Each day that you’re not participating in your favorite sport can seem like an eternity once you’ve been injured. Did you know that chiropractic treatment can ease your physical pain and may even help you recover from your injuries faster than you expected?
It is no coincidence that many college and professional sports teams across Canada rely on chiropractors to help athletes rebound from injuries and avoid new injuries when they return to play. But you don’t need to be a professional athlete to benefit from the care of a chiropractor.
Most of the time, with a good warm up, attention to form, and the right equipment, athletes of all stripes are able to play their sports safely and without injury. Yet accidents can happen when you least expect them to!
If you take part in any form of sport It is good to know that Canadian chiropractors are trained to assess, diagnose, and manage sports-related injuries as part of their core competencies as stated by The Canadian Chiropractic Association. (https://chiropractic.ca).
Chiropractors provide relief from pain, and speed recovery time for sports enthusiasts of all kinds. If you have a recent injury that you haven’t been able to heal – or one that has persisted despite your best efforts, your chiropractor can help. Common sports related injuries that can be treated include:
- Pinched nerves
- Herniated discs
- Shin splints
- Tennis or Golfer’s Elbow
- Groin injuries
After your chiropractic assessment a treatment plan will be provided to restore proper function, enhance healing of damaged tissue, and reduce pain. Depending upon the injury the plan may incorporate the following treatments and educational components.
- Joint manipulation and mobilization
- Soft tissue therapies
- Adjunct modalities
- Individualized exercises
- Lifestyle advice
The purpose of your treatment plan will be to get you back into your sport safely when you are healed and physically ready. Throughout the process of healing you will find that your chiropractic care will provide relief and bring improvement in some of the following ways:
- Reduce pain and triggers the production of endorphins that reduce pain naturally
- Reduce your reliance on pain medication when you opt for chiropractic treatment
- Improve blood flow and may even help speed healing
- Relieve pressure on nerves that causes tingling and numbness
- Improve range of motion
- Improve stability
- Relieve swelling and inflammation
- Ease spasms and muscle pain
Are you eager to get back to your sport? Schedule a free 15 minute assessment with Dr. Alex here. https://inmotionphysiotherapy.janeapp.com/#/chiropractic