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Sports Osteopath Clinic In Melbourne

Treatment for injuries, pain, body mechanics and performance.
Return to your chosen sport with assisted recovery from your injury or pain. Let our Sports Osteopaths improve your performance by helping your body to move better.

At Middle Park Osteopathic Clinic, we are experienced in treating a wide range of sporting athletes. From elite gymnasts and professional sports men and women, to ‘weekend warriors’. Our St Kilda West-based sport medicine specialists are conveniently located near St Kilda and Port Melbourne. This is an area often visited by many of Melbourne’s most sporty, active people.
Many of our osteopaths are former athletes, or active participants in a variety of sports. They understand how important recovery from injuries can be. Along with that, they also get that range of movement, and joint strength is critical to performance in many sports.
We know how frustrating it is to be kept from the sport you love due to pain or injury.
Our experienced Melbourne based rehab and sports Osteopaths can work to improve the overall mechanics of your body with a wide variety of treatments. They not only treat the specific problem, but also work to find the underlying imbalance in your body which may have caused your problem or injury in the first place. Your practitioner can then provide a stretching and strengthening program to get you back on track as quickly as possible.
We at Middle Park Osteopathic Clinic want to be available to treat your sports injuries as soon as they occur. Our clinic is open Monday to Thursday 7:30am-9pm, Friday 7.30am-7.00pm and on Saturday from 7:30am.
Regular maintenance can also be an effective injury prevention strategy and can aid you in improved movement and performance.
Osteopath

Our Sports Osteopath

who are all ex-elite athletes themselves, treat a wide range of sporting injuries, including:

  • Muscle strains to the neck and back
  • Ligament sprains to the ankle and wrist
  • Hip, knee and leg injuries. For example: shin splints, patella tendonitis, hamstring, groin and calf strains
  • Plantarfasciitis
  • Shoulder and elbow injuries. For example: rotator cuff tendonitis, golfers elbow and tennis elbow
  • Whiplash
  • Back spasms
  • Trauma
Sports

Our Melbourne-based Sports Osteopaths

Our Melbourne-based Sports Osteopaths not only treat the actual muscle strain or ligament sprain. They also diagnose and treat the overall body imbalance. Poor posture or other issues might have contributed to the injury occurring. Vice versa, other issues can arise in response to the injury. A tailored stretching and strengthening program can be provided, enabling a return to your chosen sport as quickly and safely as possible.

If required, our Sports Osteopaths may refer you for further sports medicine investigation. Such as an X-ray or MRI analysis, or to a sports physician for a second opinion.
Our sports massage in St.Kilda can work to improve the overall mechanics of your body with treatment. They not only treat the specific problem that may be presenting as pain. We can also work to find the underlying imbalance in your body which could be source of the issue, not just the symptom. Your practitioner can then provide a stretching and strengthening program to help provide a long term solution, or prevention of injury and pain in the future.

Regular maintenance can also be an effective injury prevention strategy. It can aid you in improved movement and performance. Some common sports people we treat are listed below.

Rowing

Rowing

Our osteopaths improve your shoulder, spine and rib mechanics. Allowing prevention of injury such as rib fracture and tendon issues in the shoulders and hip flexors

Cycling

Cycling

Do you take your bike for regular tune ups? Let us help your body work seamlessly with your bike by helping improve your mechanics and body angles. A whole body approach to treatment in cyclists is important. It is important to reduce tension in neck and spine, to help align the knee cap and release tension in the legs and hip flexors to gain the smoothest ride possible.

Running

Running

Let us help balance your body to reduce strain on the legs, hips and spine by reducing imbalance and muscle tension. We commonly see ITB (ilio tibial band) issues, hammy tears, knee pain and low back problems from running

Golf

Golf

Our osteopaths can improve your swing and power by helping improve your spinal rotation and balance your hips. If we keep you mobile in your joints and tissues then your game will surely improve.

Swimming

Swimming

Improve your shoulder mechanics and neck rotation and therefore your power to glide faster and more smoothly through each stroke in the water.

Gymnastics

Gymnastics

Improve overall mechanics and power in your body allowing you to prevent injury

We also provide osteopathy for martial arts participants too. You can read about how osteopathy can help with sporting injuries here.
To book an appointment with one of our experienced sports osteopath in Melbourne, contact us today.