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.

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, […]

The Good Life

Last week, we gave you some ideas for getting outside and enjoying the brighter weather as much as possible. But while there are many relaxing ways to enjoy the sunshine – from family strolls to picnics in the park – there’s something really productive you can do this spring and summer.

Gardening is a productive hobby […]

The Sunshine Factor

We’re very glad for brighter mornings and lighter evenings as it means more time outside. While we’re big advocates of running – many of our team and our patients are active runners – time outside doesn’t have to mean working up a sweat.

Our mood is naturally boosted in spring time as the weather warms […]

An Arctic Challenge!

While many of our team and patients take on enormous challenges- from paragliding in South Africa to running marathons across Europe – this challenge is just a little bit different…

This month, one of our patients, Viv, is taking part in an all female 100km trek through the Akshayuk Pass on Baffin Island in the Arctic Circle. […]

A Natural Diet

We’ve all heard the phrase ‘everything in moderation’, but there is actually something that you can do away with completely. Convenience meals, we’re looking at you!
While Julie doesn’t believe in demonising food groups, she does encourage her patients to ditch convenience meals and fast food. Processed foods are full of preservatives, fat and […]

One Little Change

Ever heard the expression ‘Look after the pennies and the pounds will look after themselves’? Well, the same applies to your health – lots of little changes can result in one big change.

It’s easy to decide that tomorrow will be the day, the day when everything changes and you start eating a perfectly healthy […]

Maureen’s Half Marathon

On 15th March, one of our acupuncturists, Maureen McCann, ran her first half marathon. The North London Vitality Half Marathon took Maureen through lots of well known landmarks, including Wembley Stadium!

A veteran of 5k and 10k runs, Maureen wanted to challenge herself to tackle something longer. Preparation for the half marathon forced her to […]

Spring Into Fitness!

We are all starting to sense that winter is finally on its way out and spring is most definitely on its way in. Here at The Forge, we’ve all been coming in commenting on the beautifully bright mornings and the flowers starting to blossom all around.
Spring brings with it the desire for fresh starts […]

The Power of Meditation

Last week we talked about how stress can cause problems in your body – from skin or digestive issues to tension headaches and general aches and pains atorvastatin 20 mg tablet. You can find our stress post here.
We offered tips for reducing your stress and one of our suggestions was meditation. Meditation is fast […]

The Problem With Stress

A healthy mind is every bit as important as a healthy body. In fact, our minds have a lot to do with keeping our bodies healthy as it talks us in – or out! – of going out for a run on a cold day, or choosing the healthy meal option over the fast […]