Well-rounded athletes: how physiotherapy, osteopathy and sports massages help Centaurs players and coaches
City Osteo & Physio therapists treat people of all ages and activity levels – though, of course, many of their clients are athletes like Centaurs coaches and players who may need help with mobility, recovery, performance or pain management. What’s the difference between osteopathy, physiotherapy and sports massage?
Well, to summarise:
Typically we see a physiotherapist when we are injured or recovering from an injury (rehabilitation). The treatment tends to be very specific on that injured area.
Physiotherapy does not take into account the body as a whole but instead focuses on relieving pain and restoring normal function. Physiotherapists have a degree in their field and can work in hospitals. They treat muscles, bones, joints, nerves, tendons, ligaments, cartilage, and spinal discs.
An osteopath looks at the body from a holistic perspective and tries to get to the root cause of discomfort or pain symptoms. They may ask you questions about your daily life – how do you sleep? What’s your posture like? How do you walk? and assess how the body’s mechanics may be out of balance.
The osteopathic philosophy is that the bones, muscles, ligaments, and connective tissues are all interconnected. Osteopaths need to have a degree in osteopathy, though as a specialist degree, not every university offers this course.
Sports massages offer targeted muscle relief; it’s a deep tissue massage that is specifically designed to alleviate muscle tension, improve circulation, and enhance overall performance.
Sports massages can improve performance, reduce risk of injury, help with recovery after games or tournaments, reduce inflammation and aid with mobility.
How City Osteo & Physio help Centaurs
The specialists at City Osteo & Physio can do a much better job at explaining this than we can, and can recommend the right course of action for you if and when you need an appointment. Due to our special relationship with City Osteo & Physio, we are pleased to share that Centaurs members enjoy 20% off all services when they book appointments via this unique link: http://tinyurl.com/centaurs-2024