Sports people can acquire acute (short term) or chronic (long term) injuries as a result of competing in all levels in their sport, and treatment by a specialised, knowledgeable osteopath ensures optimal recovery.
Sports injuries occur during sports or exercise and are commonly caused by overuse, direct impact or extreme application of force. The cause of sports injuries extends from contact during games to overloading in training. Regardless of their cause, sports injuries can affect sporting participation in terms of training and playing, as well as discomfort outside of sport through impact on daily life.
Osteopaths are knowledgeable in the area of diagnosing sports injuries, and their treatment ensures you are rehabilitated quickly and return to functioning as soon as possible.
What will your Osteopath do?
Your osteopath will complete a thorough case history and examination.
They will then explain in detail:
How osteopathy can help you
What is wrong and which muscles, joints or nerves are causing your pain
Why it has happened
What treatment you require
Provide you with a treatment plan with milestones to help measure your progress
Refer you for further investigation if required such as GP’s, X-Ray, Podiatrist etc.
How many sessions they think it will take to relieve the pain and resolve the problem
What you can do to speed your recovery
The things you must do to avoid prolonging or aggravating the injury
What can be done, through treatment and management, to ensure the problem does not re-occur