Osteopathy for Sports Injuries
Using poor equipment can lead to injuries – inappopriate footwear can cause hip, knee and foot injuries (e.g. Achilles injuries). Poor flexibility in your joints may result in injury if you try to perform at the level you used to.
Young people can get injured in sport as their young, growing bodies are often expected to perform to high standards especially if exceptional physical demands are placed on them.
However, although sports injuries are common, those who are fit tend to recover more quickly and easily from their injuries.
How osteopathy can help
An osteopath can help improve performance as well as treat the injuries being suffered. Osteopathy 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.
An osteopath can also help you keep supple and improve muscle tone so reducing the risk of injury to soft tissues unaccustomed to the extra work they are being asked to do.
Points to consider:
- Begin slowly and build up gradually, especially after an injury
- Warm up first, and then warm down with stretches afterwards
- Drink plenty of water when exercising
- Alternate the types of exercise that you do