Many of us like to participate in sports activities: from those who have an avid interest to those who just wish to keep fit, from the elite professional to the casual participant. Many of the injuries that occur when taking part in sports activities are the result of overuse i.e. playing too hard or too often e.g. tennis elbow, golfer’s elbow, and biceps tendinitis, and from not warming up properly beforehand or from not warming down after exercise.
Osteopaths can help improve performance as well as treat the occurrence of injury. By using our knowledge of diagnosis and highly developed palpatory skills we 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, our osteopaths can help you keep supple and improve muscle tone so reducing the risk of injury to soft tissue unaccustomed to the extra work they are being asked to do. Advice on diet and exercises which will help you with your specific sport may also be offered.