OSTEOPATHY AND SPORTS THERAPY TREATMENTS IN WATFORD

The Watford Injury Clinic offers a wide range of services:

 

  • Osteopathy
  • Sports Injury
  • Exercise Rehabilitation
  • Medical Acupuncture
  • K-Laser Therapy
  • Ultrasound Therapy
  • Biomechanical/Postural Analysis
  • Biomechanical/Postural Advice

 

 

WHAT IS OSTEOPATHY?

 

Osteopathy typically treats neck and back problems but also works with related parts of the body including joints, ligaments and muscles. As a treatment and a form of sports therapy, osteopathy centres on bodily movements and functions. Osteopaths at the Watford Injury Clinic use established clinical diagnosis and manual treatments.

 

Osteopathic treatments work particularly well with the following conditions and ailments:

 

  • Arthritis
  • Chest Pain
  • Digestive Pain
  • Disc/Sciatica Pain
  • Frozen Shoulders
  • Hip and Thigh Pain
  • Knee and Foot Pain
  • Neck and Back Pain

 

Osteopathic treatments help mobility, increase the functionality of restricted joints and restore surrounding tissue to alleviate spasms. Typical treatment modalities include articulation and specific joint manipulation. Osteopaths may prescribe mobility, stretching and strengthening exercises and advise you on diet requirements, ergonomics, posture and lifestyle choices as part of an extensive osteopathic program.

 

Osteopathy centres on the patient. The Watford Injury Clinic tailors treatments individually based on age, your condition, the levels of pain experienced and your general health and wellbeing. Osteopaths may adjust your treatments based on how your body responds.

 

The osteopaths at our clinic undergo extensive training and a full 4 to 5-year degree course where they study the principles of anatomy, pathology, pharmacology, nutrition, biomechanics and physiology. All osteopaths undertake an additional 1,000 hours of training as a minimum requirement.

 

Our business undergoes regulation from the General Osteopathic Council (GOsC). It is a lawful offence for any individual to call himself or herself an osteopath, or to administer osteopathic treatments, without registration to the GOsC.

 

 

SPORTS INJURY

 

Amateur and professional athletes push their bodies beyond physiological limits, taking part in sporting activities to promote a heathier lifestyle which we fully encourage. However, the demands placed on the body often lead to pain, discomfort or another type of sports injury.

 

Sports therapy treats musculoskeletal injury by isolating the original defect and helping the body adapt to biomechanical limitations. The Watford Injury Clinic promotes tissue healing in areas distanced from the physical defect.

 

We help in the following areas of sports injury as part of our treatment range:

 

  • Ankle Pain
  • Bursitis
  • Calf Pain
  • Achilles Tendons
  • Tennis Elbow
  • Golfer’s Elbow
  • Hip Injuries
  • Groin Injuries
  • Knee Pain
  • Lower Leg Pain

 

 

WHAT IS K-LASER THERAPY?

 

The osteopaths and sports therapy specialists at the Watford Injury Clinic use K-laser therapy as a form of treatment where specific red and near-infrared wavelengths provide a series of therapeutic benefits. The treatment itself improves circulation by drawing vital oxygen, water and nutrients to the injured or damaged area.

 

Light from infrared lasers interact with tissue to increase cellular levels and metabolic activity. This improves the transfer of nutrients across the membrane of the cell. K-laser therapy is suitable for treating swelling, inflammation, stiffness, muscle spasms and pain.

 

 

WHAT IS ULTRASOUND THERAPY?

 

Ultrasound therapy heats the body’s damaged soft tissue by transmitting ultrasonic waves through the skin to benefit muscles, tendon, ligaments and joints. The treatment provides numerous benefits by not only reducing the time it takes to heal soft tissue injuries, but by also reducing the effects of inflammation, muscle spasms and physical pain.

 

Ultrasound therapy has a series of contraindications including:

 

  • Wearing a Pacemaker
  • Pregnancy
  • Recent Venous Thrombosis
  • Risk of Haemorrhage
  • Exposed Neural Tissue
  • Malignant or Cancerous Tissue
  • Biomechanical and Postural Analysis

 

Biomechanical and postural analysis assesses the body’s structure, alignment and functionality. Particular attention is paid to the feet, the ankles, the legs, the thighs, the hips and the lower back. A physical imbalance in the body is often compensated for in the feet and this can lead to a number of different ailments including:

 

  • Muscle Imbalance
  • Pelvic Asymmetry
  • Leg Length Discrepancy
  • Joint Dysfunction
  • Core Dysfunction

 

A good posture will keep bones and joints properly aligned. In turn, this encourages the correct use of muscle groups and prevents the spine from fixing into abnormal positions. Biomechanical and postural analysis decreases abnormal joint wear which could lead to arthritis in later life. Issues with overuse or strain are also alleviated.

 

Just as importantly, analysis contributes to a healthy physical appearance. Exercise rehabilitation is provided through specific movements to improve overall condition while lifestyle, nutritional and fitness advice is offered should the patient require it.

 

Contact the Watford Injury Clinic on 01923 442596 to discuss our full range of treatments with a certificated professional.

 

Watford, Hertfordshire, WD25 0DY

 

Telephone: 01923 442596

Mobile: 07833 685822

Email: info@osteosportsmed.co.uk

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