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Injury is an almost inevitable part of a sports person’s life, be it in your highly tuned professional or your casual amateur.  It may take the form of an acute ligament tear or be as mild as post-exercise muscle soreness. Either way, the majority of sports related injuries can be prevented or alleviated by appropriate conditioning under the supervision of a qualified professional.

Treatment of sports injuries includes massage, gentle rhythmical movements (harmonics), stretching, articulatory and manipulative techniques, as well as treatments unique to osteopathy such as “functional” and “cranial”. Emphasis is placed on increasing the range of movement, decreasing muscle tension, and improving circulation of the blood vessels and lymphatic system.

The effect of this is to decrease swelling and pain, thereby enhancing the body’s self-healing process.

Rehabilitation continues with the possible use of strapping and the prescription of stretching and resistance exercises, according to the nature of the injury. Part of the overall management includes advice on contrast bathing (hot and cold), anti-inflammatory drugs, nutrition, and the motivation to regain full fitness.

Emphasis is also placed on improving the overall function of your body to enable you to reach your full potential and improve your overall performance and enjoyment of the game.