Sports injuries and performance enhancement
No matter your sport or competition level, osteopathic treatment can help with pain management, rehabilitation, and reinjury prevention for patients with either acute (sudden onset) or long-standing sports injuries.
Pain, tightness, or recurring injury is often a result of underlying imbalances in the body as a whole. When you see an osteopath, you’ll get treatment to relieve pain as well as ongoing rehabilitation exercises to protect the injured area. You’ll get advice to avoid reinjury along with guidance to support your alignment in other areas.
Osteopathy is so effective because it works collectively on muscle balance and joint mobility. A healthy, pain-free body requires a finely tuned combination of strength and flexibility. When achieved, this balance reduces injury risk factors and can significantly improve overall sporting performance. Your osteopath is qualified to provide specific stretching and strengthening plans to suit your individual requirements.
As a primary care provider, your osteopath can also diagnose and treat a range of injuries including sprains and strains, tennis/golfers elbow, tendonitis, shin splints, knee injuries, back spasms, and rotator cuff tears.
Osteopathic support to reach your sporting potential
Your osteopath can help you identify incidental factors that may impact your sporting performance.
Optimal breathing is a huge contributing factor in athletic performance. When your body is under stress to perform, your breathing becomes heavy and your respiratory rate elevates. Your osteopath can help you ensure that your chest muscles, diaphragm and rib cage are well-aligned, so you can breathe easy and perform at your best.
Your osteopath will tailor their treatment plan to suit your individual body shape, injuries, and sporting goals.