A Sports Osteopath can diagnose and effectively treat a wide variety of musculoskeletal conditions. Sports Osteopaths have extensive knowledge of anatomy, physiology and biomechanics, which allows them to accurately identify the cause of the problem and plan appropriate management.
The way you move can put increased load on body tissues that causes sensitisation, generating pain. This can be addressed by decreasing the load on the tissues through changing the body’s biomechanics, or by increasing the load tolerance of the tissues through specific rehabilitation. Whether the issue is an acute or persistent injury, the most appropriate treatment will be employed.
As with a Physiotherapy session, this will be determined through a detailed case history, movement and postural analysis, orthopaedic tests and assessment of joint mobility and muscle flexibility. A thorough examination allows targeted treatment that provides pain relief and addresses the underlying cause.
This is achieved through an integration of manual therapy and rehabilitation. Manual therapy entails hands on treatment that improves pain and biomechanics. Common techniques are:
- Soft/ Deep Tissue Massage
- Joint Manipulations/ Mobilisations
- Medical Acupuncture/ Dry Needling
- Muscle Stretches
- Nerve Mobilisations
Rehabilitation is an essential factor in providing effective and long-term results, as injuries will likely be predisposed by a loss of motor control, proprioception and strength. Addressing these elements is achieved through:
- Motor control training
- Postural awareness
- Balance training
- Strength training
The integration of manual therapy and rehabilitation is the key to success not just for sports professionals but for everyone. Sports Osteopaths not only promote exercise for rehabilitation but for general health and well-being.Contact Studio
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