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Useful information, blogs and articles to help you better understand the benefits and processes of the treatments we offer. 

Marathon Training: Injury Prevention Tips

Marathon Training: Injury Prevention Tips

 “Running excites me, when I start to run, you don’t want to stop, your body wants more so you end up overloading your body and get injured” (Saragiotto et al 2014). We see many runners who associate excessive running with something positive, rather than being...

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Should I Foam Roll My ITB?

Should I Foam Roll My ITB?

This is a short post on a question we get asked a handful of times per week. "Should I foam roll my IT Band?" No. ...Okay, we'll go into a bit more detail than that! Here is why and what you can do to help your pain instead. For those of you that don't know, the ITB...

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Why Lifting Weights Can Help Us To Age Well & Be Happier

Why Lifting Weights Can Help Us To Age Well & Be Happier

Lifting weights is completed by only a minority of people aged over 65. Whilst many still keep themselves active through other hobbies; resistance training offers some bonus benefits which can help older individuals to age better. Did you know that over the age of 40,...

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Running Trainers: All You Need To Know

Running Trainers: All You Need To Know

If you are looking to start taking your running more seriously, upgrading your trainers is a great place to start. Today, we will aim to give you some clear information on what to look for and how to look after your new trainers. DON'T GET TOO HUNG UP ON BRANDS...

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Top 10 Fitness Mistake To Avoid This January

Top 10 Fitness Mistake To Avoid This January

So January is here! The perfect time to make some New Year’s resolutions. Improving fitness or wanting to lose a few pounds is one of the most common goals at the start of the year. It has been found that those aged between 25-34 spend on average over £200 in January...

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Sleep & Health

Sleep & Health

It is now widely accepted that our health and sleep quality are heavily linked, with one significantly affecting the other. Why is this and what can we do? Addressing the issue of stress and poor sleep can be a difficult one. Often it is a chicken and egg scenario. We...

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The Piriformis: A Real Pain In The Butt

The Piriformis: A Real Pain In The Butt

  Where does this excruciating buttock pain come from and what can we do to help it? The piriformis is a relatively small muscle in the buttock region. It's main function is to externally rotate (laterally rotate) the hip. It does this along with quadratus femoris,...

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Your Best Posture… Is Your Next Posture

Your Best Posture… Is Your Next Posture

We look into the issues surrounding sedentary jobs and what we can do to help We now live in a world where sedentary, desk based jobs form the highest percentage of work environments. We are typically working longer hours and less than 3% of desk-based workers in the...

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How To Avoid Pre-Race Panic

How To Avoid Pre-Race Panic

If you are new to the racing environment - here are 10 tips to reduce that pre-race panic! Experiencing some butterflies before a race is totally normal. However for some of us, it can go beyond this. It may be on the day or the week leading up to the race - but...

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Stay Pain Free In The Garden This Spring

Stay Pain Free In The Garden This Spring

6 top tips to keep you happy and healthy in the garden! Gardening offers both physical and mental benefits - it is a rewarding hobby that also gets us out in the fresh air. However lots of bending, twisting and lifting can have a negative impact on the body if we are...

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Why 10,000 steps per day?

Why 10,000 steps per day?

10,000 steps a day has been long portrayed as the “optimal number” we should aim for. Why? Where does it come from? The idea of 10,000 steps stems back to Japan in the 1960’s. In the lead up to the 1964 Olympic Games, a pedometer introduced by the company Yasama,...

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Running: Know when to stop

Running: Know when to stop

Niggle or a serious injury? It's important to know the difference if you are training for an event. Here are our 7 top warning signs: 1) You feel sick, confused or disoriented This could happen for a number of reasons and it is important that you stop in order to see...

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How to resolve your tennis elbow pain, fast

How to resolve your tennis elbow pain, fast

Pain around the elbow and forearm can make everyday life very difficult. What can you do to help?  Tennis elbow, or lateral epicondylitis, is an overuse injury relating to the muscles in the forearm. These muscles are referred to as the "extensors" and are responsible...

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The benefits of a sports massage

The benefits of a sports massage

Preparing, training or recovering from a sporting event? Or just some general tension? Either way, a deep tissue massage can be a great adjunct to your treatment and training. Sports massage can also be referred to as; deep tissue massage or trigger point therapy....

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Do I need Physiotherapy treatment?

Do I need Physiotherapy treatment?

Who are we? What do we do? When should you come and see us? Physiotherapy aims to restore the movement and function of an individual affected by injury, illness or disability. It also aims to help people to improve their lifestyle, thereby reducing future episodes of...

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Is my pillow causing my neck pain?

Is my pillow causing my neck pain?

No two necks are the same, so how do we know what kind of pillow to use? Neck pain is a very common complaint - we all experience it from time to time. It can range from morning stiffness to severe pain, affecting sleep and concentration.There is a very strong...

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Why do our joint click, pop and crack?

Why do our joint click, pop and crack?

This is a question I hear almost daily from my patients. So what causes it? We all know someone who has the ability to click and crack their knuckles, neck or back at any given time of the day.... When I was younger there was always a rumour flying around that...

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The benefits of strength training

The benefits of strength training

The average adult should aim for AT LEAST two sessions a week. Let's take a look at the benefits of introducing strength training into your life... We all know that exercise has huge benefits on our health and lifestyle. When many of us think of exercise, we are...

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What is Osteoarthritis?

What is Osteoarthritis?

What is Osteoarthritis? Osteoarthritis is the most common form of joint disease and is thought to affect around 8 million people in the UK alone. Wear and tear of our joints is a perfectly normal progress as we get older. Think of it in a similar way to getting grey...

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Can Physiotherapy help my knee pain?

Can Physiotherapy help my knee pain?

What can we do to help you? Knee pain is very common and can affect many different structures. Broadly, they can be classified into:1) Joint related problems: Arthritis, Osgood-Schlatters, a fracture, recovering from a joint replacement2) Soft tissue problems:...

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Treadmill vs. Outdoor running

Treadmill vs. Outdoor running

Whats the difference? One question I typically hear from my patients who are either keen runners already or who are just getting into it:  "Is treadmill running as good as running outdoors"? Many factors can influence a person's preference towards the treadmill or...

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Foam Rolling: what does it actually do?

Foam Rolling: what does it actually do?

We all know that it hurts!! But what happens to the body when we use a roller? You use your own body mass to exert pressure on the soft tissue - a form of self massage. What foam rolling CAN do: Reduce the discomfort associated with DOMS (delayed onset muscle...

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How to prevent running injuries

How to prevent running injuries

Up to 80% of injuries occur due to training error - what can we do to minimise this risk? Training error can include: the rate we increase our mileage, how we plan our training program and how frequently we decide to run. So what can we do...? Progress distance...

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Why hasn’t my back pain got better?

Why hasn’t my back pain got better?

A question I bet all of you have asked..... here are a few suggestions Back pain is extremely common - we all know at least 2 or 3 people close to us who have experienced back pain. Common reasons for experiencing back pain:- Sleeping funny- Lifting something heavy-...

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About Me

About Me

An introduction to me and what I do! A brief introduction to me and the work I do....My name is Annika and I am the owner of Wimpole Street Physiotherapy Clinic! I have been running the clinic for a little over a year and I am enjoying watching my business grow. I am...

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Ligaments of the knee

Ligaments of the knee

A look into the 4 main knee ligaments Ligaments attach from bone to bone. They provide our joints with stability and support. There are 4 main ligaments in the knee providing support whilst standing, walking and taking part in sports and other daily activities. The...

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What Is DOMS?

What Is DOMS?

A brief look into what this exercise related pain actually is! DOMS We hear the term used a lot when referring to exercise induced pain. But what exactly is DOMS? DOMS is an acronym for delayed-onset muscle soreness. It is an exercise related pain, thought to be...

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Back Pain… Myth busting!!

Back Pain… Myth busting!!

I have a go at tackling some of the common myths around back pain! Welcome to my first blog! What better way to start than with a complaint we see very frequently… and that is back pain! 80% of us will experience at least one episode of this in our lifetime. It can be...

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Blog Coming Soon

Blog Coming Soon

It's official, I have a blog and I know how to use it. I have finally decided to take the plunge and add a blog to my site. I always wanted an easy way to share information with visitors and I'm super excited to start this journey. Keep coming back to my site and...

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testimonials

Holly

"Annika was highly skilled in helping me with managing my knee troubles after I snapped my ACL in a sporting accident. She's very friendly, professional and informative and I have definitely noticed a big improvement both in my physical health and with general worries regarding my knee. Really good experience here. "

Liam

" Great clinic. Made recovery from a nasty knee injury an enjoyable experience. Would recommend to friends and family. "

Francesca

" Great Experience overall. Loved the clinic, very neat and cosy and I felt straight away at ease before during and after my assessment/treatment. Annika is a highly professional and friendly physiotherapist who not only helped me with my lower back pain management when I visited her clinic for the first time, she also gave me very useful after care tips that I still carefully follow. 🙂 "

Matt B

" I have been seeing Annika at Wimpole Street Physiotherapy Clinic for a couple of months now following a total knee replacement and she has been absolutely fantastic with my recovery and rehabilitation. I have been provided with a comprehensive range of exercises to work on in my own time, complete with annotated instructions, as well as receiving invaluable massage and manipulation during sessions to help improve the range of movement in the new joint. I would highly recommend to anybody recovering from a similar joint replacement. "

Andrew

" Following completion of an Ironman in October 2015 I was treated by Annika for a number of sports related injuries associated with long distance events. The level of care and attention to detail was exemplary and I was back in full training under the timescales originally anticipated. I highly recommend Wimpole Street Physiotherapy Clinic for any sports injuries and believe that all patients will get truly professional and targeted treatment! Thanks "

Rachel H

" Due to an ankle injury not getting any better over time, I was recommended Wimpole Physiotherapy clinic, having never experienced Physio before. The clinic is easy to get to being quite central, well decorated and Annika is amazing. We went through my injury and how I was getting on now, and tested what i was able to do my my ankle. I have had a few sessions now and I can really feel the swelling finally going down (which has been there for 6 months!) and my range of motion in the ankle has improved so much as well that i can finally wear heels again! The exercises to do in my own time are very well explained in the sessions and also in the programme itself. I couldn't recommend Annika enough, she is very welcoming, friendly and professional, well worth a visit if you need physio "

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5 Upper Wimpole Street
Marylebone, London
W1G 6BP

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