In general, sports injury management is multifaceted and requires expert guidance and a multi disciplinary team of outstanding health care professionals to work with.
Often injuries are simply just small tears and bruises. However, to prevent, restore, rehabilitate and optimise the body’s performance, a collaborative, multi disciplinary can be helpful. Our Osteopath’s are a suitable and appropriate first call for assessment and diagnosis of sports injuries. In the first instance it is important to receive an accurate diagnosis and prognosis.
Osteopaths have a deep knowledge and understanding of the anatomy and mechanics of the body enabling them to be the ‘central cog’ to treat, manage and rehabilitate your sports injuries and to engage other providers, where required, to help improve your performance and recovery.
Sports injury management starts before the injury occurs. Whilst Osteopathy, Acupuncture, Massage and exercises such as Pilates, may be effective treatments for all the strains, sprains, tears, corks, breaks, twists etc that can occur whilst training or on game day, an expert ‘performance team’ may help to ‘tune’ and optimise the body before, during and after a race.
For athletes preventative care and maintenance can help to identify areas that are not functioning at their best, starting to be ‘over used’ and/ or ‘pushing’ additional strain loads onto adjacent structures causing them to compensate for the under functioning area. If these areas are identified early, they can be attend to and solutions developed and discussed on how to improve and to reduce the risk of these tissues fatiguing and eventually failing or becoming a long term, chronic problems.