Whether your interest in sport is professional or purely for pleasure, it can be incredibly frustrating if an injury stops you participating or impairs your performance.
Osteopathic treatment is vitally important, as it not only accelerates the healing process and relieves the pain, it also identifies and resolves any problems in other parts of your body that have contributed to the original injury. This reduces the chances of it happening again, meaning you get back to your pre-injury fitness level more quickly and stay injury free for longer.
Why am I in pain?
Unless there has been a specific trauma, e.g. from a car accident, fall, or sporting injury, problems in adulthood generally tend to be a result of stresses that have accumulated over the years, until the body's compensatory mechanisms begin to breakdown.
Your muscles and joints effectively go on strike, in protest over the pressure they have been subjected to, often for quite a prolonged period of time.
What will your Osteopath do?
Your osteopath will complete a thorough case history and examination. They will then explain in detail:
- How osteopathy can help you
- What is wrong and which muscles, joints or nerves are causing your pain
- Why it has happened
- What treatment you require
- Provide you with a treatment plan with milestones to help measure your progress
- Refer you for further investigation if required such as GP's, X-Ray, Podiatrist etc.
- How many sessions they think it will take to relieve the pain and resolve the problem
- What you can do to speed your recovery
- The things you must do to avoid prolonging or aggravating the injury
- What can be done, through treatment and management, to ensure the problem does not re-occur