Reduced joint or muscle flexibility may affect your mobility and can result in sports injuries which restrict you from performing at your usual level. If you do become injured, your osteopath is highly trained to facilitate a return to optimal function and prevent compensatory strains from occurring. This may minimise re-injury and allow a quicker return to physical activity.
Osteopathic treatment involves gentle manual techniques, including soft tissue massage, stretching, mobilisation, inhibition and manipulation. These techniques may assist in improving elasticity, strength, endurance, mobility and performance.
Parkdale Osteopathic Clinic has been servicing local football, cricket and various other sporting clubs since 2001 and has vast experience and knowledge in treating aspects of most sporting injuries. Common sporting injuries our osteopaths see are:
- Shoulder impingement/tendonitis
- Ankle ligament sprain/tear
- Soft tissue strains, e.g. hamstring and calf
- Knee ligament and tendon injuries
- Growing pains linked to Osgood-Schlatter’s and Sever’s syndrome
- Overuse injuries such as ITB friction syndrome and shin splints.
Our osteopaths may prescribe for you the appropriate exercises to maintain joint range of motion and muscular flexibility, and where required the relevant strengthening exercises also.