Osteopathy and sports injuries
A large number of sports injuries occur as a result of not warming up before physical activity, warming down afterwards or as a result of overuse of a particular muscle or joint.
Osteopaths use touch, physical manipulation, stretching and massage in their treatment.
The combination of techniques enables osteopaths to bring about structural balance, to improve joint mobility and relieve muscle tension or soft tissue restrictions by enhance the blood and nerve supply to muscles and connective tissues.
All these together promote a full rehabilitation without any pain or structural restrictions.
Alongside the general reduction in flexibility and movement in muscles the most typical sports injuries treated are: