One of our osteopaths, Luke Reumers, enjoys challenging himself with trail running and ultra-distance runs. He has a special interest in treating sports injuries. Luke has written this blog explaining what osteopathy can do to help with treating and preventing injuries.

Whether you're a seasoned marathoner or a casual jogger, the impact of running on your body is undeniable. Despite the numerous benefits of this cardiovascular exercise, the repetitive stress on muscles and joints often leads to aches, pains, and potential injuries. This is where osteopathy, a holistic approach to healthcare, can be very useful for runners.

Osteopaths view the body as a whole, recognising that optimal function requires a harmonious relationship among every component of the musculoskeletal system. For runners, this approach entails addressing not only the symptoms but also the root causes of pain, dysfunction, and injuries. One of the fundamental advantages of osteopathy lies in its ability to assess and treat the entire musculoskeletal system, promoting balance and preventing future issues.

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Runners frequently encounter specific challenges, such as joint pain, overuse injuries, sprains, and strains. Osteopaths collaborate with runners by conducting comprehensive assessments to pinpoint areas of concern and develop personalised management plans. These plans incorporate various techniques, including manual adjustments, soft tissue work, and tailored exercises. Their aim is not just to alleviate symptoms but also to enhance overall performance.

Luke, and all our osteopaths, are dedicated to supporting runners at every stage of their journey. Whether you're a beginner striving for your first 5K or an ultra-marathon runner, our osteopathic approach is crafted to optimise your body's mechanics, function, flexibility, and strength while preventing injuries.

Luke also aims to empower runners with knowledge about their bodies, enabling them to understand how to prevent injuries and maximize performance. This educational component significantly contributes to a runner's confidence and ability to effectively navigate their running journey.


In summary, osteopathy offers a comprehensive solution for runners seeking to optimise their performance and well-being. By addressing mobility, strength, and function, providing pain relief, and focusing on injury prevention, osteopathic care becomes a valuable tool for those dedicated to achieving their running goals while prioritising their body's overall health.


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