How A Chiropractor Can Treat & Prevent Sports Injuries

Sports are a great way to socialize and get in shape. And for competitive or professional athletes, it’s their entire world. Yet, sports also come with an increasing risk of injuries. When an injury happens, it can place you on the sidelines for weeks or even months. This is a chiropractor comes in. A chiropractor can help prevent and treat sports injuries. How? Keep reading

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Types of Injuries a Chiropractor Can Treat & Prevent

A chiropractor is able to assess and treat sports injuries. But what kind of injuries should you turn to chiropractic care for? The following are common sports injuries that a chiropractor can treat and prevent.

  • A sprain or strain
  • Neck pain
  • Sciatica
  • Back pain
  • Shoulder injuries
  • Achilles tendon injuries
  • Tendonitis
  • Tennis elbow
  • And golfer’s elbow

With any injury, you shouldn’t push through the pain. As soon as pain occurs, stop the activity. If rest does not alleviate the pain or discomfort, seek out medical care. Your doctor may recommend that you see a chiropractor in order to heal and prevent future injuries.

How a Chiropractor Can Help

Your chiropractor will perform a proper and full assessment. Thiswill include questionsconcerning your medical history, past injuries, sports activities, and lifestyle. Your chiropractorwill also examine your posture and perform other tests to determine the cause of your pain ordiscomfort.Your initial assessment may include some treatment approaches. Either way, you will require afollowing appointment to receive treatment which is determined by tests and questionscompleted in the initial assessment.
Treatment often includes joint or soft tissue manipulation, spinal manipulation, therapeuticmodalities, education, and exercise prescriptions. The general goal is to improve function,strength, mobility, and get you back to the activities you know and love (or the sports you livefor).Your chiropractor can also offer help in preventing injuries from happening in the first place.Before participating in a new sport or physical activity, consider booking an appointment withyour chiropractor. They can ensure your body’s functioning in tip-top shape and give you tips onhow to prevent sports injuries.How can a chiropractor prevent sports injuries? They ensure your body is in proper alignmentvia an assessment. They’ll come up with a viable treatment plan that corrects your body’salignment and thus, reduces your risk of injury. They may also give you strengthening exercisesor stretching exercises to improve your overall function, strength, flexibility, and mobility.Are you in need of a chiropractor in Edmonton? Look no further. At Athlete’s Choice Massage,our team includes registered chiropractors who are experienced with sports injury healing andprevention. Book your appointment today. Our team is dedicated to helping each athlete andsports enthusiastget back to their regular activities as soon and as safely as possible

Should You See an Athletic Therapist?

Any physically active individual can benefit from an appointment with a certified athletic therapist. Whether you want to prevent an injury, improve your overall performance, or have recently suffered an injury, book an appointment today. At Athlete’s Choice Massage, we’re ready to help you get the most out of your life.

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