Sports Physio

What is a sports physio?

Our sports physiotherapists specialise in managing prevalent sports injuries, particularly those affecting soft tissue, through strength and conditioning, manual therapy and sports medicine techniques. Their focus extends beyond immediate recovery to support athletes of all abilities in achieving long-term rehabilitation.

Our sports physios employ tailored strengthening programmes to enhance:

  • Movement
  • Agility
  • Strength
  • While alleviating pain

By integrating targeted exercises and therapeutic interventions, we aim to optimise performance, prevent injuries, and facilitate a faster, more effective recovery from sports injuries such as:

  • Achilles tendinopathy
  • Planter fasciitis
  • ACL

Our sports physio services

Our west London clinic caters for the active individual of all levels, from the weekend warrior to the elite athlete. Onsite we have sports physios and rehabilitators that offer a range of services to help you through your sports injuries including:

Outcomes from sports physiotherapy

Our outcome at Chiswick-Physio is to get you back to what you love doing and keep you doing it. To return you to your sport in a better condition than before your injury.

We achieve this by providing you with a treatment plan that will keep you as active as possible during your rehabilitation. At the same time working on a strengthening programme to correct the underlying cause of your sports injury and prevent long term problems.

Our sports physiotherapy experts

At Chiswick Physio, our specialised physiotherapists excel in sports physiotherapy, staying updated on the latest sports medicine research.

We don’t just treat injuries; we guide your recovery journey, preventing recurrences and ensuring your return to peak health with personalised care and ongoing support.

Typical sports injuries that we treat

At our West London clinic our sports physiotherapists treat a wide range of sports injuries, including the:

  • Low back
  • Neck
  • Shoulder
  • Tennis elbow
  • Hip
  • Thigh
  • Groin
  • Knee
  • ACL rehabilitation
  • Calf
  • Ankle
  • Achilles
  • Iliotibial band
  • Plantar fascia

We aim to help both the elite athlete and weekend warrior recover and prevent future sports injuries by providing a structured treatment plan, rehabilitation and conditioning programs. Common injuries that our sports medicine clinicians see in the clinic.

  • Soft tissue injuries
  • Muscle strains
  • Ligament sprains and tears
  • Joint injuries
  • Overuse injuries and tendinopathies
  • Stress fractures


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What is the difference between physiotherapy and sports physiotherapy?

Sports physiotherapy, as a specialised subset, specifically deals with the assessment, treatment, and prevention of sports-related injuries, catering to the elite athlete and active individuals, and often involving sport-specific techniques and interventions to enhance performance. Physiotherapy is a broader healthcare profession that focuses on improving physical function and mobility across various medical conditions and injuries.

What does a sports physio do?

A sports physio specialises in sports medicine and diagnosing, treating, and preventing sports injuries, as well as optimising athletic performance through a tailored treatment plan, rehabilitation, conditioning, and injury prevention strategies.

How do I know if I need a sports massage or sports physiotherapy?

Sports massage offers a temporary relief of symptoms. Sports physiotherapy and rehab is considered the long-term solution to your current injuries.

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