Sports Injuries

Sports injuries can take tediously long to recover, affecting your ability to do the sports you love and take away all the benefits of a burst of energy, endorphins and health. As is often the case, your body may need some help to be set towards the recovery process and a professionally built rehabilitation plan to follow.

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Whether it’s professional athletes, amateur sportsmen or people just enjoying the benefits and fun of physical activity, sports injuries can have a heavy impact affecting both physical and mental health. Though most of the injuries will recover within a matter of weeks, some just do not get better over time and require professional guidance.

Depending on the type of sport, different body areas will be prone to injury. It is, therefore, essential to have a clear understanding of the sport’s demands and efficiently prepare the body for the specific set of movements and loads that are required.

At Core Clapton we specialise in treating injuries from all sporting backgrounds including climbing, yoga, football, cycling, weightlifting, long and short distance running, martial arts and more. Common injuries tend to affect the joints and muscles of the lower back, knees, wrists, neck and ankles, but any area may be prone to injury depending on the circumstances.


Osteopathy is a highly successful method of treating  pain and functional impairment. After taking a thorough case history and examining your body, your osteopath will create a diagnosis and treatment plan. Osteopaths combine massage therapy, joint manipulation, mobilisations and stretching of your muscles to relieve you from your aches, spasms and feelings of stiffness. Your osteopath will also provide you with specific  exercises and give you advice for the best posture to adopt at home, in the office or at night during sleep.


Depending on the physical demands of a particular sport, different bodily areas are affected. Some of the most common injuries include:

  • Back pain - which may stem from muscular overuse or inefficient biomechanical loading
  • Pulled muscles such as hamstring or adductor strains (eg. pain in the groin). 
  • Knee pain affecting the front, back, inside or outside areas of the joint - common conditions include ligament sprains (eg. cruciate or collateral ligaments), patellofemoral maltracking syndrome or meniscus damage.
  • Ankle rolling or twisting, also known as ankle sprains, that, depending on the extent of damage, require early rehabilitation for an efficient recovery.
  • Shoulder pain which may be due to a rotator cuff, biceps tendon or deltoid strains or tears.
  • Elbow pain due to lateral or medial epicondylitis (tennis or golfers elbow)
  • Nerve entrapments such as ulnar, median or radial nerve entrapment.
  • Wrist pain resulting from repetitive strain injuries, tendonitis or sprains of the joint.

What We do

Case History

An in-depth exploration of your problem, how it came about, and how it is affecting your life.


A thorough examination to find out what's wrong and what we can do about it.


An expert, hands-on treatment to get your body working again, tailored to your sensitivities.


Top tips to maximise your body's own healing capacity in the shortest time possible.


Osteopathic treatment will focus on relaxing or strengthening your muscles, improving the quality of movement and range of motion of your joints and working with your nervous system to reduce the pain.

By moving smoothly, with confidence and coordination your body will be able to recover faster and better.

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