Osteopathy works very well for sports injuries, and we particularly enjoy those challenging injuries that just aren’t getting better with any other treatment.
We treat shoulder, ankle and knee injuries, strained muscles, ligament injuries, and pretty much anything else you can throw at us. Not only do you need to recover from your injury so you can get back training; you also need to know that there will be no physical hangovers from that injury that might slow you down later.
A good example is the common old ankle strain. It is so important that the ankle recovers properly to allow the foot its normal spring, to transmit power through the leg for normal strength and speed, and also to let the joints north of the ankle work properly. A sprained ankle often disrupts normal knee function, and without treatment can lead to uneven wear and increased risk of injury. The same goes for the back of the pelvis. This is why we treat distant to the injury site at times – it’s about dealing with all facets of the injury and ensuring there are no ongoing affects.
We also can help with long term sports health and optimal physical performance. Osteopathy can help you maintain your physical health and keep on top of minor niggles during training and competition phases. It’s also helpful at improving the way your ribs moves which allows for greater ribcage expansion – it’s always helpful with sports to have more oxygen onboard.