Preventing Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness
Did you know osteopathy can identify problems such as delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS) related to sports and training?
Osteopaths look at the muscles, bones and tissues affected by injury, postural problems, and training. This identifies wider issues which contributes to a localised pain or specific complaint. Osteopaths focus on the whole body to find out what is out of balance.
Following a full functional assessment, the problems can be treated using massage, physical manipulation, muscle stretching. As a result, this ensures your body is in its optimum state. You can then function well and confidently.
Massage prepares the muscles before intense activity, which includes taking part in events. Massage stimulates the muscles and increasing blood flow. Post exercise, massage is very helpful in preventing Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness. This is soreness in the muscles secondary to exercise.
What is Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness (DOMS)?
DOMS is a phenomenon of muscle pain and soreness. This is felt 12-48 hours following exercise. In particular, this follows an increase in the duration or intensity of exercise. It usually subsides over the next few days. As a result, symptoms range from tenderness in the muscle to severe pain.
Microtraumas in your muscle fibres causes DOMS. These microtraumas are repaired as part of the muscle growth process. Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness can be helped by Osteopathy for Sports.
Sports osteopathy diagnoses and treats current sporting injuries. It can also help in trying to prevent other sporting injuries. Seeing an osteopath regularly means you’ll enjoy a body that is more ‘in tune’ and the risk of injury can be reduced. This will be regardless of what sporting activities you do.
For years I’ve helped runners prepare for events. For instance, charity events. In return for helping to raise funds for charities, I offer a discount in fees for pre and post-run treatment.
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Osteopathic ‘MOT’ as we get older
Our bodies can be likened to a car that needs regular servicing and maintenance as we get older! We can sometimes feel aches and tensions in our body frame as we get older. A presumption is made that this is to be ‘expected’ and all part of getting older. Osteopathic treatment is aimed at releasing strains and stresses that have often accumulated over the years. Osteopaths treat the whole person not just conditions. A wide variety of problems that are affecting us can be helped. Do you feel your body needs an Osteopathic ‘MOT’?
Is it too late to do anything about it?
Advancing years can often be associated with the insidious onset of health problems. Osteoarthritis, heart and lung problems, circulation problems in the legs, effects of falls/accidents and general symptoms of declining health. However, suffering pain, stiffness and poor health are NOT an inevitable part of getting older!
Many of us will have suffered trauma at some point in our lives from car accidents, sporting injuries or falls. Often people injure themselves at the time and then recover. Sometimes these strains can have a longer effect on the body tissues, which can have consequences years later. The body tissues can lose flexibility and elasticity. This makes the joints more vulnerable to arthritic changes.
Osteopathic treatment can be effective at releasing the residual strains from past traumas. As a result it allow the body to function more efficiently. Gentle osteopathic treatment can realise tension in the diaphragm and muscles of the chest. In doing so encouraging normal breathing movements. This helps the heart and lungs to work to their best potential. It can improve circulation around joints, improving mobility and slowing the rate of further deterioration in the joints.
An occasional ‘MOT’, every few months, would mean keeping everything working well so you can enjoy an active lifestyle. I can also give you advice on preventitive exercises, as well as diet and lifestyle.
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Wilmslow Wellbeing Walks
I’m raising money for the British Heart Foundation during February 2020 with wellbeing walks in Wilmslow. I’d be so grateful for your support.
The BHF is the nation’s heart charity and the largest independent funder of cardiovascular research. Coronary heart disease is the UK’s single biggest killer but they are leading the fight against heart disease.
“I’m starting up regular Wellbeing Walks in Wilmslow”
Why not join me for a walk in Wilmslow? The aim is so we become more active to help our heart health. We will meet up and then go for an hour walk.
You may like to try Nordic Walking?
The Nordic Walking technique is a simple enhancement of normal arm swing when walking. The poles remain behind the body and pointing diagonally backward at all times. Shoulders are relaxed and down. Poles are held close to the body. I will provide the poles and information from the BHF to support us in making lifestyle changes for a small donation which will go to the BHF.
“Nordic Walking involves the upper body more making it a whole body exercise.”
The BHF has helped halve the number of people dying from heart and circulatory disease in the UK. However, sadly, every day hundreds of people lose their lives. It’s only thanks to support from people like us that the BHF can create new treatments and discover new cures. Every pound helps so please give what you can to help the British Heart Foundation.
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