Preparation for marathon & run

Sports physiotherapy & osteopathy to help prepare for marathon & runs – Recover fast and save yourself from getting injured while training with coaching, physio & osteo treatments for runners in London, at home or at the practices in Belgravia SW1, Moorgate EC2 & Clapham SW4

Our London physiotherapists and osteopaths expert in running and sports training can help with preparation for races, semi-marathons and marathons. Running injury treatments and sports massages for runners in London.

Preparing for a marathon or other long run, whether you are a beginner or have done it before, is a process that starts months prior the race. A good and solid preparation is important in order to pass successfully the finish line without any injury or other complications.

At London Home Visit Physiotherapy, our team of dedicated sports physio and osteo are able to help you stay focused on your goal and achieve it at the time of the race, by coaching you, training, stretching and massaging specific muscles along those few months of your preparation. With sports physiotherapy & osteopathy qualifications, our team will also help your body recover faster and prevent any injury from happening, whether it happens during your preparation runs or after the marathon itself.


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If you cannot find an appointment which suits you or would like a home visit, call us or send us a message: we will do our best to find you a slot.


Sports physiotherapy or osteopathy treatments for preparation before a marathon – Sports physio treatments, rehabilitation & massages for beginners or advanced runners in London, at home or at the clinics in Belgravia SW1, Moorgate EC2 and Clapham SW4

Our physiotherapists and osteopaths are able to come see you wherever is the best for you in London, whether it’s at home, at work or at the park. However, if you wish to come to one of our practices, they can see you at the Light Centre Belgravia SW1 in Westminster next to Victoria Station, at the Light Centre Moorgate EC2 in East London near Liverpool Street and Monument Stations, or at the therapy room in Make Me Feel Clapham SW4 in South West London near Clapham Common and Clapham South.

We are covered by most health insurances and are Bupa recognised and AXA PPP recognised.

For sports physiotherapy or sports massages appointments at home or at the clinics: 0207 125 0262 / 0782 455 3765

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Sports Injury Treatment

Sports physiotherapy can help recover from both acute and chronic sports injuries, as well as educating on how to prevent from any further lesions in the future.

Runner Injury Treatment

Recognise the different running injuries, how to prevent them and recover during your training or after the run with the help of sports physiotherapy.

More information on pre marathon training and preparation in London with our sports physiotherapist and sports osteopath. Treatments for athletes & runners in London.

What are the main tips to prepare your body for a race or a marathon?

  • On a physical point of view, being able to prioritise quality over quantity is extremely important. Know when to rest and how to build the endurance you need by going for regular runs and increase your time little by little. Make sure you do not skip longer runs too often, and take good care of resting your body with good nights of sleep in order to be ready for your next training session.
  • Stretching is also essential at the start and at the end of your running sessions. It will help prevent from catching any injuries.
  • Know how to eat and drink well. Stay hydrated during your running sessions, without overdoing it. Be sure as well to eat food with high nutritional value such as vegetables, fruits, nuts, seeds, whole grains, lean meats, fish and dairy – and prioritise good carbs on the day before your long runs or during the few days prior to the marathon.
  • Prior the big day, it is important to set up a correct preparation, physically but also psychologically. Having a positive mindset will help grandly in achieving your goal which, in that case, is passing the finishing line.

How can physiotherapy help in preparation of a marathon?

Regular sports massages before the marathon and after your training sessions will help you recover faster and improve greatly your performance. Our physiotherapists & osteopaths will be able to provide the right massages and treatments in order to stop any injury from appearing.

After the marathon, our physiotherapists and osteopaths can help manage your recovery by using deep tissue massages, circulatory massages and specific stretching. This will prevent your body, muscles and joints from any damage.