People of all ages tend to suffer from some form of sports injury at some time in their lives. Whether you are an amateur sports player or a top professional, your body is prone to the same types of injuries. Chiropractors are trained to deal with a wide range of sports injuries, including hamstring and calf strains, groin and thigh strains, Achilles tendon injuries, neck pain, lower back pain, shoulder sprains etc.
We tend to admire professional athletes for their sporting achievements but seldom consider the high impact their actions have on their bodies. Many of them experience horrendous damage to their bones, muscles and joints because of the huge demands placed on them by their sports. Little wonder, therefore, why so many rely on drugs and sports medicine specialists to get them past their pain. Drug-free chiropractic care is usually a good alternative. It is no surprise that several Olympic teams retain chiropractors on staff and that chiropractic care is now seen as an integral part of the modern athletic training program.
Of course, sports injuries are not restricted to professional athletes. Everyone who engages in a physical activity, even kids running around in the backyard, are susceptible to causing themselves a mischief. Damage can result from the repetitive abnormal motion of throwing a javelin or football just as much as from throwing bags of cement onto the back of a truck.
Chiropractors deal with a wide range of sports injuries. The objective of treatment is to identify and correct any underlying injury or cause of discomfort, to strengthen muscles and improve neuromusculoskeletal function. Treatment will typically involve gentle mobilisation adjustments to reduce the pain and improve movement so that the sportsperson can return to their daily routine.
Chiropractic care may be supplemented with rehabilitation exercises and patients should be wary of returning to their sport before full recovery to avoid a relapse of the sports injury.
Most sportsmen and sportswomen indicate that they function better and feel more energetic after undergoing regular chiropractic treatment. We, at the Applecross Chiropractic Centre, are ready and willing to help.