Sports Injuries

All of our Osteopaths here at Balanced Osteopathy are keen participants in various sports such as running, cycling, swimming and yoga. Our team understand the need for your body to perform well when you are working towards a race day or competition, and the importance of staying healthy to be able to train consistently and well year-round.

Osteopathy is used by many athletes to help prevent the typical overuse injuries that blight endurance sports, or simply to address niggles that typically accompany regular training to aid performance and recovery. When injury does occur, our team are there for the treatment, rehabilitation and advice that is needed to recover and get you back at your best.

Osteopathic treatment, exercise rehabilitation and pain education may be able to help you with:


  • Muscular imbalances and recurring tightness

  • Tendinopathies e.g. tennis or golfer's elbow

  • Back pain

  • Hip pain 

  • Knee pain

  • Ankle sprains or stiffness

  • Shin splints

  • ITB syndrome

If you have an injury or would like to see one of the team to help you recover from your training, click the button below to book in with one of our musculoskeletal specialists to get started.

Sport Injuries Blog Posts

Take a look at our recent blog posts from the team on various sporting injuries below.

May 2, 2019

Bone stress injuries are a spectrum of injuries ranging from periostitis (inflammation of the periosteum), to stress fracture, to a full bone break. Read more >

March 26, 2019

Tendinopathy affects approximately 30% of runners and involves a combination of pain, swelling and decreased performance (Li & Hua 2016). Most commonly affected

December 14, 2018

Many runners that visit Balanced Osteopathy for the first time may have delayed booking their first appointment out of fear they'll be told to stop running.

November 5, 2018

We're approaching that time of year again, the autumn marathons are drawing to a close and everyone is starting to think about post Christmas training plans. If you're running London, Paris, Manchester, Brighton then you'll likely be kicking off with training late December, and we're here to help. The build up to April marathons is our busiest and favourite time of year at Balanced Osteopathy, and so we want to share a few tip...

June 12, 2017

An anterior pelvic tilt has long been attributed to numerous injuries, namely lower back pain but also various hip and groin injuries, knee injuries etc. Now whilst it's true that some injuries can be maintained by an excessive anterior pelvic tilt, I think it's gotten a lot of bad press and I often have people come to see me in the clinic fretting about their pelvic tilt. So I'm going to clarify a few things - what is it, to...

January 26, 2017

As a runner it's incredibly important that you don't neglect strength training - at least one session a week should be scheduled into your training plan. Why? Because when we run regularly we get strong and dominant in a particular set of muscle groups, and usually this comes at the price of opposing muscle groups getting weak and inhibited. Regular strength training means that those muscles that are starting to get lazy from...

October 17, 2016

Lower back pain is definitely one of the more common things I see in clinic. Often a big part of resolving lower back pain is figuring out what things in peoples' day to day lives are aggravating and maintaining their pain. Now of course everyone is different and there is no one size fits all solution.. we don't all have the same body, we don't all do the same things with our body, we don't all have back pain in the same place...

July 10, 2016

It's been cited that as much as 10% of the population will experience Plantar Fasciitis during their lifetime - 10%! And within what population do we see an even higher percentage? Amongst you runners out there. Plantar Fasciitis, or perhaps more correctly Plantar Fasciopathy (it just doesn't sound as catchy), is something I see very regularly as an Osteopath.

What is plantar fasciitis?

Plantar fasciitis is inflammation, or more...

April 13, 2016

Kinesio tape is designed to be applied to skin with varying amounts of stretch to biomechanically decompress the tissue directly under it. The decompression is believed to have three main effects:

1) promote a reduction in swelling and improve the flow of blood into the area, thus bringing more oxygen and nutrients to the site which are required for healing. A good way to see this mechanism in action is by looking at the effect...

February 22, 2016

It's that time of year again, I'm seeing the injuries from London Marathon training come through the door! The weeks are ticking by, the weather is improving (wishful thinking?) and you guys are pounding the pavement. So I thought I'd write a quick blog post on the problems I see the most in the clinic as a result of upping the mileage, and share a few tips on how you can try to prevent some of these common injuries.

Groin stra...

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