The Forge Clinic

About The Forge Clinic

At The Forge Clinic, we specialise in manual treatments and alternative therapies. Based in a building that was once a forge, our friendly practitioners have been treating the local community since 1995. In that time, we have built a team that boasts excellent qualifications, a wealth of experience and a commitment to ongoing clinical development.
Welcome to The Forge Clinic, a multi-disciplinary clinic based in the heart of Richmond.

Try Something New This Summer

Summer is here and we are fully embracing it. This time of year always brings with it a lift in mood and a desire to do more and see more to make the most of the long days and warmer nights.

If you’ve been thinking about something you’d like to have a go at for […]

Are Your Priorities Bringing You Down?

How long is your to-do list? If I asked you what your top priority was, would you have a hard time narrowing it down?

The word ‘priorities’ is a fairly recent addition to the English language – for several hundred years it wasn’t pluralised because the word ‘priority’ meant the one single most important thing. […]

Summertime Tips and Tricks

Want to get the maximum fun out of your summer this year? Here are some of our general tips to keep your happy and healthy this season atorvastatin dose.
Sun safety
We all know the basics of sun protection, but it can be a pain to remember. To make life easier, pack a small bag with […]

Hay Fever Health

While many people long for the warmer months and embrace the sunshine when it finally arrives, people who suffer from hay fever often dread the change in seasons.
Symptoms can include a runny nose, itchy eyes and sneezing and are caused by an allergy to pollen. You can be allergic to grass, tree or weed pollen […]

Things to do outside – instead of running!

While running is one of the most accessible – and cheap! – forms of exercise and is only growing in popularity, not everyone is a runner. Some people love it and some people loathe it. It’s a great form of exercise, but pushing yourself to do something you don’t enjoy is not going to […]

How We Handle Stress

After last week’s post on stress, we thought we’d share how The Forge Team handles stress.

As a lot of the team are into health and fitness, a lot of us choose exercise to burn off the stress. Practice Manager Vicky is one of the runners on the team, but receptionist Nikki prefers yoga or […]

Stressful Times

We live in stressful times – everyone you meet has something in their life they consider stressful. Whether it’s balancing work with family life, relations with the in-laws or simply your daily commute, there is stress in all our day-to-day lives.

In response to the increasing amount of stress we seem to be experiencing, an anti-stress […]

Panic Attacks

A panic attack occurs when your body goes into ‘fight or flight’ mode when you encounter something you perceive as a threat. Panic attacks are a rush of physical and psychological symptoms which can be very frightening. These symptoms include:

An overwhelming sense of fear
Shortness of breath or a choking sensation
Sweating
Heart palpitations
Nausea
Trembling

These symptoms can last anywhere between 5 […]

The Marathon Recap

As you may know, one of our own team members ran the London Marathon this year.

Massage Therapist Hayley Weston took it on as a personal challenge and also to raise money for Great Ormond Street Hospital. Her original goal was to come in under 4 hours and raise £2,000 for the charity. She ended […]

What is Visceral Osteopathy?

Stephanie James, Osteopath and Cranial Osteopath, recently attended a conference on Visceral Osteopathy. Today, Stephanie explains all about this less popular aspect of Osteopathy.
What is Visceral Osteopathy?
While Osteopaths predominantly work on the balance of muscles, bones, ligaments and tendons, Visceral Osteopaths also consider the movements and quality of internal organs (also called viscera: stomach, liver, intestines, […]