The scientific alternative to Yoga in Twickenham

Stretchology uses a range of individualised stretching techniques to help you increase and maintain flexibility
Stretchology is a scientific form of 1-2-1 assisted stretching, which uses a wide range of techniques to create flexibility and joint range of motion leaving you more mobile and less stiff.

Our Stretchologists have medical and exercise degrees, which means that you will be in safe hands while we work your body and push it to new ranges, which they have not been in for sometime. Whatever blog you read on the internet, it will tell you that one form of stretching is better than another BUT IN REALITY your body responds to different stretch techniques depending on what is the underlying cause of the tightness/tension. 

Don’t worry we will work out what blend of stretching you require to maximise the time with us and the long term effect.

Frequently Asked Questions

How is Stretchology in Twickenham different to Yoga?

In Yoga, the aim is to get into a pose. Your body will do this through the path of least resistance. Although, it might feel like a lot of resistance!

This can lead to the flexible areas becoming more flexible and the stiffer areas staying stiff as they are not specifically targeted.

Have you been stretching your muscles but feel like they stiffen up again by the next time you stretch!? This is a common issue that we hear about.

Stretchology is different to Yoga as it will stop the flexible areas moving so that the stiff joints and muscles are targeted. This will ensure the stiffer parts move more, while stabilising the flexible parts. This is the answer to becoming more flexible.

Depending on the outcome of your assessment, we might use some stabilisation exercises to "switch on" muscles to pick up the slack. This will stop the tight muscles becoming overworking and tense.

How do I begin my Stretchology journey?


Initially, you will need to have a one-to-one assessment with the stretchologist so that they can understand more about you and your body. This will include:


  • Range of motion testing
  • Identifying what are the causes of why your muscles are tight and how they respond to different treatments
  • Establishing how your muscles respond to different techniques


After this, your Stretchologist will guide you to which option below is most suitable for you.


  • Increase flexibility: making everyday activities easier
  • Increase range of motion: to decrease tension in your joints and muscles which will help you to move more freely
  • Improve posture: To improve muscle function and control around joints
  • Relieve Stress: decrease your heart rate, slow down your breathing and encourage muscle relaxation
  • Enhance recovery: reduce muscle stiffness and soreness by increasing blood flow and lengthening muscle spindles
  • Enhance performance: activate key muscle groups to help them support your body as you strive to achieve your goals

Meet The Stretchologist

Patients Stories

Dana Jamieson
Dana Jamieson
I have been attending Move Physio for a few months, initially for physio with Lucy in relation to a knee injury, and then for Pilates (an assessment, then 3 x one to one sessions, and now classes twice a week). Lucy is an excellent physio and I couldn’t rate her more highly in terms of her expertise, knowledge, treatment methods and approach. And she is lovely as well! The Pilates sessions have been amazing and have been so good for my CrossFit training (which has improved considerable since I started doing them) and general mobility and well being. The space is also lovely and very welcoming, and with a maximum of four in a class there is so much individual attention. So pleased I started coming to Move!
Damian Tillson
Damian Tillson
Great physio practice, from the lovely reception staff through to the very knowledgeable and professional practitioners. I've been seeing Lucy for rehab following a neck injury and not only did each session make a noticeable difference, but the detailed exercises she gave me are really helping me get back to full fitness, and beyond (I hope!) Each exercise emailed with instructions and examples so I know I'm doing them correctly. Hopefully I won't need to go there again, but I highly recommend them if you do.
Taryn Druce
Taryn Druce
Outstanding physiotherapy, I tried another one previously but got nowhere with my injuries, I wouldn't bother going anywhere but here again! Lize created a totally tailored program which fixed my issues and now I'm back running long distances which I didn't think was possible - so thank you Lize! This calibre of physio is life-changing, I've already recommended to a family member and would 100% recommend to any one!
vanita kanda
vanita kanda
Highly recommend the centre as it helped with my recovery which no other physio centre has. Lucy is really an amazing Physiotherapist.
Dan Lever
Dan Lever
I had an ACDF surgery back in May this year. Patrick has been essential in facilitating my recovery though a combination of treatment, strength building and advice, helping me get back to being pain-free after over 2 years issues. I'm now back to running and lifting weights again just 5 months after the neck fusion surgery and I could not be more delighted with my progress. I'm lucky I discovered Move Physio and would thoroughly recommend them! 🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼
Andrew Gallagher
Andrew Gallagher
These guys have been brilliant. Having a bad ankle injury and prolonged problems, surgery was then followed by rigorous physio over months. I did as directed and, whilst before I feared I would not be able to play my favourite sports again, I am now back running, playing squash, cricket, golf ,etc. From Patrick to Arran and team, many thanks. Also, and not forgetting, the wonderful front office team, including, amongst others, Paula. Always friendly and encouraging, efficient and responsive Paula and the front office set the tone for a professional, helpful, thoroughly positive experience. Thank you everyone. I am now a regular and feel 15 years younger, at least. Andrew
Sandra Sabbatino
Sandra Sabbatino
I injured my right leg over summer, I was really struggling and thought it was my meniscus and that I had put myself out of running in the Half Parks. I booked in to see Mike Delbridge at Move Physio and I’m so glad I did, the massage and strengthening exercises got me up and running again after the first treatment.I had a few treatments and can honestly say that without this treatment and advice I wouldn’t have been able to run let alone complete the half marathon in 2h 20min !Very knowledgeable advice and just all round great service and a friendly atmosphere, highly recommend !
Louw van Buuren
Louw van Buuren
I've been to Move for various injuries/niggles over the past few years. The entire Move team & and specifically Lize who treated me - have been excellent. They not only help to heal the injury, but also educate you on underlying causes and how to fix faulty movement patterns or inflexibility that lead to the issues. Highly recommended!
natasha settelen
natasha settelen
I have been attending move physio for nearly three years. I am a wheelchair user and move have been exceptional at catering to my needs. Specifically, Emer who has helped to improve my mobility. Move has helped me lead a more comfortable and happier life which I am very grateful for.
Giovanni Berto
Giovanni Berto
On top of the thorough and incredible deep tissue massage I got from Emer, her knowledge, ability to assess and provide additional exercises for specific forgotten muscles were the main reason for fixing my posture. Emer perfectly represents the whole staff’s comrade and communication to where you feel like a regular even though it’s your first time! Thanks so much Emer and the team at Move !