Sports Injuries / Sports Massage
At Freedom Osteopathy and Sports Injury Clinic we understand the
injuries that can affect your bones, muscles, joints or
the tendons and ligaments which hold them together.
It doesn't have to have occured when
playing sport - you can easily injure yourself gardening or just
going for a walk.
It is important not to try and carry on in
the hope that the problem will resolve itself. This can make injuries much worse and move them up from acute to
chronic which are far harder to treat.
Sports massage can help to reduce fatigue, alleviate swelling, reduce muscle tension,
promote flexibility, prevent injuries and prepare the athlete for optimal performance. Applied skillfully it can be a very effective technique for releasing tension and restoring balance
to the musculo-skeletal system. It can be a valuable part in any athlete’s preparation and recovery, preventing
injury and helping to achieve optimal performance.
Typical njuries are either
traumatic (a broken bone, a twisted knee, a sprained ankle) or occur over
time and result as identifiable problems (new sports, different or
poor equipment, poor technique, failure to warm up or warm
Other injury risk factors
Leg length differences
Altered foot mechanics (pronation or
Muscle weakness or imbalance
"Knock knees" or Genu Valgum and "Bow legs" or
Overweight - this puts increased loading on
muscles, tendons, ligaments and joints during weight-bearing
Whatever the cause of your injury it is important to get it
looked at as soon as possible. We will get you back to your sport (or back into the garden) in the
shortest amount of time.
We offer Sports Massage, Ultrasound and Electrotherapy along
with advice on stretching and rehabiliation. If you require it we will arrange a training schedule to ensure
your chances of re-injuring yourself are minimised.