Instant Physio | London Physiotherapy Clinic in Tooting and Balham

Click on the video below to hear from Edward Thompson about how his Physio practice in Balham & Tooting can help…

We are a Physiotherapy clinic based in Tooting and Balham, specialising in treating knee pain, back pain, neck & shoulder pain and sports injuries. We are self confessed physio geeks and love making .

Why Hire Instant Physio?

Since you are reading this, the chances are you want to make something important happen: get back to being active, stop having to rely on painkillers, avoid surgery, get relief from a long term injury, protect your health and wellbeing or just get some answers as to what is going on. It’s also likely that a few things are holding you back from booking your first physio appointment:

Fear of getting it wrong or that it won’t work: Many of our current and past patients have been let down in the past by other health professionals. This is normally a big reason why people put off making a positive decision for their health. What is important to remember is – not all physios are created equal and we pride ourselves on doing things a little differently than your more off the shelf treatment.

Not knowing enough about physio: ‘Isn’t physio just exercises?’ It always amuses me that when you ask most physios what physio is they can’t even answer the question! So what hope do you have of knowing what it is (or isn’t). We see physiotherapy as a tool to help you get back to being active and out of pain harnessing the magic that is the human body. This is traditionally done using a combination of hands on treatment to settle symptoms down quickly followed by a progressive exercise programme designed to target problem areas. For example, who wants to get back to gardening we will give them a very tailored treatment plan designed to build up their resilience with all movements related to gardening.

Too busy: Do you ever find (especially us Londoners) that your health gets put right to the bottom of the to-do list?

‘I must get my knee pain sorted finally!’

Have you ever wondered: could you be too busy because you are constantly living in pain and this is slowing you down? Or, maybe you are not sleeping well because you can’t exercise or because the pain is bothering you too much. These are all things that will make you a lot less effective at work and out of work which can make you feel busier. We also run a Saturday clinic and are open late 4 days of the week.

Too expensive: Paying out of pocket for your health is a 100% a grudge purchase. But having the peace of mind that you have got a dedicated physio clinic on your side who has a proven track record for getting people out of pain and back to what they love doing has got to be worth at least thinking about.

The good news:
Every person who left us a 5-star review were nervous, skeptical and unsure but are thrilled that they overcame these fears and took the necessary steps to hire us to help them get out of pain and back to what they love.

From 70+ year olds who just want to play with their grandkids to busy mums who want to keep fit & healthy for their family for years to come, we help people get what they want.

And do you know what the best part is?
To try us out you don’t even have to pay a penny.

The first visit is on us. We want you to come in and get a feel for what we are about, what we can offer you and help you along this road to recovery as quickly and as safely as possible.

We know that when it comes to healthcare you need to 100% confident in who you are working with and we want to make sure you are a good fit for the practice.

The number 1 reason for chronic injury (pain lasting for longer than it needs to) is…

Drum roll, please…


It never ceases to amaze me the number of people who start off by telling us that they have had the problem for months (or more often years) and have been putting off seeing someone about it.

If all of those people actually chose to take action when the problem began, companies providing painkillers would be out of business.

And on that point, some people have taken that leap of hiring someone to help but are still not getting the results they desire.

Normally because whoever they have hired to get their problem fixed aren’t getting to the root cause of the problem.

Let me explain…
Take for example a leak in a roof.

The symptom: the water which is trickling on to the floor and creating a small flood.

The cause: the hole in the roof.

Putting a bucket to catch the water will never fix the leak.

Fixing the roof is the only way to truly take care of the problem so that it doesn’t come back.

Long term pain is often the same as this.

Our philosphy at Instant Physio isn’t that we have the best smiles, or the nicest looking treatment rooms…

It’s that we help you find the leak.

We get to the root cause of the problem to help you get the best results
Expect a full head to toe assessment on your first paid for session because that is the only way to truly understand:

a) what the root cause is

b) what needs to be done to correct this

c) how to prevent it from coming back

The other thing you can expect is a comprehensive explanation of what is going on, in a way that you can understand.

No scary white coats and no waggy fingers.

We are pretty straight talking and want to make sure you know what we know about your injury.

Our job is to give you the knowledge, honesty and understanding to fix your problem once and for all.

Not just to patch you up and tell you everything will be fine.

The final thing you can expect from us (because I don’t want to ruin all the surprises!) on your first session is that you will see that we only take on people who are a good fit for the practice.

We are not the ‘quick-fixer’ ‘magic-rub’ kind of clinic that put a plaster on your problem and tell you its all going to be ok or that we will see how it goes.

We will give you our honest professional opinion on what it will take to get you back on track.

If you are someone who wants to get their problem sorted once and for all, and is tired of living in pain and just wants to get back to being active again – we are the perfect physio clinic for you.

But we also know that, even with that mindset you probably still have a few questions and few things that you are not sure about.

So, we would like to invite you along for a free taster session.
Come along to our clinic and meet with us, enjoy a beverage and we can deep dive into whats not going so well in your world at the moment.

To sign up just click here:

We understand that some people are not 100% ready to book a physio appointment and prefer to talk about their options first before committing to anything.

Sometimes it’s because you’ve had a bad experience in the past or that you are unsure about the difference between treatments. Apply for a free taster session to make up your mind.

If you have any questions about treatment at Instant Physio and want to speak to one of our physios first to check you are happy and confident in working with us then we would encourage you to give us a call.

To arrange to speak with one of our physios at Instant Physio regarding your particular problem click on the button above.

Where are we?

Balham Physio
Tooting Physio