Active chiropractic and rehabilitation for sports injuries
Anyone who is active in sports understands the physical demands put on the body. Jumping, tackling, running, and other quick movements can really impact the way you feel. Sports injuries such as strains, sprains, and bruises can have a dramatic impact on performance as well as cause discomfort. At Chiropractic Whole Health in Easton, PA, we help athletes of all skill levels address sports injuries to get them back in the game and feeling better as soon as possible.
Chiropractic is most often associated with spinal adjustments, but these rehab techniques used by the doctor can also help restore mobility in other areas of the body such as the ankles, knees, elbows, shoulders, and neck. Adjustments in these areas can help improve the body's ability to move functionally, reduce inflammation, restore mobility and eliminate pain.
Chiropractic treatment for sports injuries varies based on the individual. During your consultation, we will assess the joints that have been under stress, examine the spine, and evaluate ligaments and tendons. After this full assessment, we can determine your needs and plan a course of action for correction.
What happens during chiropractic and rehabilitative care
Chiropractic care improves mobility and alignment, and reduces inflammation through the stimulation of mechanoreceptors and release of pressure within joints. This can be achieved through multiple techniques, depending on the extent of the injury. Some patients also benefit from heat or cold therapy, physiotherapy/exercise therapy, and electrical stimulation in addition to adjustment. The most important thing we tell our patients is that treatment plans are fluid and can be altered based on the body's response to current therapy techniques.
Regardless of what level of athlete you are, seeing a chiropractor after a sports injury is always a good idea. In addition to correction of the injury, chiropractic care can also help reduce the risk of injury in the future.
At Chiropractic Whole Health, we want all of our patients to perform at peak physical levels. We are here to help identify and correct issues and promote top performance. If you are ready to receive the care you need to remain active in your sport, please call us today at 610-438-2015 for a chiropractic assessment.