Over the years chiropractic care has become increasingly popular in the management of sports injuries. Neck, back, hip, knee, and ankle injuries are among the top sports injuries where a chiropractor is often asked to provide care.
Over the years chiropractic care has become increasingly popular in the management of sports injuries. Neck, back, hip, knee, and ankle injuries are among the top sports injuries where a chiropractor is often asked to provide care. From the local sports organization to the professional athletic club, coaches and trainers realize the benefits of chiropractic for their athletes’ injuries.
Most sports injuries cause pain and dysfunction, often taking the athlete out of a game or games. Chiropractic care can help rehabilitate the injury naturally, and often times quicker than if no chiropractic intervention were provided at all. Not only does chiropractic help heal the symptoms (pain and dysfunction) of the injury but it addresses the underlying cause of the injury to help prevent future injuries.
As a natural, holistic practice, many modalities are used in chiropractic care to address the body as a whole. Completely recovering from a sports injury truly means addressing all imbalances in the body and strengthening the core. A chiropractor’s course of rehabilitation for a sports injury may include adjustments to the spine and extremities, physiotherapy, heat and ice therapy, low-level laser therapy, electrotherapy, exercise programs, and nutritional counseling. All of these are designed to rehabilitate the injury, and improve range of motion, flexibility, balance, coordination, joint proprioception, body symmetry, and agility to help prevent future injuries. Chiropractic is safe and effective. Its focus is to treat the underlying cause of the pain and provide a complete rehabilitation.
Chiropractors are licensed Doctors of Chiropractic (DC) who are trained extensively in the biomechanics of the body as whole. Their goal is to correct imbalances and injuries naturally using manipulative therapies and other natural modalities. Adjustments are medical techniques and should never be attempted by anyone other than a licensed Doctor of Chiropractic. Certified Chiropractic Sports Physicians (CCSP) are Doctors of Chiropractic with a special certification in sports fitness and sports injuries. For optimal results, athletes and trainers seeking chiropractic intervention should look for a DC who is also a Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician. While a general DC is certainly qualified and licensed to provide treatment, using a DC who is also a CCSP ensures that you will be receiving the care of a doctor whose training extends into the specialty area of sports medicine. For assistance with finding a Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician near you, search the certification directory on the website of the American Chiropractic Board of Sports Physicians (ACBSP).