As well as being an elite athlete who has competed at three Olympics, MWA leader Ali Abdo is also a practicing Osteopath. He currently works in in a number of practices around Melbourne and runs his private practice, Advanced Osteopathic Group, in Newport. Having an insight in both sport and Osteopathy, Ali values the importance of injury minimisation. Although sports injuries commonly occur, the goal for any athlete is return to the mat, field, pool, track etc. as soon as possible. As an Osteopath Ali is able to identify, manage and treat common sports injuries, namely those experienced in wrestlers / grapplers.
Osteopathy is an established, recognised system of diagnosis and treatment that lays its main emphasis on the structural integrity of the body. It is distinctive in the fact that it recognises much of the pain and disability we suffer stems from abnormalities in the function of the body structure as well as damage caused to it by disease.
Osteopathy uses many of the diagnostic procedures used in conventional medicine assessment and diagnosis. The main strength lies in the unique way the patient is assessed from a mechanical, functional and postural standpoint and the manual methods of treatment applied to suit the needs of the patient.
Osteopaths use their hands both to investigate the underlying causes of pain and to carry out treatment using a variety of techniques. These may include muscle and connective tissue massage / stretching, joint mobilisation, trigger point release, or manipulation techniques to help improve joint range of motion and blood flow which will affect the rate and success of healing.
At AOG we treat a variety of musculo-skeletal problems as well as a number of other conditions. Common conditions include:
- Back and neck pain
- Sports-realted injuries
- Migraines and headaches
- Shoulder, knee and ankle pain
- Work-related an repetitive strain injuries
To find out more on how you can reduce the risk of sports injuries and improve your physical peformance contact Dr. Abdo on 9332 4007.