Sports injuries

While sporting activities are beneficial for children on many levels, sometimes injuries occur. These injuries can be due to trauma, tension or weakness in the physical body that may be relieved with osteopathic treatment. As primary healthcare practitioners, osteopaths are trained extensively in orthopedic testing and palpation which helps us differentiate between muscle, ligament, joint or tendon injuries and refer for further investigation when required.

Osteopathic treatment following removal of plaster for bone fracture may be beneficial in supporting the body in recovering from muscle wastage, and returning to full mobility and strength.

Osteopathic treatment/management may be of benefit in the following common sporting conditions:

  • rehabilitation after fracture
  • sprained ankle
  • plantar fasciitis
  • Osgood Schlatter’s and Sever’s disease
  • groin or hamstring strain
  • lower back injury
  • patella tracking disorder
  • shin splints and compartment syndrome
  • calf strain
  • Achilles tendonitis
  • osteitis pubis
  • corked thigh
  • shoulder strain
  • tennis elbow