Are you suffering from a sports injury?
Sports medicine is a natural outgrowth of osteopathic medicine, with its focus on the musculoskeletal system, exercise, health and fitness. The treatment helps to maximise the function of the body during sport. Osteopathy is all about getting mobility of joints and can therefore be used by sports people to improve their performance. This utilises the basic principle of osteopathy, that if an area is structurally sound (i.e. good joint mobility, loose muscles, good blood supply), then it will function to its best ability. Some of the sports injuries that might benefit from osteopathic treatment are:
- Golfers elbow / tennis elbow
- Shin splints
- Plantar fascitis
- Impingement syndrome (swimmers/throwers shoulder)
- Achilles tendonitis
- Meniscal (cartilage) injuries
- Muscle/ligament strain.