Help with sports injuries

Sports injuries are one of the most common reasons people seek osteopathic care. Our therapists are highly skilled and experienced in treating musculoskeletal injuries. We can help heal sports injuries such as sprains and strains, fractures, dislocations and other problems affecting the bones and joints.

We also have extensive experience treating soft tissue problems such as muscle tears or strains, ligament tears or sprains, tendonitis (inflammation of tendons) etc.

If you have been injured whilst playing sport, you will have suffered a strain or tear which needs treating by an osteopath.

Advice to patients who regularly attend our treatments is taken up by many amateur and professional sports people. It helps guard against future injuries and time away from doing the sport they love. Regular osteopathic treatment maintains good physical health and helps to reach optimal performance.

For help and advice about your sports injury please call us on 01422 375541. Or complete a contact form and we will be happy to call you back.

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Frequently asked questions

Osteopathic treatment can help with sports injuries. If you have a question please get in touch.

Osteopaths can help the healing process of a sports injury by gently stretching the muscle and keeping the effected joint mobilised whilst the muscle heals.

Osteopaths are experienced in the application of joint manipulation in comparison to Physiotherapists. Osteopaths will look to treat the body as a whole, whilst physiotherapists are generally area specific.

Inflammation is the body’s natural response to injury or assault on the tissue.  This doesn’t necessarily need to be a physical injury, it can be anything from a rheumatic disorder, causing a chemical assault or hormonal imbalance which can cause excessive inflammation.  Stress in the form of flight / fight or petrify can add to that tissue reactivity.

With osteopathy we can reduce the muscular contraction and improve lymph flow which can reduce the effects of the inflammatory process and in many cases allows the body to heal and reset itself.

What our patients say

Here are some of the responses we have received from our happy patients.

Sherry McCulloch

“Would recommend highly, first time I went was 25 years go, very welcoming, understanding and professional.”

Gerald Cullen

“I have visited Peter and his Mum at the practice in Elizabeth Street for almost 40 years!!! Every time I visit Peter he is very professional and a miracle worker!!! Would highly recommend to anyone needing attention!”

John Harvey

“Excellent local practitioner.”

Our Therapists

A unique group of fully qualified and experienced practitioners combining their skills to optimise your health.

Peter Pukacz


Peter joined the family practice in 1984 and qualified as an Osteopath in 1993. Since then he Peter has furthered his education by attending Post Graduate Training Courses at the Oxford College of Osteopathy.

Samuel Morris

BSc Hons (Ost), MSc

Sam uses a combination of manual osteopathic approaches tailored to suit the each individual patient. He takes an interest in posture and movement patterns and how they influence muscle and joint pain.

Steven D. Baines

B.Ost.(Hons), Dip.Sports Injuries

Steven is a very experienced Osteopath, who commenced is his osteopathic education in New Zealand, before later transferring to the British School of Osteopathy in London to complete his degree.

We can help!

Choosing a healthcare provider is one of the most important decisions you can make. You want someone who is caring, knowledgeable, and accessible. Someone willing to take the time to go over all of your options and treat you as a person, not just a patient.

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