Joints and Flexibility

Joints and Flexibility

Muscular flexibility and joint range of motion are the major precursors to injury, and can limit sporting performance.

A flexible person can perform for longer durations with consistency, while a less flexible person can be at a great risk of injury when pushing their self.

Osteopaths use a variety of hands-on techniques in treatment to improve muscular flexibility and joint range of motion, and will assess not only the area of pain but also the related regions which may have predisposed to the injury.

Osteopaths look at the cause of the injury, which aids in full recovery and reduces any risk of reoccurrence.

Osteopaths will prescribe appropriate exercises to maintain muscular flexibility and joint range of motion, as well as any strengthening exercises where required.