Technique physiotherapy is now at the NEW Foundry gym (Bank)

The Foundry Technique partnershipHave you heard of The Foundry gym? It is a pretty great gym (in fact it is so much better than pretty great!) and we are extremely happy to now be associated with them. Technique Physiotherapy have set up physio rooms in the brand new Foundry gym location at Bank which is now open for business 🙌 (see below for pics). We will tell you more about this soon, but first let’s talk about The Foundry.

What is The Foundry gym?

Founded by Ben Gotting and Dave Thomas, The Foundry is a results-driven fitness community offering classes and semi-private personal training.

The Foundry gives everyone the opportunity to be trained and treated like a professional athlete within a team environment, not just the 100 plus Olympic and international sportsmen and sportswomen who have trained with their world-class coaches.

The Foundry’s call to action “Where The Strong Belong” is an attitude – members and guests are strong in mind, strong in body, and strong in commitment.

What is The Foundry’s mission?

Their mission is to be the most inclusive, community-minded fitness company and charity in the UK. They live by this credo, and value mental health and wellbeing as much as a great deadlift or deep squat. We (Technique) are totally in sync with this.

The Foundry recognise that it can be a bit intimidating walking into a gym which includes international rugby players and Olympians amongst its team and members… but you don’t need to be physically strong to start at The Foundry. They are proud to have non-threatening environments with world class coaches and a great, fun vibe.

The Foundry isn’t interested in short-term, dramatically staged pictures – they work as hard as you on your training and nutrition to help you create a sustainable lifestyle and overall health and happiness, in body and in mind.

Everyone at The Foundry is part of the family and committed to making sure there is “No One Left Behind”.


Sounds pretty good, right? So what does Technique offer at The Foundry Bank location? We have put together a few Q&As.

What services do you offer?

We have two physiotherapists and also a sports massage therapist (check out @chloecrispsportsmassage on instagram, she is awesome!).
We are also looking to hire an osteopath in due course. Podiatry is another service we would like to offer in the near future.

What are Technique’s opening hours at The Foundry?

Initially these will be Monday – Friday 8am – 7 pm.

Who can use Technique’s services at The Foundry?

Anyone! It doesn’t matter if you belong to the gym or not. You are all welcome.

Do you get a discount to use the physio if you are a gym member?

Yes. We offer all gym members a 10% discount* (incentive to join? 😀).

Why the partnership with The Foundry?

We would be stupid not to! The Foundry is one of London’s premier gym brands offering high end bespoke personal training with a high degree of quality and being associated with it is great for Technique.

How can working together with The Foundry benefit patients?

The partnership will look to provide a complete service for those looking to be active and healthy. We will be able to provide a full cycle of individualised care (including before, during and after workout) for each client, working towards full fitness. Working alongside The Foundry trainers will give us additional insight into strength and conditioning that we haven’t previously had.

What is the address and hours of the The Foundry Bank location?

Address: The Foundry at Bank, Plough Court, 33-36 Lombard St, London , EC3V 9BQ
Hours: Mon – Fri 6am – 9pm, Sat 7am – 2pm, Sun closed

For more information on the The Foundry go to www.foundryfit.com or follow them on Instagram. We hope to see you there soon! (you can book a physio or sports massage appointment here 🙂).

Technique Physio at The Foundry
Technique’s set up. We think it’s looking pretty snazzy. Just waiting on a few more bits of equipment and maybe some pictures on the wall 😀.

* Not applicable if using insurance.

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Next hip exercise video coming up. This time we are taking our Thursday beginner hip opener (if you haven’t already, we recommend trying this exercise first) to the next level by taking our hands off the ground and holding our arms out in front of us. Remain facing forward and drop your knees to the left, hold for a couple of seconds then return to the neutral starting position. Now drop knees to the right side. Repeat these movements 10 times each side. Your tight hips (and legs) are going to love you!
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The Foundry
Tight hips are common in rugby players of all levels. The reason for this is that rugby is a universal hip sport – every movement including side stepping, back peddling, tackling and dummy cutting is initiated by the hips. Moving the body forward uses the rear hip muscles, lateral movements use the inside and outside hip muscles, and back peddling uses the front hip muscles. This applies not just on the field but also in the gym when training (think squats, deadlifts, lunging 🏋️‍♀️). If not managed properly this can all result in adaptive shortening which is layman’s terms means – if you don’t stretch you will have tight hips! And tight hips WILL increase the risk of injury and will also restrict your performance.
Over the next few days we will post a few hip openers & stretches to help keep that tightness out of your hips 🧘‍♂️. It goes without saying that these exercises are good for everyone and not just rugby players :)
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The first exercise is a hip opener exercise which is great for beginners:
1. Sit on the floor with your arms out behind you and lean back.
2. Bend your knees and put feet flat on the floor.
3. Drop your knees to the left, hold the stretch for a few seconds (you should feel a stretch in your hips).
4. Return your knees back to neutral starting position.
5. Drop your knees to the right and hold for a few seconds.
6. Return your knees back to neutral starting position.
7. Repeat 10 times on each side.
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Bank Station
Education session with the @therunningschool this afternoon assessing @silvia_sportphysio’s running mechanics. What do you think about her running style?
The diagnosis was good overall but over-striding and weakness in her right hip through impact. Think she will need to assign herself a few hip and glute strengthening exercises 😀.
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The importance of mental strength while participating in the hardest one day endurance event in the world. Will Tennent is competing in the 2019 Ironman Word Championships on the 12th October and we are right behind him. Read our interview with him (link you know where 😃).
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Happy doesn’t half describe Will Tennent’s expression as he comes down the finishing chute at the Bolton Ironman in July. Blood, sweat, tears, dedication and meticulous planning have gone into Will’s training to get him to this finishing line – and to qualifying for 2019 Ironman World Championships which are on the 12th October in Hawaii 🌊. The Ironman Triathlon is known as the hardest one day endurance event in the world (140 miles from start to finish!). We were lucky enough to speak to Will (one of our clients, and now friends 🥰) and he talked us through his training, motivation, mindset and gave us a little bit of advice for starting out. Read our blog (link in bio) to get the low down. We are in awe of Will and wish him all the best!

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