Wide experience treating sports injuries
Martin with Jack Daniels Racing Driver Todd Kelly
Athletes from many disciplines at many levels require osteopathic skills and detailed knowledge of the body mechanics. Osteopathy can keep you training, and enable the fastest possible return to sport following injury.
“I’m a very active person and participate in a number of different sports but I’ve always had lower back pain without any obvious reason. Since being treated by Martin I’ve been able to manage my lower back problems properly so that I can get on with my life”. Elizabeth R.
Usually sports injuries are examined and treated as separate problems and not in relation to the rest of the body. Osteopaths consider all the factors, which may have led up to and contributed to the injury: these are often just as important as the injury itself and may slow or even prevent repair. The osteopathic approach helps the body’s various parts to function, at their optimum level and is especially suited to assisting complaints as varied as tennis elbow, or shoulder problems to muscle injuries.The osteopath’s specialist approach in diagnosing an injury as well as the wide range of techniques and treatment approaches used makes them ideal for the treatment of sports injuries. By using manual techniques, the osteopath provides the body with the best environment for repair, and enables it to function at its best. Advice on self-care is always given to maximise the effects of treatment and minimise the possibility of recurrence which may include specific exercises, technique tips, postural advice etc.
As well as his normal clinical duties, Martin specialises in the treatment of sports injuries. Over a period of three decades Martin has amassed huge experience in treating injuries from a wide variety of sportsHe was the first practitioner of his kind to work in the Football League and Rugby Union .He has also worked for England Rugby, GB Gymnastics, Bristol City, Bristol Rovers, and is a Consultant to many professional sports teams in the South West including Bristol Rugby.Martin recently returned from five years working in Australia for the Australian Rugby Union, South Australian National Football League, and the Jack Daniels Motor Racing Team.As well as his normal clinical duties, Martin specialises in the treatment of sports injuries. Over a period of three decades. Martin has amassed huge experience in treating injuries from a wide variety of sports.