Complementary Therapies

Sports Injury Osteopathy

Osteopathy is a method of diagnosis and treatment which is primarily concerned with the structural and mechanical failures of the body which give rise to pain and disability – usually relating to problems of bones, muscles, tendons and ligaments.

However because it is holistic in nature it also takes into account all the body`s systems (e.g. cardiovascular), the person and their lifestyle. Osteopaths work mainly with their hands using a wide variety of techniques such as:

  • soft tissue massage
  • gentle stretching and release of muscles
  • passive mobilisation of joints
  • rhythmical rocking movements and manipulation.

Individuals with sports injuries will often continue to do classes or train in an attempt to work the problem off. Whilst this can be successful occasionally, more often than not it makes the problem worse as other parts of the body compensate for the original injury. A visit to the osteopath can result in a quicker healing process.

Osteopathy & Sport Injuries with Eva Gorska at Sunstone

Whether you are an enthusiastic amateur, an elite professional, a gym junkie or simply like to keep fit, sports injuries do occur. Many sport injuries are the result of overuse through playing too hard and too often, poor technique, and occasionally incorrect equipment can cause the problem like ill-fitting footwear which can cause back, knee and foot injury. Often impatience to get back on court or into the gym causes further delay in full recovery and episodic pain or patterns of compensation due to old injuries disrupt our fitness schedules.

  • Achilles Tendon Injuries
  • Back Pain (lumbar or thoracic pain)
  • Biceps Tendonitis
  • Constant Knee Problems
  • Frozen Shoulder
  • Foot Pain
  • Hip Pain
  • Injuries That Don’t Go Away
  • Persistent Hamstring or Calf Strains
  • Running Injuries
  • Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI)
  • Sprained Ankle and Other Sprains
  • Tennis Elbow or Golfer’s Elbow
  • Wrist Injuries

Issues such as joint dysfunction or soft-tissue restrictions limit the body’s ability to function correctly, directly affecting the level of performance and may even result in further injury. Osteopathy can help by improving joint mobility, reducing adhesions and soft-tissue restrictions, resulting in structural balance and restored movement leading to enhanced performance.

At the Sunstone Osteopathy Clinic Eva can help you to;

  • Overcome injuries
  • Improve performance
  • Prevent further injury

Soft tissue techniques are often used during osteopathic treatment to lengthen tight muscles, improve circulation and prepare the restricted joints for further mobilisation. Massage reduces muscle tension and therefore eases pain and inflammation by stimulating blood supply to the tissues, this in turn improves tissue remodelling in the event of injury, (the muscle soreness that is often felt a day or two after a hard session in the gym is due to micro trauma or tears through the muscle and it’s subsequent remodelling process). Passive resisted stretches and trigger point release are also used if appropriate, together with advice on rehabilitative exercises. Eva may also assess you for orthotics in order to help correct the body’s posture and alignment.

If you have any questions about a particular sports injury and whether osteopathy can help Eva is always happy to chat to you or see you for a FREE assessment. Please call on: 020 7923 1991 or click here to use the contact form.

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To speak to one of our friendly team about Sports Injury Osteopathy, call us on 020 7923 1991 or click here to request a call back.