- Extreme Sports
- Ice Skating
Most athletes are generally concerned with what they can do to improve performance, avoid injuries and facilitate the healing process of previous injuries. A Doctor of Chiropractic is trained to evaluate and treat many injuries that can occur due to sports. An adjustment and soft tissue manipulation to areas of the spine, joints and tissue which have been over used, displaced or fail to function normally can help restore proper position and motion to allow for the body to heal properly. Injuries such as sprains, strains, tendonitis, bursitis, joint pain of the shoulder, elbow, wrist, hand, hip, knee, ankle and foot can be treated effectively with chiropractic care and Active Release Technique.
Active Release Technique (ART) is a soft tissue technique used in the treatment of muscles, tendons, fascia, nerves and the surrounding soft tissues. ART is a manual therapy designed to specifically find and release tissue adhesions. The ART provider uses their hands to evaluate the texture, tightness and movement of tissues. Abnormal tissues are treated by combining precise direct tension with very specific patient movements. This can help with numerous conditions that result in pain, numbness, weakness or loss of mobility. These conditions include, but are not limited to, sciatica, carpal tunnel syndrome, iliotibial band syndrome, plantar fascitis, shin splints, brachial plexus entrapments, headaches, whiplash injuries, shoulder injuries and low back pain. It can also play a key role in improving athletic performance and injury prevention.
When your body is in better alignment and has full range of motion, your nervous system is finely tuned; therefore, the body is able to work to its fullest ability. This can lead to better performance, fewer injuries and quicker recovery. Many professional athletes, such as Lance Armstrong, Derek Parra, Tiger Woods and Carl Lewis to name a few, have pursued Chiropractors as a regular part of their healthcare. Chiropractors have been attending doctors at the Olympic Games as well as for professional sport teams.
Working on athletes can be very rewarding because they tend to take care of their body, follow treatment plan, do home exercises and their bodies respond a little faster than the average individual. Several patients have been involved in the following sports and have benefited from our care prior, during and following their sporting events.