Marathon Physio: Supporting all charities and charity runners!


Workshops, physio videos, and written info

As the results of the ballot come let’s cheer in the start of the marathon training season! Every year we support more and more charities to get their marathon runners through their marathon training for free.

Our free training day workshops consist of a presenting top injury prevention tips and myth busters, engaging Q and A sessions and a good bout of injury preventing exercises that are great fun. The most important part of the sessions is to inform, inspire and reassure runners so that they leave feeling confident knowing they have our professional support and guidance whenever they need it (we don’t charge the charities for our support either – more on that below.)

After the workshops we follow up with advice articles and videos that we share on social media, for example, this one on marathon training myths, provide lots of free advice by email, and provide the document ‘Your Marathon, Your Physio: Your Marathon Physio Handbook’ for free to charity marathon runners.

We do have a paid service too (unfortunately we can’t do everything for free) which is the ‘Your Marathon, Your Physio’ course of advice and exercise videos that you can buy through our website.


Are you a charity marathon runner? 

If you’d like me to send me the info pack ‘Your Marathon, Your Physio: Your Marathon Physio Handbook’  I give out for free if you are running for charity please email me

Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube to watch our weekly videos, and don’t forget you get 10% off all your treatments (we are also registered with all medical insurance companies if that helps.)

‘Cannot recommend enough. I was struggling with knee problems in training for a marathon and was totally overwhelmed and confused about what to do and who to see. Lucy has been absolutely incredible, sorting out my knee INCREDIBLY EFFECTIVELY and QUICKLY but also reassuring and calming me – she understands that people running a marathon for charity have often gone through something, and that training is an emotional challenge as well as a physical one. She has been worth every penny and I urge you to go visit the clinic if you’re struggling with an injury!’ A. James

‘Lucy is helping our charity for the London marathon and she’s really helped me out with 2 issues, firstly my knee, she gave me a few exercises to do (wall ball and running man) and they worked a treat and secondly on plantar fascitis. Fully recommended.’ S. Robinson

‘Incredibly happy with the experience. I was preparing to run the London Marathon and got in touch with Octopus a couple of months prior to it, to ensure I’m ready. Full professionalism and support. Managed to run two minutes ahead of target, crossing the finish line in 2:28!’ M Klebba


Do you work for a charity? 

We know how much it means for your runners to complete the marathon. As experienced marathon physios we rarely advise our patients not to run. The rare exceptions to this are when we have identified that they may have a fracture or when it is medically unsafe for them to do so. We are highly trained in recognising when this is the case and therefore very confident in giving runners realistic reassurance.  

If you would like to know more about the free support packages we provide for charities please also get in touch by email at, or call 02075838288. Here is a summary of what we provide for free:

  1. Attending your London based training day(s)
  2. Provision of Your Marathon Physio Handbook based on 20 years marathon experience
  3. Free email advice using free physio exercise video library
  4. Free weekly videos shared directly to your social media groups
  5. Free content for your website
  6. Access to London’s leading physios, osteopaths, sports doctors and consultants

Here’s some testimonials, and you can check out over 200 more five star reviews on google maps:

‘Lucy has supported Team Anthony Nolan since 2011 and has provided training and injury prevention advice for #TeamAN runners who are taking on the London Marathon. Lucy speaks at our annual marathon training day which helps to motivate and inspire the team, and equip them with physio advice to keep them happy and healthy in the run up to race day. She is a huge asset to #TeamAN, and we love working with her.’ Megan Gullam, Events Coordinator at Anthony Nolan
‘I honestly didn’t expect so much support, so it really surprised me! It was so useful, especially the advice and emails from Lucy.’

‘I live in Australia but am running the London Marathon in a few weeks. Having access to Lucy’s knowledge and experience has enabled me to work through a few and varied niggles. She replied promptly to emails and pointed me towards the appropriate exercise and advice videos for my issues, which were very easy to follow. I feel very lucky to have had Lucy’s services available to me and would highly recommend her. Thank you, Lucy!’ S. de Koning

Here are some videos and photos taken at some previous events:

Lucy giving her top three tips at the end of the WhizzKidz event this year.

Lucy giving her top five tips at the end of the Anthony Nolan event last year.

Lucy in full flow at Sense Training Day

Lucy and Jemma in full flow at Stroke Association Training Day

Lucy London Marathon

Lucy after completing the London Marathon


An example of one of Lucy’s advice videos shared on social media above and an example of a favourite running video below:

25 – Lower Limb Alignment: Running Man

Please get in touch for more information at or Or you can call 02075838288.

We look forward to supporting you. 

Lucy Macdonald and the Octopus Clinic Team


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