An Introduction to Sports Injury and Chiropractic
Welcome to Your Introduction to Sports Injury and Chiropractic Care
Welcome to part 3 of your 4-part chiropractic education series. In this guide we get sporty and discuss the many ways chiropractic care may help to improve sports performance.
Most sporting teams have a chiropractor on hand to help athletes before, during and after a game.
How does chiropractic help sports injury?
Read on below as I share with you my top 10 ways chiropractic may help to boost your sporting performance while aiding in injury recovery.
Yours in Health,
Dr. Ian Deitch (Chiropractor)
An Introduction to Sports Injury
The following 10 points highlight how chiropractic may help your sports injury:
1) Chiropractic Helps With The 3 P's
a. Pain reduction
b. Postural Improvement
c. Performance betterment
2) An Applied Approach
Generally speaking, chiropractic addresses the 3 P's through the application of a combination of treatment options including: chiropractic adjustments, mobilisations, soft tissue therapies, ice therapy, rehabilitation and other movement/exercise therapies, nutritional advice, strapping and bracing and other related approaches.
3) Different Severity of Injury May Benefit
Chiropractors may be able to assist in treating acute, subacute or chronic sports injury, depending on the type of injury and treatment requirements.
4. Common types of sports injury that chiropractic helps with include:
a. Back, hip and leg pain
b. Muscle strain and tightness
c. Postural misalignments
d. Disc injury
e. Soft tissue injury
f. Ankle and knee injury
g. Groin injuries
h. Spinal injuries
i. Shoulder, elbow and wrist injuries
Chiropractic helps prevent injury in the first place.
6. Enhanced Performance
Chiropractic helps to enhance overall performance by improving biomechanics and function. The relationship between your form and your function is the basis of enhancing performance.
Chiropractors can assist in rehabilitation and performance optimisation of the neuromusculoskeletal system.
8. Spinal Mobilisation
This chiropractic technique may be used to treat athletes that are in great pain or who require a gentler approach. During spinal mobilisation, passive movement is applied to different areas of the spine so that the range of motion can be gradually increased.
9. Soft Tissue Work
If an injury or pain is related to soft tissue such as muscles, joints, or tendons, soft tissue therapy may be used to assist with healing.
10. You're the Focus
Chiropractic is a patient-centred, hands-on approach to health that’s focused on influencing bodily function through structural correction.
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I hope that this sports guide, part 3 of our 4-part education series, was useful to you. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to ask.