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Richie Lau – Senior Physiotherapist

My approach to physiotherapy is to promote strength training rather than ‘rehabilitate’, I believe a strong foundation of strength can prevent a lot of injuries and reoccurrence of them. I strive to resolve the problem and to set up a strong base of physical fitness for my clients to reach further goals. I always strive to back my treatments and methods with the latest clinical evidence as this is vital for my clients to progress and be safe.

Since graduating from university of Brighton with an MSc in Rehabilitation Science (physiotherapy) in 2015 I worked in the NHS, first in Kent and then in Essex. During the 1st and 2nd wave of Covid-19 pandemic, I was in charge of Covid-19 wards which included ITU step down and newly admitted patients. It was certainly challenging and I learned a great deal.

Prior to the Covid pandemic, I specialised in treatment and management of orthopaedic post-operative rehabilitation and general musculoskeletal conditions. This ranged from teenagers to adults across different types of operations such as lisfranc fractures, ACL reconstructions, femoroacetabular impingement to reverse total shoulder replacements. I am skilled in manual techniques such as manual mobilisation, assisted and passive stretches and deep tissue massage, I also use acupuncture, hydrotherapy, exercise programming and one on one exercise sessions.

Prior to starting my physiotherapy career, I enjoyed playing rugby, football and hockey, this led me to completing my BSc Exercise and Sport Science in university of Exeter and I took my interest and passion of exercise and human physiology to be further polished in physiotherapy. I have had internships in local rugby teams in Hong Kong and had worked with a few Hong Kong touch rugby team members. During my time there, I had the opportunity to practice my sports taping skills and to refine my skills in assessing and treating acute sport injuries. My most recent interest is Olympic weightlifting. In the last 6 months, this has been highly rewarding as it was a new stimulus and had a big carry over to my conventional powerlifting training. I aim to return to powerlifting soon and to enter some local competitions in the area.

Apart from the gym, I enjoy cycling and looking forward to some casual walks around the parks. In the near future I would like to take a physio role in a sports club and to eventually be registered with the UKSCA to become strength and conditioning certified and even further increase my repertoire of skills and knowledge. I look forward to meeting you in the clinic and to make an appointment with me please call 02085466464

Strand House, 169 Richmond Rd, Kingston upon Thames KT2 5DA 020 8546 6464