Taking part in regular exercise and sport is a great way to maintain health, but accidents and injuries do happen. Osteopathy can aid the recovery process and help provide ways to ensure the issue does not become a persistent or recurring one.
Areas and concerns we often treat include:
Tendinopathy (tendinitis and tendinosis)
Rotator cuff injury
Sprains and strains
The treatment plan can often be separated into two phases: the early part of treatment aiming at reducing pain, inflammation and irritation. Once the healing process has been established for a sufficient amount of time, we can begin the rehabilitation stage of treatment - aimed at restoring strength and function to the damaged tissues.
When considering taking on a new physical or sporting challenge, it is important to be mindful of your musculoskeletal health. Increase the load gradually, take rest days and seek help early for small pains and 'niggles' that may become larger issues if not addressed.