Our Osteopaths are primary health providers, all registered with ACC, for treating any sports injuries.
Osteopathy is a great tool for pre-season screening to identify any areas of tension or misalignment that may later result in injury. Using this proactive approach and correcting these at an early stage will significantly reduce injury risk and your time spent ‘on the bench’.
Unfortunately injuries do occur. On booking with our Osteopaths your first appointment will include assessing the injury and your range of motion through a series of diagnostic test. We will also gather information, including a description of how you injured yourself. This may give us clues as to how to best plan a treatment approach for the best outcome.
Additionally the Osteopath is focussed on finding and treating the causes of an injury rather than only attempting to address symptoms. Pain is a symptom and therefore at times we may be treating an area different to that which is painful. Your Osteopath will not just treat “the sore spot” but will also treat areas they feel are contributing to the cause of your injury.
Treatment techniques can include massage, trigger point release, joint mobilisation, stretching and joint manipulation where appropriate.
This whole body approach will look at the postural strains that may have led to the injury in order to prevent reoccurrence.
Our Osteopaths are able to evaluate how your body functions and moves through a series of movements and can suggest improvements and fine tuning. In particular we will ensure that all muscles and joints are working to their maximum efficiency so your body achieves peak performance.
Recovery and Body Maintenance
Osteopathy is a fantastic way to recover from a tough training or competition. Recovery is a key aspect to sports performance that is often overlooked. Advice and treatments in this area can ensure athletes are ready to tackle the next challenge.
Kinesio® Taping is designed to facilitate the body’s natural healing process while allowing support and stability to muscles and joints without restricting the body’s range of motion and is used to successfully treat a variety of orthopaedic, neuromuscular, neurological and medical conditions.
Kinesio® Tape provides extended soft tissue manipulation to prolong the benefits of manual therapy administered by your Osteopath and is used to re-educate the neuromuscular system, reduce pain, optimise performance, prevent injury and promote improved circulation and healing.
In New Zealand Kinesio® Tape is applied by trained practitioners who have the experience and skill to maximise the potential of the Kinesio® Taping Method. Several of our Osteopaths are trained practitioners.