Sport Injuries

Sport activities are a regular way of life for many of us now, and involve people from across all age groups from those who have an avid interest to those who just wish to keep fit; from the elite professional to the casual participant.

Many of the injuries are the result of overuse i.e. playing too hard and too often i.e. tennis elbow, golfers elbow and tendonitis, or from now warming up or warming done properly before and after exercise.

Young people are especially vulnerable in sport as their growing bodies are often expected to perform to high standards and are putting exceptional physical demands on themselves. The good news is that although sport injuries are common, those who are fit tend to recover more quickly and easily from their injuries.

How Osteopathy Can Help

An osteopath can help improve performance as well as treat the injuries being suffered.

By using knowledge of diagnosis and highly developed palpatory skills, we can help to restore structural balance, improve joint mobility and reduce adhesions and soft tissue restrictions so that ease of movement is restored and performance enhanced.

For those of you wishing to keep fit, the osteopath can help you keep supple and improve muscle tone so reducing the risk of injury to soft tissues unaccustomed to the extra work they are being asked to do.


Begin slowly and build up, especially after an injury

Warm up first and then warm down with stretches afterwards

Drink plenty of water when exercising

Exercise regularly, and try to alternate the types of exercise that you are doing every day

Following a joint injury apply ice to the area for 5 – 10 minutes (wrapped in a tea towel to prevent burning your skin). Apply every hour, if practical.

Bookings and Payments

  • When you book a treatment at Proactive Osteopathy, Hedge End, Southampton  you will receive an email with booking confirmation and a reminder email one day before as a reminder. 
  • Please give us 24 hour notice if you require to change your appointment so that we can give your space to someone else. Basic courtesy.

We are open Monday to Friday (with special request we can be open on Saturday) – Contact us now on 07806 759 392. you can book on-line via our price page or email if you have any further queries.

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