Osteopathy & Sport
Osteopathy can help increase your sporting performance and help you bounce back from injuries, whether you are an elite athlete or a weekend warrior!
Prevention is always better than cure and Osteopathy can help keep your body to stay in alignment with minimal tension and optimal range of motion in order to help prevent sporting injuries from occurring.
Some issues that Osteopathy may help with include:
- Lower back injuries
- Leg muscle strain and tears i.e hamstrings, quads, calf
- Osteitis Pubis
- Rotator cuff injuries
- Swimmers shoulder
- Ligament strains i.e. ACL, PCL, Achilles
- Tennis and Golfers Elbow
- Wrist and finger sprains
- Compartment Syndrome
- Patella Tracking Disorder
- Meniscus injuries
- Plantar Fascitis
- Ankle sprains
Joint restrictions and muscle tension can decrease sporting performance. Your Osteopath at Liforce Osteopathy may be able to help to minimize these restrictions and keep you functioning at your optimal level.
Compensation occurs when there are restrictions in your body and your Osteopath may also help to relieve these patterns to prevent re-injury. For example, an ankle sprain will lead to a change in the way you walk and can lead to compensation in the knees, hips and lower back. These need to be treated in order for you to return to performing at your best.
The Osteopaths at Liforce Osteopathy are all trained in orthopaedic diagnosis and can tell the difference between muscle, ligament and tendon strains. They can then apply appropriate treatment, refer directly for certain X-rays, suggest alternate imaging or prescribe stretches/strengthening exercises. We understand how important it is for you to return to your sport as quickly as possible and we are here to help you achieve that.