Sports Injuries

Sports Injuries

Osteopaths can treat and prevent sporting injuries in those of us participating in some type of sport – from elite athletes to weekend warriors.

Common sports injuries include:

  • Neck and Back strains
  • Wrists
  • Elbows
  • Ankles
  • Knees
  • Legs
  • Hips & Pelvis
Osteopaths are highly trained in facilitating a return to optimal function, as well as in preventing compensatory strains from occurring. In turn, this may minimise any chance of re-injury as well as the wait before returning to activity.

Treatment involves techniques, including

  • Soft tissue stretching
  • Mobilisation
  • Inhibition
  • Manipulation

All of these techniques work to improve elasticity, strength, endurance, mobility and performance.

Children need to grow with optimal mobility, strength and balance, and some sports and activities can place exceptional demands on their young bodies. Osteopathic treatment may help your child to recover from injury, prevent future injury, and stay happy, healthy and active.