Rowing – our resident expert, Dr Sarah Cust Osteopath discusses her love of rowing.

Rowing is a physically and mentally demanding sport where precision and teamwork is essential to succeed. Dr Sarah Cust at City Osteopathy has endured almost 10 years of early mornings and long hours of training but doesn’t see any reason to stop. Magical sunrises, peaceful mornings cruising down the Yarra river and being one with the boat are only topped by enjoying this all with eight of your best mates. She has progressed from a novice taking part in learn to row at school to becoming a coach herself at Loreto Mandeville Hall where she now implements the land-based strength and conditioning program for all rowers in the program. Sarah incorporates her knowledge of the demands of rowing and the functional impact on the body to ensure all rowers are performing at their best all season round.

Sarah is our Melbourne Osteopath who specialises in rowing. She enjoys helping rowers recover from injuries faster and stronger than ever before with a holistic approach looking at rowing technique in the boat, rehabilitation exercises and strength in the gym. Seeing her rowers back on the water racing again is something Sarah finds extremely rewarding. This season will mark a decade of Sarah competing at Head of the School Girls regatta which is the biggest female regatta in the southern hemisphere taking place on the Barwon river every March. You will catch her cycling alongside the Barwon river with as many crews as possible cheering them on to victory!

Come visit Sarah for some advice on how to optimise your rowing skill, or prevent/manage any rowing injuries you may have encountered.