Physiotherapy (MSK Physio) treatments

MSK Physiotherapy / Physiotherapist treatments in London, Canada Water SE16 and Stratford E15


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Are you looking for a MSK physiotherapist near you in London? Our multi Awarding winning clinics based in Central London provide MSK or musculoskeletal physiotherapy. Using a range of interventions, services and advice in order to restore, improve and maintain a patient’s function resulting in the overall improvement in the quality of the patient’s life. In private practice MSK physiotherapy or musculoskeletal physiotherapy can be split into 3 different services.

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We provide Physio in SE16, Osteopathy & Massage in Central London, which are all located in Zone 2 & 1; Canada Water SE16, Wapping E1W, near Canary Wharf E14, Deptford SE8,  New Cross SE14 & Stratford E15, just next to the Olympic Village park in E20.

Manual Physiotherapy by a MSK Physiotherapist

Hands on manual treatment is more common in private MSK physiotherapy than in the NHS which normally provides rehab physiotherapy only and very rarely any hands on manual therapy. Treatment modalities such as soft tissue massage, joint mobilisation and articulation, neurodynamics, stretching and if trained and qualified they may provide joint manipulation. We may also use other modalities such as medical acupuncture, ultrasound, shockwave, taping (such as Kinesiology Tape).


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Rehab Physiotherapy

Physiotherapists are better known for their rehabilitation or rehab skills through the use of exercise and movement in order to build strength and support within the body to restore, improve and maintain a patient’s health. We may use rehab physiotherapy in the following ways:

  • Rehabilitation following an operation helping you to get back on your feet and your body stronger and supported
  • Rehabilitation following a sporting injury helping you to get back on track
  • Rehabilitation may also utilise aspects of the sport and fitness involved such as running assessments or rehab involving the action of throwing for a shoulder injury
  • Rehabilitation in conjunction with an existing condition such as a respiratory condition focusing on improving the breathing through improving respiratory function and movement of the upper back pain and rib cage

Clinical Pilates Physiotherapy 

In addition to rehab physiotherapy some MSK are trained in Clinical Pilates. Clinical Pilates aims to restore, improve and maintain the MSK function of a patient’s body in order to help them deal with certain injuries and conditions or continue to improve and maintain a patient’s well being.

Using the concepts of Pilates, each instructor will assess and provide a programme of exercises specific to a patient’s injury or movement goals. One of the most common clinical Pilates training courses is with the Australian Physiotherapy and Pilates Institute (APPI) and is used by manual therapists such as physiotherapists, osteopaths and chiropractors. For further information visit our Clinical Pilates page.

What to expect

Initial Assessment & Case History

  • Your practitioner will take you through a full assessment and case history going through your current and previous medical history to make sure that treatment and rehabilitation chosen for your recovery is the best, safest and most appropriate for you.

Physical Assessment and Examination

  • Targeted towards your individual needs and specific injury your practitioner will take you through a range of movements and special tests to identify the causes and needs for a specific injury. External diagnostic testing may be required such as MRI’s, X-Rays and blood test.

Diagnosis & Treatment or Rehab Plan

  • Your practitioner will provide you with a diagnosis and understanding of your injury and concern as well as providing you with a plan of action for your treatment and rehabilitation. Advice regarding lifestyle changes and nutrition may also be given.

Follow-Up Treatment or Rehabilitation

  • Depending on the injury and treatment / rehabilitation plan being prescribed follow-ups will be required and advised to achieve your goals to recover, improve and maintain your fitness and well-being.

We can help treat

Appointments can help with a wide range of injuries and conditions to help get patients back on the right road to recovery. We can treat the following medical conditions:

  • aches and pains
  • arthritic pain
  • backache
  • back pain
  • circulatory problems
  • cramps
  • digestion problems
  • joint pains
  • lumbago
  • muscle spasms
  • neuralgia
  • fibromyalgia
  • minor sports injuries / other sports injuries
  • Tensions

About Physiotherapy

To become a physiotherapist, one has to train at university for a duration of 3-6 years gaining a bachelor’s degree in physiotherapy. Once qualified we register with both the Health & Care Professional Council (HCPC) and the Chartered Society of Physiotherapists (CSP). Just like Osteopaths, we are government regulated medical practitioners and are held to set practice standards such as maintaining Continual Professional Development (CPD).

In addition to registration with the HCPC and CSP, we may also join Physio First. This is a trade association similar to the Institute of Osteopathy (IO) and whose aims are to champion chartered physiotherapists in private practice.

Just like osteopaths, we are classed as “Allied Health Professionals” or AHP’s and together with 12 others regulated and governed professions make up the third largest group within the NHS. AHPs are degree level professionals who use a holistic approach to help patients throughout their whole life from birth to the elderly stages. Their focus is to restore, improve and maintain the health and wellbeing of a patient’s life allowing them to reach their goals and optimal potential.

In the UK there are over 59,000 registered practitioners with the CSP. Interestingly roughly 80% are female and 20% male with roughly 70% working in the NHS and only 11% working in private practice such as MSK physiotherapy clinic.

Looking for physiotherapy jobs in London. We are always looking for professional and dedicated practitioners to join our team. Visit our jobs page to apply.

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Do I need to see my GP first?

Since we do not use any drugs or invasive treatment, it is not necessary to consult a GP beforehand. However, if you have a complicated medical history, a GP consultation is recommended.

If you have more questions, you can get in touch with our team on the number mentioned below.

Do you accept Private Medical Insurance

We accept most major Health insurance policies for both physiotherapy and Osteopathy. However please make sure you speak to your provider before booking an appointment as policies do differ from person to person. In some cases you may need to get a referral from your GP prior to treatment as well. Private medical insurance companies include (list not exhaustive):


Physiotherapy and pregnancy go well together providing excellent healthcare well-being and support during the 1st, 2nd and 3rd trimester. Both Manual and Rehab and Clinical Pilates will be beneficial in these circumstances and to find out more give one of the team a call today.

Physiotherapist vs Osteopath

A common question we hear in clinic is “what’s the difference between a physiotherapist and an Osteopath.” Both have similarities but both come from quite different places.

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The private physiotherapy consultation lasts around 15 minutes. If you want to proceed with treatment, the initial appointment lasts around 45 minutes. Follow-up appointments can last anywhere between 30 and 60 minutes.

The consultation is free! If you then decide you’d like to proceed with the treatment, the initial physiotherapy session will cost £65. Follow-up sessions can cost anywhere between £55 and £85.

Typically, physiotherapy sessions do not hurt. If you have painful injuries, some sessions may be slightly uncomfortable. The physiotherapist will always inform you of what to expect during and after each session.

Physiotherapy treats, restores and maintains a patient’s mobility, function, and well-being. Physiotherapy helps patients through physical rehabilitation, injury prevention, as well and health and fitness.

The simple answer is no. Physical therapy and physiotherapy are exactly the same. Some do suggest that physiotherapy is more focused on manual therapy.

Yes, manual therapy requires the physiotherapists to uses their hands to manipulate, mobilise and massage the body tissues.

Yes, it really works. There is a lot of research that supports physiotherapy and its effectiveness.

This really depends on what result you’re looking to achieve. Massage therapy great for immediate relaxation of pain and muscle spasms. Physiotherapy is great for those looking for rehabilitating muscle and joint function.

There is no one size fits all answer for this, listen to the advice from your psychotherapist. Exercises should be tailored to your treatment and recovery. They will provide perform an analysis with specialist advice that is unique to your treatment.


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Areas we cover

Looking for Physiotherapy in London UK? We may not be based in Harley Street, but we do have several clinics in London; Canada Water SE16, near Canary Wharf Stratford E20, near the olympic Village & Wapping E1W. The areas we cover are;

London City, the City of London, Hackney, Liverpool Street, Shoreditch, City of London, Canary Wharf and post codes: EC3, EC2, EC1, EC1, E4, E2, N1

Central London, soho London, Euston, Islington, Kings Cross, The City of London, Moorgate, St Pancras, West end N1, osteopath london W1, W2, W8, NW1, WC1 &WC2

North London, London Old Street, osteopath north west London, N9, N10 N11 N12 N13 N14 N15 N16 N17 N18 N19 N20 N21 N22, N8, N7, N6, N5, N4, N3, N2, N1

East London, London, osteopath islington london EC1, St Catherines Docks, Newham, Plaistow, South Woodford, Whitechapel, Clapton, Leytonstone, Manor Park, East Ham, Isle of Dogs, Bethnal Green, Hackney, Wapping, Tower Hamlets, Tower Bridge, E1, E1W, E2, E3, E4,E5, E6, E7, E8, E9, E10, E11, E12, E13, E14, E15, E16, E17, E18, E20

South London, Rotherhithe, Canada Water, Deptford, Bermondsey, Borough, Anerley, Southbank, Greenwich, Surrey Quays, Penge, Dulwich, Sydenham, Peckham, Waterloo, Bankside, Brixton, Norwood, London Bridge, Lewisham, New Cross Gate, Blackheath, Catford, Forest Hill, Beckenham, Crystal Palace, Old Kent Road, Hither Green

in London Bridge, south east london, SE1, SE24, SE25, SE26, SE27, SE28, SE1P, SE2, SE3, SE4, SE5, SE6, SE7, SE8, SE9, SE10, SE11, SE12, SE13, SE14, SE15, SE16, SE17, SE18, SE19, SE20, SE21, SE22, SE23

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