28 October 2017

Fit to Ski Workshop


THURSDAY 30 NOVEMBER 2017, 8 - 9:15PM

The ski season is almost upon us. Learn how to reduce your risk of injury and, at the same time, increase your fitness and strength levels to best prepare for the slopes. Our Fit to Ski Workshop focuses on specific rehabilitation exercises. In the session, we target movement patterns and how to use the muscles required for skiing. The workshop is suitable for all skill levels.

The key points covered in this workshop:

  • 75 minute workshop
  • Designed to suit all fitness levels
  • Strengthen areas prone to injury
  • Improve your capacity
  • Maximum 10 in workshop


This Fit to Ski Workshop costs £25. You can book online, at reception or by calling 020 8789 3881. Alternatively,  send an email to info@putneyclinic.co.uk.


Claire Cason is the instructor on our Fit to Ski Workshop. She is also a Physiotherapist at The Putney Clinic of Physical Therapy. She graduated with a degree in Sport Rehabilitation in 2011. After this, she completed her Master’s Degree in Physiotherapy at the University of Southampton in 2014.

Claire has worked with various sports teams, including the London Welsh and London Scottish rugby clubs. In addition to this, she spent several months in the USA, working with college athletes in South Dakota.

Claire has a strong interest in acrobatic gymnastics. She has been involved with the sport for over 18 years; initially as gymnast and now as a coach. Through this, Claire has developed an understanding of and ongoing interest in the further stages of rehabilitation.  Claire is keen to ensure that treatments are tailored to the individual from an early stage. She believes that this well-rounded approach facilitates rehabilitation.

Last but not least, Claire recently trained as a Pilates teacher. In addition to her role as physiotherapist, she also teaches Pilates Rehab and general Pilates classes at Yoga Mama Wellness.

25 October 2017

November Mindfulness Made Simple Workshop


Would you like to know more about mindfulness? Did you know that, with practice and a little bit of time, mindfulness can bring about some brilliant benefits? Come along to our Mindfulness Made Simple workshop with our resident hypnotherapist and CBT coach Fiona Worthington. Everyone is welcome; from beginners to those who have been practising for some time.

We will cover the following during the workshop:

  • What is mindfulness?
  • What it is not?
  • What is the science telling us?
  • What are the benefits?
  • How to start a simple practice


Did you know that there are many benefits to a mindfulness practice? Here are some of the most important benefits.
  • Increased calm & relaxation
  • Better sleep
  • Increased confidence
  • Improvement in mood & well-being
  • More energy & more creativity
  • Less stress, less worry & less anxiety


Mindfulness Made Simple Workshop
Speaker: Fiona Worthington
Date: Thursday 23 November 2017
Time: 8 – 9:15pm
Cost: £20


This workshop costs £20. Places are limited to 12 people, therefore booking is essential. You can book by calling us on 020 8789 3881. Alternatively, you can send an email to info@putneyclinic.co.uk.

07 October 2017

New Yoga and Hypnobirthing Birth Preparation Course


This is a new 2-weel Yoga and Hypnobirthing Birth Preparation course at Yoga Mama Wellness and The Putney Clinic of Physical Therapy. The course is a rare gem as it combines birth preparation yoga and hypnobirthing. The course is led by Diane King (an experienced yoga teacher) and Dr Stacy Gandolfi (hypnobirthing practitioner and clinical psychologist).

The classes are for the final stages of pregnancy (from 32 weeks onwards). This is a time when mums-to-be most need to quieten the mind, let go of time pressures and constant doing. During this stage of pregnancy, women should be in a consciously relaxed state. This will allow them to connect not only with themselves, but also with their babies. It also allows women to discover their inner birthing wisdom.

Course outline

The course runs over two weeks. To start, the first week is with Diane and then, to finish, the second week is with Dr Gandolfi. We will cover the following topics:

Week 1: Birth Preparation Yoga with Diane
  • Natural Physiology of birth (graph)
  • Yoga movement and birth positions
  • Breathing: you will discover what breathing practices help during the different stages
  • Restorative relaxation, goddess and side-lying relaxation

Week 2: Hypnobirthing with Stacy
  • Fear: the impact on the birthing muscles and the mind
  • Techniques for managing fear
  • Affirmations
  • Hypnosis
  • Self-hypnosis
  • Guided relaxation

Next course

Our next course starts on Wednesday 8th November 2017 (4:30 – 6pm). It costs £55. You can book online, by calling 020 8789 3881 or by sending an email to info@putneyclinic.co.uk.