I think what I really enjoy about being a teaching clinic patient is the communication; the tutors challenge students to think outside the box and consider any connections that can be made with the symptoms you’re experiencing. And you get to listen and join in with the conversation so you can explain exactly what you’re feeling and when.
Peter DaviesSports Clinic Patient
Within a couple of sessions I was back out training for my continuous iron man. I have had a couple of injuries since then and I have had the same excellent treatments from the clinic. I have recommended the ESO to several of my running buddies and they have all had the same great outcome.
GKSports Clinic Patient
I would have no hesitation in recommending ESO. I recently was training for a marathon and developed an injury in my hip, glutes and achilles tendon. Laura soon diagnosed the problem and started treating me accordingly. She was at all times, courteous, professional and caring.
CRSports Clinic Patient
The ESO have helped me on the road to curing a previous injury that was hampering my performance, they have also helped increase the flexibility in my back and shoulders which is exceedingly important to an archer.
Jacqui GouldSports Clinic Patient
Sports Clinic Consultations
The ESO Sports Clinic offers a comprehensive osteopathic service to aid all types of sport individuals and their recovery from injury. Appointments are available throughout the week – please ask our Receptionist for details at the time of booking. New patient appointments: 1hr 20mins / Continuing appointments: 40mins
As a registered charity and teaching clinic, the ESO Clinic is able to offer very competitive pricing. For our current treatment fees please visit our Clinic Prices page.
Raise Your Game: Reduce Injury and Improve Performance at the ESO Sports Clinic
Osteopathy has increasingly been playing an important role in the medical teams for many sports clubs and associations; more and more sports people are consulting osteopaths to aid performance, help with injury prevention and as part of rehabilitation after suffering an injury.
An osteopath will use a wide range of techniques in the treatment of minor sports injuries with the ability to treat many varied conditions. At the ESO, student practitioners carry out the treatments under the close supervision of a highly qualified osteopath with extensive experience in the field of sports medicine. As well as this, we have the facility to directly refer to our onsite Musculo-skeletal Diagnostic Ultrasound Clinic, headed by our Consultant Imaging Specialist, to further aid our diagnosis and treatment plan if needed.
At the ESO Clinic we treat people of all abilities, from weekend sports enthusiasts to international athletes – we asked Peter Davey, Kent Senior Male Athlete of the Year and 2017 Masters World Triple Jump Champion, why he chose the ESO – you can read his response here.
What Can Osteopathy Treat?
Osteopathy can help many problems suffered by both amateur and professional sports people. Examples of these include:
- Muscle strain
- Back pain (not arising from accident or injury)
- Knee and hip pain
- Minor ankle injuries
- Frozen shoulder and elbow pain
- General reduction in flexibility and movement
Rehabilitation is a vital element of the ESO Sports Clinic. Recovery time obviously depends on the nature and severity of the sports injury and the structures affected, be it bone, muscle, ligament or tendon. Often, keen athletes return to their chosen sport far too early, with the potential risk of further more serious injury. An osteopath can provide professional advice to help ensure a controlled and measured return to fitness thus reducing these risks.
Rehabilitation may involve the use of strapping and the prescription of stretching and resistance exercises, according to the nature of the injury. Part of the overall management includes relaxation techniques, and advice on contrast bathing (hot and cold), anti-inflammatory drugs, nutrition, and the motivation to regain full fitness. Communication with a coach or team manager is encouraged throughout the recovery period.
Why Choose the ESO Clinic?
The ESO Clinic has been providing osteopathic treatment for over 35 years with consistently high quality of clinical care well known across the area. Students, under supervision of experienced tutors, carry out over 20,000 treatments a year, which bears testimony to this. We have 21 treatment rooms, a large free car park and can offer same day appointments.
As a registered charity and teaching clinic, the ESO clinic offers very competitive pricing for treatments. With its long history in Maidstone, the ESO has made many contacts and relationships with some sports clubs and institutions leading to a further discount. Please ask at reception when booking your appointment.
Contact our experts to learn what osteopathy can do for you.