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Olympic Fever

August 15th 2016

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Olympic Fever
Written by LiveLink
August 15th 2016
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With the Olympic fever circulating at the moment it seems many more people are inspired to get moving. This could possibly be falling in love with an old sport, taking up something completely new or just pushing yourself even further in your practised sport.

Seeing as many of our clients are physiotherapists, chiropractors and osteopaths we decided to write a handy blog about the differences and how they can benefit you if your workout leaves you with a few more aches than usual!

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Osteopaths work by diagnosing the problem and then working on the neuro-musculo-skeletal system, mainly working the muscles and joints to facilitate the body’s own ability to heal itself. Their sessions focus on strengthening the MSK system to prevent further illnesses. Some techniques they use include soft tissue massage, joint articulation and manipulation usually followed by self-help exercise.

Physiotherapists also focus on the musculo-skeletal system, and aim to restore movement and function to the fullest potential following a possible sports injury. Physio’s use exercise, manual therapy, education and advice. There are a range of different areas surrounding physiotherapy and these can include, neurology, chronic conditions and mental health as they are able to treat a number of body systems such as the MSK, neuromuscular and cardiovascular systems.

Lastly, chiropractors specialise in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of neuromusculoskeletal disorders whilst also investigating the effects of injuries on the nervous system, especially relating to the spine. Some problems with the MSK system can be caused by poor posture, wear and tear and inactivity. All of these cause pressure on the nerves in the body. Chiropractors use specific manipulations too free up the joints and regularly promote self-rehabilitation programmes.

Although all three are very similar they all derive from different schools of thought and their approaches to treatment differs. Nonetheless, if you happen to suffer from a sports injury, bad posture of even migraines one of these alternative solutions may be for you! Take a look at our ‘Who we love to help’ and ‘Who loves us’ page on our website for a few ideas on who to call!

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