Chiropractic Treatment for Sports Injuries

What is Sports Injury Rehab?

Sports Injury Rehabilitation helps athletes effectively treat pain and return to normal function. We emphasize the importance of early injury recognition and treatment.

In conjunction with receiving a course of treatment, specific strengthening and flexibility exercises will also be implemented. Progressive exercises are included in rehabilitation programs to ensure the injury site returns to a fully functional state.

Sports Injury Rehabilitation

Our therapists provide care that is unsurpassed and unique to each individual patient. Our team approach includes close communication with all involved parties (referring physician, etc.) on the progress of each individual.

Sports Injury Rehabilitation treats a range of conditions including acute sports injuries, strains, sprains, muscle, tendon and ligament repairs, tendonitis, hand injuries, shoulder dislocation, foot or ankle dysfunction and surgery rehab.

The Sports Injury Rehabilitation Program has a variety of applications, including:

Post-operative injuries.

Many invasive surgeries cause other side effects or localized pain that may require post-op treatment. In most cases, even after surgery is completed, the area will need time to heal. This is where a chiropractor can help. By focusing on the source of the pain and strengthening the affected area, we can help you not only recover after an operation, but quickly get back to your normal day-to-day life.

ACL reconstruction

The anterior cruciate ligament, better known as the ACL, is a major ligament in the knee. It is a strong band of tissue that connects the thighbone (femur) to the shinbone (tibia) and is typically torn during sports that require sudden stops or directional changes, such as basketball, volleyball, and soccer. While chiropractic care cannot repair this tear, it can aid in the healing process by reducing pain and helping to restore a full range of motion to the affected joint.

Meniscus tears

Meniscus tears are common during any sport that requires the knee to twist or rotate, with the biggest example being basketball. The meniscus is the cushion between the thighbone (femur) and shinbone (tibia), and a tear in it can make it difficult to put further weight on the affected leg. Our chiropractic care can help reduce pain and swelling in the knee where the tear has occurred, speeding up the recovery process and getting you back on your feet.

Rotator cuff repair

Rotator cuff injuries are common in sports that require overhead motions such as throwing a football, but can also be caused by improperly repeating actions like lifting weights. The rotator cuff is a group of muscles whose primary purpose is attaching the upper arm bone into the shoulder socket. Many people diagnosed with injuries to their rotator cuff use the help of a chiropractor to help manage their pain. We can help teach you exercises to improve muscle flexibility, as well as strengthen this area to prevent further tears from occurring.

Frequently Asked Questions About Sports Injuries

Is chiropractic care an ongoing treatment?

Depending on the severity of your injury, you may need to return several times to achieve a full recovery. During these visits, we will not only treat your symptoms but also teach you ways to strengthen the affected area to reduce the chances of future injuries.

Can a children athletes see a chiropractor?

Children are especially active, and we see many sports-related injury cases involving children in our clinics. We treat kids of all ages by adapting our treatment plan to suit their individual needs.

Is chiropractic care covered by insurance?

In most cases, yes. Chiropractic care is covered by most major insurance plans, but you should always talk to your insurance provider or HR representative to determine if a referral from a doctor is a requirement for coverage.

Let us help reduce the pain!

Our therapists provide care that is unsurpassed and unique to each individual patient. Our team approach includes close communication with all involved parties (referring physician, etc.) on the progress of each individual.