Clapham Manual Therapy and Functional Movement

Why ankle sprains should not be ignored

Most people don’t take ankle injuries seriously, however an old ankle sprain could be the cause of your back or neck pain. Many people sprain their ankles and think nothing of it. However the legacy left in the body from the change in the way of moving and altered motor control patterns can lead to back or neck pain further down the road. This video shows how this may happen. When you see a therapist for back or neck pain, make sure they ask and your disclose your history of injury as this matters and should affect the treatment given.

It also makes sense to treat and rehab ankle injuries properly to avoid this happening.

As an osteopath I can treat your whole body, not just your back.