Both Emma and Annie love to keep fit.
Emma is a runner, who enjoys running the Reading Half Marathon each year, recreational dancer and loves her weekly yoga and Pilates classes. She has completed team events such as Race The Sun and Rough Runner and is always looking for a new challenge to train for. From participating in such a wide range of activities she appreciates the body’s need for a balance exercise regime including stretching, rollering and selfcare, alongside the fun activities.
Annie is a member of the Osteopathic Sports Care Association (OSCA) who loves all sports! She has participated in Hockey from a young age and played in the Oxford Brookes University Hockey 1st team and the BUCS Premier League. She also loves a challenge having completed Tough Mudder and has a keen interest in swimming, tennis, squash and running. From playing a variety of sports she understands the mechanism of injuries, the rehabilitation process to treat different types of injures and the affect it has on you mentally and physically.
Annie is an ITEC accredited Sports Massage Therapist and member of The Association for Soft Tissue Therapists (SMA) as well as a qualified Osteopath. She also has experience in conventional and Kinesiology taping.
We utilise the experience we have from our sporting backgrounds to help patients overcome sporting injuries or to work towards a fitness goal. In the past we have helped patients who are applying to the army, running half and full marathons, half and full ironmans, GB Triathletes, rugby players, gymnastics, high standard hockey and many recreational and professional footballers and golfers.
We work closely alongside personal trainers and fitness coaches (see our ‘Friends’ page for more information) to provide you with the best support to achieve your goals.
We can offer Osteopathic treatment to all of the following injuries:
– Tennis or Golfer’s elbow.
– Hamstring or Groin strains.
– Ankle sprains and stabilisation.
– Achilles tendinitis and plantafascitis.
– Knee injuries.
– Back and Sacro-iliac pain.
– Repetitive Strain Injuries e.g. wrist pain from rackets sports, shin splints.
– Growing pains in young athletes.
Whats the difference between sport massage and osteopathy treatment?
A sport massage will be solely based on specific soft tissue techniques and stretches of the body for the purpose of normalising those tissues (muscles, tendons and ligaments ) and consists of techniques that include applying fixed or movable pressure, holding, and/or causing movement to the body. This is too break down scar tissue, increase blood supply and lymphatic flow (more explained in link above), to aid the body’s natural healing mechanisms
Where as Osteopathic treatment will involve more mobilisations, manipulation, stretching as well as tissue massage to improve joint mobility, relax muscle tension, and improve blood and nerve supply to tissues, with the aim also to aid your body’s natural healing mechanisms. Please explore the Osteopathy section on the website for more information
Do not hesitate to give us a call on 07920 061885 or 0118 969 6811 if unsure which treatment approach to go for or to discuss your particular sporting injury or goal.