Athletes understand the numerous demands of participating in a sport. But it is not only athletes that put their bodies under demand. Weekend warriors, amateur athletes, and those living active lives also run the risk of getting hurt. Putting your body through strenuous or repetitive activities can result in painful tears, sprains, strains, disc herniations, and tendonitis. Seeing a chiropractor can help you when you are suffering from sports injuries and also help to prevent them.
The main reasons athletes suffer sports injuries include forceful impacts, repetitive motions, over-training and failure to warm up properly. At our office we help athletes by relieving their pain and help them heal faster after an injury.
At Health In Motion Chiropractic we provide techniques such as electric muscle stimulation and Kinesiotaping to decrease inflammation and aid in fast recovery. Regular visits will promote quicker recovery after games and training as well as better balance and overall performance.
Chiropractors treat and help prevent injuries of the neck, back, shoulder, elbow, knee, and ankle. At Health In Motion Chiropractic we provide manual and instrument adjustments of the spine, ensuring that joints have full mobility and that your bones are lined up and balanced. This then relieves tension in the body and provides proper joint mechanics, allowing the body to function better and become less susceptible to injury. We also provide soft tissue mobilization through active muscle release, Graston and therapeutic massage.
At our office, Health In Motion Chiropractic we incorporate rehabilitation exercises to ensure proper firing or activation of muscle groups and strengthening of weakened muscles to help support the musculoskeletal system resulting in optimal performance and injury prevention. The goal of our chiropractic techniques is to restore or enhance joint and muscle function while resolving joint and muscle inflammation and reducing pain. Our hands-on therapy is used to treat neck injuries or back injuries but also relieves pain throughout the joints and muscles in the body, effectively treating shoulder, arm, hip, knee and ankle pain as well.
Our chiropractor at Health In Motion Chiropractic specializes in sports medicine. She is able to effectively treat advanced pain and chronic sports injuries. Dr. Jenette Auchter, our chiropractor, is able to find faulty movements and restricted joints or muscles that could cause an injury if not addressed properly or are already contributing to your pain.
Our chiropractor, Dr. Jenette Auchter will ask you questions about your health and perform a structural exam of your posture, spine and balance. She will also examine your back, extremities, tendons, ligaments and joints. Utilizing this information, we will be able to determine what treatment would benefit you.
The most common techniques used to treat sports injury in our office are spinal and extremity manipulation/mobilization, spinal decompression, soft tissue manipulation, therapeutic massage, rehabilitation exercises, nutrition, electric muscle stimulation and kinesiotaping.
The spinal manipulation releases pressure in the joints and aligns muscles and joints so they move and function optimally. In some cases, the impulse causes an audible cracking sounds, called cavitation, due to the release of gas that happens when the joint opens up and motion is restored. Spinal mobilization is used for patients that require a gentle approach and utilizes tools or simple stretches to release pressure in joints.
In addition to treating injuries, chiropractors can also help you prevent injuries from occurring. Before beginning an exercise regimen or a sport, our chiropractor recommends that athletes get evaluated. Dr. Jenette Auchter will check your muscles and spine to detect imbalance and alleviate tension so that the body can work optimally, reducing risk of injury.
If you’re experiencing pain from a sports injury or are looking to improve your performance, consider seeing our chiropractor at Health In Motion Chiropractic. Once your injury is fully treated and you have recovered, we find that many of our athletes want to schedule regular treatments to prevent injuries from occurring and to keep your body performing at its best. Call our office today to find out how we can keep you doing the activities you love.
Call us today at (386)-320-0325 for relief of your Sports Injury or for assistance in reaching optimal health.