"Velophysio's conditioing classes for cyclists are a fun but tough way to strengthen your core, improve your flexibility and give you an off-bike/turbo workout. Using the best bits from Pilates and Yoga, the classes are specifically designed for cyclists. Nichola will gently correct your posture to ensure you are getting the full benefit of each exercise. Everyone is a cyclist and the classes are welcoming, friendly and unintimidating even if you have never done anything like it before. Nichola's knowledge, experience and easy manner inspire confidence and each class is stamped wit her gentle, kindly but tough manner"
I set up Velophysio to provide physiotherapy specifically for cyclists and triathletes. As a cyclist I understand the complex nature of the bike, training, biomechanics, and bike fit, and realised this expertise was currently lacking in the field of Physiotherapy outside of the professional teams.
I have helped hundreds of cyclists and triathletes recover from injury and get back on the bike. Offering insight, knowledge, diagnostic skill, a variety of treatments including acupuncture, manual therapy, massage and specific rehabilitation, riders have gone on to great achievements from riding their first century, completing the Transcontinental race, competing in Kona, to riding around the world.
My passion for cycling has also been part of my ambition. I understand the joy, the pain, the beauty and community of this great sport and feel fortunate to be able to combine my passions.
"I saw Nichola a couple weeks before the Etape du Tour. My legs had started giving and I was struggling with my training, I was worried about even finishing. She helped relax the muscles in a couple of sessions and gave me exercises and advice to prevent this from happening in the future. This clearly saved my Etape, I even managed to place in the first 500! It was great meeting a physio that understands the needs and constraints of cyclists and triathletes."
"Following a stress fracture to my right tibia I saw Nic for treatment. Nic’s understanding of my position as a frustrated athlete and her ability treat my injury, but to also identify what had caused the problem In the first place was amazing, giving me the confidence that my goal was still achievable.
In July I completed the Zurich Ironman just 8 weeks after my injury, thanks in no small part to Velophysio."
"In 2015 I ruptured a disc in my back and had severe sciatic pain. I was unable to sleep let alone ride a bike. I limped into Velophysio having tried various other physios and treatments, I was at a dead. With Nic's expert knowledge of cycling and physiotherapy I avoided surgery. 12 months later I came 5th in the National Champs 24hr TT and finished the ~4,000km Transcontinental Race. Nic's excellent treatment and guidance were fundamental to my recovery, building my strength and improving my position to achieve my goals."
"I was suffering with knee pain in both legs when cycling. N ichola was recommended by another physio. Nichola for helped me achieve my cycling goals, specifically London to Paris. The bike fit, along with the exercises provided improved my position on the bike, posture, technique and ultimately power. It has given me a lot of confidence for the same price as a pair of bib shorts.."
"Following trauma to my hip, I was told to stop running and cycling. After an assessment with Nichola she was able to offer comprehensive advice with a progressive physio program. Her Holistic approach is excellent, treating the cause not just the injury and her passion for the sport really shines through. I am happy to say I continue to cycle and have started running again.
"After a few years of doing Olympic distance triathlons I decided to step up to half iron diatance. As I increased my training I began to suffer knee pain and had to stop running. I started to see Nichola and the combination of physio and her exercise regime got me not only to the start line but to the finish line too. Nichola gave me huge amount of advice about how to train and look after myself better"
HOW DO I MAKE AN APPOINTMENT?
The easiest way to make an appointment is to book online.
If you require further information please feel free to contact via email: firstname.lastname@example.org or 07787545861
DO I NEED A GP REFERRAL?
No, a doctor’s referral letter is not required for treatment. However, some private medical insurance companies may specify that you require one for reimbursement.
DO I NEED TO BRING ANYTHING WITH ME?
For physiotherapy and cycle analysis: please bring suitable clothing for an assessment and treatment. If you have a neck or back problem it may be necessary to remove your top or wear a vest. If you have a lower limb problem shorts would be most suitable. If you are booking a cycle analysis you will need to bring your bike.
If you have had any scans, x-rays, letters or investigations related to your condition please bring them together with any medical reports.
DO YOU ACCEPT PAYMENT VIA PRIVATE MEDICAL INSURANCE?
Velophysio asks for direct payment from the client at the time of the appointment. An invoice can be provided if required for reimbursement purposes from private health insurance. You will need to check with your insurance company if they will cover the service. At the moment AXA and Bupa are not covered.
ARE YOU REGISTERED WITH HCPC?
Yes, Nichola Roberts is registered with the Health and Care professions council and the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy. Nichola is also a member of the Acupuncture Association of Chartered Physiotherapists.
WHAT METHODS OF PAYMENT DO YOU ACCEPT?
Payment can be made by cash/credit or debit card or by direct bank transfer. AMEX is not accepted.
Registered address: 25 Tannsfeld Road, London SE26 5DQ