Claire Small

Chief Clinical Officer & Consultant Physiotherapist

M Phty St. FMACP. PG Cert in Non Medical Prescribing

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Claire is a Consultant Physiotherapist and the Chief Clinical Officer and co-founder of Pure Sports Medicine. As co-founder she has been with Pure Sports Medicine since its beginning in 2003, delivering outstanding clinical care for over 20 years. 

Claire’s clinical specialities include issues of the spine, hip, groin and pelvis including persistent problems, pregnancy-related complaints and movement dysfunction. She has a specific interest in helping women manage the symptoms associated with menopause and metabolic syndrome.

As an accomplished and well established clinician, speaker and researcher, Claire is also an Honorary Lecturer and Examiner at Queen Mary University of London and the University of Hertfordshire, an invited Lecturer at UCL, Kings College, London & University of Bath and a Journal Reviewer for Manual Therapy and Physical Therapy in Sport & the British Journal of Sport Medicine. She was made a Fellow of the Musculoskeletal Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in 2016.

In 2015 she was named Australian Businesswoman of the Year in the UK for her work in healthcare.

Specialist Interests

Hips, Groin, Movement Dysfunction, Pregnancy, Pelvis and Lumbopelvic Dysfunction

Sporting Interests

Football, Dance and Ballet

Currently Works At

Honorary Lecturer and Examiner at Queen Mary University of London, Invited Lecturer at UCL, Kings College, London & University of Bath, Journal Reviewer for Manual Therapy and Physical Therapy in Sport & the British Journal of Sports Medicine

Work Experience

The Physiotherapy Centre and Fulham

Other Experience

Research interest in groin pain & pathology, including pregnancy related pelvic girdle pain and athletic groin pain, National and International Lecturer on Manual Therapy, spinal, hip & pelvic pain and dry needling

Claire’s Locations #

Kensington SW7

Our Kensington clinic on Cromwell Road is located within the Point West Building, convenient to Kensington, Chelsea, Fulham and West London. Offering both face-to-face and remote consultations.

Book an appointment
020 7788 7000

Virtual Clinic

Access our expert Sport, Exercise and Musculoskeletal Medicine services from anywhere in the UK.

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020 3595 1237

Claire’s Blog Posts #


Empower Yourself: Expert Tips for Managing Menopause Symptoms

Menopause is a significant phase life, yet there’s often a lack of information on how to navigate it. Claire Small, Physiotherapist & Chief Clinical Officer, shares her journey through menopause and offers actionable tips for making lifestyle changes to ease its symptoms.


Why Prehab (Preventive Rehabilitation) is Important

A Prehab programme is a series of exercises designed around you. These exercises help to avoid injury and pain, whether you are an Olympian, a weekend warrior, or preparing for surgery.

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Working from Home: Hints & Habits

In recent weeks, many of us went from commuting into an office environment to returning to our home offices. Another shift in our working routine isn’t ideal, so here are our top tips to help working from home seem a little less gloomy.

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Research: Low Back Pain Infographic

Low back pain is one of the most frequent problems that the team at PSM treat. This infographic will show you the latest evidence surrounding the assessment and treatment of this common problem