Providing Osteopathic treatments, individualized care & yoga as therapy.

For the Sports Enthusiast

Sports Enthusiasts of all kinds receive the benefits, both during Osteopathic treatments & in our Yoga Studio. Here’s how we can help.

Golf

One of the most common injuries in golf is Golfers Elbow (more specifically, Medial Epicondylitis). Osteopathic manipulation is found to be effective treatment for this form of elbow pain. Recognizing that anything from lower back, up the spiral line of the body can be affected as well. Whether you attend with a current diagnosis, or just feeling a 'twinge', we can help. Wrists, core, hips, lower back and knees all play an important roll in your swing too! The basic elements common in both golf & yoga are connecting to the ground. Letting go of expectations and accepting what is happening in the moment. The practice of yoga improves focus as well as range of motion and physical strength. Those skills are radiated throughout your life, off your mat and onto the golf greens. Faulty technique is not often the problem as is failed concentration.

Runners

At Mind, Matter & Motionour Osteopaths DO(MP)'s know how to provide treatments just for the runner's body. We address the muscles and all of the joints that take impact from the running surface. You have 35 joints in the foot and ankle, three in the knee, five in the hip and pelvis, and five in the lower back. Your Osteopath DO(MP) will provide an assessment to determine if any of these joints are stiff, injured or if they are preventing you from running at your peak. We will assess the cause the cause of your pain, and provide the required treatment. Manipulation of the soft tissue will be carried out so that your muscles, ligaments and tendons are stretched and loosened. The surrounding soft tissue is strengthened to add support. Osteopathic treatment will act to realign any hard tissue (such as your knee cap or bones of the legs) so that any pain caused by a dislocated kneecap or other bone can be relieved. You will notice some real improvements following osteopathic treatment. Mind, Matter & Motion offers treatment programs with one of our Osteopaths DO(MP)'s as well as a combination treatment that involves yoga classes. Despite all the stretching in the world, many runners struggle with a limited range of motion. This can cause muscle imbalances and lead to injury. Yoga's internal focus centers your attention on your own body's movements rather than on an external outcome. Runners can use yoga practice to balance strength, increase range of motion, and train the body and mind. Yoga moves your body through poses (asana’s) while teaching you how to coordinate your breath with each subtle movement. The eventual result is that your body, mind, and breath are integrated in all actions. Yoga's internal focus centers your attention on your own body's movement support and stabilizes the skeletal system. This can offset the effects of the runner's one-dimensional workouts. The complete oxygenation of the body leads to a more complete cardiac workout while running.


 

Cyclists

Osteopathy deals with many injuries. One of the most common for cyclists is knee injuries, generally caused by overuse of your knees, feet, hips and lower back. This will eventually lead to Illio-tibial band syndrome, maltracking of the patella, patella femoral syndrome, ligament sprains, muscle strains and joint (meniscal) overuse. Cycling places your knees nearly at right angles. This puts abnormal stress on the structures of the knee. Other stressors to the body caused by the cyclist posture, and overuse include back pain and pressure injuries causing numbness, tingling, or pain in your arm, hand, wrist, or little finger. With proper osteopathic evaluation you will be set for your next bike ride or your next big race. Spending time hunched over the handlebars and pedaling past the point of pain can cause overuse injuries of the knees, backs, quads and hamstrings. We love yoga for its stretching and strengthening properties. The total oxygenation of the body completed in yoga allows for a more full cardiac work out on your bike. Building relaxation and mental clarity by practicing yoga is a powerful tool to harness focus and visualize success.

Tennis

This sport can put considerable strain on our bodies. It is no surprise that it is a major cause of injuries, strains, pains and aches.


As a result of overuse, playing too hard, or playing too often the most common example of injury is tennis elbow and biceps tendinitis. Whether you have a diagnosis, or are simply beginning to experience pain in the joints when at play, an Osteopathic treatment will assist. By using their knowledge of diagnosis and highly developed palpatory skills they can help to restore structural balance, improve joint mobility and reduce adhesions and soft tissue restrictions so that ease of movement is restored and performance enhanced.


our gentle, strength building yoga classes include twists to assist the core, and shoulder openers to allow the power and free flow movement in your swing. While not forgetting to check in with those hips, holding the tension from your starts and stops. Opening the hips will release any pain moving into the lower back and allow for faster bursts of speed on the court. Strengthening the knees and ankles reduces the possibility of future injury. Call Today to Book Your Osteopathic Treatment – or click here to go directly to our Online Booking System
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