Bromley Sports Injury Clinic
We know how frustrating sports injuries can be. Whether you’re a professional athlete or just starting out in your sports activities, we’re here to get you out of pain, restore strength and mobility and get you back into your chosen sport as soon as possible.
We’re an osteopathic and sports massage clinic in Bromley incorporating a range of treatments including osteopathy, dry needling (acupuncture), sports massage and laser therapy to promote quick and lasting healing. Booking is easy using our online system.
If you have any questions, book a free 15-minute telephone or in-person chat and our expert practitioners will be happy to help you.
"Rob at Hicks Health has been fantastic in helping me prepare for this year's London Marathon. The Sports massages were great and helped with my recovery after my long distance runs. I've had no injuries during my training and Rob's support has played a key role. He also provided advice on dynamic stretching techniques and recovery, which has been really helpful. Thanks again for all your help Rob!"
Sean, Google Review
"I have been going to Oliver for over a year now, as I run a lot and it really impacts my calf muscles. Oliver is great, and has built a strong rapport with me. The impact on my running has been so positive, and when I suffered a consistent injury/pain, he managed to sort this quickly and get me back into my long distance training quickly. He is really professional, and also great fun in our sessions. Would highly recommend."
Caroline, Google Review
"I came to see Oliver having suffered from backs spasms on and off for 18 months. We had six sessions together between January and February and he has helped to substantially improve my mobility and flexibility. I'm back to running and tennis again and my mental and physical health have improved greatly. He's a real professional, highly knowledgeable and really listened as I explained my problem. I couldn't recommend highly enough."
Michael, Google Review
"I twisted my ankle while out for a run and was in pain for months afterwards; even walking short distances was out of the question. I contacted Hicks Health and after a few sessions, along with some home exercises, my ankle is vastly improved. Not being able to exercise was having quite a negative impact on me, so I’d like to thank Oliver for his great work in helping me get back out there!"
Ruth, Google Review
"I've been treated by Oliver for years for neck, back and calf tension. Very effective treatment. Recommended him to my mum who was also impressed and sees Oliver regularly now. Recently she had a course of acupuncture and was very pleased with the results. Recommended."
Sophia, Google Review
"Went to see Oliver after years of knee pain and had practically given up on being able to exercise and keep fit. After just a few appointments my knee felt better than it has in years and I’m able to do much more than I thought I ever could again. Oliver also helped me return to a more positive mindset which has also helped me immensely. I cannot recommend him enough."
Chris, Google Review
Types of Sports Injury and Treatment
Aside from broken bones and dislocations, which usually will need hospital treatment, sports injuries generally fall into two types - acute and chronic.
Acute injuries are those which happen suddenly, for example a strain or sprain when you are participating in sport and suddenly feel an injury, or a trauma injury, awkward fall or so on.
Chronic injuries generally come on over time and are caused by overuse. These are generally repetitive injuries caused by repeating the same movement over and over again, for example elbow pain caused by playing racket sports.
Whatever the nature of your injury, treatment will generally involve the same things. This will mean soft tissue work to restore the muscles, ligaments and tendons around the surrounding area, mobilisation and stretching to increase range of motion to the affected area, and gradual reloading to rebuild strength and function. Your therapist will advise you on exactly the right treatment modalities to get you back into action as quickly as possible.
Common Sports Injuries We See at the Clinic
Our expert practitioners are used to treating many different injuries including:
- Sprains, strains, stiffness and loss of mobility
- Plantar fasciitis (pain in the heel, often from running)
- Knee injuries and ‘runners knee’
- Elbow pains including tennis and golfer’s elbow
- Trauma injuries (caused by a direct blow such as a bad tackle)
- Awkward falls
- ACL and other knee ligament injuries
- Arm, shoulder and rotator cuff injuries (often from throwing or racket sports, weightlifting or boxing)
We are able to diagnose your injury, advise the best course of treatment moving forward and how long it should take for you to return to full activity.
“Staying positive is one of the most important things you can do when injured. It can be extremely frustrating and depressing to have trained hard only to get an injury setback, but if you seek treatment early and work with your therapist to understand your condition and take a proactive role in your recovery, you can minimise the time it takes to recover and get back to your sport.”
Oliver Hicks M.Ost, Clinic owner
Our Bromley Clinic
Our Bromley Clinic is conveniently situated in a peaceful location in South Bromley. We offer a range of treatments including osteopathy, sports massage, pregnancy massage and acupuncture, and our helpful staff are on hand to give you any advice you require.
You can find all the information you need for your visit, including parking, public transport and accessibility, on our Bromley clinic information page.
Osteopathy for Sports Injuries
Osteopathy is an ideal treatment for many sports injuries, combining joint and spinal alignment and mobilisation, stretching, massage and dry needling. At Hitch Health we also offer laser therapy. Your therapist will use the right combination of treatment modalities for your particular injury. Osteopaths are also experts at understanding how the body functions as a whole, ensuring that injury in one part of the body does not cause further damage somewhere else.
Osteopaths train for a minimum of 4 years and are regulated in the UK by the General Osteopathic Council. Osteopathy is one of the 14 Allied Health Professions, and osteopathic treatment for musculoskeletal conditions is also available on the NHS.
If you would like to understand more about our approach and how we can help, book a free 15-minute chat and our expert practitioners will be pleased to advise.
Rehabilitation and Returning to Sport After Injury
It’s normal to want to get back to full activity as quickly as possible following an injury, but doing too much too soon can cause the injury to recur, setting your recovery back to square one.
We are able to help you rehab your injury safely with advice on progressive loading, stretches and exercises to build up the affected area, and assessment of the injury to advise when tissues are still in a weakened state and should be treated carefully even when they feel fine.
Book an Appointment
Booking is easy using our online system, or call us on 0208 088 0442 and our expert staff will be happy to help. There are no long wait times and appointments are usually available within 24-48 hours.
To discuss your symptoms and the best treatment for you, a free 15-minute telephone or in-person chat is also available.