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Sports Chiropractic

Sports Injuries

At West Chiropractic and Wellness our team is fully aware that sport injuries are not just specific to professional athletes alone. Even in one’s daily exercise routine it is common to overexert ourselves or push past varying levels of discomfort. This is why it is important to assess minor discomforts before they become major discomforts! Our team offers a comprehensive treatment plan for sports injuries at any level from professionals, to weekend warrior, to beginner.
Spinal or extremity-based injuries can occur from ongoing repetitive motions or improper forms/poses through movement. We focus on biomechanical assessments of the spine and extremities to see how the spinal motions can be affecting motions along the kinetic chain. We offer a tailored approach to each patient focusing on specific and obtainable target goals while increasing return time to activity.
Injury does not always have to be present in order to seek chiropractic care for sports performance. Chiropractic care for sports performance can help increase range of motion/mobility, help muscular imbalances, and aid in reduction of future re-injury.

There are generally three categories of chiropractic care for sports injuries:

Acute care is for pain that has recently developed as a result of a specific injury. Most athletes will receive acute care because they can pinpoint when the injury occurred and quickly realize something is wrong. For athletes, it’s critical for the body to be operating at top form, which makes them seek out treatment immediately before the injury affects their performance or prevents them from playing their sports. Acute care treatment almost always includes icing the area and resting it, along with chiropractic adjustments, exercises or treatments deemed necessary by the Doctor of Chiropractic.
Ongoing care is frequently seen in athletes or “weekend warriors” who are trying to maintain peak performance, but aren’t as pressed to get back into action as athletes seeking acute care. These are often maintenance plans that occur on a regular schedule. They serve to keep the body in proper alignment and ensure that the joints don’t lock up. Ongoing care treatments include adjustments, exercises and other treatments prescribed by the Chiropractor.
This is a situation where an old injury that was never treated or wasn’t treated properly flares up years, or even decades later. The Chiropractor will want a detailed history of the injury, including how it happened, care received between then and now, what (if anything) has been done to manage it and how much use the area receives now. Only after this history has been taken and an examination performed can the Chiropractor develop a treatment plan. The short-term goal in these situations is to relieve the pain as quickly as possible for the patient, but the long-term goal is to correct the problem at its root cause if that can be done. Depending on the injury and its severity, treatment will follow the same patterns as acute and ongoing care: ice, rest, adjustments, exercises, and treatments.