Osteopathy for Sports Injuries

Do you have a Sports Injury? We understand what that means to you.

Our team includes Doug – a past national Ju Jitsu champion, Katie – an ex Physical Education teacher and Sian a keen keep fitter. We therefore understand that whether you are an enthusiastic amateur, elite sportsperson or a Joe Wick’s follower, young or old, a sports injury that interrupts your sporting goals can feel like a major blow.

We have learnt through the pandemic, more than ever, that physical activity has a hugely positive effect on both our physical and mental health. So getting you back to fitness as fast, but safely, as possible is extremely important to us.

Sports Prevention is Better than Cure!

Try and learn to listen to your body when you exercise – it generally tells you when there is a problem brewing. Stop, rest and address it with some gentle stretches and self massage. if that is not working book now for some treatment and advice before a mild twinge becomes a major issue that puts you out of your sport for months.

Let us Help you Maximise your Potential

As well as treating common sports injuries, osteopathy can help with functional complaints such as reduced joint flexibility or mechanical limitation that may limit performance potential. By addressing the biomechanics of the restricted area, performance and enjoyment of your sport can be greatly enhanced. Doug’s experience of training and performing at worldclass level means he really gets this!

Sports Injuries that we Treat

  • Muscular Strains and tears
  • Joint ligament sprains and tears
  • Overuse injuries such as tendonopathies
  • Teenage growth related injuries aggravated by excess sport. (Osgood-Schlatters effecting the knee, Severs effecting the heel.)

 Sports Injury Treatment

  • Soft tissue/articulation – to help improve blood supply for healing and breakdown/prevent scar tissue.
  • HVT (clicking) – to influence nerve supply to tissues and mobility of joints.
  • Medical Acupuncture – excellent at reducing inflammation.
  • Strapping/Kinesiology tape – for stabalising and providing feedback .
  • Osteopathic treatment of other joints/tissues that are either causing injury or compensating for injury.
  • Rehabilitation/strength and conditioning – so important to get you fit for purpose and prevent re injury.