Champlin MN Chiropractic Care For Sports Related Injuries
Chiropractic care has received much attention in regards to its successful management of sporting injuries. Since the majority of sports injuries are soft tissue in nature and because many of injuries arise from improper body biomechanics and improper sporting techniques, chiropractic doctors have become the doctors of choice – from the weekend warrior to the professional athlete.
According to an article in the June ’98 issue of The Physician and Sports Medicine, “Interest in alternative or complementary medicine ‘especially chiropractic’ is booming… active patients are running to unconventional providers to treat their aches and pains… from chiropractors and acupuncture to magnets and meditation.”
It’s really quite simple. Chiropractic care – through the use of safe and natural spinal adjustive techniques, physical therapy applications, soft tissue mobilization, stretching and exercise programs, diet and nutritional counseling, and extensive biomechanical training – focuses on all causes which have lead to the symptoms of pain and tissue injury and do not focus on solely eliminating pain.
Successful treatments must focus not only on pain relief, but must address the underlying causes such as muscular imbalances, biomechanical deficiencies, improper sporting techniques, and improper conditioning, to name a few.
Sports Related Injuries
An athlete competing at maximum health has the greatest ability to perform at their best. Athletes put physical demands on their body jumping, running, falling and tackling. These demands may present themselves as sprains, strains, chronic injuries and negatively affect performance. Many world class and Olympic athletes, as well as professional stars and teams, have retained sports chiropractors to provide care.
The sports chiropractor can enhance an athlete’s recovery from injury and prevent future injury. In the competitive sports world, these athletes realize that if spinal or extremity problems exist, their performance will be compromised. The goal for each patient is to get him/her in peak performance to produce a winning result.
Professional, amateur and weekend athletes seek out Sports Chiropractors for many reasons:
- Quicker recovery after training/games
- Prevention of injury
- Peak performance
- Better balance
Minnesota Chiropractic Care
Pain killing drugs are not always the answer. They merely cover up the symptoms allowing the athlete to perform making the injury more serious. Probably more than any other health profession, a Chiropractor’s approach to health closely relates to the needs of the sports participant.