Sports Massage Docklands

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Sports massage is a relaxing, non-invasive treatment for muscular aches and pains, injury rehabilitation and stress relief.

At our Docklands sports massage clinic, we help athletes improve their performance, office workers straighten their spines and injured weekend warriors return to their routine.

So if you live or work in the Docklands, sports massage might be the answer to that niggling pain in your back or that lack of power in your forearm swing.

Who can benefit from sports massage?

Though it’s called sports massage, you don’t have to play sport to benefit. Massage therapy is just as beneficial if you are only occasionally active or have a sedentary lifestyle.

While we can still relieve your stress, the reason our massage therapy is called “sports massage” is to differentiate it from more relaxation and leisure focused types of massage.

We provide sports massage in Docklands at our Canary Wharf clinic which is informed by the latest clinical research and performed by highly trained professional massage therapists, with support form our world-class team of physiotherapists.

We serve a diverse clientele at our Docklands sports massage clinic, including:

  • Professional athletes
  • Office workers
  • Marathon runners
  • Performance artists
  • Police and security officers
  • Retirees
  • Full-time parents

How does sports massage reduce my pain?

The sensation of pain is caused by a signal sent to your brain from nerves called nociceptors. By interrupting this signal, massage therapy can “trick” your brain into thinking the pain is gone, without having to use any medicine.

This is achieved by overwhelming the neutral pathways used by the nociceptors with signals from other nerves that are stimulated during massage therapy, such as those that report sensation, pressure or balance.

Sports massage, just like exercise, also releases endorphins, which reduce the transmission of pain signals and produce a mild euphoric state.

We can use this pain-free window to restore movement to stiff or fatigues muscles and joints, which brings us on to the next benefit of sports massage.

How does sports massage restore my movement?

Muscle and joint stiffness is one the most common complaints we address at our Docklands sports massage clinic. This stiffness is often caused by scar tissue or adhesion within the muscle, caused by prolonged contraction, inactivity or injury.

Once our massage therapy has put you into a relaxed, pain-free state, we use deep tissue massage to apply direct and hard pressure to the affected muscle or ligament to break down hard tissue in your muscle, then manipulate the joint to gradually restore movement.

If not administered correctly, deep tissue massage can exacerbate injured tissue rather than heal it, so it’s important that you receive deep tissue massage from experienced, professional massage therapists.

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Our Team

Mani Bhangra

MSc BSc MCSP HCPC MAACP Sports and Spinal Physiotherapist

Mani is a passionate, professional, and caring Physiotherapist who has a both an BSc in Physiotherapy and a Master’s degree in Rehabilitation Science. He has worked in professional sport and...

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Daniele Delicati

MSc BSc MCSP HCPC Sports and Spinal Physiotherapist

Daniele specialises in treating running injuries, sports injuries and back pain. He has a lifelong passion for sport and fitness, leading him to complete degrees in both Physiotherapy and Sport...

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Scott Branny

MSc MCSP HCPC MMACP Sports and Spinal Physiotherapist

Scott is an energetic and passionate physiotherapist specialising in orthopaedic and sports injuries with a particular interest in shoulder, knee and spine rehabilitation. Scott moved from Canada in early 2018,...

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Candice Morgan

BSc MCSP HCPC Sports and Spinal Physiotherapist

Candice is a Sports and Spinal physiotherapist with an interest in treating back pain and running related injuries.  After completing her BSc Physiotherapy at the University of Cape Town, she...

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Milena Mirkovic


Formerly employed by Tennis Australia, Milly now works with elite British Tennis Players in her continued role as physiotherapist to the British Lawn Tennis Association. For the past 5 years,...

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Yvonne Abel

Sports and Remedial Massage Therapist and Acupuncturist

Yvonne has been a massage therapist for over 20 years. Her career started in Wales, where she trained in Health, Fitness and Sports Therapy, before realising that it was the...

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Dominika Gajek

Sports and Remedial Massage Therapist and Acupuncturist

Dominika is an experienced Sports and Remedial massage therapist having trained at the London School of Sport and Remedial Massage.  At Physiotherapy London, Dominika brings a holistic approach to patient...

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Karlee Croad

Practice Manager

Shortly after moving to the UK from Australia, Karlee became the Practice Manager at Physiotherapy London in 2016.  She has since committed herself to providing the highest level of care...

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Great service. Quick and friendly. Identified my issue quickly and after a couple of sessions provided the exercises I needed to get me back to full strength without the need for any further physio. Very much more
Matt Beattie
06:11 29 Jul 17
Great professional service. They really try hard to get you on your feet.
Irina Sonich
08:52 29 Jan 17
I went for a 30 minute sports massage with Sophie Wicks today. I've had a problem with tight knots in my calves and I thought a massage pre-race would be a good idea. She applied good hard pressure on those knots unlike many masseurs and also gave me some post-run tips for loosening those muscles. Unlike many practitioners, she did not oversell and say that I needed a massage once a month or every week as I don't get many running related injuries. I will definitely be more
Alison Walker
16:16 19 Oct 15
These folk have been looking after me very well since 2007 through various sports injuries. They offer a comprehensive team of truly excellent specialists.Yet they are still small enough to be personal have a clear sense of who each client/patient is. The level of communication is first rate, as is attention to detail. Very convenient to get to from Canary more
Anthony Holland
17:16 06 May 15
I saw Milly Mirkovic for a sports related shoulder injury. I received excellent, expert professional care. Milly performed really detailed assessments at each appointment and set me tailored exercise programmes that were achievable. This got me back to normal fitness (and some!) in a reasonable timeframe. A couple of months along now and no recurrence of the problem. Many thanks. read more
09:36 31 Mar 16
I worked with Kasia Z. to deal with a torn elbow tendon, and I cannot recommend her enough. She was great to work with: patient, understanding and flexible. She gave me exercises to do at home to help speed the recovery process and was very responsive in tailoring them to my feedback as to what worked and what i was finding hard to incorporate into my daily routine. She not only helped me with the elbow, but gave me some great insights into my body, as well as recommending types of exercises I should focus on to prevent repeat more
Zuzana B
18:14 09 Aug 15
Following persistent pain in my knee, I saw my GP who recommended physiotherapy sessions. I contacted Physiotherapy London (Canary Wharf) and got an appointment quickly and at a convenient time. I saw a lower limb specialist who was very knowledgeable and friendly. He took time to assess the problem, discussed with me various way of improving the condition and showed me in detail exercises I could do at home. Very positive experience from the reception lady to the specialist. Highly recommended. read more
Jérôme Berteloot
12:51 16 Mar 15
The staff here are LOVELY and so helpful!
Jessica Ellis
15:23 30 Jan 18
My physiotherapist Candice is fab. I can't say enough great things about her and her professionalism. After suffering a trapped nerve and extremely painful scapula for nearly 8 weeks all the NHS would offer me was strong drugs, I was at my wit's end. I saw Candice, she gave me a comprehensive medical diagnosis as to what was causing the problem and has offered to refer me back into the NHS should a set schedule of regular treatments not rectify the problem. I was dubious about going privately for treatment as money is tight, but this organisation seems to want to help. There is not a schedule of endless appointments and the prices are reasonable. The condition is improving slowly and I feel better in myself knowing what caused it and that I am in safe hands going forward.Thank you more
Trudi Hamer
19:32 25 Feb 18
Excellent therapists
Joy Gwatkin
07:26 17 Feb 18
I would highly recommend Physiotherapy London. Amazing and knowledgeable professional services.
Imran Javid
11:31 02 Mar 18
I have used Physiotherapy London at their Westferry studio on and off for several years and for various (never serious) reasons. I have always found them to be knowledgeable and professional in their approach, and they do not drag out and prolong the treatment beyond what is necessary. I am being treated by Mani at present for a problem with my wrists and have to say that he is just a bit exceptional. So approachable and kind.I cannot praise him enough. I highly recommend this more
Kathleen Mc Laughlin
14:20 23 Mar 18
Amazing massage as a thanks for referring a friend to Jodi one of the physiotherapists who sorted out my messed up ankle. Great massage, great physio. Thanks guysread more
Ina Farrelly
12:04 29 Mar 18
I met a great therapist there and pretty happy what I got treated. There’s a little gym too for the patients. It was a little hard to find at first time as it just looked like a parking and more
10:37 03 May 18
Visited physiotherapist in Slough for my shoulder pain, after 10 session no improvement was made whatsoever. Saw orthopedic who referred me to Mani Bhangra at Physiotherapy London (canary wharf). I could see the major improvements within 5 sessions.Mani knows what he does like a pro. Couldn't recommend him enough.The lovely lady on reception is also credit to the business, very friendly and more
Ahsan Jalil
06:51 27 Jul 18
Depends who u get. Ive had 1 gd, 1 pretty average
Patrick Little
12:04 15 Jul 18
Great physio, good diagnosis and immediate exercises that helped fix my back pain. Literally crying with relief, thanks!
Mango Bob
18:46 06 Sep 18
I was referred to Scott Branny at Physiotherapy London following a broken left ankle. Unbeknownst to Scott, I had also been suffering with chronic, debilitating nerve pain on my right side, as regards which I had been, at the time of our first Consultation, seeking help not only all over London but abroad also, to no avail. Simply put, I had started to give up all hope. Scott has not only helped me progress with my ankle but has worked steadily with a curiosity and integrity I have not experienced, towards ultimately freeing me of my nerve pain. He is the first medical professional I have come across for as long as I can remember in whom I truly believe I can place my trust and faith. He is a consummate professional who communicates with absolute clarity while maintaining a caring and empathic manner - qualities which, in my experience, are now extremely rare. My experience of the greater "team" has also been second to none. In Sue, on reception, you could not wish for a more supportive and understanding point of contact, and equally in her colleague Karlie, the "human touch" is never forgotten and, refreshingly, nothing is ever a problem. Furthermore, they all own a very real understanding of the "life" complications, and a true sensitivity to the difficulties, which accompany injury and pain. In sum, I would recommend Scott and the team at Physiotherapy London, without reservation, and in the highest possible more
Erin Dick
15:18 17 Dec 18
Great physio. Scott took the time to really understand my problem and is extremely knowledgeable and began fixing the problems in my first session. Sue is always really welcoming on reception and they're very well more
Niall Durkan
08:11 21 Jan 19

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