Learn more about Sports Injuries

Sports Injuries

No one wants to miss time doing what they love. Unfortunately with the nature of sport, most people at some time will receive an injury. 

Developed a sporting injury? Our osteopaths will determine the cause, provide you with a diagnosis and give you a plan to get you back playing again as soon as possible. 

What are sports injuries?

A sport injury refers to any injury obtained while training or playing the sport you love. The injuries can be minor ankle sprains, or muscular tightness that has only just started to develop. Unfortunately sometimes these injuries can be more severe and traumatic resulting in longer stretches on the sidelines. 

Most sports injuries fit into these categories:

Muscle strains/tears, ligament sprains/ruptures, tendonitis, fractures or dislocations.

Your osteopath will try to find the cause of your pain to adapt a treatment approach specific to you.

What causes sports injuries?

Commonly sports injuries are caused due to trauma, repetitive strain/overuse or a lack or preparedness. 

Understanding why your sports injury developed is important. We don’t want the injury to reoccur. While we may not be able to prevent all types of trauma or accidents in games, preparing our bodies and rehabilitating for your sport will give you the best chance at staying injury free.


Possible causes

What causes your pain?

These are some of the specific conditions that impact your sports injuries.

Muscle Strains


Tennis Elbow

Sports injuries pain at The Osteo Collective

How we help.


Your practitioner will start by asking you questions about your injury, how, when and why. This will be followed by a physical assessment testing the range of motion of your region of pain, palpating the surrounding muscles and performing some special tests. We will discuss with you our diagnosis and develop a plan with you to help you and your pain. 


Treatment with our osteopaths is a hands-on approach. After determining where, why and how you have developed your pain we will use a combination of soft tissue techniques, stretching, mobilisation and other joint related techniques. We also consider what you do day to day and develop a home treatment plan for you to implement. 


No one wants regular, recurring nagging chronic pain. Our exercise physiologist is the person to help with prevention. Improving your strength, function and flexibility, along with lifestyle changes will help prevent any future re-injuries. Rehabilitation is the most important part of recovering from any sports related injury!

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