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Sports Injuries

sports injuryOsteopathic treatment of sports injuries is safe and effective. It can also complement other forms of sports injuries treatment that may be received at sports injuries clinic with physiotherapists or a sports injury doctor.

Sport Injuries are common and if left untreated can lead to long-term pain, disability, osteoarthritis and cessation of playing a sport or doing an exercise you love.

Common sports Injuries

  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament injuries
  • Meniscus injuries
  • Medial collateral ligament injuries
  • Cartilage injuries
  • Muscles tears
  • Bursitis
  • Fractures
  • Runners knee
  • Compartment syndrome
  • Achilles tendinitis
  • Ankle sprains
  • Planta fasciitis
  • Tennis elbow
  • Rotator cuff injuries

Osteopathic treatment of sports injuries is individualised based on the cause of the injury, the tissues that are injured, age and lifestyle considerations and competitiveness. The initial treatment if the injury is very new, may consist of

  • Rest
  • Ice
  • Compression
  • Elevation

Thereafter a range of techniques may be employed in your sport injury treatment to speed up your recovery. This can include manipulation, lymphatic drainage, soft tissue massage, dry needling, stretching and muscle strengthening.