Sports Injuries

Sports Injuries

Whether you are an enthusiastic amateur or an elite professional, an Osteopath can help to treat your injury. Once your injury is resolved we can help get you back on track with rehabilitation exercises to restabilise the injured area. Osteopathy is an effective approach to injury prevention, as we work on the entire body to establish muscle balance and good range of motion in your joints, thereby reducing the risk of injury while improving your performance. We will provide you with specific strengthening and stretching exercises to suit your individual requirements. Ankle, knee and shoulder injuries are very common in amateur and professional sport.

Pains and strains:

  • Low back pain (with or without sciatica)
  • Muscle and ligament injuries
  • Knee pain
  • Shoulder, elbow and wrist injuries, e.g. Tennis Elbow
  • Foot and ankle complaints

Functional complaints:

  • Reduced joint flexibility, such as golfers who can’t rotate as well as they used to
  • Mechanical limitations, such as gymnasts having difficulty in doing full “splits”
  • Knee pain (including lack of mobility and degenerative conditions)

Injuries caused by overuse

  • Tennis and golfer’s elbow
  • Jumper’s knee
  • Tenosynovitis and tendonitis
  • Recurrent injuries
  • Soft tissue and bony injuries specific to the younger athlete

Optimum Sports Performance

Sarah has been involved with high level competitive sport both as a competitor and part of the medical team. She can help you gain your peak performance potential for a special event, or as part of your day-to-day training regime.

Osteopathic treatment for optimum sports performance includes:

  • Addressing musculoskeletal imbalances, sometimes caused by over-training, to realign your body to its natural state for maximum performance
  • Provide an exercise programme to enhance your performance in your chosen sport or activity
  • Guidance on how to alleviate temporary aches and strains at home
  • Ensure your breathing techniques are maximising your oxygen intake for peak muscle output