Sports Injury Treatment with Our Chiropractor
Playing sports can push the body beyond its normal limits, whether you’re a professional athlete or a weekend player. Professional athletes train harder and compete more often, but amateurs are just as likely to experience a sports injury. In this guide, our team at Advanced Wellness Centre shares some of the most common sports injuries and how chiropractic care can help.
Sports Injuries and Chiropractic Care
A sports injury can occur for several reasons. Contact sports commonly lead to misalignment, whiplash, and herniated discs. In addition, overuse and repetitive use in any sport can lead to problems with the muscles, ligaments, and tendons.
- Knee injuries
- Sprains and strains
- Tense, swollen muscles
- Shin splints
- Misalignment and dislocation
- Shoulder and elbow injuries
No matter the nature of the injury, chiropractic care is essential for natural recovery and plays a vital role in sports performance enhancement.
Sports injury treatment will be customized to your condition, sport of choice, and overall health and wellness goals. Generally, we include a combination of the following treatment methods.
Restoring alignment throughout the skeletal system is often the first step in injury recovery. This restoration is because if the skeletal system is not properly aligned, it can inhibit the body’s healing ability.
The Graston Technique is an instrument-assisted method that addresses scar tissue and fascia issues.
These exercises aid in healing, regaining your strength, improving your performance, and returning to your pre-injury self.
Soft Tissue Therapy
Various forms of gentle tissue therapy, including therapeutic massage, are beneficial for relaxing muscles, reducing inflammation, and eliminating pain.
Kinesio taping is beneficial for athletes. Though originally designed for sports performance enhancement, it also aids healing and recovery. It supports joints and muscles, as well as reduces inflammation and swelling.
Active Release Technique
This method combines the power of compression and movement to improve your range of motion and break up deep adhesions.
Choosing the right foods and supplements for your body is essential in health and recovery. We’ll provide personalized dietary advice for your specific needs.
Address Injury and Sports Performance with Our Chiropractor
If you’ve sustained a sports injury, let our team at Advanced Wellness Centre help you get back to the activity you love as quickly and naturally as possible. Call our office at (804) 673-9355 to schedule an appointment. We would be happy to assist you with holistic recovery.