All athletes are aware of the incredible demand put on the body by participating in sports. It is inevitable then that putting your body under such duress will occasionally result in some form injury, such as a tear, sprain or strain.
Statistics Canada published the results of their annual community health survey in 2010 and a whopping 66% of injuries in adolescents were found to be linked to sports!
Now we’re not suggesting that because of the risks involved you should quit sports altogether. A proper warm-up, using the right equipment and paying attention to form goes a long way to preventing any kind of sports injury. But in the unlikely event that you do suffer such an injury, going to a chiropractor can help you manage and even prevent future injuries!
Treating Sports Injuries with Chiropractic Methods
Used as one of the best non-surgical and non-medicinal methods, chiropractic care begins with an assessment consisting of answering a few questions and undergoing a physical examination of your back, joints, tendons and ligaments. Through this assessment, the chiropractor will be able to figure out the underlying cause behind your pain and functional impairment so that they can recommend a suitable treatment plan.
Depending on the injury, chiropractic care can involve a mix of different techniques such as soft tissue therapy, exercises, rehabilitation, mobilization and manipulation, and may include other conservative methods like using ice or heat/electric stimulation.
All treatments are highly personalized and include lifestyle advice with the final aim of restoring body functions and reducing pain. After undergoing the treatment, your chiropractor should be able to figure out the best way for a sports player to return to the field in order to avoid re-injury.
Preventative Chiropractic Care
As well as treating sports injuries, chiropractors can evaluate your physical condition with regards to any new exercise regimen or sport you are about to partake in. They can then check your muscles and joints for any imbalances and treat them appropriately so that not only is your risk of injury reduced but it also improves your performance.
Sports Specialized Chiropractors
While any chiropractor can look over your injuries, there are some who specialize in sports injuries. If you’re suffering from any chronic pain from sports injuries, and are looking for a chiropractic specialist in the Calgary area, make an appointment with Divergent Health today! Their experienced chiropractors are well versed in treating sports injuries and are constantly working with athletes to provide pain management and relief.