Sports Injury Clinic

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At North Norfolk Osteopaths we aim to reduce the impact of sports injuries by supporting sports people and athletes through providing excellence in diagnosis and treatment.  

We also place emphasis on rehabilitation and promoting education to reduce the likelihood of future injuries.

Andrew Clayson is our sports injury specialist with 10 years experience as a registered Osteopath, he has a Masters Certificate in Clinical Sports Massage and is trained in Kinesiotaping.

Andrew has a wealth of experience gained from working in the fitness industry for over 20 years and has close professional ties with gyms and personal trainers in the local community.  This allows him to work with injured sports men and women and their personal trainers, to guide rehabititation, and speed up recovery, getting them back to the sports they love.

Sports Injuries Include

  • Achillies Tendonitis
  • Heel Pain
  • Bursitis
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • ITB Syndrome
  • Hip Pain
  • Groin Strain
  • Muscle Strains & Imbalance
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Rotator Cuff Strain
  • Biceps Tendonopathy
  • Shouder Impingement
  • Sciatica
  • Hamstring Strain
  • Buttock Pain
  • Knee Pain
  • Patella Syndrome
  • Ligamentous Strain
  • Elbow Pain
  • Tennis/Golfers Elbow
  • Ligamentous Strain
  • Back Pain
  • Disc Dysfunctions
  • Muscle Spasm
  • Ankle Pain
  • Ligament Strain
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Neck Pain
  • Muscle Spasm
  • Stiff Neck
Sports Injuries are painful and debilitating for both the professional or occasional athlete and vary from sport to sport. An injury may be caused by contact as a result of a tackle in rugby or football, a running trauma or soft tissue injuries from overuse.  Many injuries are the result of overuse through playing too hard and too often e.g. ITB syndrome, bursitis, tennis elbow, golfer’s elbow, and biceps tendinitis.  Incorrect equipment such as ill-fitting footwear may lead to injuries which can cause hip, knee, ankle (including Achilles) and foot injuries.  Injuries may also occur from not warming up properly before exercising or from not warming down after exercise. 

Children and teenagers are especially vulnerable to sports injuries because their bodies are growing and developing. They often engage in multiple sporting activities, frequently being expected to perform to high standards putting exceptional physical demands on their bodies.
 
Older people and those who have not exercised for a period of time may experience reduced joint flexibility. This affects their level of performance and may result in injury, particularly if the participant is not aware that they cannot perform to the same level as they have in the past.
 
Knowing how to treat a sports injury and having it properly assessed will help to speed up the recovery process.  Early treatment of sports injuries is extremely important for long-term recovery and rehabilitation.  We use a scientific approach to diagnose, treat, rehabilitate and prevent injuries that are related to sport and exercise. 

Our experienced osteopaths offer an individually tailored approach to guide and support you through the process of assessment and accurate diagnosis. This means you get the correct treatment and rehabilitation, speeding up the healing process, allowing you to achieve your goals and get back to the sporting lifestyle that you enjoy.
 
Our osteopaths can also help you to enhance performance through restoring your body's structural balance, improving joint mobility, removing soft tissue restrictions and reducing adhesions.  Ease of movement is promoted as mobility is restored and performance improves. 
 
Osteopathy can help to prevent as well as treat injuries. Poor technique, fitness level and structural abnormalities can all contribute to the development of sporting injuries.  We screen for weaknesses that have the potential to lead to injury and offer strength and conditioning guidance to restore strength, balance and reduced the risk of further injury.
We offer Kinesio taping to assist in the healing of traumatised tissue and muscles and provide support.
Kinesio taping
​​Kinesio Taping first saw worldwide exposure during the 1988 Seoul Olympics. Since then, Kinesio has become a popular form of muscle taping used by many Health Professionals across the world.​​

Whilst standard taping techniques, such as athletic taping and strapping do provide muscle and joint support, they reduce range of motion, do not support the fascia and in some cases inhibit the actual healing process of traumatised tissue.
Kinesio tape has been specifically designed to give optimum results, with it's properties being very different from traditional athletic tapes.

Key features:
  • 100% cotton and latex free
  • Allows the skin to breathe
  • Easily tolerated
  • Allows range of motion and does not restrict in the same way as conventional athletic tape.
  • Elastic properties to help to support, and reduce muscle fatigue
  • Can be worn for several days (3-5) without re-application

Patient Benefits:
  • Reduces pain sensation
  • Helps decrease swelling
  • Promotes general muscle tone
  • Speeds up the healing process
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