Whether you are a weekend warrior or an elite athlete, your osteopath can assist with the prevention of injury as well as treatment of many common sporting injuries: These include:
- neck and back strains
- shoulder, elbow and wrist injuries – e.g. tennis & golf elbow
- hip, knee, leg and ankle injuries – e.g. shin splints
Ankle and shoulder injuries are very common in amateur and professional sport. If poorly treated or not treated at all, these can lead to recurrence and early degenerative conditions.
Your osteopath can teach you a number of stretching exercises and routines that will specifically help you avoid injury through muscle and joint strain.
In addition, depending on your sport and individual needs, your osteopath can provide advice on correct diet to assist you in both performance and recovery.
Osteopathic treatment involves manual techniques including soft-tissue stretching, mobilization and manipulation. This is like a tune-up for strained muscles, joints and spine.
It creates a positive influence on your circulatory and nervous systems. In turn, this can have a flow-on effect to the rest of the body by improving elasticity and mobility.
These hands-on methods are gentle, safe and effective.