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Sports Therapy

Cranial Osteopathy

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To book your East Cornwall Osteopathy appointment call…

01208 404 121 for our Liskeard Clinic

01208 404 123 for our Bodmin Clinic

01726 793 242 for our clinic in St Blazey

Please be aware that an Osteopath will give everyone who has booked an appointment a call-back. So they can talk you through our COVID-19 safeguarding policy. Please read the information below for directions.


Hi I’m Adam Robertson.

Since 2007 I’ve helped people to overcome pain and it is my hope that I can help you too. But first, I’m sure you’d like to know about me – I’ll make it brief. I am an Osteopath who is an experienced sports therapist, masseur and personal trainer. I have worked alongside chiropractors, doctors/consultants and physio’s in a number of renowned multi-disciplinary teams in London and the South-west.

What does an Osteopath do I hear you ask…

We have to graduate from a registered medical school, after undertaking 4-years of manual therapy training. Which in my case was at Surrey Institute of Osteopathic Medicine (SIOM), now called NESCOT. As Osteopathic medicine practitioners we are all rigorously regulated by the General Osteopathic Council (GOSc) who act like a licensing board. GOSc help ensure that we physically manipulate muscles – as well as joints – in a safe and professional manner.

As medical professionals specialising in physical pain, we diagnose all sorts of problems. The majority of the time we do this by speeding up the healing process of injured tissue, through a combination of old school and cutting-edge techniques. For me personally I try to ensure my clients get the best possible care, so I liaise with a number of other medical professionals in Cornwall and Plymouth.

Why do I do this?…

Firstly, nothing makes me happier than surprising people by showing them how physically able they actually are. Secondly, I get a massive dopamine kick when clients tell me that they feel able to move again. Thirdly, I know what it is like to feel disempowered from chronic pain. Basically Osteopathy is my job and passion. If getting back to your normal self is important to you, why don’t you book in a free (no-obligation) callback.

Adam Robertson Osteopath

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Commonly Asked Questions

What does a sports therapist do?2020-11-24T10:51:04+00:00

Treats you like a high level athlete!

Athletes expect nothing less than……..

– Instant injury diagnosis

– State of the art Rehab and treatment, using cutting edge techniques.

– Appropriate exercise programming (via an app and/or printed sheet)

– A written referral for a scan if needed (we can’t fix everything)

– Expert advice, tailored to your issue.

Sports therapy at East Cornwall Osteopathy can entail any of a thousand different methodologies. These techniques have been tried and tested over the years. These techniques are not all relaxing, many of the methods stimulate muscular activity.

Why see Adam?2020-11-24T10:37:07+00:00

Adam is highly-qualified and has a wealth of experience. He is an Osteopath, with background as a physio technician, a personal trainer, and a sports massage.

> As a medical professional, he is a qualified diagnostician.

> His knowledge in the multitude of ways to mobilise and if necessary manipulate restricted joints and tight muscles, is second to none.

> Unlike many therapists Adam has experience as a personal trainer. So he knows how to increase the stability of unstable joints and/or weak muscles.

What are the results I should expect?2020-11-24T10:36:21+00:00

Sports therapy can help you to optimise how you physically perform.

Thousands of young and mature athletes employ a sports therapist to prime the for performance. So expect to move and function better, bearing in mind the number of sessions it will take varies significantly from person to person.

Aren’t physiotherapists better?2020-11-24T10:42:46+00:00

It comes down to the experience and skill-set of the therapist. Both physio’s and sports therapists work similarly, for instance, they both prescribe a lot of exercises.

Being able to assess the quality and quantity of movement is what makes the difference between a terrible and and an amazing movement specialist (physio + sports therapist)

Frankly a lot of sports therapists don’t have an “eye for movement”, its a hard skill to learn. But please dont believe the myth that all physiotherapists are exercise gurus. Many physios have only had one module on rehab exercise at university. In summary, I cannot tell you what type of movement specialist you should see.

Aren’t sports massages better?2020-11-24T10:33:57+00:00

Both types of treatment help to get people out of pain…

If you don’t want to do any rehab exercises then I would tell you to get a sports massage. Just bear in mind that a massage will only give you short-term symptomatic relief, as it doesn’t change how you move.

But if you want somebody to show you how you can…

– Correct mechanical compensations which may have led to the issue arising in the first place. If not addressed these pre-disposing factors, can increase the risk of the same injury happening again.

– Optimise how you move so that mechanical compensations, don’t slow the healing process down.

Then you are better off seeing a sports therapist.

Will it help me?2020-11-24T10:31:12+00:00

It has helped thousands who want to perform better!

Professional athletes and weekend warriors, around the world swear by sports therapy.

Do I need a doctor to refer me to see an Osteopath?2020-10-15T08:03:52+01:00

Although I do get referrals from Cornish GP’s, the majority of the people that I treat self refer themselves.

What will I get for £35?2020-10-15T08:02:43+01:00

If the pain is stopping you from living the life you deserve, then any improvement will be worth every penny. I cannot guarantee any miracles, but for only £35 I promise to do everything I can. As on a daily basis I find out what the root-issue is, and help my clients through hands-on treatment, exercise prescription and advice. Don’t worry if I do not think that I am the man for you, then I will refer you to another specialist who can. I can’t be fairer than that.

Will it take a lot of treatments?2020-10-13T11:16:29+01:00

Infants generally improve more quickly than adults. As a general rule I advise parents to commit to 3 treatments before a reassessment.

Do they have enough experience?2020-10-13T11:15:43+01:00

Adam spent 4-years working with disabled children & teenagers as a physio-technician. He has also built up a wealth of experience working as a qualified Osteopath.

Are they qualified enough?2020-10-13T11:14:57+01:00

Adam, our cranial osteopath, has completed four years of full-time academic training at university. Since then he has studied with some of the best cranial therapists through a variety of professional courses.

Does Cranial Treatment hurt?2020-10-13T11:14:05+01:00

Absolutely not. 
Cranial treatments are by nature relaxing and calming, and never painful.

Is Cranial Therapy safe?2020-10-13T11:13:00+01:00

Cranial Osteopathy only uses delicate and gentle techniques that work through subtle mechanisms. So you can rest assured that it is one of the safest treatments we can have.

Do you treat children?2020-11-24T10:43:26+00:00

Yes. Adam has an up-to-date Enhanced DBS from the NHS. He just
asks that you or a responsible adult accompany your child throughout the treatment.

Can I be treated by a sports therapist if I am not a professional athlete?2020-10-12T15:46:55+01:00


It doesn’t matter if you are an Olympian or a weekend warrior. Any injury,
that affects your sporting performance, can benefit from sports therapy.

Do you take card?2020-10-12T15:46:50+01:00

-> In Liskeard we only accept cash or cheque as we have no card machine on-site. Lloyds bank is only 50 metres away which has a cash point.

-> In St Blazey we have a card machine which accepts debit and credit cards.

Can I claim treatment costs back through my insurance?2020-10-12T15:46:45+01:00

You can, if your health insurers cover Osteopathic treatment. If they do cover treatment costs, ask us for a receipt and use this to get some money back.

Do you have any female Osteopaths?2020-10-12T15:46:39+01:00

Currently Adam is the only Osteopath working in Liskeard. If
you are uncomfortable with this you are welcome to bring somebody along with you to the treatments.

What should I wear to the appointment?2020-10-12T15:46:33+01:00

If you could wear or bring with you either a pair of shorts, or loose trousers which can be rolled up and a t-shirt and vest. That will enable to visually assess the affected area.

Can children be treated by an Osteopath?2020-10-12T15:46:25+01:00

Absolutely, they just need to have an adult accompany them to all treatment sessions.

Will Osteopathic treatment hurt me?2020-10-12T15:46:11+01:00

According to the NHS website: “Osteopathy isn’t usually painful, although it’s not unusual to feel sore or stiff in the first few days after treatment, particularly if you’re having treatment for a painful or inflamed injury. Your Osteopath will explain whether you’re likely to have any reactions.”

What does an Osteopath know?2020-10-12T15:46:05+01:00

Only people who have had over 4-years of medical training and passed rigorous exams can call themselves an Osteopath in the UK. So you can rest assured that you are in safe hands.

Will it cost a lot?2020-10-12T15:46:15+01:00

There are no hidden fees. Each single treatment costs £35.
Adam is proud of the fact that he puts his clients’ needs first. If he isn’t sure that he will be able to get you better in a reasonable time he will be happy to discuss options with you.


East Cornwall Osteopathy Client Success Stories

I saw lots of different people.. no one was able to figure out what was wrong, went to Adam, for a thorough assessment and he addressed what was wrong. Enabling me to do amazing in my powerlifting competition.
Odette Smalden
Adam helped me with a recurring back problem and was very knowledgable, patient and reassuring.
Nuala Calvi
I have had a lot more mobility and seen less pain through my back since I have seen Adam. And found more things out that nobody has noticed and pointed out to me which has helped me out, so much.
Vicky Thorne
Adam has been treating me approx 4 weeks. I found his treatment excellent, and very professional. He has helped me with my neck and shoulder pain and I’m very grateful for his services. I would definitely recommend Adam to anybody for his services, and such a lovely guy. Thank you for everything.
Darren Long
Adam is an excellent and professional practitioner! I had problems with my back, chest and neck. Wish I had found him a long time ago! Adan is able to find the problem and target it straight away in order to relieve the problem. Adam is easy to talk to, he is able to offer solid advice on how to reduce pain and it happening again and give clear instructions on exercises. Adam was able to identify that I was also not breathing correctly and was able to show me ways to do this properly which I notice a dramatic difference! I no longer have chest pain or wheeze when exercising. If you need some help Adam is definitely the person you need to visit!! Excellent value for money. Adam is easily contactable in order to get an appointment and his therapy premises is easy to find, clean comfortable and has parking adjacent! Thank you Adam.
Adam went through various movements with me to do after diagnosing my knee pain. With this knowledge I’m able to correct the problem without having to go back time and time again. Very good at what he does! Thank you.
J Page
Adam has helped me tremendously I have had terrible knee pain for months and months. Even after one treatment, the pain has alleviated quite a lot, and now I am just about pain free. Brilliant absolutely brilliant.
Brendan Keen
Adam has helped me with my back and arm pain, and it has been a great success. I’ve been a plasterer for twenty years. Adam has been the first person that got me results. So I can carry on working, thank you so much.
Dan Teversham
I have had back problems for years trying all sorts of treatments and medication with not much success. After my first visit to Adam he took great care to listen to me problems and was very clued up on his knowledge. After ,y treatment I could really feel that Adam had worked my bad area with manipulation and I had instant relief. Adam showed me an exercise that I have never been shown before to practice daily to which is hoping me greatly. I left really understanding the pain I have been in for years and have booked my next session. Felt very comfortable and Adam put me at ease. Excellent service and affordable – Thank you so much.
Julie H


After you book your first Osteopath treatment with us, a member of our reception team, you will get a call from Adam. He phones people to firstly check that Osteopathic treatment is for them. Adam also pre-screens every client over the phone, in accordance with our COVID-19 safeguarding policy.

In Preparation

When you do attend the appointment please make sure that…

-> you have loose-fitting clothes that is easy to move out of the way (think shorts and t-shirt rather than jeans or dresses)

-> Have a mask.

-> You can tell Adam relevant medical information

(e.g: have copies of your prescription and MRI reports e.t.c)

The chat at the start

Adam will then take a case-history, which helps him to get a picture about what is going on and what might be the cause of the issue. This pre-assesment chat usually takes about 10-15 minutes.

The Assesment

After the chat, Adam will examine your posture and assess the range of motion of relevant joints. This is usually followed with some joint (orthopaedic) and nerve (neurological). Unfortunately, these tests are often provocative in nature, but they are important as they tell us what is causing the issue. If a therapist is not assessing they are guessing.

Tell you what it is

After a thorough physical examination, he will explain his findings to you. Where possible he will give you a clear-cut diagnosis. Please be aware that without an MRI scan Adams diagnosis cannot be 100%, but rest assured he will have checked for anything untowards.


A customised treatment will then take place, if you consent to said treatment. The treatment will be bespoke to the unique needs of the condition you have. As a general rule Adam starts gently and will always stop or tone it down if you feel uncomfortable or it is too much. Throughout the time that he treats, he is more than happy to tell you what has helped other people who have had a similar condition, recover quicker.



What to expect afterwards

After the treatment he demonstrates and gets you to do one, possibly two exercises. Please be aware that it is NOT uncommon to feel sorer for 1-2 days after your first treatment. Soreness is an unfortunate side-effect of a lot of diagnostic tests and the process of getting joints moving will stir things up.

If you are not sure if Osteopathy is for you, then why don’t you book a time for Adam to give you a free (no-obligation) call. Just ask one of our receptionists to book in a time for a free call-back on this number….



01208 404 123


01208 404 121


01726 793 242


For general inquiries and questions, contact us via email.


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