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Don’t let a running injury stop you taking part


You’re training for the marathon or a triathlon; or you’ve just started a couch to 5k; or perhaps you’re just getting out on the road more to increase your PB. Like most runners YOU LOVE GETTING OUT ON THE ROAD – you train hard and you set yourself challenges to get fit or to smash your PB.

But now your Achilles is stiff and sore going down stairs in the mornings and your hip flexors are feeling tight after a runyour knees are sore when you train and walking to work is agony...

You can’t train at your desired level right now, you’re not sure if you should train through it or if that will do more damage. You’re having second thoughts about whether you’ll be able to keep training or compete…

Not only that, you miss clearing your head from a busy days work and not being able to run is killing you.

Does this sound familiar?

At Wandsworth Physiotherapy and Osteopathy we hear this all the time!

We understand how frustrating it is for you not to be able to run. You don’t want to be told to stop running! You don’t want to be told to rest and take ibuprofen. Being able to run is what makes YOU FEEL ALIVE

You beat your PB, you finish the marathon, you achieve running a 5k, you take part…

Do you remember how that feels?

Well, we can help get you back there…

Ready to Make a Change?

At Wandsworth Physiotherapy & Osteopathy we're focused on getting you out of pain and back to what you love doing, from simply sitting comfortably to playing with your kids, getting back into the gym or being able to run 5k again, our expert Physiotherapists, Podiatrists & Osteopaths are here to help!


Please take note of our cancellation policy at the bottom of the page.

Run Fit Assessment

Running is an essential movement pattern for most sports and is one of the most popular and easily accessible pass-times in the world. You might run to unwind from a stressful day at work, or with your friends, or you might do running in a fitness class or as cardio training for your sport. You just need a pair of running shoes and some outdoor space (or a treadmill).

But with more and more people taking up running, there are more and more people suffering from running related injuries that can range from being an annoyance and reducing the enjoyment of your sport to down-right agony that stops you in your tracks.

You’ll know the most common running injuries as follows:


A Run Fit assessment is ideal if you are new to running, play a sport involving running or are planning on running a marathon or half marathon. One of our expert therapists can help prevent you getting injured during this process. Or, if you are already starting to feel a niggle then don’t let it develop in to an injury that will stop you getting out on the road, training or playing. 

All of these running related injuries can be boiled down to being caused by poor running technique or poor organisation of your training plan. We can look at both of these for  you.   

In your Run Fit assessment we can screen your movement patterns such as squatting, single leg squatting and hopping to see how your body reacts to these tasks and if there are movement faults that may impact your running. We can also assess the strength and flexibility of key muscle groups that affect your running gait or, if left untreated, could lead to an injury.

Once we have the information we need we will design you an injury prevention corrective exercise programme focusing on correcting your imbalances. This programme will include stretches and corrective strength exercises to improve your sports injury in the longer term and reduce the risk of it from happening again. 

Your personalised home exercise plan can be accessed from mobile devices, laptops and computers. Each plan comes with video, pictures and descriptions so you know what you are doing at all times. You can also print out your plan and take it with you to the gym. 

We can also recommend who else in our team you might need to see. We might recommend you have some physiotherapy or osteopathy, podiatry, sports massage or sports nutrition advice. 

After we have corrected your movement, flexibility and strength, given you treatment (if required) and given you exercises and running technique advice we can then look at the planning of your training, helping you to get the right frequency, duration of training sessions and mileage in place to manage a running related sports injury or help you prepare for an event.



A Run Fit assessment is not only a great screening tool for non-injured athletes, it’s also essential if you are already suffering from an injury. We will be able to tell you why your injury has happened and help to fix it.

If you’re already injured you might need a little bit more input at this stage and would benefit from our Run Fit Extra.  In this package you’ll get:

  • A Run Fit Assessment worth £60
  • A Diagnostic Ultrasound Assessment worth £75

A Run Fit Extra package costs £110. At Wandsworth Physiotherapy and Osteopathy we believe there is nothing more frustrating than being injured and not being able to take part in sport. Call us today so we can HELP YOU end that frustration

Here’s just some of the people we have helped…


“I needed help with a running related injury. Within minutes they had correctly diagnosed my problem and started treatment, the effects of which I started to feel immediately. After 3 sessions of acupuncture, massage and ultrasound, and following their advice for self-treatment I was back to fitness.”

Mike Haynes, Spartan racer.


“Steve Helped me get in shape for important Premier League and International games and was a huge help in getting me fit for the 2010 World Cup in South Africa.”

Mark Schwarzer, former Premier League and Australian team GK.


“Steve helped me get through a shin injury and get to the start line of the British Half Marathon Championships (Vitality Big Half). I ran the race pain free, finishing with a PB and a 3rd place. I definitely recommend Steve and his great treatment and service. I’ll be going to Wandsworth Physio to get me to the start line of the Olympic trials at London marathon.”

Stephanie Davis, Team GB elite distance runner.


“I received physio treatment from Wandsworth Physio for my shin splints. Preparing for an Ironman I was really worried I wouldn’t be able to run for a long time but after only a few weeks I could start again, taking it gently and completing all recommended exercises I recovered quickly and am now in good shape for my race. So grateful for their help!” 

Jessica Rice, recreational triathlete.  


Brilliant all round experience. After sustaining a marathon injury during training Wandsworth Physiotherapy managed to fit me in the next day and was back up and running within 2 weeks after three 30 minute sessions. Gave me exercises to go away and do in my own time too so felt like I was making the most of their and my time too.

Marina Williams

These guys are fantastic! Really quick to reply and they found me an appointment on the same day. I've since had regular treatments with Alessio who is excellent, and my torn IT band, shoulder and other ailments are much improved. Brilliant for both sports injuries and wellness.

Gerry Sweetland

Booked an appointment for the same day on a Saturday. Adele has been very welcoming and helpful, providing useful advice as well as efficient treatment. Great local clinic, will definitely come back and recommend.

Jean Reverdy

Steve was excellent. Long term/complex shoulder injury treated over a number of sessions - patient, curious and methodical. Great treatments and programme of exercises and I'm back to pain free swimming.

~ Nick Outlaw

I've been several times for several different problems and Steve has always been excellent. He listens really carefully and asks good questions to find out exactly what's wrong, and is very clear with follow-up exercises to continue the therapy at home. Highly recommend him!

Vanessa Harriss

Meet The Team



& Massage Therapist



Osteopath & Women's
Health Specialist



Chartered Physiotherapist
& Massage Therapist





Kim Stanford

Senior Chartered Physiotherapist



Chartered Physiotherapist
& Nutritional Therapist 


Wilson Mbutu

Senior Physiotherapist

Anil Umer

Massage Therapist



Massage Therapist

Shruti Srivastava

Massage Therapist



Clinical Administrator
& Receptionist


Clinical Administrator
& Receptionist

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Kitti Perlaki

Clinical Administrator & Receptionist

Melinda Bernath

Clinical Administrator & Receptionist


Clinical Administrator & Receptionist

Clinic Address

338 Old York Road,
SW18 1SS

Get In Touch

Request a call back - tell us about your problem… if you’re not sure what physiotherapy or osteopathy are and whether they can help your problem request a call back from one of our expert therapists. We can listen to your problem and let you know if we can help... just leave your details using the contact form and we'll be in touch as soon as possible!

Cancellation Policy

Please note we have a 24 hour cancellation policy. Please respect our Physiotherapists and Osteopaths and give them more than 24 hours notice if you need to change or cancel an appointment. Failure to do so will incur a cancellation charge and may affect future appointments that we are able to offer you.
Thank you.

Telephone Reception

We have reception cover most of the time we are open, however if you can't get through it's quick and easy to book online. Please be aware that calls to Wandsworth Physiotherapy & Osteopathy are recorded to comply with ICO data protection and the recordings are stored for 3 months then deleted. All stored information is password protected.

Opening Hours

Monday 08:00 - 20:30
Tuesday 08:00 - 20:30
Wednesday 08:00 - 20:30
Thursday 08:00 - 20:30
Friday 08:00 - 20:30
Saturday 09:00 - 16:00
Sunday 10:00 - 18:00


Mary Foley
Great physio/massage. Would definitely recommend.
Mary Foley
Marion Houlet
Stephen was great! Although I don’t like to cook nor eat, he found the solution to my problem and I have much more energy now for my Yoga and Movement journey.
Marion Houlet
Penny Cooper
Therapist was excellent and the treatment great, thank you. On the other hand: 1. I could hear conversation from an adjacent treatment room and noise from the stairwell which was distracting. 2. The treatment table was too narrow so that I couldn’t relax my arms without them falling off the sides (I’m only averagely ‘wide’ 😉)
Penny Cooper
alessandro napoli
professional people from reception to physiotherapists, Stephen followed me for a problem at my right foot :"severe plantar fascitis". After about ten sessions between massages and shock wave therapy, I am slowly resuming my sporting activity.
alessandro napoli
Megan Brickley
A great experience - I attended the headache clinic, and the advice and treatment given were excellent. The receptionist was also friendly and and helpful.
Megan Brickley
Katrina A
I went in with extreme lower back pain and was treated by Christina. She was fantastic. I left feeling much better than I arrived and with improved mobility, which was great. After doing the exercises prescribed every day for a week, I was back to full range of motion and zero pain. I also referred my husband to the clinic and received a discount on a massage as a thank you, which was a fantastic bonus.
Katrina A
Jamie Wilman
Jamie Wilman
Loetitia Delais
I love this sweet clinic! I have had some great massages and osteopathic treatments with a very friendly reception! . My friends are going there now after my recommendation and loving it too. Now it’s time for me to share it with the rest of the world - Enjoy!
Loetitia Delais
Amit Younger
Great team of professionals. Highly recommended!
Amit Younger

338 Old York Road, SW18 1SS

0203 322 9455

Open 7 Days