Osteopathy for Sports Injuries


Our fully-qualified and accredited osteopaths go above and beyond to alleviate your pain and support your overall health.

Osteo Allies HQ, 4 Cavendish Square, W1G 0PG
RJ Clinic, 107 The Street, Fetcham, Surrey, KT22 9RD
Woodside Clinic, 37a Hermitage Road, Hitchin, Hertfordshire, SG5 1BY

What is Osteopathy for sports injuries?

Osteopaths have been part of the official health care support for Olympic athletes since 2012. It’s become a widely accepted physical therapy that helps to protect from harm, and also assists with healing.

You’re probably familiar with the use of sports massage and physiotherapy in both professional and amateur sports. Both of these disciplines are commonly used to help with sports injuries. So where does osteopathy fit in?

The two professions – physiotherapy and osteopathy – are closely related and their practitioners treat very similar conditions. The physiotherapist gives attention to movement and exercise, education and advice. Your osteopath pays much more attention to the structure and function of your body. We have a deep understanding of how the skeleton, muscles, nerves, ligaments and connective tissues function.

Osteopathy for sports injuries considers every aspect of your life. We have to, because you’re using your body all the time and every aspect of your lifestyle can make a difference to your performance in sports.

Do you spend long hours working at a computer? Does your work involve a lot of standing or lifting? Any pain or discomfort in your body could be as much due to activity outside of your sport as being caused by it.

Our role, as osteopaths to sporting professionals and sports lovers, is to help improve your physical fitness through gentle massage, non-invasive manipulation of muscles and ligaments, along with exercises and advice.

How Osteopathy helps with sports injuries.

Through a combination of massage, stretches, gentle manipulation of joints and rehabilitation exercises, we help with recovery from sporting injuries.

It’s no surprise that you experience the occasional sprain, weakness or similar injury from time to time, even if you’re not heavily involved with sport. Our bodies are designed for active living and they’re a complex arrangement of skeletal muscle, blood vessels, nerves and much more. They’re in almost constant motion, and even when we sit still for long periods, such as when we’re driving or at a desk, the muscles are still doing their job.

The complexity of your body, combined with the busyness of your life, is the reason why we ask a lot of questions before and during your first consultation. You might be suffering from back pain, a sprained ankle or stiffness in one of your joints. To help solve that particular problem we need to understand what else is going on with your body. The acute pain you’re suffering may be from a specific injury, but we don’t just want to see improvement in that. We want to help you understand how to protect against similar injuries occurring again.

Our aims, with all our osteopathic patients, are to relieve pain, restore mobility and provide effective rehabilitation. We want you to be able to do what you love without being held back by pain or stiffness in your body.

How we can help you

If you would like a spinal assessment or have an injury please get in touch with us

Protection and healing through osteopathy

Whether you’re a sporting professional, an enthusiastic amateur or an occasional participant, you want to perform at your best. It’s frustrating to be held back by pain or weakness. But without giving yourself enough time to heal and rebuild strength, you risk injury occurring again, perhaps more seriously.

It’s never too early to consult an osteopath. It’s easier for us to help you avoid future injuries if we can help you better understand your body before something goes wrong. Through our gentle examination of your medical history and areas of potential weakness in your body, we can help pick up on any musculoskeletal disorder before it starts to inhibit your sporting performance.

By working with you we can help protect against common injuries in areas such as your knee, elbow, wrist, hand or foot. We provide physical therapy for conditions such as neck pain, back pain and hip pain.

Our techniques include physical manipulation, stretching and massage. These help to bring balance, improve joint mobility and relieve muscle tension.

The team of certified osteopaths at Osteo Allies are here to help you get the most from your active life.