Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy - Get to the Source of Your Pain

A specialism within physiotherapy, musculoskeletal physiotherapy addresses a broad spectrum of concerns, from muscle and joint discomfort to nerve injuries brought about by sports, daily activity, or trauma such as falls and accidents.

Our team of experienced MSK Physiotherapists are experts in evaluating your body's functionality and limitations. We understand that pain and limitations can significantly impact your daily life. Our skilled physios ascertain whether the root cause lies within the musculoskeletal system; if not, rest assured that we will make the appropriate referrals to ensure you receive the care you deserve.

Our mission is to empower you to reclaim optimal function and independence in your day-to-day activities. 

We recognise that everyone is unique, and our tailored treatment plans reflect this understanding. Our comprehensive approach may include complementary treatments, including sports massage, manual therapy, exercise therapy, acupuncture, Pilates and cutting-edge treatments like Shockwave Therapy.

Within MSK Physiotherapy, we skillfully address various musculoskeletal concerns, including lower back pain, neck discomfort, arthritis, sprains and tendon-related pain like plantar fasciitis and tennis elbow. 

Your journey towards improved musculoskeletal health starts here. Book a 45-minute initial consultation at our MSK clinic in Clapham.

Call Us to Make a Physiotherapy Appointment

0208 922 0495
Physiotherapy prices: For self-paying clients, our initial physiotherapy assessment is priced at £87.50, with follow-up treatments at £70 for 30 minutes and £85 for 45 minutes; health insurance rates and terms vary, so please contact us to discuss your specific plan.

Injury Recovery Through Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy

What is the meaning of MSK? MSK (Musculoskeletal) refers to a range of signs and symptoms related to the bones, joints, muscles, tendons, ligaments, and other structures that comprise the musculoskeletal system. The musculoskeletal system provides support, stability, and movement to the body. 

What is musculoskeletal physiotherapy? Also referred to as MSK physiothapy, it is a form of physical therapy that can improve mobility, range of motion, strength, and overall physical function - pre and post-injury.

MSK symptoms and disorders are broad, but common injury sites include the lower back, neck, shoulder, joints, and tendons.

MSK physiotherapy offers a comprehensive approach to injury recovery, incorporating a variety of manual and exercise-based treatments.

What is the difference between physiotherapy and musculoskeletal physiotherapy? Physiotherapy is a broad term with several specialisms - Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy is one of them. MSK physio uses movement and function but adopts a more hands-on approach.

Depending on your injury, a treatment plan may include manual therapy, exercise therapy Pilates, hydrotherapy, shockwave therapy and acupuncture. With the help of an experienced MSK physiotherapist, those who have musculoskeletal disorders can find relief and enjoy a better quality of life.

What does a musculoskeletal physio do? The goal of an MSK physiotherapist is to use a combination of manual therapy, strength and conditioning and education to restore as much of your original level of movement and function as possible. Our physios provide the support you need to return to your daily activities with less pain and more independence.

Why would I be referred to MSK therapy? Through manual therapy, strength and conditioning, and education, our MSK physiotherapists can empower you to take control of your health and improve your overall well-being. 

What can I expect from my MSK physiotherapist appointment? An initial MSK physiotherapy appointment lasts approximately 45 minutes. During this time, an MSK physio will assess you to determine whether the pain and/or limitations you are experiencing are musculoskeletal. 

As part of this initial assessment, a detailed past medical history will be taken - including old injuries and any health conditions that may contribute to your current issue and healing. 

A movement and function assessment will identify any areas above and below the problematic area contributing to your pain. Initial hands-on treatment will help improve movement and blood flow in the area of pain, allowing for more freedom of movement. 

An exercise-focused regime may be prescribed to follow at home for long-term improvements. This will be accompanied by comprehensive information and advice during your rehab journey.

With the help of our experienced physiotherapist, you can address musculoskeletal disorders and enjoy a better quality of life. Book an assessment today!

Pain Relief

MSK physio can reduce pain linked to musculoskeletal injuries and disorders. Lessening inflammation and improving circulation can also help reduce muscle spasms and tension.

Improved Mobility

MSK physio can improve flexibility and range of motion. It can also help to improve coordination, balance, promote better posture and help to restore normal body mechanics.

Strengthen Muscles

MSK physiotherapy can help to strengthen weakened muscles, improve muscle endurance and reduce fatigue. Afterall strong muscle can help to improve stability and support weak joints.

Improved Balance

MSK physio can help improve balance and coordination while helping reduce the risk of falls and other accidents. It can also help to reduce the risk of any further injuries.

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Dimitris Polyviou

Physiotherapist Dimitris Polyviou was born in Greece and later graduated in 2014 from the University of East London. Since then, Dimitris has worked in private practice, hospitals and for four years with Greek football clubs, mainly based in Greece and London. He has found the best outcomes result from treatment focused on manual therapy (Mulligan's concept), acupuncture and exercise. Dimitris's focus is unwaveringly on the needs of his patients. Inspired by the idea of helping people overcome pain and injury…

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Anna Lees

Anna Lees is a dedicated Clapham-based physiotherapist specialising in neuromusculoskeletal physiotherapy and women’s health. Specialised in spinal problems, acute and chronic pain, headaches, TMJ (temporomandibular joint disorders), and shoulder issues, Anna is highly skilled in manual therapy and offers a comprehensive range of treatments, including post-operative rehabilitation and sports injury management. Anna’s expertise expands to women’s health physiotherapy, where she provides specialised treatments for a variety of conditions, including period pain, pregnancy-related pain, diastasis recti, incontinence (both urinary and anal), sexual discomfort…

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Michael Perrier

Meet Michael Perrier, a physiotherapist in Clapham. With a rich background as a professional footballer in Switzerland for 14 years, Michael transitioned his passion for sports into a thriving career in physiotherapy. In 2022, he earned his BSc in Physiotherapy, equipping him with the expertise to address musculoskeletal concerns and support clients in their journey to optimal well-being. Drawing from his extensive experience, physio Michael has honed his skills in treating a wide range of musculoskeletal issues across diverse age…

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Beth Chadwick

Beth graduated from the University of Birmingham with a 1st class BSc Honours degree in Physiotherapy. Since graduating, Beth has worked in various NHS hospitals in Birmingham, Manchester and London, as well as in private practice, supporting patients in returning to the level of health and well-being that they aspire to. Beth has completed a wide range of rotations within musculoskeletal health. This has included occupational health physiotherapy for work-related injuries and repetitive strain injuries, and this has given her…

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Gregory Smith

Gregory Smith is a highly skilled and experienced physiotherapist renowned for his hands-on expertise in diverse clinical, hospital, and private practice settings across South Africa and London. He holds a prestigious Bachelor of Physiotherapy degree from the esteemed University of Pretoria in South Africa, where he honed his skills by working in some of the most challenging and demanding physiotherapy environments. Gregory's career has been marked by exceptional experiences. He supported numerous sporting events, including the Comrades Marathon, and has…

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Pooja Dhamapurkar

Physiotherapist Pooja Dhamapurkar moved from India to the UK in 2020 to undertake a master's degree in Sports and Exercise Physiotherapy at Cardiff University, where she developed her knowledge about specific injuries and their implications on sports and daily life. In 2021 Pooja completed a Sports Trauma Management course which provided her with the knowledge to effectively manage serious traumatic sports injuries, including the assessment and management of head injuries in sports (including concussion & compression), spinal injury assessment and…

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Dimitra Karyoti

MSK Physiotherapist Dimitra Karyoti specialises in treating sports injuries, pre-and post-operative patients, and chronic pain.  Born in Greece, Dimitra graduated from the University of East London International program with a First-Class Honors degree. During this time, she also completed various clinical placements, from musculoskeletal outpatients to neurological and cardio-respiratory inpatients.  She moved to the UK in 2020 after being offered a physiotherapist role in the medico-legal sector. Here provided therapies to patients who suffered from acute injuries such as whiplash, muscle…

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