Osteopathy is both preventative and reactive. Meaning, professional athletes and sports men and women seek osteopathic treatment to help prevent injury as well as using osteopathy to aid in their rehabilitation from injury.
This is why professional sports clubs employ team osteopaths as they help their athletes stay fit. Treatments also help improve performance by loosening the muscles before a workout or game. Then, its relax them and help them cool down at the end of a session.
Sports osteopathy can have positive effects on joint pain and injury. Indeed, the treatment helps the body to recover more quickly and prevent further injury by strengthening the body and encouraging good posture. It also helps identify wider problems in the body that can contribute to the pain.