Robert has an MSc in Sports Injuries and as a keen tennis player, skier, kitesurfer, footballer and golfer he has an in-depth knowledge of the many injuries sportsmen and women can sustain and how to treat them.
While treatment is the main focus for most sports people, Robert also sees prevention as being vital and will use video analysis techniques to identify and treat issues that could cause future problems. Injuries can occur for many reasons e.g. such as ill fitting footwear which can cause hip, knee and foot injuries. It is vital to look at the whole body and make a detailed assessment for each individual patient.
“An osteopath can help improve performance as well as treat the injuries being suffered. By using their knowledge of diagnosis and highly developed palpatory skills they can help to restore structural balance, improve joint mobility and reduce adhesions and soft tissue restrictions so that ease of movement is restored and performance enhanced.” The Institute of Osteopathy