SPORTS INJURies treatment

Osteopathy, Physiotherapy & Sports Massage


Our Combined Approach To Treatment

The need for sports injury treatment is especially high in contact sports, where bruises and strains are commonplace. The intensity and frantic nature of professional sports today make injuries almost inevitable. Recent years have seen an increase in sports clubs employing professional therapists as part of the conditioning process. Burntwood Osteopathic Clinic's multidisciplinary approach thoroughly analyses your history and condition, and our treatment is used by athletes of all abilities to keep their bodies in top physical shape and to heal or ease existing conditions.

An injury caused by repetitive strain, such as tennis elbow, is caused by prolonged strain on a muscle or tendon. These injuries are not limited to tennis and occur in other sports, gardening, typing, and playing a musical instrument. Individuals usually perform specialised stretching and strengthening routines at home to treat repetitive strain injuries.

In addition to inflamed tendons, shin splints, and aches and pains, long-distance runners often suffer problems with their hamstrings and backs. Regular stretching at home is usually recommended as an addition to professional therapy to stretch, condition, & ease muscle pain.


Sports Injury Treatment Summary

  • Osteopathy
  • Physiotherapy
  • Sports Massage

Osteopathy is increasingly seen as a preventive measure by sports groups to keep the body in optimal condition and reduce the risk of injury. It is common to use treatment to relax muscles after a game or match to minimise this risk. You can do this by keeping the muscles loose and warm before games and competitions and allowing them to cool down and relax afterwards. An osteopath also assists in enhancing joint and muscle co-ordination, which is crucial for good sports performance.

Treatment Key Points

  • Reduce likelihood of injury
  • Maintain physical conditioning
  • Post activity recovery
  • Better muscle function
  • Improved relaxation
  • Greater balance and co-ordination
  • Performance gains

Physiotherapists use exercise to help patients improve movement, flexibility and strength to reduce short and long-term pain. Where necessary hands-on treatment to joints and muscles can help reduce the patient’s pain and allow the body to start to move more freely.

Acupuncture may be an option suggested at the therapist’s discretion to help relieve pain and symptoms and increase rate of injury healing.

Treatment Key Points

  • Exercise prescriptions
  • Pain reduction
  • Strength increase
  • Flexibility increase
  • Improved movement patterns
  • Acupuncture for pain relief
  • Faster recovery from injury
Sports Massage

Sports massages are ideal for helping the body prevent and even heal injuries. Massage stretches connective tissue and improves circulation to help prevent or break down scar tissue.

In addition, a proper massage increases blood flow and lymph fluid, assisting in the body’s natural healing process and speeding waste removal, which is necessary for tissue repair.

Treatment Key Points

  • Injury prevention
  • Recovery from exercise
  • Increased blood flow to tissues
  • Increased lymphatic circulation
  • Toxin removal
  • Faster healing
  • Tissue repair

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