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Sports Injuries

From professional athletes to weekend warriors, sports people of all levels can benefit from osteopathic care. At Wellness Osteo we take a sports specific approach to getting you back to your best.

Osteopathic treatment for sports injuries

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From professional athletes to weekend warriors, sportspeople of all levels can benefit from osteopathic care. At Wellness Osteo, we take a sports-specific approach to getting you back to your best. We love sports related rehab and utilise the latest evidence into our management and rehabilitation programs.

We commonly see conditions such as:


  • Joint sprains – including ankle sprain, and hyper extension injuries
  • Muscle strains – including hamstring, rotator cuff and adductor strains
  • Joint instability – ligament tears and degeneration
  • Shoulder impingement – including SLAP lesions
  • Repetitive stress injuries – golfers’ and tennis elbow
  • Hip impingement – including femeroacetabular impingement (FAI)
  • Tendinopathies, which are a class of injuries including tendonitis and tendonosis
  • Bursitis, including trochanteric bursitis and sub acromial bursitis
  • Stress fractures – particularly of the tibia and lower back
  • Pre- and post-surgery rehab


Our combination of both manual therapy and at-home rehabilitation exercises aim to:


  • Decrease pain
  • Improve joint mobility
  • Increase flexibility
  • Increase strength and endurance

We are passionate about treating sportspeople and also offer:


  • Pre-competition reviews, ensuring you’re safe to return to sport following injury
  • Training modification, to keep your strength and agility while injured.
  • Post-event recovery, to ensure a minimal amount of time is spent recovering from large events including marathons, strength competitions, and AFL finals.


Our sports specific rehabilitation programs break down the common activities of your sport or event into elements that can be easily assessed and identified for areas of improvement. We like to understand your specific functional goals, whether it is a specific event or finals season you’re working towards we set down clear and achievable milestones to structure your rehabilitation program around. We can also work within your current training program to offer alternatives where needed. We do not want you to stop training during injury just to train smarter, we genuinely believe movement is medicine and will do all we can to keep you active while recovering from injury.