Sports injuries

Acute or chronic pain and dysfunction from sports and training may need osteopathic intervention. Acute injuries to the musculo-skeletal system can be helped with detailed osteopathic intervention. The shock to tissues and nerve endings can be calmed with osteopathic techniques, enabling a better healing response. Strain to joints and muscles can then begin to unwind and resolve in optimum conditions.
Often when problems are persisting in the musculo-skeletal system, it is due to other areas and tissues that may not be directly related to the problem area but they may influence it mechanically and prevent the area from resolving. It is this view of the body as a unit that enables Osteopaths to understand complex pain and dysfunction patterns. Tissue strain can be traced through various areas, enabling problem determination and resulting in resolution.

Osteopathy can help with many sports injuries including:

  • Specific joint, neck, shoulder, Back, disc pain
  • Dance/ Ballet injuries
  • Muscle strains
  • Martial Arts Injuries
  • Ligament and tendon strains
  • Chronic or repetitive pain from training / activity
  • Impact, torsional or twisting injuries from sports / extreme sports / whiplash & horse riding falls


It must be remembered that if there is any type of tissue damage i.e. bleeding, fractures, and serious sprains or strains, these must first be investigated and treated first by Accident & Emergency at the hospital.  Osteopathy can help with the healing process once the injured site has been stabilised.
Advice on changes involving exercise regimens which take into account of damaged areas is crucial and the Osteopath is happy to communicate these needs with personal trainers.