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Sports Injuries

Updated 04 April 2013

Osteopathy and football injuries

Football is generally a safe and effective exercise. Nonetheless injuries often occur. Are you a dedicated player? Then find out how osteopathy can be used to your advantage.

Football is generally a safe and effective exercise. Nonetheless injuries often occur.

Some players at greater risk
Footballers who lack flexibility are at increased risk of injury. Previously injured players are at a higher risk to repeat the injury. The majority of injuries in football occur in the lower body, mostly to the knees and ankles.

  • No relief from stretching tight muscles after activity.
  • Decrease in sprinting ability.
  • Loss of distance with long kick.
  • Pain with deceleration.

 

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Adrian Rotunno is a medical doctor in the Sports & Exercise Medicine fellowship at the Sports Science Institute of South Africa, and qualified physiotherapist. Team physician for Dimension Data pro-cycling, and Boland Rugby. Special interests include endurance sport, in particular cycling, as well as contact sports.

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