Osteopathy and sports

When and why to consult?

 

To prevent: to establish a check-up and prepare for an upcoming athletic event.

 

To cure: to balance in a precise way the articular axes which could have been affected by a shock. After fractures, sprains, or surgical operations, osteopathy can aid in the healing process. It can also aid in erasing past trauma. 

 

Recovery after an event: to alleviate the discomfort of falls without visible injuries, various pains, tendonitis, sciatica, stress, lack of concentration during an event, or even sleep disturbance before a competition.

 

For an athlete as for any patient, the osteopath searches to heal the body using a holistic approach. The osteopath can work in collaboration with other professionals such as sports coaches specialized in the patient's specific sport.

K-Taping 

press to zoom

press to zoom

press to zoom

press to zoom
1/10

The use of colored elastic adhesive bandages is another approach in the control and improvement of pain and function in both athletic and non-athletic patients. These adhesive bandages have similar properties to the skin (weight, thickness, elasticity) and influence joint, muscle and especially circulatory (venous, lymphatic) function as well as nociceptor reaction (neuro-proprioceptive action). Different techniques (muscular, ligamentary, aponeurotic, lymphatic, neural, correction...) can be used. The choice of colors, the direction of the bands and their tension depends on the therapeutic objectives.