Sports Clinic


Here at The Running Works we have a spacious treatment suite and offer an expanding range of services.
To book an appointment call 020 7036 2326 and speak to a member of our team.

What We Do

The Sports Clinic team at Run-Fast specialise in the diagnosis and management of running and sports related injuries, as well as other issues including:

  • Occupational neck & back pain (including RSI)
  • Musculoskeletal screening and injury reduction strategies
  • Pre and post-operative rehabilitation
  • Stress management
  • Cervicogenic headache

Treatments include:

  • Gait analysis and gait re-training
  • Running technique analysis
  • Bike Fitting
  • Strength and Conditioning programme design
  • Individual-specific exercise prescription
  • Functional rehabilitation
  • Manual therapy including joint manipulations and soft tissue massage
  • Acupuncture
  • Taping

KEEPING YOU RUNNING AT YOUR BEST

Running is great for your health, but let’s face it, we run because we love it! Unfortunately running related injuries are incredibly common. Up to 79% of marathoners report a running related injury each year and some of these injuries, like a stress fracture, can keep you out of running for several months.

Risk factors for injury are numerous, with the top culprits including a previous history of injury (e.g. the persistent niggle that you’ve had for the past 2 months and training errors (e.g. too much too soon, not following a structured training program).

We can spot the errors that you probably aren’t aware of – after all it’s almost impossible to observe your own running style. In particular we are able to pick up if a pain is referred from elsewhere; a good example of this is that a shin pain is often caused by poorly performing glutes.

Identifying and correcting which factors are relevant to you, can help you fully recover and break that repetitive cycle of re-injury. This is where the Run-Fast Sports Clinic team would love to help you.

OUR ETHOS

We pride ourselves on taking time to listen, discuss and explain your diagnosis in language that makes sense.

Using research and extensive experience we will develop a treatment program specific to you and your injury, to meet your goals. We are happy to help everyone, from beginner runner to elite athlete.

In the event that you require further support, we work closely with a select network of London’s finest Sports Medicine Consultants, Sports Scientists, Orthopaedic and Podiatric Consultants.

ABOUT US

At Run-Fast we pride ourselves on being passionate about running.

The Run-Fast Sports Clinic team have years’ of combined experience supporting runners to recover from injury, stay injury-free and optimise their performance.

All members of the Sports Clinic team are keen runners, so understand the frustration of injury and the importance of returning to the sport as quickly as possible and with confidence.

The vast majority of sports injuries do not require surgical treatment, however if further investigations are needed (such as an MRI or diagnostic ultrasound scan) we work closely with London’s finest Sports and Exercise Medicine Consultants, Radiologists, Orthopaedic consultants and Sports Scientists. We leave no stone unturned in returning you to your chosen level of activity.

We’ll even go for a run with you if it helps us to help you.

Based in London’s leading independent running store we are meters away from leading experts in shoe prescription and apparel advice. We also have access to some of the finest coaches in the sport of running, from road to track and trail.

RUN FAST SPORTS CLINIC SERVICES

  • Physiotherapy
  • Massage and Sports Therapy
  • Run Coaching with UKA Qualified Run Coaches
  • Referral to Podiatry
  • Referral to Sport and Exercise Medicine Physicians
  • Referral for Physiological Testing (including VO2 Max and lactate threshold testing)
  • Rehab Weights Room
Scott Newton

Scott Newton BSC. MCSP. HCPC. ACPSEM.

Scott Newton is one of the most accomplished and respected running-specialist Physiotherapists in London. He has completed extensive post-graduate courses, specifically in the field of running injury management and gait re-training.

Scott is experienced in treating acute and stubborn injuries, and is often called upon to provide second opinions for patients and colleagues alike.

Effective injury management requires an in-depth and unhurried assessment of each individual. Taking time to understand you, your goals and your lifestyle, not just your injury, allows Scott to develop a comprehensive rehabilitation program to get you injury-free, performing at your best and keeping you there.

Karen Habershon

Karen Habershon MChiro CCEP

Doctor of Chiropractic

Karen graduated from the prestigious Anglo-European College of Chiropractic following a 5 years Masters of Chiropractic Degree. She uses a variety of techniques including Diversified, CCEP techniques, Activator and Taping. Her additional CCEP (Certified Chiropractic Extremity Practitioner) qualification provides additional knowledge into the diagnosis and treatment of various extremities (hips, knees, ankles, shoulder, elbows etc) and sports injuries.

In addition to her clinic she works with sports teams and a Football Academy in East London. Her previous experience also includes working with rugby teams such as New Zealand Rugby League team, London Wasps Colts and Oakmedians RFC where she has provided pitch side first aid and chiropractic treatment. In addition to her clinical work she enjoys the on the spot decision making that pitch side work brings, as well as those more subtle adjustments demanded to fine tune athletes. She has also worked with Premier League football Players helping them to overcome injuries and return to play.

Sport is an important part of Karen’s life and she understands how frustrating it can be to be held back by injury. She has competed in the Devizes to Westminster (125 mile) canoe race winning the ladies doubles and completed Bristol half marathon.

Testimonials

Testimonials

Scott Newton helped me get to the start line of the 2017 MDS after injury. Incredibly knowledgeable and helpful, keen to assist in any way and looks into the root of the problem.

As a keen runner I unfortunately stress fractured my tibias towards the end of 2016, but with a Marathon des Sables place for the start of 2017 I needed expert help with a tight time frame. Scott was able to fit me in with appointments that fitted with my schedule and really took the time to look into my injury, referring me to other specialists when appropriate and creating a detailed rehabilitation plan with clear instructions and direction. Overall I was able to run the race because of Scott and his help. I cannot recommend him and his running specialist knowledge more.

Lizzie

Being a frequent visitor to the shop where I always receive excellent service, advice and products; I was very pleased when the physio was introduced. I have had a long term injury problem which no one has successfully treated; until now. I can't recommend them enough.


Tony W

I've used the physio services that The Running Works team offer and have been seriously impressed. It is easy to book, the facilities are clean and the specialists they hire are used to working with runners at a much higher level than myself, so I know I'm getting great advice as well as first class attention.


Matthew A

As a fairly serious athlete I put my body under a great deal of stress. The first time I saw Scott I had been suffering from a bout of knee pain that wouldn’t go away, no matter how much stretching and foam rolling I did. After a thorough assessment Scott identified the specific area of weakness that was causing the problem and, through a combination of techniques, was able to completely rid me of pain in just a few weeks. He prescribed a series of exercises and stretches to address the underlying issues and prevent a reoccurrence.

Now, whenever I get a niggle, I go straight to Scott and he’s able to prevent that niggle from becoming an injury. His knowledge of anatomy and different treatment approaches is incredibly impressive and I have every confidence in his judgment and advice. Scott is an experienced and accomplished runner, so he can understand the runner’s mentality and the importance of getting back to running as quickly and efficiently as possible.

Hannah W