Osteopaths and Sports Injury
Many athletes in professional sports today sit on the sidelines with a sports injury that could have been prevented. Others stay on the bench because their particular injury does not respond to other standard treatments. And even more are playing, but at less than optimal performance, simply because their musculoskeletal system is not in balance.
More and more coaches, teams, and medical doctors are realising that pain management and medications are not the answer. Pain medication only covers up the symptoms; misleading athletes into thinking they can perform actions that could make their injury worse.
Focus on your Rehabilitation
Your first appointment will be no different from the usual Osteopathic consultation and evaluation. You will be asked specific questions related to your particular sport or even to demonstrate some movements. Your diagnosis and treatment plan will be discussed in the usual way.
Treatment is likely to involve the use of Osteopathic techniques within the treatment room combined with a more specific exercise based program in the studio gym. The aim is to return to full physical activity.
Injuries Osteopaths Frequently Treat
Hamstring tears and neck pain from rugby
Lower back pain from golf and cricket
Achilles and calf strains from running
Pelvic twists and sprains from horse riding
Knee pain from football
Tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis)
Shoulder and elbow pain
By promoting a proactive, preventive strategy, Osteopaths help athletes decrease the likelihood of injury and maximise athletic performance. Why not book a pre and post-season check up, and make sure that any underlying imbalances in muscle tone aren't making you more prone to future injury.
“Great team, providing excellent around service. Perfect for all your needs regarding acute back pain, post and pre rehabilitation work to get you back into action as soon as possible. As a Personal trainer I definitely recommend the team here.”Peter Sports Injuries
“I was having pain running and have had treatments on my hip-flexor and lower back - Richard is very proficient using a combination of medical acupuncture, soft tissue massage and adjustments - this has helped immensely towards getting me running again.”Christa Sports Injuries
“I have seen Richard for a range of problems including knee, lower back and neck pain. He is incredibly knowledgeable and will provide the best treatment suited for the problem. From manipulation, massage to acupuncture the range of treatment available is excellent. I have recommended to friends and family who have also been quickly and successfully treated by Richard. Would highly recommend to anyone needing treatment.Thank you very much.”Juliette Sports Injuries