Yate Osteopathic Practice - Sports and Dance Injuries


Sports and dance injuries
More and more people are taking part in both recreational and competitive sports to improve their health and general well being.
From time to time sportsmen and women develop problems due to either a single traumatic incident or to minor repetitive strain.

You do not need to put up with ongoing pain as part of your activity.

We can usually quickly identify the underlying cause of your injury and deliver effective treatment to help you return to your sport quickly and safely without risk of recurrence.

Injuries treated
We have treated all forms of sporting injuries; from those associated with occasional leisure orientated exercise, running, swimming, football, rugby, tennis, squash, golf etc through to more specific problems associated with triathletes, climbers, windsurfers, skiers and competitive cyclists.

Running, athletics, dance and competitive sports place a great demand on an athlete's feet, legs, spine and entire body.
Many common conditions affecting dancers and runners include: tendonitis, bursitis, shin splints, ankle and achilles tendon problems.

Sometimes incorrect equipment can lead to injury - poorly fitting footwear will often lead to hip, knee and foot injuries.

Young people are especially vulnerable in sport, as their growing bodies are often subjected to exceptional physical demands.
We are able to provide effective treatment for conditions such as

  • Groin / hip strain
  • Knee ligament & cartilage injury
  • Chondromalacia patella
  • Muscle / tendon strains (such as hamstring and calf tears)
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Sprained ankle ligaments
  • Achilles tendonitis
  • Rotator cuff injuries / shoulder strain
  • Tennis / golfer’s elbow
  • Sacro-iliac strain

The good news is that although sports injuries are common, those who are fit tend to recover more quickly and easily from their injuries.

Diagnosis and treatment
We diagnosis, provide effective treatment and offer sensible advice to help you come to terms with your injury, resolve the problems it has caused and reduce the likelihood of recurrence.

Treatment will include soft-tissue manipulation, joint mobilisation and massage techniques, as necessary, to achieve optimal results.

If indicated, we can refer you for X-ray or MRI scan of the damaged area should we suspect the presence of stress-fracture or underlying bone disease.



Would you like to make an appointment at the practice in Yate?

CALL THIS NUMBER: 07598 654576

General Osteopathic Council Institute of Osteopathy