Common sport injuries
The body feels the repercussions from Sports at any level, you don’t have to be an elite athlete to need Sports Osteopathy. Athletes and individuals who play sports regularly are more prone to develop sports injuries. Some of the common sports injuries are :
- tennis elbow, golf elbow
- ankle injury (sprain),
- muscle strain,
- herniated disc,
- knee injuries,
- tendonitis (Achille),
- tarsal tunnel syndrome.
- Hip injury
- Foot injuries
- Ligament injury
- Back pain
These injuries occur from various sports such as golf, football, basketball, athletics, and tennis.
How Osteopathy can Help ?
When it comes to injuries, osteopathy has a unique approach. Osteopaths look beyond the injured area, to find out why the injury has occurred, not just treating the symptoms. An osteopath can help improve performance as well as treat the injuries being suffered.
By using their knowledge of diagnosis and highly developed palpatory skills they can help restore structural balance, improve joint mobility, and reduce adhesions and soft tissue restrictions so that ease of movement is restored and performance enhanced.
The aim of osteopathic treatment is to accelerate your injury healing time, relieve pain and identify any other problem areas within your body that may be contributing to your injury.
Your osteopath will devise treatment plans to reduce pain, aide recovery time and to minimise the chance of the injury reoccurring.
If required your osteopath may send you for x-rays or refer you to your GP or a Sports Physician for further examination.