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Osteopathy for Rugby Injuries – Clapham Junction Osteopath

Osteopathy for Rugby Injuries

The Rugby Osteopath: Staying in the Game & Out of the Stands

 

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We have seen some incredible displays of human athleticism, combining strength, speed and intuition in the rugby season so far. Unfortunately, it is also the time of year that rugby players, both professional and amateur, start trickling in to the clinic with various injuries that are associated with this high impact, high intensity sport.

The five most common injuries as identified by the RFU are:

5. Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Injury

What is it? The MCL is the ligament on the inside of the knee, which stabilises the knee during locomotion. Injury occurs when the fibres of the ligament are torn or ruptured.

Why injury occurs? MCL injury is most often a result of being tackled or sudden changes in direction. Heavy impact while the foot is planted pushes the medial (inside) knee joint apart, while direction changes cause torsion through the knee and stress the ligament. For these reasons back position players are most often affected.

4. Calf Muscle injury

What is it? Most commonly a tear of the Gastrocnemius or Soleus muscles, often at the point where these muscles blend with the Achilles tendon (2-4 inches above the heal).

Why injury occurs? Numerous factors can lead to calf injury ranging from insufficient training to poor arch mechanics and simply having short, tight calves.

3. Thigh Haematoma

What is it? Haematomas are severe bruises resulting from local blood vessel damage, caused by direct blow/trauma to the affected area.

Why injury occurs? A result of high impact collisions. In a sport with such physicality the injuries are unavoidable/bound to happen.

2. Hamstring muscle injury

What is it? A strain or tear of the biceps femoris, semitendinosus or semimembranosus (the hamstring muscles).

Why injury occurs? Similar to the Calf, hamstring injury can result from many things ranging from inadequate training, to poor arch mechanics, limited recovery time between matches and simply having short, tight hamstrings.

1. Concussion

What is it? A sudden, short-lived loss of mental function. It is the most common and least serious type of brain injury

Why injury occurs? Resulting from a blow or other injury to the head. A consequence of the physical nature of rugby.

Long Term Injuries

The above are the most common injuries, however, the following injuries keep players off the pitch for longer periods:

 * Shoulder dislocation – a result of heavy impact that is often reoccurring due to weakening of the surrounding ligaments.

Lumbar disc and nerve root damage – a result of spinal compression

that affects players in forward positions.

Tibio/fibula fracture – most likely caused by a tackle at high speed.

– Knee ligament injuries (ACL, PCL, LCL) – due to the torsional forces that are forced through the knee when turning in studs, damage due to scrimmaging and being tackled.

Treatment

Unfortunately, there is not much we can do about concussion. However, a combination of hands on treatment with rehabilitation often works successfully with acute injuries as well as chronic injuries that are part of complex postural patterns that build up over a period of time. We look to address the underlying causes of injuries, decreasing your chances of future injury.

Please contact us on 0207 206 2625

or email info@ltosteo.co.uk to book a consultation.

We can give you advice specific to your injury and address any concerns you may have.

NOTE: The information provided here is intended as a guideline, not specific to the individual.

PLEASE CLICK HERE for the full RFU Report.

Tali Rayner M.Ost

Tali Rayner graduated from the British School of Osteopathy obtaining a Masters Degree in Osteopathy. Since graduating she has also completed training in Acupuncture and Medical dry needling lead by Dr Anthony Campbell.

She is registered with the General Osteopathic Council as well as the British Osteopathic Association. She has worked in a number of clinical settings including working with a professional rugby and football team.

Tali is structural in her approach to osteopathic assessments and uses a variety of treatment techniques including medical dry needling in conjunction with osteopathic techniques.

As part of your assessment Tali will assess work related ergonomic issuesor sport related training techniques, which may be contributing and maintaining  injuries and pain. Tali will prescribe exercises as part of your rehabilitation and stabilisation of an injury or longer term postural complaint.

 

Appointment Times (at Fybre Fitness): Wednesday 5-9pm and Friday 7-11am

 

Testimonials:

 

Before I saw Tali, I suffered chronic and consistent sciatic pain. Her specialist treatment immediately alleviated the worst symptoms and quickly enabled me to return to the fully active lifestyle I had missed. Friendly and highly skilled, Tali takes the time to put her patients at ease and discuss their needs. She also directs you to everyday exercises and lifestyle changes that strengthen the body against future injury. Thank you Tali.

– V. George

For the first time in the last 6 years I am beginning to walk without pain and without the anticipation of pain when I come to stairs or other more challenging activities . . . . I would highly recommend Tali to anyone considering osteopathy.

– A. Sharman

Appointments:

For an appointment or further questions please call 020 7206 2625 or email info@ltosteo.co.uk

Treatment for Thigh Pain – Osteopath Northcote Road

Treatment for Thigh Pain – Your Osteopath on Northcote Road

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Quadriceps muscle strains are the most common cause for local pain at the front of the thigh. Pain can also be referred to the front of the thigh from the lower back, hip or sacro-iliac joints (SIJ) so these are also important considerations. Quadriceps muscle strains often occur during sprinting, jumping or kicking. Like all strains they can be of different severities, it may be a sudden injury during activity where there will be acute pain, localised tenderness and if severe – swelling and bruising. More minor strains may not even be noticed until the following day.

Similarly, pain at the back of the thigh can potentially also be referred pain from the lower back, SIJ or hip. However hamstring muscle strains are also very common. Sports involving sprinting and jumping have an high incidence of hamstring injuries. Symptoms are similar to quadriceps injuries. There are number of factors which have been found to predispose to hamstring injury such as reduced flexibility, strength, lumbo-pelvic stability, joint dysfunction, fatigue and training modalities.

Treatment for Thigh Pain

Your Osteopath will carefully assess you in each of these areas to provide an individual and effective treatment and rehabilitation programme.

Thigh pain can sometimes be a symptom of a serious underlying medial condition. Your osteopath is trained to screen for this and will refer you if necessary to the appropriate medical professional.

Tali Rayner M.Ost

Tali Rayner graduated from the British School of Osteopathy obtaining a Masters Degree in Osteopathy. Since graduating she has also completed training in Acupuncture and Medical dry needling lead by Dr Anthony Campbell.

She is registered with the General Osteopathic Council as well as the British Osteopathic Association. She has worked in a number of clinical settings including working with a professional rugby and football team.

Tali is structural in her approach to osteopathic assessments and uses a variety of treatment techniques including medical dry needling in conjunction with osteopathic techniques.

As part of your assessment Tali will assess work related ergonomic issuesor sport related training techniques, which may be contributing and maintaining  injuries and pain. Tali will prescribe exercises as part of your rehabilitation and stabilisation of an injury or longer term postural complaint.

 

Appointment Times (at Fybre Fitness): Wednesday 5-9pm and Friday 7-11am

 

Testimonials:

 

Before I saw Tali, I suffered chronic and consistent sciatic pain. Her specialist treatment immediately alleviated the worst symptoms and quickly enabled me to return to the fully active lifestyle I had missed. Friendly and highly skilled, Tali takes the time to put her patients at ease and discuss their needs. She also directs you to everyday exercises and lifestyle changes that strengthen the body against future injury. Thank you Tali.

– V. George

For the first time in the last 6 years I am beginning to walk without pain and without the anticipation of pain when I come to stairs or other more challenging activities . . . . I would highly recommend Tali to anyone considering osteopathy.

– A. Sharman

Appointments:

For an appointment or further questions please call 020 7206 2625 or email info@ltosteo.co.uk

YOUR OSTEOPATH NORTHCOTE ROAD – SPORTS MASSAGE OFFER

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TEL: 020 7206 2625

EMAIL: info@ltosteo.co.uk

What We Treat

 

Osteopathy is a system of assessing, diagnosing, treating and preventing a wide range of health problems.

Osteopaths are commonly known for treating back pain and postural problems including changes due to pregnancy, caused by driving or work strain, the pain of arthritis and minor sports injuries.

Listed below you can find the common joint and muscle conditions that osteopaths treat.

Patients have also found osteopathy helpful for conditions such as digestive issues, circulatory problems, neuralgia and problems sleeping and for the symptoms of many others.

Osteopathic patients include the young, older people, manual workers, office professionals, pregnant women, children and sports people.

If you want to find out more, any registered osteopath will be happy to talk to you about your health and how you may benefit from osteopathic treatment.

Find out more about osteopathy and what to expect from an osteopathic consultation.

Osteopaths are trained to check for signs of serious conditions they cannot treat.  In these circumstances, they should inform you of what they believe is the problem and refer you to see your GP or hospital for further investigations.

YOUR OSTEOPATH NORTHCOTE ROAD

To book online visit www.ltosteo.co.uk or CALL 0207 206 2625

Acupuncture Northcote Road – Laura Tilson Osteopathy

Acupuncture Northcote Road

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OSTEOPATH

 

SPORTS INJURIES

GENERAL ACHES AND JOINT PAIN

SPORTS MASSAGE

ACUPUNCTURE

 

Tali has worked with top athletes and professional rugby players. She assesses ergonomic issues and sport related training techniques and can prescribe exercises for rehabilitation. Her treatment includes osteopathy, sports massage and medical acupuncture.

 

To book an appointment online visit www.ltosteo.co.uk or email info@ltosteo.co.uk.

 

Tali Rayner M.Ost

Tali Rayner graduated from the British School of Osteopathy obtaining a Masters Degree in Osteopathy. Since graduating she has also completed training in Acupuncture and Medical dry needling lead by Dr Anthony Campbell.

She is registered with the General Osteopathic Council as well as the British Osteopathic Association. She has worked in a number of clinical settings including working with a professional rugby and football team.

Tali is structural in her approach to osteopathic assessments and uses a variety of treatment techniques including medical dry needling in conjunction with osteopathic techniques.

As part of your assessment Tali will assess work related ergonomic issuesor sport related training techniques, which may be contributing and maintaining  injuries and pain. Tali will prescribe exercises as part of your rehabilitation and stabilisation of an injury or longer term postural complaint.

 

Appointment Times (at Fybre Fitness): Wednesday 5-9pm and Friday 7-11am

 

Testimonials:

 

Before I saw Tali, I suffered chronic and consistent sciatic pain. Her specialist treatment immediately alleviated the worst symptoms and quickly enabled me to return to the fully active lifestyle I had missed. Friendly and highly skilled, Tali takes the time to put her patients at ease and discuss their needs. She also directs you to everyday exercises and lifestyle changes that strengthen the body against future injury. Thank you Tali.

– V. George

For the first time in the last 6 years I am beginning to walk without pain and without the anticipation of pain when I come to stairs or other more challenging activities . . . . I would highly recommend Tali to anyone considering osteopathy.

– A. Sharman

Appointments:

For an appointment or further questions please call 020 7206 2625 or email info@ltosteo.co.uk TO BOOK ONLINE PLEASE CLICK HERE 

BUPA Osteopathy Network – Your Osteopath on Northcote Road

BUPA Osteopathy Network

Did you know you can claim for osteopathy on your BUPA Health Insurance?

Check with your insurance company before you book, you may need to go and see you GP before you come and see us.

The Osteopaths at Laura Tilson Osteopathy are Registered with all major Private Healthcare Insurance companies. The list includes:


 

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Most osteopaths work in the private sector, either alone or in a group practice, and some offer services through the NHS.

In some areas, doctors are able to refer patients to an osteopath for treatment funded by the NHS. To find out whether osteopathic treatment is available on the NHS in your area, contact:

  • your local Clinical Commissioning Group if you live in England
  • your local Health Board if you live in Scotland
  • your local Health Board if you live in Wales
  • your local Health and Social Care Board if you live in Northern Ireland

NHS and private treatmentFor information on who to contact in your region of the UK, ask your doctor or check the NHS website.

All osteopaths in the UK, wherever they work, are regulated by the General Osteopathic Council (GOsC). It is against the law for anyone to call themselves an osteopath unless they are registered with the GOsC, which sets and promotes high standards of competency, conduct and safety.

 

OSTEOPATHY – WHAT TO EXPECT

Osteopathy is a form of manual therapy that can have beneficial effects for a variety of muscle and joint conditions. When you first visit an osteopath, you’ll be asked about your current symptoms and medical history. All information will be treated as confidential in accordance with standards of practice set out by the General Osteopathic Council and the Data Protection Act 1998.

After an initial examination, your osteopath will discuss treatment options with you so that you can agree a course of action and the likely associated costs. Treatment may require several visits and, very occasionally, further tests and or referrals to other appropriate health care professionals.

Most osteopaths will begin your treatment at your first appointment – you may experience mild discomfort afterwards, but in most cases this will resolve within 24 hours. If you have any concerns about your treatment we encourage you to discuss these further with your osteopath.

 

To book an appointment online with Laura Tilson Osteopathy visit www.ltosteo.co.uk or call 020 7206 2625.

 

Sports Massage Offer – Northcote Road

Sports Massage Offer – Northcote Road

Sports massage tends to be a stronger more intense massage, combining a variety of techniques including stretching, friction and trigger point release.

The main purpose of sports massage is to help alleviate stress and tension which builds up in the body’s soft tissues, this can be sports related or from simple day to day activities.

When an injury occurs the body often reacts by tensing the soft tissues surrounding the area, massage can work quickly and effectively to reduce this. It can also be helpful in preventing ‘niggling’ injuries which can hamper performance.

 

Tali Rayner M.Ost

Tali Rayner graduated from the British School of Osteopathy obtaining a Masters Degree in Osteopathy. Since graduating she has also completed training in Acupuncture and Medical dry needling lead by Dr Anthony Campbell.

She is registered with the General Osteopathic Council as well as the British Osteopathic Association. She has worked in a number of clinical settings including working with a professional rugby and football team.

Tali is structural in her approach to osteopathic assessments and uses a variety of treatment techniques including medical dry needling in conjunction with osteopathic techniques.

As part of your assessment Tali will assess work related ergonomic issuesor sport related training techniques, which may be contributing and maintaining  injuries and pain. Tali will prescribe exercises as part of your rehabilitation and stabilisation of an injury or longer term postural complaint.

 

Appointment Times (at Fybre Fitness): Wednesday 5-9pm and Friday 7-11am

 

Testimonials:

 

Before I saw Tali, I suffered chronic and consistent sciatic pain. Her specialist treatment immediately alleviated the worst symptoms and quickly enabled me to return to the fully active lifestyle I had missed. Friendly and highly skilled, Tali takes the time to put her patients at ease and discuss their needs. She also directs you to everyday exercises and lifestyle changes that strengthen the body against future injury. Thank you Tali.

– V. George

For the first time in the last 6 years I am beginning to walk without pain and without the anticipation of pain when I come to stairs or other more challenging activities . . . . I would highly recommend Tali to anyone considering osteopathy.

– A. Sharman