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Routine Osteopathic treatment is important for an active lifestyle

Raise your game, minimise sports injuries and improve performance…

Professional sport training has now become increasingly demanding, which means that injuries are almost inevitable. A common solution for this has now appeared within osteopathy, which plays an important role in strength and conditioning.

Osteopathy has gained traction within high-level sports training in recent years. Many athletes find osteopathic treatment highly advantageous, so they are in shape for when it counts.

It’s not only professional athletes who require good care and attention. Whether you’ve just taken up a new sport, or you’re participating in competitions, you may find that you suffer from aches and pains caused by overusing your joints and muscles.

How can osteopathy help if you do sports?

Some common sports injuries include: rotator cuff tendinopathy, ankle sprains, pulled hamstrings, knee injuries, tennis elbow, Achilles tendonitis, and plantar fasciitis. These issues can be treated by an osteopath for you to regain muscle strength, joint flexibility and full range of motion in the area.

To make sure that the root cause of your sports injury is identified, for health and performance to be improved, and for minimising the risk of future injuries, we’ll perform a thorough assessment which may include:

  • Postural analysis
  • Palpation
  • Gait analysis
  • Muscle strength testing
  • Joint restriction testing

Once the underlying issue is identified, we will tailor the treatment program to ensure your full recovery. Your lifestyle, line of work, hobbies and general health are all factors that help in shaping your treatment plan.

Treatment can include:

  • Soft tissue massage
  • Joint articulation
  • Joint manipulation
  • Sports taping
  • Deep tissue sports massage
  • Postural advice
  • Functional exercise prescription

How else can routine osteopathic treatment help?

Osteopaths not only diagnose and treat current sporting injuries, we also manage or try to prevent sporting injuries. By seeing an osteopath regularly, much like you’d take your car in for a service: you can enjoy a body that’s more ‘in tune’, and reduce the chance of injury, no matter what sport you play.

A routine osteopathic visit can help:

  • Reduce joint restriction and improve joint mobility
  • Reduce delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS) after workouts
  • Boost your immune system
  • Reduce your body’s recovery time
  • Break-down scar tissue
  • Encourage blood flow and lymphatic drainage
  • Strengthen muscles and ligaments
  • Improve muscle tone and performance
  • Improve sports performance.

Why visit Relieve Clinic?

At Relieve Clinic, our experienced osteopaths in Leeds will perform a thorough assessment to determine the best treatment plan for your sports injury. Each assessment and diagnosis varies from person to person, so we don’t provide a one-size-fits-all treatment plan.

We may recommend other treatment techniques to complement your osteopathic treatment, such as: sports massage, functional exercises, or sports taping; so you can become pain-free, and get back to sport faster.