Osteopathy and Sports Injuries
The osteopathy and sports injuries clinic is for everyone from the elite athlete to the casual runner. Many sports injuries result from overuse such as golfer’s or tennis elbow, shin splints etc and or incorrect training regimes or methods including warming up, cooling down, stretching and rest periods.
Reduced joint and muscle flexibility can affect performance in your sport(s) and may predispose or lead to injury. Sports injuries are common but those that are fit and healthy tend to recover and heal quickly. An Osteopath can help improve performance as well as treat the injuries being suffered. By using their knowledge of diagnosis and highly developed palpatory skills they can help to restore structural balance, improve joint mobility and reduce adhesions and soft tissue restrictions so that ease of movement is restored and performance enhanced.
For those of you wishing to keep fit, the Osteopath can help you keep supple and improve muscle tone so reducing the risk of injury to soft tissues unaccustomed to the extra work they are being asked to do. Advice on diet and exercise which will help you with your specific sport may also be offered.
Osteopaths are specialists trained to recognise and treat many types of sports injuries. They use their hands and diagnostical tests to discover the underlying dysfunctions and mechanic imbalances. The main strength of our osteopathy and sports injuries clinic lies in the unique way the patient is assessed from a mechanical, functional and postural stand point and the manual methods of treatment applied to suit the needs of the individual patient.
Sport and Remedial Massage
The goal of sports massage is often to restore normal function to the athlete through identification of contracted tissues. Firmer pressure & Deep tissue style massage.Remedial massage concentrates on specific problem areas. The objective is to alleviate pain and to treat the underlying cause of the body or muscle aches due to stress or injury.
Marathon runners often receive regular massage as part of their overall maintenance to help relieve tension in overworked muscles before problems develop and to help maintain flexibility and reduce injuries.
This style of massage is just as affective for non athletic type.
Trigger Point Therapy
Myofacial trigger points are palpable, irritable muscle lesions usually within tight muscle bands that refer pain to other areas when pressure is applied. Trigger points are caused by stress and strain exerted through muscles, be it habitual postural stress, or the stress of physical or emotional trauma.
Treatment of trigger points consists of identifying the trigger points through palpation, followed by manual compression to remove excess metabolic waste and cross fiber friction to unstick adjacent muscle fibers.
- Myofascial Release – to mobilize fascia and entrapped nerves
- Deep Tissue Massage – to release tension in muscles with restricted blood flow and reduced oxygenation
- Cross Fiber Friction – to release adhesions within muscles and between muscle groups
- Post Isometric Relaxation – an effective method of strengthening muscles to regain normal function and resting length
- Neuro Muscular Therapy – to identify areas of postural distortion and compensation
- Trigger Point Massage – releasing myofascial trigger points
Not sure what treatment you would like? Call us to find out the date of our next our osteopathy and sports injuries clinic.
Tel 01206 579 777 or email email@example.com