NEXT week is Osteopathy Awareness Week and local osteopath Florian Schulze is encouraging residents to explore other options to treat their ails.
The week runs from April 15 to 21 and the focus is on preventing and managing sporting injuries.
Dr Schulze is a fully qualified and nationally registered osteopath operating in Rockingham and Fremantle.
He said with the Commonwealth Games winding up soon, many have been inspired to give sports a go.
“We are encouraging people to give sports a go while preventing sporting injuries at the same time,” he said.
He said it was a drug-free therapy for injury and could be used as a preventative measure to prepare the body when transitioning between sports.
“The technique includes stretches, massage and mobilisation of specific joints and soft tissues to maintain optimum physical condition,” Dr Schulze said. “It often involves rehabilitation, lifestyle advice and education where appropriate.”