When you experience a sports related injury, physiotherapy may be the first thing that comes to mind. However, chiropractic physicians can also perform certain treatments that work wonders in providing relief from – and preventing – sports injuries.
What Types Of Sports Injuries Can a Chiropractor Treat?
While a chiropractor can treat practically any joint, muscle, or ligament issue, below are examples of a few common athletic injuries that chiropractors often treat:
Runner’s knee – Anyone who has ever trained for a long-distance race has probably experienced some form of knee problem. Many of these problems stem from issues of muscle tightness or alignment problems within the back or hips. A chiropractor can advise you on how to strengthen and care for your muscles to prevent future injury, as well as perform adjustments that are designed to treat your problem specifically.
Tennis Elbow – Among the myriad of resources available, a chiropractor can utilize myofascial release techniques, taping, or joint manipulation to aid recovery for tennis (or golf) elbow. A chiropractor will also be able to guide you in how you can improve your athletic form to minimize the stress placed on your joints. During your visit, the Dr. can also check your spine and neck to make sure that there are no underlying problems which could be leading to your elbow pain.
Repetition and overuse pains – Any athletic training requires the body to undergo small amounts of daily stress. While a major injury might never occur because of the physical strain, the body will still feel aches and pains from the high amount of activity. These pains, when sustained over a long duration, can be as harmful to your body as a major injury. Even if you think your pain is a normal side effect of working out, it is best to see a chiropractor to help alleviate some of the stress you are putting on your joints and muscles.
How a Trip To The Chiropractor Could Prevent Injuries:
Before you begin any new exercise or athletic routine, it is important to see a chiropractor. During your initial visit, the Dr. will do a thorough assessment to make sure that everything is functioning at its best. If you are experiencing certain issues, you can receive specialized adjustments and treatments that will help to prevent future injuries from occurring. Avoiding an injury is essential for athletes, because taking time off is almost always a major setback during training seasons.
What Our Office Can Do For You:
Dr. T has a Master’s degree in sports rehabilitation, so not only can he help alleviate pain and help you recover faster, but he can also offer specific training advice. During your visit, the Dr. can teach you proper cool down and warmup procedures for your individual needs. You can also learn the right stretches and strengthening routines to help prevent any future injuries. We would love to help you reach your athletic goals, so give us a call today to schedule an appointment.