If you’re engaged in regular exercise – whether it’s weekend cycling, golf or walking, training for a marathon, or as a professional athlete – you want to be able to enjoy your activity, perform at your best, and stay injury-free.

However, sometimes the repetitive and strenuous physical activity involved in sports, together with any imbalances in the body or history of previous problems, can result in aches, pains, and injury.

Sports massage uses a range of techniques to manipulate the muscles, ligaments, tendons and other soft tissues. It can assist in preventing and treating sports injuries, such as muscle tears and strains, ligament sprains and tendon injuries. Used before or after exercise, sports massage can help optimize training and preparation for events, and promote recovery afterwards.

At Churches Osteopathic Practice, we are experienced in treating sports people of all levels, and often incorporate soft tissue work into our treatments. Liz is also qualified in sports massage. As osteopaths, we can offer a more complete treatment by enhancing sports massage techniques with a wider range of osteopathic techniques where we feel they will be beneficial.