Osteopathy and sports massage can help the body to repair tissues that have been damaged by sporting activity. Whilst they’re called sports injuries, it’s important to know that they don’t just affect high level athletes; they can occur for anyone playing sports or doing physical activity. The body is designed to heal itself, but sometimes it needs some help. Osteopathy can ensure your body is working at its best to heal any sports injuries you might have sustained.
What symptoms might you be experiencing?
These are some of the symptoms associated with sports injuries:
- Pain in the injured area
- Swelling, hotness and redness
- Reduction in range of motion
- Weakness in the surrounding area
It’s very important you get the correct diagnosis to avoid causing further injury. Our qualified osteopaths can help you with sports injuries, confirming the root cause of the issue and supporting your body through the healing process.
What can cause sports injuries?
These are some of the most common causes of sports injuries that we see in the clinic:
- Lifting weights with the incorrect form/posture
- Trauma from impact whilst playing sports e.g. a rugby tackle
- Under or over training
- Not stretching or warming up properly before vigorous exercise
These are just examples – many types of activity can cause a sports injury. If you’re feeling pain or uncomfortableness, this isn’t normal and you don’t have to put up with it. We can help you with your recovery.
How can osteopathy help with sports injuries?
We can provide treatments to help with sports injuries, assisting the healing process and preventing issues reoccurring.
Encourage the blood
supply to the injured area to allow faster healing.
in the muscles, ligaments and other damaged areas through home exercises. Your osteopath will set suitable exercises for you in your sessions.
in muscles surrounding the injured area.
Get you back
to your sporting activity as quickly as possible.
Tips for dealing with sports injuries
Continue this for ten minutes each hour throughout the day.
all the time as this will weaken the surrounding muscles and tissues instead of letting them strengthen again.
Don’t just wait for the pain/swelling to go away – you could cause further damage.
relieving a back injury
Find out how we helped our patient with his back injury ahead of an important sporting event.
Our patient came to the clinic with low back pain just one week before a 100-mile bike ride for charity. He had been doing pull ups, and as he released himself and turned to leave the room, his back went into spasm. His back then continued to seize up and would give him a sharp pain whenever he moved his right leg.
After just one session, our patient’s back was feeling a lot better. He continued to apply ice for the next few days and did some walking to keep his back mobile. By his next appointment six days later, the pain had completely gone and he just felt a little stiff. After his second session he felt a lot better and completed his bike ride free from pain.
What did our patient think?
After months of training and one week before I embarked on the Prudential 100 mile bike ride, I put my lower back out… after a day of not physically being able to move and having horrendous back spasms, fearing my ride was over before it began, I contacted Süheyla to weave her magic!!
So after a couple of session, not only did I complete the ride pain free, I followed it up spending two weeks in a French camp site, going down huge water slides and generally messing about all pain free and moving well.
I can’t thank Süheyla enough for literally getting me back in the saddle!!
How else can we help?
Shoulder, hip and knee pain
Do you get pain in your shoulder, hip or knee? We can help correct these issues for you.
Lower back and neck pain
We can help with back and neck pain by decreasing pressure on the spine and correcting your posture.
We can help with these issues by decompressing your spine, allowing your damaged disc to retract.
Osteopathy can improve foot and ankle alignment so that plantar fasciitis can heal. We can also provide you with insoles to help prevent problems reoccurring.
We can help improve neck posture and release the surrounding muscles to ease those headaches.
Osteopathy can balance out sympathetic and parasympathetic systems, helping you feel more relaxed and able to get on with your day.
Osteopathy can help to release the sciatic nerve which could be causing your symptoms, giving you relief and helping with your recovery.
Tennis and golfer’s elbow
Osteopathy can help increase your range of motion and decrease the pain you’re feeling in your elbow.
Bad posture can cause a huge range of symptoms. Osteopaths can help to diagnose these issues and correct your posture.
Osteopaths can help diagnose what is causing damage to nerves, treating the affected area and referring you to the right specialist if needed.
Osteopathy can help slow down the process of degeneration that leads to arthritis.
Aches and pains during pregnancy
Osteopathy can help restore posture and offer relief from pain during pregnancy, as well as getting the body ready for labour.