What to expect
- What is Sports Osteopathy?
- Why come to us?
- The Process
- Your Treatment
What is Sports Osteopathy?
Osteopathic medicine is a system of diagnosis and treatment that recognises the role of the musculoskeletal system in healthy functioning of the human body. It understands that all physiological systems operate in unison and that disturbance in one can alter the function of the others in the body.
Sports Osteopathy focuses on the treatment of those people participating in sport, however its principles can be applied to anyone with a musculoskeletal complaint.
Why come to us?
At TheSportsOsteo treatment does not only take place on the couch. We understand that active rehabilitation is an essential part of recovery from injury and include corrective exercise and stretching as part of any treatment plan.
Our on-site gym allows us to carefully guide you through your regime which is also made available for you to access online, enabling you to continue at home or at your own facility. This additional benefit significantly improves successful treatment outcomes.
During your initial consultation we will ask a series of detailed questions relating to your reason for visiting, your medical and physical activity history, along with some general screening and lifestyle questions. Examinations are conducted using varied diagnostic procedures that test joint, muscle, spinal and nerve function.
Please bring any X-rays, MRI / Imaging Scans, medical reports or names of any medications you may be taking as they may assist us in our assessment.
In order for us to obtain an overall picture of how your body is functioning you will usually be asked to undress down to undergarments. We acknowledge this can be disquieting and will do our utmost to alleviate any discomfort. Should you require, we are happy for a chaperone to accompany you during your visit.
Treatment integrates manual techniques that encourage normal joint function and enhance fluid dynamics to significantly contribute to the rate of soft-tissue repair. Spinal and peripheral joints are mobilised to improve movement patterns and if required short thrust techniques may be used to help reset faulty biomechanics.
Rehabilitation involves corrective exercise and stretches designed to address muscular imbalances contributing to your condition. We will advise you when to bring appropriate clothing for gym-based appointments as required.