GARY LUTZ
OSTEOPATH


36 CITY WAY
ROCHESTER


01634 814700
GARY LUTZ
OSTEOPATH


36 CITY WAY
ROCHESTER


01634 814700
GARY LUTZ
OSTEOPATH


36 CITY WAY
ROCHESTER


01634 814700
GARY LUTZ
OSTEOPATH


36 CITY WAY
ROCHESTER


01634 814700
GARY LUTZ
OSTEOPATH


36 CITY WAY
ROCHESTER


01634 814700

Sports Injuries


"I have always been a keen athlete, but since my sports injury to my knee, I have struggled to do any form of exercise without being in pain for a few days after. I was told by my doctor to see a specialist who should be able to help get the strength back. Since coming to the Medway Osteopathic Clinic, I have seen a great improvement and I am nearly back at the stage I was before my accident." Jeff Townsend - Rochester

A229 Medway Osteopathic Clinic offers sports injury treatment and rehabilitation to all ages, competitors and leisure exercisers of all levels and ability. Gary Lutz has been working with sporting people in Rochester, Gillingham, Strood, the medway towns, kent and London for over 20 years fixing sprained ankles, bad backs and hamstring injuries and much more

Sports injuries can be defined as injuries that happen whilst participating in athletic activities. Common sorting injuries can include tennis elbow that’s common cause is repetitive strain injury, ligament damage that can be caused by sudden force, Sprains that are injuries to joints seen in most sporting activities.

Practitioners at this City Way clinic have had experience treating many athletes of an international level including swimmers, rugby players, footballers, trampolinists, gymnasts, tennis players, weight lifters, marshal artists, cyclists, boxers as well as several international runners of all age ranges

Whether the problem is with your knee, hamstring, calf, ankle or you are suffering with a bad leg, soft tissue damage, muscle groin injury, shoulder sprain our experienced osteopaths are here to get you back to the sporting lifestyle that you enjoy.

When asked about common sports injuries Gary offers explanations to a few:

Swimmers can twist their knees if they don't move their heads evenly to breathe when doing freestyle. They can easily overkick with their ankles too and might not notice in the cold water, Restoring normal joint freedom and reducing twists and turns especially of the knee and low back (tumbleturns) allows the soft tissue to be relieved of strain and recover.

Trampolinists often land with their bodies slightly too far forward in seat drops and sprain their low back. Their ankles can suffer in the same way that gymnasts do in dismounts. Shoulder strains on the rings tend to respond, if you catch them early enough, to movements that restore the tracking of the ball joint of the shoulder to allow a normal negative pressure to replace the excess fluid present in the damaged joint. The plane joint of the shoulder frequently is disturbed as the arm moves to the extreme of motion above or behind the body. This is often diagnosed as frozen shoulder but responds quickly to a number of manipulations. This is often a problem for tennis players with their service game.

The normal response to injury is for fluid to flood into the damaged area in a process known as congestion. Inflammation follows and these are the normal, healthy responses to injury.

Repair or degeneration (often both at the same time) depends on the degree of inflammation which is why anti-inflammatories are the mainstay of medical treatment alongside painkillers. These will not restore the normal movements of the damaged area on their own, but rely on the patient to move in the right way to free up the strain. Or the body compensates by twisting at some remote area, taking up some of the athlete's valuable energy and ability to perform new movement.

If you are stiff you can't move freely and even warming up may not get to the problem A229 Medway Osteopathic Clinic provides specialist osteopathic treatment for all sports pain, strains, dislocations and sprains so call our registered Osteopath today for advice on rehabilitating your sports injury.

CONTACT US

Gary Lutz
Osteopath

36 City Way,
Rochester,
Kent.
ME1 2AB 

Tel: 01634 814700
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Monday - Friday: 9:30am - 9pm
Saturday: 9:30am - 1pm
Sunday: Emergencies only
 

 
If you require more information on our treatments or to book an appointment please contact us using the details above, or email us using the automated form.

Gary Lutz (DO, MCO, MS) established the Medway Osteopathic Clinic over 20 years ago and is the founder of the Southern Society of Classical Osteopaths. 

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