Sports Injuries

The most common ways that people are injured in sports are sprains and strains, pulled muscles, and joint problems. With the wear and tear that sports put on our bodies, it’s easy to sprain ankles or wrists, or pull  muscles that haven’t been stretched properly. The quick movements are also hard on the joints, sometimes causing pain, swelling, or stiffness.

Common Sports Injuries

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Ankle Strains

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Hamstring & Calf Strains

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Groin & Thigh Sprains

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Neck Pain

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Shoulder Injuries

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Sciatica

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Achilles Tendon Injuries

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Tennis/Golfers Elbow

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Tendonitis

Treatment of Sports Injuries

We will look beyond the injured area, to find out why the injury has occurred and not just treat the symptoms.  Treatment may include spine and joint manipulation, mobilisation, soft tissue release, exercise rehabilitation.  Osteopathy can help improve performance as well as treat the injuries being suffered.

Maintenance treatment is also important for serious sportsmen and women, especially elite athletes who generally demand optimal joint performance from highly stressed joints. Maintaining soft tissue movement and proper joint alignment will allow you to be prepared for your sport.  Many sports enthusiasts come in for a ‘tune-up’ treatment before competition to prepare their bodies for optimal performance. Following competition, they return for treatment to enhance the recuperative process after the stress of their particular event.

A runner with a leg injury