Osteopathic treatment can be very beneficial for sporting people of any age and ability, whether you are a competitor or leisure exerciser.
Osteopaths search for and treat the underlying cause of pain in the injured athlete. This is what sets us apart from many other forms of therapy that focus only on alleviating the symptoms. By eliminating the cause of the problem not only is your recovery time reduced but the risk of reoccurrence is prevented. At Fine-Tune Osteopathy we are ACC accredited - you can register your new injury with us.
Osteopathic approach to sports injuries
The Osteopathic approach to sports injuries is effective because it genuinely covers the full cycle of healing, from the time the injury has taken place to the restoration of balance and return to peak performance of the body. A careful and thoughtful approach ensures that problems introduced during the healing process are minimised, and properly corrected. In addition, Osteopathic sports injury therapy addresses the underlying causes of the injury, thereby helping to prevent recurrence.
The most common sporting injuries Osteopaths are trained to treat and manage include:
- muscle strains such as hamstring, calf and groin strains
- ankle sprains
- shin splints
- plantar fasciitis (pain under the foot)
- knee or hip injuries
- shoulder, elbow and wrist pain
- recurring overuse injuries
The aim of Osteopathic treatment in relation to sporting injuries is to:
- design individual treatments that are suitable for you and your sport
- reduce the pain and aid a speedy recovery
- improve mobility and function
- identify and treat any other problem areas in your body that may be contributing to your injury
- Warm up and cool down
- Maintain correct technique
- Don’t over-train
- Remain well-hydrated
- Don’t play if you are injured