SPORTS THERAPY2021-11-09T07:43:03+00:00


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 Weekend Warrior, 

We’re proud to offer mask to mask treatments, where we treat and find the root cause of your…

  • Shoulder pain or stiffness

  • Low back/hip pain stiffness

  • Knee pain

  • Ankle pain or stiffness

So if you’re looking for some relief then why don’t you make the most of our COVID-19 offer for new clients.


What is Sports Therapy? 

Osteopathy is becoming increasingly popular throughout the world as it has been proven to help thousands of people. Many people visit their osteopath because they cannot manage their physical pain through medication. Osteopathy cannot fix everything but rest assured if we should find anything that we are unable to treat we will discuss further options which may include seeing other specialists. Osteopaths encourage musculoskeletal injuries to heal by using hands-on techniques for joints, muscles, nerves and ligaments. Osteopaths are qualified to diagnose and treat many injuries; they always explain the cause of a problem before treatment. Treatment is mostly hands-on as osteopaths try to relax tense muscles and get tight joints moving again. As Adam is also a rehabilitation specialist he often prescribes exercises to help speed the healing process.

Commonly Asked Questions


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.”

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.


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

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