Sport Rehabilitation at Teddington Osteopaths
What is Sport Rehabilitation?
Sport Rehabilitation is used to treat a variety of neuromusculoskeletal injuries and complaints, acute or chronic, from the early right through to late stages of recovery. It is also used as part of pre and post-operative care.
These can include sporting related injuries, or just pain and discomfort in day to day life. Sport rehab adopts a functionally integrated and holistic approach, aiming to identify the cause of the injury and improve the general functioning of the body.
What Does It Involve?
Your first appointment will involve an assessment to identify the possible cause and also the consequences of the injury or pain. You will also receive some treatment, if appropriate, and you be provided with exercises/stretches to do at home to help keep your recovery on track. The mainstay of successful treatment is the empowerment and education of patients so that you have a better understanding as well as the strategies to work with the therapist to manage and resolve the issue, and reduce the risk of recurrence in the future.
Could it Help Me?
Yes. But, like any other medical profession, sport rehab works alongside other therapies, like osteopathy and podiatry, to ensure the appropriate areas are targeted and you get the best possible care from a multidisciplinary team.
Vikki Bradley MSc, BSc(Hons), GSR. Member of The British Association of Sport Rehabilitators and Trainers – BASRaT www.basrat.org