Osteopathy for Ankle Sprain
Follow the RICER regime
Prompt assessment and management is essential in the first 24 to 48 hours, namely following the RICER regime and precautionary X-ray to rule out bony fracture, if indicated.
How osteopaths treat ankle sprain
Osteopaths treat ankle sprain frequently. Your osteopath at Enhance Osteopathy in Heidelberg may assist in the rehabilitation of an ankle sprain with the following treatment options*:
- Soft tissue treatment of the ligament scar tissue to promote optimal stability and range of motion.
- Active and passive mobility exercises to restore normal range of motion to the foot and ankle complex.
- Balancing exercises to re-strengthen the receptors housed in the ligament that provide stability and improve position sense (proprioception).
- Your osteopath can organise and assist with braces/strapping products if required for more vigorous exercise.