There are so many different types of sporting injuries. Different regions of the body that are commonly affected by sporting injuries are:
- Low back
Common sports injuries that are treated and managed at the clinic include:
- Various pulled muscles in different regions of the body
- Ankle sprains and various joint sprains
- Knee ACL/PCL injuries
- Osgood Schlatters disease of the knee
- Shin splints
- Plantar fasciitis
- Tennis elbow/ Golfer's elbow
- Shoulder and rotator cuff injuries
- Disc/ spinal injuries
- Achilles tendonitis
- Patellar tracking syndrome
..and many more...
Figure 1. Most common sports injuries. Picture taken from Orange county orthopaedic centre
How can Osteopathy help my sporting injury?
Upon your first consultation at Moreland Osteopathy, we take an elaborate medical history, do our necessary orthopedic examination and assessment to determine the diagnosis of your condition. Any red flags will be ruled out during your history taking and questioning with the Osteopath.
Osteopathy may help your sports injury through hands on manual therapy techniques, conservative management advise, taping, also if needed, dry needling, cupping, exercise/ stretching prescription to strengthen your areas of need. Some manual therapy techniques we use to assist in the management of sporting injuries are: Massage, trigger point release, articulation and manipulation of joints, muscle energy technique, inhibition and many more. We use these techniques in order to give your body a chance to take charge, and help itself. Some effects of Osteopathy are to increase blood flow to your injured site, therefore decreasing pain levels and increasing your healing rate. These techniques also assist in improving elasticity, strength, endurance, mobility and performance.
Every treatment is tailored to you so if you prefer or respond better to certain techniques then we will take that into account. We have excellent bedside manner and aim to make you feel comfortable at all times.