DO OSTEOPATHS TREAT

SPORTING INJURIES?
By Ali Simpson

THE ANSWER IS YES!

Osteopaths can certainly diagnose, treat, manage and seek to prevent muscle sporting injuries! This includes a range of joint, tendon and nerve injuries which may occur in sporting activities.

 

Osteopaths may work with competitive/elite athletes or people who participate in sport recreationally to manage sporting injuries and performance.

HOW WILL THEY TREAT MY INJURY?

For people with, or without, an injury an Osteopath may create a program of specific exercises and strategies aimed at improving athletic performance.

This may include focusing on building strength, power, speed, agility, balance and flexibility.

In addition to soft tissue massage,  an osteopath may use taping, bracing, splinting and other approaches when managing an injury.

HOW DO WE HELP ATHLETES PERFORM AT THEIR BEST?

Osteopaths can play a significant role in the treatment and management of athletes. 

This may include:

    • Injury management

    • Implementing rehabilitation programs

    • Facilitating injury prevention programs

    • Providing maintenance treatment such as manual therapy

    • Enhancing sporting performance

    • Educating individuals on biomechanics and technique 

WHEN SHOULD I SEE AN OSTEOPATH?

Osteopaths can help manage athletes at any stage of their sporting journey or career.

This could be during the ‘off season’, ‘pre-season’ or ‘’mid-season’.

Your Osteopath will work with you to help repair and recover from injuries, soreness or niggles, as well as maintain and improve sporting performance.

Whether you’re an athlete, a sports enthusiast or you prefer watching sports from the couch, Osteopathy can help you achieve your exercise and sports goals. 

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WHATS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN PHYSIOTHERAPY AND OSTEOPATHY?

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