Osteopathy for Footy – Bayley Forbes

Osteopathy for AFL

You may have not thought about it before but AFL requires many physical attributes of performance in order for an individual or team to be successful. These range of muscular endurance, strength and power, agility, speed, tactical skills and many more. With the need for so many components of athleticism needed, there is also a wide range of injuries that a footballer may face.

Common Injuries

Traumatic injuries are some of the more common injuries that you may have heard of, these include fractures, ACL injuries and other sprained ligaments, and soft tissue injuries such as hamstrings strains and shoulder dislocations to just name a few.

But there are also many non-traumatic injuries that can occur or build up over time. Think of the player that hasn’t been down to the club in 2 years, hasn’t trained a day of pre-season and now can’t get through a session because they have shin splints. Other injuries that can build up over time are tendinopathies, general muscular soreness (DOMs) and other overuse injuries

Role of Osteopathy and AFL

Due to the wide range of injuries that can be sustained, Osteopathy can play a major role of the general management and rehabilitation of these injuries. Every injury is unique and can have many confounding factors which your Osteopath will take into account. Through a variety of hands on manual therapies such as soft tissue treatment, manipulation, dry needling and sport specific rehabilitation we aim to get you back fighting fit for the season

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Strength and Conditioning for AFL Performance

But why wait until you are injured to have to come and complete rehab? Through sport specific strength and conditioning we aim to minimise the risk of injury by creating a more powerful and more resilient musculoskeletal system that is able to cope with the demands of AFL. The largest risk factor for injury is sustaining a previous injury, think of the

bloke down at the club that does multiple hamstrings throughout the year. This is mainly due to inadequate rehab and poor strength training in the off season. Strength and conditioning training does not necessarily mean work in the gym if that’s not your thing, but some type of off-season and in-season strength training is a necessity for playing out a season at your best

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