Osteopathy and acupuncture are ideal therapies for treating many sports injuries. While acute injuries often heal spontaneously and quickly, chronic injuries may need help. This may take the form of massage, manipulation, ultrasound therapy or acupuncture, as well as advice on specific exercises to help the injured area.

 

Conditions helped by these methods include:

 

  • Tennis and golfer's elbow

  • Hamstring and calf muscle strains

  • Knee injuries

  • Foot problems

 

Andrew has been Osteopath to the Jungle Marathon, an annual ultra-marathon held in the depths of the Brazilian Rainforest. Here is a photo of one of the mobile treatment areas at the end of a stage.

 

The following articles may help athletes understand and look after certain sports injuries: