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Get Strong physiotherapy & osteopathy in Kew, Richmond

is based near Kew Gardens, Richmond on Sandycombe Road. We offer physiotherapy, osteopathy and yoga where we believe your movement is your strength because movement is the best medication for pain; stiffness, weakness, and injury. Your pain is our priority and as soon as you feel better we will get you moving and feeling stronger.

Feeling stronger comes from creating awareness about your movement, it could be something as subtle as teaching you to bend your lower spine in a way that will actually bend your spine without compensating too much in other parts of the spine and hips. This loss of movement can happen not because there is anything wrong but because you have simply forgotten how to do it. As a result, the muscles in your lower back become fatigued because they are not moving much and muscles get energy with movement. Awareness of bending the lumbar spine allows the deep muscles to generate strength through more active movement, this is why we believe that your movement is your strength.

We are your local Kew physiotherapist and osteopaths of Get Strong physiotherapy & osteopathy. Passionate, caring and hard-working to achieve the best results. Your body type, injury, pain response and even personalty will guide us to figure out the best treatment plan for you.

What we say: "Understanding how the bones and muscles are structured and knowing how they function; coupled with listening to the person sitting in front of me, describing their pain and concerns empowers me to find a treatment that works for my patient. The treatment may challenge the muscles and joints to bring them out of their comfort zones all whilst taking my patients concerns into account."

What we say: "Movement is key, the brain likes to protect us and in doing so it tends to stop some muscles and joints from moving. Awareness can be brought to areas of the body such as, the lower back or the big toes to change the course of action and introduce simple movements. I believe that reassurance goes a long way, so understanding why pain is happening helps to settle any fears and work towards better movement. Pain is normal and many of us may experience it daily. Don't fear pain, try to work with it and figure what your body wants to communicate to you."

Whether you are here for osteopathy, physiotherapy, yoga or a combination you will get the impression that we are keen on getting things moving and getting you strong in a way that is functional for you, nothing changes until something moves. Your pain is also important to us, talk to us about your concerns, we are here to help.

Osteopath Kew

Callum Watson

Registered Osteopath BSc (Hons)

Callum Watson trained to become an Osteopath after receiving treatment during his teenage years. Inspired by the success of the treatment he recieved Callum attended the British School of Osteopathy where he graduated with his masters degree in Osteopathy. "Working in the Richmond and Kew area brings a lot of different people and injuries which keeps me on my toes and my job very interesting".

Callum has a keen interest in treating sports injuries. "I am good at treating hip and knee issues, I enjoy treating anything sports injury related I incorporate strength training into my treatments when appropriate. At the other end of the scale I really enjoy coaching people to move, especially if they have postural issues.

"Postural issues are more problematic than people realise, it's about the lack of movement that occurs over time that concerns me. I educate my patients on the importance of movement whilst at work and not just once a week when doing an exercise class. I believe that it takes strength to sit at a desk for long periods of time, strength exercises are an important part of treatment. The joints of the ribs, neck, upper back and shoulders all need to be moving, I work on these areas and teach you how to keep them moving".

Call or text Callum on 07584 134 945 or email info@getstrongphysio.com.

Physio & osteopath in Kew

Claire Slater-Gallon

Registered Osteopath & Physiotherapist BSc (Hons)

Claire Slater-Gallon is a physiotherapist and osteopath. She finds that the two disciplines really compliment each other. "Because I am both a physio and an osteopath, I always get asked what the difference is, the short answer is, the two disciplines use slightly different techniques for example, physiotherapists may use more exercise therapy and osteopaths may use more joint mobilisations". The long answer can be found here. Having worked in the Kew and Richmond area for over 10 years Claire sees a lot of runners and has a keen interest in treating running injuries especially foot and ankle problems. Claire is also passionate about helping people realise their full potential, fear plays a big role in the return of activity such as sports or even just walking. Walking and the fear of falling can really limit a person's rehab potential. Your movement and your belief in how you move is essential in keeping you strong and resilient.

"I believe that the feet and toes play an essential part in your overall movement. There are many bones and joints in the feet and they each need movement. When they move well they are strong enough to walk, run, jump and stop you from falling. When they don't move well or you aren't connected to them, they become weak and it can effect your overall movement and stability. Your feet are a very important part of your body, they need to move and be strong and you are capable of keeping them that way. We are here to teach you how. Unfortunately people tend to accept foot pain for much longer than they need to". Claire has taught foot and ankle techniques to first team physiotherapists at Premier League Football clubs. She also teaches Running and Your Big Toe to London Marathon runners with the charity Meningitis Research Foundation.

One of Claire's proudest acomplishments was being a lead physiotherapist treating dancers and musicians at the 2012 London Olympics Opening and Closing Ceremonies.

Call or text Claire on 07811 454 495 or email info@getstrongphysio.com.

Yoga teacher in Kew

Kate Rainford

Yoga Teacher registered with Yoga Alliance

Having trained with YogaLondon, my teaching style is based on my own experience of yoga as a transformative process for mind and body, resulting in a nurturing, lighthearted and uplifting style that focuses on building strength and movement.

I believe that every single body is different and I create a safe environment for everyone to practice to their own capabilities.

Yoga is for everyone, regardless of gender, age, or flexibility. My classes are perfect for the brand new student or more experienced practitioner looking to brush up on the basics. We will cover safe alignment of poses, sun salutation basics, and breath work in a non-judgemental and relaxed environment.

You will leave my yoga classes feeling stronger, uplifted and more balanced in body and mind.

As well as teaching Get Strong Yoga in Kew on a Thursday evening I also teach a class in Sunbury on a Sunday, check my website embody yoga.

Yoga teacher

Katie Longley

Yoga Teacher registered with Yoga Alliance

I discovered yoga 10 years ago from a place of debilitating illness and injury. Slowly but surely the practice not only helped heal my broken body but allowed me to find new ways of moving independent of illness. Yoga gave me the tools to get my life back.

I can now move in ways I never dreamt of and have truly experienced the transformative power of the practice. It is this experience I bring to my students alongside a passion for asana and arm balances! I am dedicated to helping students discover the strength in body and mind that yoga provides.

You can expect a playful practice focused on building strength, control and flexibility. We will always work with how your body is feeling on the day. All levels are very much welcome – whether you’re brand new to yoga or have been practicing for years, there really is something for everyone.

You will find me teaching at Get Strong Yoga on Wednesday evenings at 7:15pm, book online.


Testimonials from our patients

I have been to see Callum to help me with tension headaches and various back and shoulder problems. He has resolved me of a lot of pain and discomfort in the past and has taught me techniques i can use in my own time to keep the pain at bay. Callum is always professional and caring and I wouldn't trust anyone else to treat me.
Robyn Dow
"My knees are really good now after your amazing work. I can't thank you enough! I am continuing with the strength exercises and the pain has completely gone. Thank you, Jimmy."
Jimmy Nerguti
"My race went absolutely great. My injuries are great. You did wonders! Thank you, JC."
JC
"My back has been stiff for a long time, especially first thing in the morning. I thought because I am up and down ladders all day it would loosen up but it didn't. Claire mobilised my back and ribs and showed me how I was avoiding certain movements. I now feel much better, there's still work to be done, I know I am on the right path thanks to Claire."
M. Gould
My mum thinks you are great, thanks for looking after her, she is now really keen to get strong!
Mark Staheli
I have been attending Get Strong physio to manage stress and posture related neck and shoulder pain. Thoroughly recommend Claire. Professional, yet approachable, with pragmatic and realistic treatment and advice. Has made a huge difference to my quality of life.
Jason Weston
I really recommend Claire, I have been seeing her for a few years now for various back related issues and she has really helped me out, both through the sessions and with advice on what to do during the day to improve things
Gabriela Vinader
Excellent. Claire helped my strength and running improve significantly.
Iain Hancock
Claire is kind, helpful and friendly. She has worked very hard to resolve my sciatica and after just two sessions I am feeling much better.
Elaine Shelabarger
Callum has worked wonders for both me and my partner; ranging from rugby knocks and bangs, to managing a long standing weight training injury. I have always felt safe, secure and comfortable in his care, knowing that he will work with whatever ailment I have in a caring and considerate way. He is genuinely interested in me as a person, not just a client. If you are looking for a professional with a passion for helping people, I would thoroughly recommend him!
Robby James
Claire has been our family osteopath for a couple of years now. Each time one of us is in pain, be my 21 years old sporty son for his shoulder or me with my back, she does wonders. She is very professional, dedicated and open minded. I would definitely recommend her.
Sophie Taieb
I started working in an office just over a year ago, and after a few months, started having issues with lower back pain. I made an appointment with Callum in the hopes of somewhat reducing the pain. Not only was my pain reduced, but Callum gave me lots of helpful pragmatic tips on my office set up (desk, chair, screen height etc) that I’ve felt the benefit of too. Cheers Callum!
Caoimhe Bennett
I came to Claire with a longstanding (6 years!) and very painful hip issue. I'd been to hospital and seen numerous specialists to no avail, but Claire identified the issue as a muscular tear and fixed it in 4 visits. 3 years later I'm still visiting Claire and she's still fixing things quickly!
Luke Creigh
Claire has fixed me more times than I care to mention over the years and by the time I get to her she has her work cut out. I’m not sure there are many parts she hasn’t fixed, arms, back, shoulders, hips, knees.. there is no one I would trust like I trust Claire, she is professional to the core, she is thorough, gives useful tips and advise on additional stretches (homework) and always has a smile - she is my therapy. And regular maintenance is a must.
Alexis Whitney
Dr. Claire is knowledgable, welcoming, and professional and the radical improvements in my health speak for itself!
Sarah Cooper
I have been amazed at the progress from a repetitive strain injury to my neck, shoulder and back and have seen results week on week. Callum identified and pinpointed the areas for work quickly and I have been extremely impressed how the pain has disappeared and quality of life has returned. Thanks Callum! I would recommend, highly, Get Strong Physiotherapy.
Oliver N
I’ve been receiving treatment from Claire for around 8 months and have found her a thorough, thoughtful and effective osteopath. Despite not living in the area I will always make the effort to go and see her for treatment. I wish I could go more and would recommend her to anyone needing treatment!
Hannah Collins
I have had an ongoing shoulder problem for a few years now and came to terms with it never going away. I came across Callum through a friend and he was sure he could help me. After just 3 sessions I am now pain free and moving better than ever. The knowledge and confidence Callum has in the body is second to none. I have been in the fitness industry for 7 years, and can honestly say I haven't met any company as effective and value for money as Get Strong Physio & Osteo. I would highly recommend. Nat
Nat Moore
Plantar fasciitis has been my demon for way too long. Have been seeing Claire for a few weeks now - love her really positive attitude which, along with the treatment and exercise routine, seems to be starting to show benefits. Hurrah!
Sue Yates
Qualities: Customer Service, Environment, Other, Quality, Wait Time I was really pleased with my experience. Claire is very professional she was able to relief my back pain during the weekend. I would definitely recommend her practice.
Robert Barta
Highly recommended. Helped me a great deal with rib and back issues. A very effective holistic approach to pain, strength and movement habits. Efficient booking system as well.
Bob Boblington
I had a foot and ankle assessment with Claire. Very knowledgeable and thorough, I left very happy with a list of exercises. Would highly recommend
James Lacy-Smith
Fantastic service from Callum - saw an immediate difference in movement after one session, back to running after two! Fully recommend.
Sarah Dand
Claire has helped me drastically with both my wrist and back pain so quickly! Have been able to return to yoga within 2 months after being told by the doctor it would be over 6. Highly recommend - so happy to have found this clinic and her help
Nicole Holder
I started off going to Claire about my back and she made such a difference to the pain and discomfort I was feeling. I then started with a friend to do the Get Strong Yoga classes on a Thursday and from someone who was rather intimidated by most yoga studios I fell in love with this one. The teachers are all super nice and make you feel very welcome and the space it’s held in it’s so relaxing. The yoga combined with Osteo has given me such insight in to my body and encouraged me to get back horse riding which is something I’m so passionate about! That is all thanks to Claire and the team at Get Strong!
Judi Graham
Fantastic physio treatment from both Claire and Callum, friendly and knowledgeable! Needed treatment after a knee surgery and they did a great job. Would definitely recommend!
Emma Rietbergen
Simply great
Toby Hack
Claire is an extremely talented professional whom I rate and trust implicitly. She practices with the perfect balance of sensitivity and strength, coupled with an incredibly warm and friendly approach. I cannot recommend her highly enough.
Georgina Wilson
So happy with the treatment I received from Claire. After just 3 sessions my extremely painful back pain has gone & I'm sure I'm an inch taller! And the post treatment exercise plan was excellent too. I would definitely recommend.
Margaret Ford
Claire is amazing at what she does. Tried traditional physical therapy, rest and other methods for a severely sprained ankle. I wasn’t able to run for several months, then I went to Claire and after 6 sessions was as good as new! Have since visited for other issues with the same great results. Can’t recommend her enough!!
Jordan Cooper
After a recent car accident, I found by chance, Get Strong physiotherapy & osteopathy in Kew, Richmond. Initially, I was apprehensive but Claire very quickly put me at my ease. She manages to strike the perfect balance between being the consumat professional, quickly diagnosing the issues along with suitable treatment, whilst at the same time being friendly and approachable. Claire made the whole process collaborative, with the focus on getting me 'strong', as quickly as possible. Having met Claire's associate Callum, he also has the same ethics and philosophy. Without hesitation, I would highly recommend both of them.
Louise Overton
Cannot recommend Claire highly enough. This morning I did a routine practice __run of nearly 9km__ - this was inconceivable for me back in March when she first saw me with __crippling knee and back pain.__ Claire is extremely skilled and knows precisely how much pressure you can take and where to apply it. The exercises were really useful too. I just signed up for the __Kew Gardens 10K__ run in September and planning to run a half marathon again next year. I cannot thank you enough, Claire.
Marie Dargelos-Lepage
Never tried osteopathy before but am so glad I did. Claire is able to skilfully pinpoint and treat my sore points and after only two sessions am starting to see a difference with my tense shoulders and back. Highly recommended!
Audrey Ng
I've had chronic back, hip and collarbone injuries. Claire has been the only person to thoroughly take the time to assess the root cause of my pains and rehabilitate me back to full health. You shouldn't have to live with pain. Claire's unique techniques have allowed me to enjoy life pain free.
Iyiola Awosika
Highly recommend! Claire is extremely knowledgeable and thorough, she has helped me with an ongoing shoulder problem that no other practitioner could help with for over 5 years! Thanks to her treatment and advice, I am pain-free for the first time in 6years! Thank you Claire
Monika Sikora
Highly recommend! Claire is extremely knowledgeable and thorough, she has helped me with an ongoing shoulder problem that no other practitioner could help with for over 5 years! Thanks to her treatment and advice, I am pain-free for the first time in 6years! Thank you Claire
Monika Sikora
I've had chronic back, hip and collarbone injuries. Claire has been the only person to thoroughly take the time to assess the root cause of my pains and rehabilitate me back to full health. You shouldn't have to live with pain. Claire's unique techniques have allowed me to enjoy life pain free.
Iyiola Awosika
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