Osteopathy uses a variety of myofascial and manipulative techniques to improve kinetic chain function and total body alignment. In other words, Osteopathy treats the body as a whole to help improve function and reduce strain, which in turn allows damaged tissues to heal and repair.
Sports massage is a great way to "flush" out tired, tight muscles after intensive exercise. It also helps to maintain good muscle condition, improve recovery time post exercise and contributes to injury prevention.
Kinesio myofascial taping
Myofascial or kinesio taping is increasingly popular among athletes and the general population. Its ability to stretch but maintain support allows more natural movement - an important consideration for sports people. It has also been shown to help reduce bruising and swelling post injury.
I am qualified RockDoc, certified in the use of myofascial taping and I use RockTape as my preferred choice of tape.
Treatment will help to heal an injury and reduce pain but exercise and stretching advice are key elements that aid repair and help to prevent further injury in the future. As part of my treatment, I advise patients on the best ways to manage their condition and the most suitable rehab program for their goals.
I use myofascial acupuncture to compliment the hands-on techniques. Acupuncture has been proven in studies to be effective in pain management, muscle trigger point de-activation as well as in the treatment of osteoarthritis.