Chiropractic and Sports Injury
Many athletes in professional sports today sit on the sidelines with a sports injury that could have been prevented. Others stay on the bench because their particular injury does not respond to other standard treatments. And even more are playing, but at less than optimal performance, simply because their musculoskeletal system is not in balance.
More and more coaches, teams, and medical doctors are realising that pain management and medications are not the answer. Pain medication only covers up the symptoms; misleading athletes into thinking they can perform actions that could make their injury worse.
Focus on your Rehabilitation
Your first appointment will be no different from the usual Chiropractic consultation and evaluation. You will be asked specific questions related to your particular sport or even to demonstrate some movements. Your diagnosis and treatment plan will be discussed in the usual way.
Treatment is likely to involve the use of Chiropractic techniques within the treatment room combined with a more specific exercise based program for use in the gym or at home. The aim is to return to full physical activity.
Chiropractors Frequently Treat
Hamstring tears and neck pain from rugby
Lower back pain from golf and cricket
Achilles and calf strains from running
Pelvic twists and sprains from horse riding
Knee pain from football
Tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis)
Shoulder and elbow pain
By promoting a proactive, preventive strategy, Chiropractors help athletes decrease the likelihood of injury and maximise athletic performance. Why not book a pre and post-season check up, and make sure that any underlying imbalances in muscle tone aren't making you more prone to future injury.
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“When I 1st came into contact with Alex I had severe back problems as a result of a cricket injury some years earlier. Several spinal and hip joints were out of alignment and had set in that position, making me stiff and uncomfortable. After a few treatments managed to realign them and it them back in the correct position, a not inconsiderable task, improving my back almost instantly. After 2 or 3 weeks, the discomfort was relieved and mobility reinstated. Alex gave correct diagnosis coupled with effective treatment.”John Sports Related Back and Hip Pain
“I first went because I was having trouble with my knees. As I am heavily into running, this was causing big problems. When I 1st met Alex I was a bit scared but he is really funny and helped me a lot. Within 3 sessions my knees were hurting less and my running times improved a great deal. My shoulders were also rounded and he helped straighten me out. I recommend Alex to anyone, especially sporty people. You don’t have to be old to see a Chiropractor. Alex makes you feel at ease and going to see him has helped me considerably. Seeing Alex is the best decision I have made to help me with my running.”Joseph Knee Pain