Sports injuries can vary widely in seriousness and pain intenstiy, from a simple muscle strain to muscle or tendon tear, ligament rupture and fracture. Osteopathic treatment is one element of an effective recovery program.
Dealing with a sports injury speedily is the key to return the individual back to previous form as soon as possible and prevent scar tissue build up. When an individual present with an injury, the site of pain is addressed initially, as well as looking at the whole body to rebalance any compensatory changes. Observing how the body works as a whole, taking into consideration core stability and how the body is balanced is essential to improve function and prevent further injuries.
In the case of ruptures and fractures, working with the patient after surgery is essential to return the surrounding muscles, tendons and ligaments to pre-injury health.