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

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Strength and Conditioning

Strength and conditioning is the selection and development of dynamic and static exercises used to improve physical performance. This originally was used specifically with athletes however it is now available more widely for anyone who is active and doing exercise. Strength and conditioning training involves a wide range of exercises which are developed to build up skills with a focus on mobility, stability, strength, endurance, power, speed, agility and performance. This aims to improve strength and endurance whilst also reducing the chance of a reoccurring injury and improve technique and overall performance.

Injury prevention is a key part of strength and conditioning where the therapist fully assess the clients movement patterns so that the correct movement techniques can be used to prevent injuries. Proprioception is also a key part of strength and conditioning work. This is the awareness of movement and position in the body and can be worked on through specific exercises and balance work. Strength and conditioning is key to maximise the clients ability to improve performance. They will identify and target key areas of improvement and also measure results accurately. Strength and conditioning training helps to build muscle, which gives the metabolism a boost as muscle burns more calories at rest. Research has shown that hypertrophy (building muscle) has increase metabolic benefits. An increase in lean muscle mass has been shown to reduce the risk of insulin resistance, a risk factor for cardiovascular disease.

Body Composition Assessments:

Using the gold standard method of assessing body composition, a DEXA scan will reveal your body composition in fine detail breaking each segment of your body down and assessing body fat, lean muscle mass, visceral fat and your bone density. If body composition changes are a goal of yours then a DEXA scan is a necessity.

Blood Chemistry:

Our Advanced Well Man and Well Woman panels screen over 40 bio markers to assess for any deficiencies in key vitamins, minerals and hormones that are crucial for health, performance and longevity. From your Thyroid to Vitamin D status, no stone is left unturned.

Resting Metabolic Rate & Substrate Utilisation:

Your RMR is very individualised and is the total amount of kcals your body requires at rest. Common equations of predicting a person’s RMR can vary hugely compared to when it is measured so it is important to measure rather than predict. An RMR assessment will also provide you with information regarding how efficient you are at burning fats and carbohydrates, known as your Respiratory Quotient. If you are someone looking to make body composition changes or someone looking to have an optimum fuelling strategy put in place for an up and coming endurance event, an RMR assessment is crucial.

V02max:

The Gold standard measurement of aerobic fitness is strongly correlated to both endurance performance and all-cause mortality. Performed on either a treadmill or cycle ergometer, a V02max assessment will provide you with specific HR, Speed and Power Zones, key Ventilatory Thresholds and your FATmax; your body’s ability to burn fat across a range of exercise intensities. The data can then be used to design and implement a more precise exercise or training program to accelerate your results.

Bespoke Nutrition Strategies:

Designed for people who want to improve performance, optimise body composition or simply improve their day to day health, our bespoke nutrition programmes are tailored to the individual’s needs, likes, dislikes and lifestyles. Whether you need a race fuelling strategy or a programme designed for fat loss, our plans or evidence based and translated to suit any lifestyle or training schedule.

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ADDRESS

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

PHONE

020 8546 6464

PARKING

Free parking on our forecourt with additional free parking available close by

WALKING

The clinic is on Richmond Road, ten minutes walk north of Kingston town centre. We are situated on the left hand side, almost opposite the Shell Garage.

BY BUS

Bus no. 65, which runs between Kingston and Ealing Broadway via Richmond, passes the clinic. Please alight at the closest stop, which is the Latchmere Road.

BY TRAIN

The nearest station is Kingston. From there it is possible to walk or catch a bus.

BY ROAD

The clinic is situated on the A307 at 169 Richmond Road, KT2 5DA, just north of Kingston town centre. Approaching from Kingston it is on the left hand side, almost opposite the Shell Garage.

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MEET THE TEAM

Our Physiotherapists in Kingston upon Thames are skilled and talented people, they are all registered with the Health & Care Professions Council ensuring that they work to the highest of standards at all times. They all take part in regular update training to ensure that the knowledge they use when they treat you is up to date and based on the strongest and most recent clinical evidence of success. You can be confident that they are here to do their best for you and if necessary to involve others including our world leading consultants in your care.. Call us today on 020 8546 6464

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