Injuries are common among athletes of all levels.
This is frustrating as if an injury is bad enough it can end your season and even your capacity to play that sport that you love so much. Many sports involve body contact, fast stops and starts and occasionally awkward positions which put a great deal of stress on the entire musculoskeletal system.
Overuse injuries are the most common sports injuries we see here at Energise Chiropractic due to excessive wear and tear due to repetitive movements and actions.
The most susceptible joints are the ankles, knees, shoulders and elbows. Strains and sprains in these areas are also fairly common and other common causes of injuries are trauma and lack of warm-up and/or cool down following the game.
Chiropractic care helps people recover from their injuries without the need for drugs or invasive surgery (which can take you out of the game for extended periods of time).
HOW WE CAN HELP
What we often see with any injury is the body’s capacity to compensate and adapt to what has happened.
After an injury, the body will usually go into protection mode and as such other areas of the body tighten up in response. This is why we don’t just address the injured area at Energise Chiropractic.
We use massage and adjustments to speed up the recovery of an injured area as well as dealing with all the compensations throughout your body. This will get you back to playing the sport that you love at your best capacity and you will likely find that injuries become less frequent and may even stop happening at all (within reason).
At Energise Chiropractic we use a range of techniques including spinal adjusting, massage, stretching and rehabilitation and our treatment plans are tailored for the individual. Make an appointment today to find out how we can help manage your sporting injuries.
Athletic capacity is affected by a combination of speed, strength, flexibility and coordination.
When one area of your body isn’t working at it’s best capacity that the rest of the body will be negatively impacted and as a result, you may not play at your best. This is where we can help here at Energise Chiropractic.
If you have an imbalance in your spine or muscles (which can interfere with the rest of your body), we can address this for you. If you want your athletic performance to be at it’s best – no matter what sport you play – a spinal or peripheral adjustment where required will help you achieve this.
When your spine is in alignment and your muscles are happy, you will be more flexible, able to work at a higher strength and as a result of these things you will be faster and even more coordinated. Book an appointment today to see what we can do to help you achieve your sporting goals.
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