Picking up injuries is an unfortunate risk for any sport, no matter the level at which you play. Athletes often are met with injuries as they compete and train. An essential part of their routine involves sports massages and rehabilitation after injuries occur to keep joints and muscles as healthy as possible. Sports massage therapists are experts in treating injuries, addressing muscle soreness, sprains, repetitive stress injuries and joint pain. You don’t have to be an athlete to benefit from treatment. Whatever sports-based injury you have, it’s important that you seek out professional advice for your recovery. 

At Mid Sussex Osteopaths, our sports massage therapists treat cases on an individual basis as no one person and their injury are the same. We work with our patients to come up with the best treatment plan. Based in Haywards Heath, our clinic is equipped with specialist rooms dedicated towards getting you back on your feet. Don’t let your injury keep you on the sidelines for longer than necessary.

Treating Joint and Muscle Issues at Our Local Sports Injury Clinic

At Mid Sussex Osteopaths, we treat the body as a whole. Through a holistic approach to treatment, we can address a wide range of issues. We cover all musculoskeletal problems that can arise from participating in sports. We offer free 20-minute consultations which give us an opportunity to assess your injury and suggest how we would treat your condition to help you recover. Our services also cover issues that you can develop in your general day-to-day life down to posture issues and sitting sedentary while working long hours behind a desk.

P – Protect: After your injury, limit your movements if they cause you more pain. However, try to stay mobile if you can without hurting yourself further.

E – Elevate: If your injury is swelling, you can reduce the inflammation by raising the limb above the level of your heart.

A – Avoid: Don’t rely on anti-inflammatory medication. While ice and medicine will provide short-term relief, it only treats the symptoms and not the cause. They could hinder long-term healing.

C – Compress: Compression methods such as bandages, supports and compression clothing can help allow more movement.

E – Educate: Seek professional information about your injury. Speak to a sports therapist to understand best how to recover from your injury.

L – Load: Resume a normal balance of activity the moment your symptoms ease. Don’t over-rest or tax yourself.
O – Optimism: Have a positive outcome on your injury. Your mental health is just as important as your physical health. The more positive you feel, the faster you’ll recover.
V – Vascularisation: When you can, take part in aerobic exercises such as walking or swimming to increase your blood flow.
E – Exercise: Don’t overdo it but keep up your exercise to improve your strength, mobility and balance following your injury.

Be kind to yourself and be patient with your body. You will recover. Sometimes, you need a helping hand. That’s where we come in. We’ll help relieve pain and encourage mobility back into your life following an injury.

How Are Sports Injuries Treated?

Just as every injury is different, so is the method of treatment. This is why we take a holistic approach to every injury as it can impact more than just the area where the pain is located. The moment that you realise that you’ve done yourself some damage, that’s the moment you should get in contact with a sports therapist as sometimes self-diagnosing and treating the injury yourself can make it worse. Do you need ice or heat? Elevation or movement? If you’re asking yourself these questions, it’s best to get the answers from an expert.

So that you aren’t making the injury potentially worse while you wait for treatment, here are some tips to help you at home:

Sports Injuries and Conditions We Treat

Our approach covers a multitude of different sports injuries. We can help treat:

Muscle soreness


Tennis elbow

Runner’s knee


Rotator cuff issues

Neck pain

Back injuries

Lower back pain

Repetitive Strain Injury

Knee injuries

Hip pain

Why Choose Us For Sports injuries?

Our Sports Massage Therapists are specialists when it comes to easing discomfort and pain in muscles and joints. Our team is skilled in a wide range of massage techniques to treat many different problems. For persistent issues, we can help alleviate the symptoms while encouraging healing to get you back to a pain-free life. Our osteopaths are also available to help manage lower back, upper pain and neck pain that is limiting your mobility. Whatever your condition, we tailor your treatment to you and cover a broad range of issues so you aren’t limited to one area of expertise. Our combined skills and expertise can provide the same treatment as physiotherapy, helping both the muscles and the joints in tandem to treat your condition.

Our Expertise

Our therapists are experts in their field and passionate about what they do. To find out more about them, go to our team page.

Our Treatments


Osteopathy focuses on the entire musculoskeletal system. It encompasses the whole body and is known to treat a variety of health problems. Our friendly team of osteopaths have a host of experience when it comes to a hands-on approach to care. Treatment involves a range of techniques to ease muscle tension while also using manipulation and stretching to improve mobility and blood flow.

Sports Massage

Our Sports Massage Therapists employ a range of deep massage techniques that treat muscle and joint pain caused through injury and repetitive strain. Sports massages ease out any knots in the muscles and help stretch out the soft tissues of the body to reduce tension. By easing tension, we improve mobility, helping your recovery to get back on track. Sports massages also help improve your flexibility to prevent further injuries while taking part in the sports and activities that you love.

Tailored Sports Injury Treatment Plans

Every injury is different and so is our approach. Before we get started with your treatment, we first have a 20-minute free consultation to get a better idea of your injury. During this appointment, we discuss your symptoms and how you were injured. We provide a quick assessment and talk about what treatment will be best for you. Following our consultation, we can then start your recovery properly. If you wish to see us for a consultation, just fill out the contact form and we’ll call you back as soon as we can.


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Very happy with the treatment I received here. I went with a neck and shoulder problem and it massively improved after the first treatment and was pretty much gone after the third treatment.
Response from the owner: Thanks for your review Liz. Glad to hear that both the neck and the shoulder pain has resolved. Adam W is a very experienced Osteopath so you were in good hands!
Regular Sports Massage with Nic has really helped to ease my chronic pain and I am now more flexible.
Response from the owner: Thanks for this review Rachel. Soft tissue treatment is often the key to resolving chronic pain and Nic is one of the best at that.
Quick appointment option and great massage/ treatment by Kit Liu - painful for sure but a good pain and a pain which reolved the underlying issue fast! Would definitely recokmmend and also use again myself! Thank you!
Response from the owner: Many thanks for your review Heidi. Kit is great at finding the key areas that need work to quickly start resolving injuries and areas of discomfort. Glad to hear that it helped you so quickly
A big thanks & recommendation for Adam & Liam for a great team effort in helping me with my back & neck. It’s very reassuring to know when you book for treatment you will be listened to and treated with respect in a very professional manner.
Response from the owner: Many thanks for this Paula. Glad the approach of osteopathy combined with sports massage has worked so well for you
Treatment from Megan at Mid Sussex Osteopaths is first class. I went to see Megan with all sorts of issues, and me weeks later I feel so so much better. I am not quite there yet but really am getting better. Megan is polite helpful and knowledgeable. I would recommend Megan to anyone who has back leg and shoulder issues. My treatment always ran on time and invoice were received immediatly after treatment. Great 5 star service.
Response from the owner: Thanks so much for your review Charlotte. I'm glad to hear that you've made such good progress. You're in great hands with Megan!
Excellent sport massage and brilliant advice on stretching.
Response from the owner: Many thanks for this review Nadine. Liam's a great Sports Massage therapist so you were in good hands!
"Emily, the Osteopath at Mid Sussex Osteopath, has truly been a lifesaver for me over the past year or two. Her exceptional kindness, genuine care, and innovative approach to tackling various conditions and ailments have made a significant difference in my life. She goes above and beyond, thinking outside the box to provide personalized care and relief. Emily's expertise and dedication make her absolutely amazing at what she does. I highly recommend her to anyone seeking top-notch osteopathic care."
Response from the owner: Thank you so much for this review Leanne. I'll make sure Emily sees it as it's such a great testament to the work she does
Adam is brilliant has really helped me with my shoulder. He is my go to when it flares up again. I would recommend him to anyone and he is totally professional and honest.Also had acupuncture with Adam Wilson who is great really professional and listens.Definitely the best in the area .Really recommend
Response from the owner: Thanks Helen. It's always to be able to help.


We provide osteopathy and sports massages which are tailored to your specific needs and injuries. During a free consultation, we can talk about your injury in detail. You’ll have the opportunity to tell us about your symptoms and we can offer a quick assessment. We can then discuss how we can treat the problem and get you on the road to recovery. There is no obligation for you to go ahead with the treatment. If you wish to go ahead, we start you on your tailored treatment plan. From there, we start your recovery in earnest. We offer a holistic approach to treatment, considering all aspects of musculoskeletal care.

Our experienced team is trained to treat a wide variety of sports injuries. We can help you with:

  • Muscle soreness
  • Tendonitis
  • Tennis elbow
  • Runner’s knee
  • Sprains
  • Rotator cuff issues
  • Neck pain
  • Back injuries
  • Lower back pain
  • Repetitive Strain Injury
  • Knee injuries
  • Hip pain

We aren’t limited to just treating sports related injuries. Musculoskeletal problems can occur during our day-to-day lives. If you are experiencing joint and/or muscular discomfort, we can help.

Our sports injury clinic is known for its expertise in sports injury treatment, personalised care, and a comprehensive approach that focuses on both recovery and prevention.

Our treatments may include sports massage, sports therapy, and other specialised techniques tailored to each patient’s unique needs.

We offer sports therapy and massage services designed to alleviate pain, improve mobility, and enhance overall performance for athletes and individuals with sports-related injuries. To find out more, you can give us a call on 01444 360359. You can also arrange to have a free 20 minute consultation so we can talk to you about your current injury and what treatment we suggest is best for you.

The first step is a thorough assessment of your condition, followed by a personalised treatment plan that may involve a combination of sports massage and therapy techniques.

Our experienced team will assess your condition and recommend the most suitable treatment options based on your specific injury and recovery needs.

You can book an appointment online here.

If you want to get in touch first, you can contact us either by giving us a call on 01444 360359, emailing us on info@midsussexosteopaths.co.uk or by using our contact form here.

Yes, our clinical sports massage therapists are highly trained and certified, ensuring you receive professional care.

The duration of a treatment session can vary depending on the nature and severity of the injury. Our team will provide an estimate during your initial assessment, ensuring you have a clear understanding of the time commitment involved.

While our expertise lies in sports injury treatment, our services are open to everyone, including individuals with general musculoskeletal concerns. Our skilled practitioners can tailor treatments to address a wide range of conditions.

You can schedule an appointment directly with our clinic. Booking an appointment is easy as you can do so online here. However, if you have a referral, please bring any relevant medical records to assist our team in creating a comprehensive treatment plan.

Book a free consultation with us today

Mid Sussex Osteopaths are committed to making your life easier. We’re centrally located in Haywards Heath, with free parking and we offer evening and weekend appointments. We aim to be able to offer you an appointment within a few days, if not the same day and the sooner you see us, the quicker you’ll start to feel better.
Don’t put up with pain any longer, call us today and get your life back on track on 01444 360359.