Sport Injuries and Chiropractic Treatment
Sports injuries are not just limited to professional athletes. Due to the nature of sports, especially when it comes to high impact (running and tennis) and contact (football, soccer, lacrosse) sports, injuries are quite common even for the amateur athlete. That is why we believe that chiropractic treatment in sports is now a necessity. Here are some of the roles that a chiropractor can play when it comes to sports.
Sports Injury Prevention
What is better than bringing an athlete through the rehabilitation process to make a full recovery? Preventing the sports injury from happening in the first place. It is common knowledge now that hiring a dedicated chiropractor for your sports team has resulted in less injuries. For professional sports franchises more emphasis is put on hiring a top medical staff to further protect their most expensive assets; the players. Chiropractors have taken on a more advanced role when it comes to sports science, as understanding the neuromusculoskeletal system can not only increase performance, but prevent breakdown of an athlete’s bodies. By implementing daily stretching techniques, soft tissue massages, and dynamic warm-up routines, chiropractors have overseen the integration of advanced sports science methods for years.
Due to the competitive nature of sports and the hope of college scholarships, gaining a competitive edge over your opponent is what drives most athletes. Employing a chiropractor to make sure that your body has full mobility with no stiffness will only increase your chances of performing at your potential. Our chiropractors at Mauricio Chiropractic can also advise on nutritional information in order for you to reach your potential.
It is not a perfect world and some sport injuries are inevitable. Whether it is through contact with an opponent or fatigue in the muscles that has allowed a weakness to be taken advantage of, we at Mauricio Chiropractic will diagnose what the issue is and set out a full rehabilitation program with continuous assessment. We want you back in the game when we feel it is safe for you to be there. We never rush rehabilitation programs as the chances of relapsing are exponentially higher every week that you return too soon.
At Mauricio Chiropractic Group of Orlando Florida we expertly diagnose and provide safe healing treatment for any type of sports injury like lower back pain, herniated discs, neck pain, pinched nerve and more. Set up an appointment at one of our nine chiropractic clinics in the Orlando region.
Sports Chiropractic Treatment Services
Sports Physical Therapy
Soft Tissue Massage / Graston Massage
Rehabilitation / Exercises
FAQ For Sports Chiropractors
Can Chiropractic Care Treat My Sports Injury?
Our sports injury chiropractors use a variety of non-invasive methods and techniques to help you get relief and get back to practicing your favorite sport faster and stronger than ever before. We can help you manage your pain without the use of medication and help you avoid surgery.
The chiropractic techniques we use include:
- Chiropractic Adjustments: These manipulations help realign vertebrae and alleviate pain from sports injuries.
- Spinal Decompression: This helps increase the range of motion and offer a non-surgical option to relieve herniated discs.
- Massage Therapy: Helps relieve stiff muscles, improve blood flow, and get fast pain relief.
- Physical Therapy: It will help you regain full mobility and walk back onto your favorite sport at full strength.
What Are The Most Common Sports Injuries Treated by Chiropractic Care?
There are many ways you can get a sports injury. Not warming up properly, high impact workouts, or just by making repetitive motions, can lead to a sports injury. The common sports injuries treated by our chiropractors are ankle sprains, and groin/hamstring strains. However, we also treat conditions that require sports injury rehabilitation like:
- Back pain caused by subluxations, herniated discs, or fractures.
- Neck pain caused by harsh impacts.
- Shin splints
- Torn ACL injuries.
- Tennis elbow
- Runner’s knee
- Heel spurs, also known as plantar fasciitis
When Should I See A Chiropractor For My Sports Injury?
If you suffered a sports injury and the symptoms persist despite resting, you should seek chiropractic care. We highly recommend athletes to seek care from a chiropractor. It’s unlikely that a general doctor with no sports medicine background will be able to access your condition properly or get you to a full recovery.
How Long Does A Chiropractic Treatment Take?
The treatments at Mauricio Chiropractic are typically an hour for the first session and 30 to 45 minutes for follow-ups.
Since I started routine chiropractic care at Mauricio, I’ve gotten stronger and I’ve increased my flexibility. My chiropractor has been amazing. I’ve learned how to use my body to its greatest advantage and I’ve never been more relaxed.Conor F.