Dave Heath maintains an active interest in sport, having played a number of sports including rugby, cricket, athletics and squash and even a time playing the game of “the good walk spoiled.” In recent years he has been more involved with mountainbiking and began treating downhill mountain bike racers at events and in his clinics. As a result of his personal experiences with sporting injuries along with his clinical experience he is well placed to understand some of the physical and psychological hurdles faced in recovery from sports injuries.
World Cup and National level downhill racers now use dhosteopathy as well as downhill enduro competitors and regular mountain bikers. They attend usually due to injuries sustained riding or use osteopathic assessment and treatment as a conditioning aid during their training programmes; keeping a check on any imbalances that can sometimes arise.
In addition to various cycling disciplines treatment is often provided for people from other sports disciplines including rugby, football, cricket, squash, running and gym users. Advice is also given for those patients looking to start activity as part of rehabilitation from injury or for general fitness. dhosteopathy works in close conjunction with local trainers so that programmes can be tailored to individual requirements.