Interesting fact, Australia has the fourth highest rate of sporting injuries in the world. This is not surprising considering the significant number of Australian’s who regularly participate in sport and physical exercise.
What is the best approach to managing sporting injuries?
Firstly, all injuries should be appropriately assessed by a trained professional, even if they appear to be relatively minor. The initial stages of an injury are critical to recovery and seeking the right advice can make a big difference. The next phase is rehabilitation which often requires treatment and specialised exercise programs.
Common sports injuries that may benefit from Osteopathic treatment include:
- Muscle strains
- Joint issues
- Tendinopathies – achilles, shin splints, biceps, golfer’s & tennis elbow
- Pre & post surgery – joint reconstructions, arthroscopies
How can an Osteopath help?
Our practitioners are extensively trained in sports injury management and exercise rehabilitation. They take a holistic approach, addressing the injury and associated biomechanical issues, whilst providing proven strategies to prevent further injury.