Whether it be sciatica, shin splints, tennis elbow or another type of sports concern, our expert osteopaths and sports rehabilitators can work with your injury to provide you with a treatment focused on your exact needs.
What is Sports Rehabilitation?
Rehabilitation refers to the process of restoring the body to its optimal form (anatomy) and function (physiology).
Put simply, when a sports injury occurs, this affects the anatomy and function of the individual involved. As such, sports rehabilitation helps the body restore itself, allowing people suffering from musculoskeletal system-related pain, injury and illness to recover effectively.
This, in turn, enables you – regardless of your age – to maintain or return to your daily life activities, fulfil meaningful life roles and maximise your state of well-being.
The process involved with recovering from a sports problem really depends on the area that’s been injured. Here at The Westway Clinic, our sports rehabilitators are expertly trained to deal with a wide range of issues, including:
- Ankle Injuries (i.e. joint injuries, flat foot, sprains, etc.)
- Foot Injuries (i.e. Achilles tendon issues, plantar fasciitis, shin splints, etc.)
- Hip Injuries (i.e. contusions, sports hernias, arthritis, etc.)
- Knee Injuries (i.e. ligament injuries, surgery rehabilitation, knee replacement rehabilitation, etc.)
- Uncomplicated Back Injuries (i.e. sprains, strains, herniated or bulging discs, sciatica, etc.)
More specifically, we have helped a huge number of clients recover from the issues listed below:
- Tennis Elbow
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Chronic Pain
- Repetitive Strain Injuries
- Minor sports injuries
Whatever your type of sports injury might be, our team of sports rehabilitators will be able to work with you to ascertain the extent of the issue at hand. From here, they will then be able to utilise their years of experience to recommend a tailored treatment plan to alleviate symptoms and help resolve the issue. To get started with this process, simply reach out to our team on our contact form here.
Warwick and the team have helped me get back to work, I intersperse my osteopathy with massage treatments and together they have proven so much more effective than my previous practitioner. Thanks guys!
I suffered with terrible shin splints and these are a thing of the past now Jay has worked her magic! Thanks!
The massage team at The Westway Clinic have helped my get back to the gym after struggling with various aches and pains. I’m now pain free after the gym and know my regular sessions help with my fitness regime.
Treating your sports injury will incorporate a wide variety of evidence-based therapeutic interventions and forms of exercise that are designed to recover and strengthen the location of the injury.
If you damage your knee, ankle or foot, for instance, a sports rehabilitator will use a range of different techniques to help improve the flexibility of the damaged tendons. Working with a complete multidisciplinary approach, these techniques may include:
- Exercise Rehabilitation
- Graded Activity
- Manual Therapy
- Workplace Assessment
- Sports Massage
As time goes on with your recovery, your sports rehabilitator will change your treatment plan accordingly. This will not only help ensure you are progressing at the right pace but it will also place you at the centre of your own care, considering your individual needs to promote optimal recovery.
Sports rehabilitators are specially trained to make sports injuries easier to live with, using a plethora of techniques to work out the best recovery plan for you. While you may get some post-treatment soreness from your sessions, these feelings are typically minimal and will only last for a short period of time.
What’s more, your sports rehabilitator will use your reaction to consistently reassess your treatment plan, allowing you to make informed choices over what is and isn’t comfortable for you. In the vast majority of cases, our sports rehabilitators have made a life-changing difference to our clients, restoring their well-being and ability to enjoy the activities they would have done prior to their injury.