Sports Injuries

Sports Injuries

Chiropractic, acupuncture, and therapeutic massage can help treat injuries to all athletes, from professionals to weekend warriors. When you’re injured, it’s important to recover as quickly as possible. We offer specific treatments for various sport injuries that can assist your body to heal quickly.

Effective physical therapy is essential to continue strenuous exercise and demanding sports with a faster recovery.

Most injuries are problems involving the ankles, elbows, the back, the shoulders, and the knees. Overworking the muscles for a long period,   hyperextension or hyperflexion  injuries of the joint, sprains and strains are common and effectively treated.

Chiropractors

Chiropractors are uniquely qualified to deal with injuries to joints muscles, connective tissue, and the underlying skeleton.

Pain management is an important part of healing. Opioids and pain killers  mask injuries instead of treating them. They invite additional injuries when the pain signal doesn’t warn the injured person to slow down or stop. We can use  acupuncture to relieve pain without prescribing dangerous, addictive drugs. Acupuncture treatments also improve circulation and ease inflammation at the site of the injury, another important way to shorten recovery time.

Avoiding Recurring Injuries the Natural Way

Holistic health experts are skilled at dealing with problems like ergonomics, diet, and exercise. That’s why they not only help you recover from injuries, they can help you avoid them in the first place.

If you have problems with recurring injuries ask your chiropractor or acupuncturist what you can do to avoid future problems. Simple things like changing your posture or running style can cut down on repetitive injuries. In many cases, small tweaks can even improve your performance.

Common Sport Injuries

The most common sports injuries we encounter in our clinic:

  • Rotator cuff injuries
  • Tennis elbow
  • Lower back stenosis
  • Acute muscle strains
  • Chronic sprains
  • Wrist injuries
  • Ankle and knee sprains
  • Golfer’s elbow
  • Sciatica
  • Rib contusions

Our practice involves looking at the patient’s overall health as well as any injury.  Treatments may include chiropractic adjustments, ultrasound, physiotherapy, acupuncture to reduce inflammation and improve circulation, traction, therapeutic massage, stretching, and even dietary advice. A combination of these all-natural techniques is sure to get you back to full strength faster.

Rapid Release Technology

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How does Rapid Release work?

Soft tissue disorders are usually a result of overuse, injury or surgery. Injuries cause micro tears in the fascia on the muscles. Fibrous adhesion tissue replaces normal tissue when an injury heals. Adhesions can spread, trapping nerves, causing pain and numbness or limiting range of motion. Commonly adhesions are un-diagnosed.
We believe that RRT is the most effective way to treat painful scar tissue and break down adhesion with a lasting effect. It feels good and is completely safe. Rapid Release gives high speed targeted vibration to break down scar tissue and adhesions in muscles and arthritic joints.

Here is a partial list of conditions caused by scarring of soft tissue:

  • carpal tunnel syndrome
  • tendonosis
  • muscle spasms
  • trapped nerves
  • range of motion
  • contractures
  • neuromas
  • adhesions
  • back pain
  • shoulder pain
  • ankle pain
  • headaches
  • knee problems
  • tennis elbow
  • temporomandibular joint disorder

Look Out for Training Injuries

The most common sports injuries occur when you’re in training. Training almost always involves repetitive exercises that can cause tendinitis or stress fractures of a bone.

Talk to your holistic health expert at Relax Holistic before you begin a new training or exercise routine. They can help your avoid technique errors and dietary deficiencies that can lead to injuries. Relaxing, deep tissue massage can keep you limber and performing at your peak, too. Call us today to schedule an appointment!