A bit about us
Emma enjoys running the Reading Half Marathon each year, is a recreational dancer and loves her weekly yoga and Pilates classes. She has completed team events such as climbing to Everest Base Camp, Three Peaks challenge, 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.
Kat has a keen interest in fitness and well being, scuba diving and has a passion for horse riding, having ridden since she was young. She has completed her post graduate course in Equine and small animals, which focuses not only on the horse’s movement but the riders posture and interaction with the horse.
Why visit the clinic?
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, boxers, high standard hockey and many recreational and professional footballers and golfers.
We work closely alongside personal trainers, fitness coaches and Pilates and yoga teachers to provide you with the best support to achieve your goals.
What common sporting injuries are treated?
- 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.
I have seen a few osteopaths throughout my life for a specific sport injury that I obtained when I was young. It caused me severe pain and problems for over 15 years and until date I haven’t improved, until I met Emma. She helped me to rebuild my strength and undo the damage caused. She is a friendly yet extremely professional Osteopath that has massively helped me. I cannot thank her enough. I referred a few friends and would recommend her again.
What’s the difference between sports massage and sports Osteopathy?
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.