Sporting activity has a great many health benefits but does stress the body which can lead to aches, pain and sometimes injury. This applies to Olympic athletes as well as the occasional jogger just wanting to keep fit. Injury generally comes when increasing the intensity or duration of activity to quickly. It can also sometimes just be a bit of bad luck when ligaments, tendons, muscles or bones are overstrained. Leading to tissue damage or fractures causing trauma to the area.
Osteopathy is proven to help reduce the recover times of injuries and help patients get back to their chosen sport. In clinic Rupert sees a wide range of injuries on a day to day basis resulting from football, climbing, running cycling, tennis and more. Rupert will take a detailed account of your current fitness levels, history in sport then offer a diagnosis explaining the underlying cause of the injury. Treatment will involve the use of stretching, soft tissue work and joint mobilistion. In most cases a rehabilitation programme will be given to aid the healing process and strengthen the affected areas. If an MRI, Ultrasound or X-ray is needed Rupert can refer for this.