Anyone who exercises or plays sports can benefit from seeing one of our osteopaths.

Whether you are a recreational or elite athlete, everyone is prone to injuries from exercising and playing sports such as tennis, golf, basketball or footy. Not to mention cycling or running. These injuries can be varied in their presentation, from acute traumas to repetitive strain injuries that build up over time.

What causes sports injuries?

Sports injuries occur when parts of your body experience excessive strain or force. 

Think of an athlete like a car. When a wheel is bolted, inflated and balanced properly, the ride is smooth. When the wheel has a tear, loose bolt or is unbalanced, the ride is bumpy and inefficient, placing more strain on the rest of the vehicle to compensate.

Often, sports injuries are caused by overuse or overtraining; however, sports injuries such as runner’s knee or tennis elbow can also occur due to under training or poor training practices. Not to mention that if you are not stretching or partaking in a good warm-up before you exercise your body may not be prepared optimally for the exercises about to be undertaken.

Aside from repetitive strain injuries, athletes of all levels may occasionally find themselves suffering an acute trauma, like a sprained ankle, torn rotator cuff muscle, or traumatic knee injuries from landing awkwardly.

Sports injury treatment

Whether it is impact-related or muscular, an injury can setback your athletic progress, ruin your sport season, or sadly end your sporting career. At Ocean Grove & Leopold Osteopathy and Sports Health, our treatments for a sports injury usually depend on how severe the injury is and which part of your body that has been affected. We listen, assess, and diagnose your injury developing a customised treatment plan that delivers the results you need.

Common sports injuries that our Ocean Grove and Leopold osteopaths treat are:

  • Tennis elbow
  • Sprained or fractured ankles
  • Shoulder injuries
  • Herniated discs
  • Knee injuries
  • Muscle strains and tears

Rehabilitation programs for sports injuries

From injury rehabilitation, pain management, exercise suggestions, to hands-on treatments our helpful Leopold and Ocean Grove osteopaths will treat and create graded rehabilitation programs specific to your sport or activity to get you back at it safely while managing your issues between appointments. Your treatments may include:

  • Accurate Diagnosis
  • Hands on treatment
  • Specific Rehabilitation Program
  • Graded conditioning program
  • Sport specific rehabilitation.

Our aim is to help you:

  • get back to sport or work 
  • improving your athletic performance
  • Provide pain relief
  • improving your range of motion
  • Educate you on how best to manage your condition

Improved athletic sports performance

At Ocean Grove & Leopold Osteopath and Sports Health clinics, we have a comprehensive understanding of the injuries that occur in a wide range of sports. We believe everyone is capable of improved athletic performance if given the right advice and guidance specific to their needs. With this in mind, our trained strength and conditioning coaches can assess your body and training programs to help to maximise your sport or activity performance. In addition, they can design programs to strengthen body parts that are prone to injury in a particular sport. For example, the hamstrings are prone to injury in soccer and the AFL. 

Contact us for sports injury assessment and treatment

If you have injured yourself whilst playing a sport or exercising, let the best osteopaths at Ocean Grove & Leopold Osteopath and Sports Health clinics help. Whether a recreational or elite athlete, our trained staff will treat and create graded rehabilitation programs specific to your sport or activity to get you back at it safely. 

To book an appointment, you can contact our Ocean Grove or Leopold clinic on (03) 4202 0446  or you can book an appointment online.