Naturopaths, Massage, Nutritionists, Acupuncturists & Osteopaths in Brisbane

Sports Injury Clinic Brisbane

Sports Injury Treatment Brisbane

Why see an Osteopath for help with Sports Injury

Physical activity is the body’s main purpose of function and regular exercise is essential for maintaining cardiovascular health, respiratory efficiency, muscle and mental health. Whether you are running, cycling, swimming, pushing, pulling, lifting or jumping, each sport puts it’s own unique demands on our body. If these demands mount up they can lead to sports injury or decreased performance. Common sports related injuries include:

  • Muscle strain or tear
  • Achillies tendon tear
  • Ankle and shoulder ligament strain
  • Joint damage or fracture
  • Spinal intervertebral disc bulge
  • Nerve compression and irritation

Most musculoskeletal pains are related to an area of weakness, or joints that are too mobile or unstable.

The nature of sports often requires movement in one direction or movement that is dominant to one part of the body.

For example:

  • Rowers are always bent forward, pushing with the legs and pulling with the upper body
  • Swimmers are very dominant in the upper body especially with the chest
  • Athletic field events often involve throwing and jumping with the dominant side
  • Runners put a lot of impact through the legs and lower back

Osteopaths are trained in musculoskeletal medicine and qualified to diagnose and treat sports injury.

Osteopaths are known for having a more holistic approach to looking at whole body mechanics after sports injury. Even if there has been a direct trauma to a specific area of the body, weakness or disfunctional movement in other areas may have contributed to the injury and therefore need to be addressed to prevent reoccurrence.

The Osteopaths at Vibe Natural Health in Brisbane are experienced in treating sports injuries. We assess the whole body, diagnose where the pain is coming from, identify contributing factors within the body and determine how to manage it.

Once an injury has been assessed your Osteopath will recommend exercises to help strengthen muscles and stabilise areas of weakness related to the injury. A combination of hands-on Osteopathic treatment and gentle rehabilitation exercise takes an "all round" approach to assisting sports related injuries.

Book an appointment now for Sports Injuries