Osteopathy & Sports

Our Osteopaths at Essendon Osteopathic Health Care treat a wide range of sports athletes, from elite gymnastics competitors and professional sports men and women to weekend ‘warriors’.


They appreciate the frustration that is experienced when an injury occurs and how vital it is to receive the best treatment and management advice possible.


We treat a wide range of Sporting Injuries


  • Muscle strains to the neck and back
  • Ligament sprains to the ankle and wrist
  • Hip, knee and leg injuries. For example: shin splints, patellar tendonitis, hamstring, groin and calf strains
  • Shoulder and elbow injuries. For example: rotator cuff tendinopathy, tennis and golfers elbow
  • Whiplash
  • Back spasms
  • Trauma

Consistent with our whole person philosophy, our Osteopaths not only treat the actual muscle strain or ligament sprain but also diagnose and treat the overall body imbalance which may have resulted in the injury occurring in the first instance or may have occurred in response to the injury.


A tailored stretching and strengthening program is also provided, enabling a return to your chosen sport as quickly as possible. If required, our Osteopaths may refer you for X-ray analysis or to a sports physician for a second opinion.