Whether you are running a marathon this year, playing sports at the weekend or just going for a jog around the park, we have many ways in which we can support you.
Our Sports Physiotherapists have many years' experience in helping keep athletes of all levels injury free and in the best shape possible for any event. Our clinic has an extensive rehab equipment including a treadmill, squat rack, Pilates reformers and more to make sure you you get the most specific rehab for your injury and sport.
Read more below to find out about our sports Physio and their specialities, interests and hobbies.
Whether you’re involved in recreational or professional sports, from time to time injuries are an inevitable part of athletics. Injuries not only have a negative impact on your performance but they may also cause you discomfort or pain. The good news is that proper treatment of an injury will facilitate a rapid recovery and return to your normal activities. We may also review your sporting techniques and habits in order to prevent a recurrence of injury.
Your first sports injury assessment will be with a physiotherapist. In addition, whilst you are rehabilitating, your therapist may recommend that you do some specialised exercise such as Pilates or have some Sports Massage.
Our sports physios specialise in prevention, recognition, management and rehabilitation of injuries that result from physical activity. We can also support you to ensure you are in peak performing condition.
If you’re out of action with an injury, we can get you on the mend and back in the game quicker.
Specifically, we will work with you on the following:
- Injury prevention to minimise risk of injury
- Recognition, evaluation, and immediate care of injuries
- Rehabilitation and reconditioning injuries to return back to activity
- Referral to appropriate professionals within our team such as sports massage therapists and podiatrists
- Referral to sports doctors and consultants outside our team if needed
- Healthcare administration, including medical and insurance record keeping, plus documentation of injuries
- Strength and conditioning
- Performance coaching
Most sports injuries can be treated by any of our physiotherapists. All our therapists have many years’ experience and all regularly treat sports injuries.
DR ANNE KENG MCSP Lead Physio
Lead Physiotherapist and Clinical Pilates Teacher
Anne originally hails from Canada but she lived the bay side dream in Australia for five years before moving to London in 2018. She graduated as a Doctor of Physiotherapy with honours from the University of Melbourne in 2016 and relocated to London to further her adventures.
She has worked in private practice since graduating, treating a multitude of musculoskeletal conditions and sports injuries. She was the team physiotherapist for a National Premier League soccer team as well as an Aussie-rules football team.
Anne has a special interest in treating spinal and sports injuries, particularly the knee after having torn both ACL’s herself. She completed working a season in Japan as a snow sports physiotherapist.
Anne has a holistic approach to treatment and uses a combination of manual therapy and exercise rehabilitation. She is committed to developing rapport and trust with clients and enjoys promoting a collaborative approach to help them through their rehabilitation and achieve their personal health and fitness goals.
Anne is an avid traveler and is keen to explore all of London's sights on her bike! She enjoys staying active by playing basketball and climbing the occasional mountain or ten.
SAMANTHA WILLIAMS MCSP
Samantha is a chartered physiotherapist, who specialises on athletic performance. She graduated in 2012 from the Peninsula Allied Health Professions School in Devon and has since completed 6 years working within the NHS across all key specialities of physiotherapy, alongside an additional 3 years of sports massage.
Samantha provides physio to high-performance athletes across a wide variety of disciplines, including olympic weightlifting for GB and international athletes, rowing, CrossFit, dance, rugby, swimming and boxing (The Royal Artillery Boxing Club).
Her strong strength & conditioning (S&C) background is enhanced by not only working with athletes, but competing against athletes at a national and international level in several sports.
In addition to sports injuries and performance, Samantha has a particular focus on:
- Hip and pelvic injuries
- Shoulder injuries
- Women’s health and fitness, including progressing back to high-level sport post women’s health physio
- The adolescent athlete
Her speciality also extends to performance coaching for athletes from post-injury rehab to prehab and performance progression.
She is involved in ongoing work to improve the accessibility and safety of for women, and newcomers to strength and conditioning. As part of this work, she has hosted an annual female-only charity fitness event for the past eight years.
Samantha also has a foundation qualification in nutrition for health and performance, acupuncture, taping and strength and conditioning.
Samantha believes that patient understanding education is key to ensure you make the most out of the rehab and is able to fully support your treatment in the short and long term.
Samantha is registered to the Health Professions Council: Reg No PH101373.
HANNAH SHANKS MCSP
Hannah graduated with a BSc Hons in Physiology with Sports Biomedicine before completing an MSc in Physiotherapy from Kings College London in 2013. She is a Chartered Physiotherapist with over seven years experience, working in Sports and Orthopaedic medicine in a FIFA Medical Centre of Excellence. Hannah’s underlying philosophy is that “exercise is medicine”, whilst maintaining the traditional hands-on approach. Hannah works holistically to treat the body as a whole in order to resolve pain, and restore movement, strength, and function. This may include a combination of manual therapy, acupuncture, taping, electrotherapy, education, and exercise prescription.
Since having her baby in 2017, Hannah has developed a strong interest in Women’s Health. She is a Mummy MOT Practitioner and passionate about helping mums recover and achieve their goals from their 6-8 week post natal check and beyond.
In her spare time, Hannah enjoys Yoga, walking her dog, and is a bit of a health and fitness fanatic! She thrives off empowering others, loves being by the sea, and spending time with family and friends.
SHAUNA TWEEDIE MCSP
Shauna is South African and graduated from the University of Cape Town in 2015. She has worked in multiple settings from rural hospitals to private sports practices as well as working with wellness groups within the corporate environment.
She has treated numerous sport’s injuries as well as general injuries linked to our daily activities i.e. neck and back pain, orthopaedic rehabilitation, care of the elderly and blocked ducts/mastitis within women’s health.
Shauna’s skills include hands-on therapy using evidence-based techniques, dry needling, exercise rehabilitation tailored to each individual, as well as massage therapy. She has a keen interest in furthering her knowledge in Pilates and continuously keeping up-to-date with new research.
Shauna recently moved to London with her husband to gain international work and life experience.
She is an active, outdoor person who spends most of her time walking/ running, hiking and traveling.
Shauna has an interest in sports injuries and a passion for helping people overcome their pain and injury to reach their goals.
CHRIS CLEAVER MCSP
Chris qualified as a physiotherapist in 2014 at Sheffield Hallam University and more recently completed the MACP Masters in Advanced Manipulative Physiotherapy. He has worked in a large variety of clinical settings before his current position as a team lead at the St John's Therapy Centre for the NHS.
Chris has a passion for musculoskeletal physiotherapy and aims to create therapy programmes tailored to his clients' specific needs. His in-depth approach allows him to not only get people better, but keep them that way.
His therapy skills include manual therapy, massage, acupuncture, sports specific rehab, taping and exercise therapy. Additionally he has a specialist interest in treating knee, foot and lower back pain.
Chris is a sports lover with his biggest passion coming from cycling and competing in triathlons. He also loves to try his competitive hand at anything from basketball to golf.
APPOINTMENT TIMES IN BALHAM SW12 & TOOTING SW17
Monday–Friday: 8.00am - 8.00pm
Saturday: 9.00am – 3.30pm