who we are

Physiotherapy in Richmond & Kew

Performance Physiotherapy is based at Richmond Athletic Ground since it was established in 2000 and this practice has had strong links with the Richmond Rugby club as well as serving the general public with regards to musculoskeletal injury treatment and management.

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Appointments are available Monday to Friday between 8am to 8pm.

our physiotherapists

 

arturo lawson
MSc MCSP MMACP

Qualified in 1988 from West Middlesex University Hospital, he worked in the Health Service at Edgware, Finchley and Barnet Hospitals dealing with a range of conditions including back and neck disorders, frozen shoulders and post-operative rehabilitation. He obtained a Post-graduate Diploma in Manipulation in 1994, becoming a member of the MACP. He became a part-time private practitioner in 1997, sharing the time with teaching undergraduate physiotherapy at Brunel University which he still does today, teaching physiology and clinical subjects in the musculoskeletal field.  

He also had involvement with semi-pro football and young elite tennis players, developing a special interest in lower limb biomechanics and knee problems of mechanical origin. He completed a Master of Science degree at University College London in 2002 and his research focused on knee pain.

Following his interest in lower limb mechanics, Arturo assesses patients using Video Gait Analysis which involves using video and computer software designed to observe movement in slow motion to highlight faults.  Having attended training in podiatric biomechanics, he uses orthotic devices to help improve movement patterns when relevant.  Two lively children keep him away from the golf course, but keeps fit by running.

Michelle cuthbert
MCSP

Qualified in 1991, she worked in the Health service at University College Hospital and Queen Mary’s Hospital treating a wide range of orthopaedic and musculoskeletal conditions. In 1994, she pursued her interest in Sports Medicine and became physiotherapist to Richmond Rugby Football Club.

In 1997, she became Head Physiotherapist treating the elite professional squad at the time. She is currently studying a Masters Degree in Sports Physiotherapy at Southbank University and her area of interest is rehabilitation and exercise….but she is currently on extended maternity leave having just had child number 3!!

Based on over 10 years experience working within rugby, she stresses the importance of exercise for stability, strengthening and control in her approach to treatment. She is has also completed courses on Speed-Agility-Quickness (SAQ), which is often incorporated into her treatment programmes.

simon edwards
bsc MCSP

Simon is a Physiotherapist, Crossfit Coach and Semi-Professional rugby player. he is currently completing a Master of Science in Strength & Conditioning

Simon has a very keen interest in athletic development, sports performance, sporting injuries, rehabilitation and injury reduction through application of strength training.

He currently works at Richmond Rugby club with both men’s and women’s team, as the lead Physiotherapist for the women’s section of the club. he is also involved in training the King’s College London Alumni Netball Club.

He has worked in a range of diverse sports with teams ranging from Sevens Rugby, Hockey, Cricket and Lacrosse together with individuals sports including Swimming, Tennis and weight lifting. He has a passion for helping people to improve their physical capacity at whatever age and whatever the chosen activity, goal or sport. 

Simon believes in the collective interactive functioning of joints, muscles and other tissues. Control is essential to completing and overcoming all physical challenges. Simon will help you develop and improve control of movement, to build strength and resilience to dominate all aspects of your life.

 

what physio helps

  • Back & neck problems such as sciatica, lumbago, neck pain, headaches & whiplash
  • Osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis or have other joint problems and pain, we can provide you with advice, exercises and treatments to reduce your pain.
  • Orthopaedic problems such as fractures & joint replacements
  • Poor biomechanics leading to knee, shin, ankle and hip pain.
  • Common sporting injuries like ligament sprains, muscle strains and tendon injury
  • Spinal problems derived from stresses in the workplace eg. Computer usage

Our principles of management

 

We firmly believe that the long-term solution to any problem is to deal with the cause and predisposing factors. Our experience in dealing with problems relating to sport or to work-related stresses has taught us that best results are achieved by this approach.

Your problem may vary in complexity but we try to identify all contributing factors and address them.  We are very good at identifying causes and contributing factors of an existing problem and we can then address these causes to avoid recurrence.  As much as we will like to see you, you will not be impressed if you have to keep coming back with a recurring issue that keeps you out of sport or work.

The main thing here is to empower you to help yourself with our guidance.  Treatment with physiotherapy is a two-way agreement between you and us to get the best and quickest results.

Problems vary in complexity and with different tissues affected it will also have an impact on how long it will take to get better, but what we will strive for is quick progress, even if it’s small.  If things don’t go to plan, we will refer you on to experts in the field of orthopaedics and sports injury, etc that can investigate problems further with technology such as diagnostic ultrasound and MRI.  The main thing is that we are committed to getting you better not to keep you coming for treatment for a long time without success.

Where is the clinic located?

The clinic sites are easily accessible from a variety of areas in West London, such as Kew, Richmond, Brentford, Chiswick, Twickenham, Barnes, Isleworth and Mortlake.

 

Directions From Kew

Drive towards Richmond along Kew Road and turn right at Shaftesbury Road until you reach the end.

Go through the gate into Richmond Athletic Ground.

Once inside, turn right until you reach the fence and you may park there as required. We are located beyond the fence in a building located at the end of the green path.

Directions From A316

From Twickenham/Isleworth direction:
Drive towards Richmond along the A316 and before the big roundabout (Richmond Circus) turn left at the exit to Richmond Athletic ground and the swimming pool. Then turn immediately right into the ground and drive along theinternal road bearing right, and keep the pitches and fields always on your left. Continue to the very end until you can drive no further, until you reach the fence and you may park there as required. We are located beyond the fence in a building located at the end of the green path.

From Sheen/Richmond area:
Drive towards Twickenham along the A316 and just beyond the roundabout (Richmond Circus), filter right into the exit and traffic lights towards Richmond Athletic ground and the swimming pool. Then turn immediately right into the ground and drive along the internal road bearing right, and keep the pitches and fields always on your left. Continue to the very end until you can drive no further, until you reach the fence and you may park there as required. We are located beyond the fence in a building located at the end of the green path

get in touch

clinic hours

Monday to Friday: 8am – 8pm

Emergency & Saturday appointments available via telephone request

Performance Physiotherapy is accredited and fully recognised by all major private medical insurance companies

You can refer yourself simply by calling us for an appointment.
You will probably need a doctor’s letter for the benefit of your private medical insurance

Chartered Physiotherapy & State Registered Physiotherapy