinesio tape. In addition to this, a functional movement based approach is used to assess and treat many clients before their return to sporting activity. Denis has also completed a Pilates teaching qualification from the Australian Physiotherapy Pilates Institute.
Physio4Richmond believes in treating people efficiently and effectively to allow the quickest return to an active lifestyle. Through hands on treatment and adjustments to training programmes our goal is to allow clients to continue with their chosen sports while under our care.
Running Injuries, Gait analysis, Lower limb biomechanics, Orthotic prescription, Nail Surgery, Specialist Verruca treatment, Diabetic care, Foot and ankle pain
Other times by appointment
Assesment (60 mins) £75
Follow up (30 mins) £50
Chiropody (30 mins) £45
Verrucae needling (45 mins) £160
Nail Surgery (60 mins) £220
William is a New Zealand qualified podiatrist with a post-graduate honours qualification in Podiatric Medicine and extensive experience in walking, running and movement mechanics, nail surgery, specialist verruca treatment, diabetic care, and many other areas of Podiatry. Since graduating from the Auckland University of Technology, William has worked in private multi-disciplinary health clinics treating professional footballers from Manchester United and Manchester City as well as elite Rugby players, International track and field athletes, and Red Bull athletes.
William is a firm believer in a holistic approach to the management of lower limb related injury/pathology and understands the importance of addressing the factors that led to the development of the injury in order to prevent its reoccurrence and incorporates strength and conditioning with movement pattern retraining to bring a comprehensive approach to his screening and treatment. He produces the highest quality orthotics and shoe supports whilst striving to improve foot and leg mechanics and has a specialist interest in running and sport related biomechanics.
He previously rowed competitively at elite level representing New Zealand at the World Championships and in his time off now enjoys competing in triathlons, yoga, climbing, and surfing.
Sports Massage Therapist
Back pain, Neck Pain, Restoring Lost Function, Pregnancy and Post-natal massage
Treatment (90 mins) £65
Treatment (60 mins) £50
Treatment (45 mins) £43
Treatment (30 mins) £35
Annette came to be a massage therapist through her passionate belief in the value of exercise and the need to look after her own body. She loves dance and regularly does Argentine tango, Bollywood and zumba classes, and sometimes Pilates, and has, over years of ballet training, developed an increasing awareness of the importance of good posture, efficient stretching of muscles and dealing with imbalances in the body.
She loves the way that massage achieves such amazing results in improving people's quality of life and removing pain through the pleasurable but safe medium of healing touch and feels it is appropriate for so many conditions, both mental and physical.
Annette holds a diploma in Anatomy, Physiology and Massage, and also in Sports Massage, in which she specializes. She is also qualified to perform Pregnancy and Postnatal Massage, On-Site Seated Massage, Thai Massage and Myofascial Release, and is an Advanced No Hands Practitioner.
She is also a massage tutor, currently teaching some weekend CPD courses for qualified therapists for the School of Natural Therapies in south-west London.
She is a member of Embody (the Complimentary Therapists' Association) and hold full professional insurance.
Advanced Clinical Massage Therapist
Chronic Pain, Neck Pain, TMJ Dysfunction, Back pain, Restoring Lost Function, Rehabilitation, Sports Injuries
Other times by appointment
Consultation (15 mins) Free
Treatment (90 mins) £90
Treatment (60 mins) £60
Treatment (45 mins) £50
Treatment (30 mins) £35
Magnus is an Advanced Clinical Massage Therapist who specialises in working with his clients to help facilitate their body’s own healing. He has worked with a cross section of the community and can include ultra-runners, Olympic athletes, age grade triathletes, marathon runners, weekend warriors and more importantly normal people.
He qualified as a sports massage therapist nearly 20 years ago and by his own admission has been on a wonderful journey of learning and discovery ever since. In 2016 he decided to take his training to a much higher level by embarking on a three-year BTEC Level 6 Professional Diploma in Advanced Clinical and Sports Massage. At degree level, this is the highest level of training available in the UK for massage therapists.
Magnus uses a combination of hands on techniques, including deep tissue massage, trigger point therapy, myofascial release, kinesio taping and sports stretching alongside functional exercises and education to help facilitate his clients own healing.
A former professional rugby player, Magnus played for and later coached the Swedish national rugby team.
Sports Massage Therapist
Chronic Pain, Back Pain, Neck Pain, Restoring Lost Function, Stress Relief, Injury Management and Prevention.
Initial Consultation (60 mins) £60
Treatment (60 mins) £60
Treatment (45 mins) £50
Nicola is a sports massage therapist with over 12 years of experience in clinical environments working alongside Physiotherapists and other complimentary health professionals in Surrey and South West London.
Having built up two successful practices she treats a wide range of clients from weekend sporting enthusiasts to busy mums, professional athletes, dancers and everyone else in-between.
Nicola trained as a dancer at the Rambert School of Ballet and Contemporary Dance and this has enabled her to have a comprehensive understanding of the body and its limitations. Whilst training a persistent ankle injury led her to experience the full power of sports massage for recovery, injury management and prevention.
Nicola's treatments work to assess the whole body, taking a holistic approach to assessment and formulating a treatment plan.
When not working in the clinic Nicola enjoys dancing ballet and coaching younger students at her old ballet school. Her other hobbies are tap dancing and cake baking.
Strength and Conditioning
Strength gains, Weight loss, Olympic lifting, Functional exercise, Performance training, Injury Prevention
All Sessions (55 mins) £50
Phil has over 25 years experience helping clients reach their training and fitness goals by using a flexible approach combining continued learning with years of experience in Exercise and Program Design. His Strength & Conditioning methods include plyometrics, speed and agility, mobility, core stability, endurance, resistance training and so much more depending on the individual needs of his clients.
He believes that the goal of a good strength and conditioning programme might include improved performance, increased muscle mass and metabolism, faster recovery after injury, injury prevention or enhanced general health including stronger bones, improved posture and better balance.
His Strength & Conditioning background includes a Degree in Sports Science from Borough Road College (now Brunel University) and then further qualifications with the British Amateur Weight Lifting Association (BAWLA) and a Level 4 Advanced Personal Trainer qualification with the YMCA .
He is passionate about keeping up to date with new and updated techniques in order to help his clients train safely and effectively whatever their goal.
His passion for sport and Exercise started in his teens where he played various sports including athletics, rugby and football and he played badminton to county level representing Middlesex for 4 years.
The Practice on the Park is located within the Pools on the Park Leisure Complex which is located on the A316 (Twickenham Road) close to Richmond Circus roundabout. There is a public car park which offers discounts to users of Pools on the Park.
The nearest station is Richmond Station which is serviced by overland and underground (District Line).
The 490 bus starts/terminates at Pools on the Park.
There is a cycle path running past the centre and numerous cycle racks outside the entrance for your use.