Sports Injury Treatment

Sports Injury Relief is Available with Chiropractic Treatment

Sports Injury Relief Vancouver Chiropractor

Our chiropractic sports injury treatments provide immediate relief from pain, effective injury management and exercise programs for sports injuries and related conditions.

Chiropractic is safe and natural for the treatment of sports injuries as well as neck and back pain.

The Most Commonly Injured Areas Of The Body Include:

  • ankle and knee
  • hand
  • wrist
  • elbow
  • neck and collarbone
  • head

Benefits of Chiropractic Treatments

Chiropractic is drug-free and surgery-free care for sports injuries including the associated aches and pains around the injured area. Also, chiropractic care can be used for preventative measures and enhancing performance.

It begins with proper spinal alignment for both weekend warriors and professional athletes.  Getting timely treatment and spinal adjustment is vital to faster recuperation.

We will assess and diagnose problems related to your acute trauma or overuse by:

  • taking your complete history
  • conducting a thorough physical examination
  • taking X-rays and special imaging when indicated
  • developing a treatment program for your unique needs

We focus our sports injury treatment on restoring the integrity of muscles, joints, tissue, and body mechanics to help prevent injury and to allow you to compete and play to the best of your ability.

We are also alert to refer red flag conditions (fracture, tumor, infection) to medical practitioners in a timely manner.

For Sport Injuries, We Employ a Wide Range of Proven Treatments

  • Spinal manipulative therapy (SMT), and spinal and peripheral joint mobilization to reduce pain, increase motion and reduce joint and soft tissue dysfunction.
  • Soft tissue treatments (i.e. myofascial release, trigger point therapy, massage) for specific muscle and connective tissue injuries.
  • Active rehabilitation (i.e. core stabilization, co-contraction, sensorimotor training) to improve strength, endurance, motor control and joint proprioception.
  • Electrotherapy (i.e. laser, ETPS, muscle stimulation) for inflammation, pain and tissue repair.
  • Shockwave therapy to restore normal vascularization to poorly healing tissue
  • Nutritional advice for athletic competition and injury rehabilitation.
  • Effectiveness of treatment varies from patient to patient

Overuse Causes Sports Injuries Which Require Treatment

If you use muscles beyond their ability to recover on their own in a timely fashion, you will experience an RSI (repetitive strain injury) from overuse:

  • Statistics Canada estimates that one in every ten Canadian adults experienced a repetitive strain injury serious enough to limit their normal activities.
  • Overuse injuries most often target the junction of muscle and tendon resulting in overloading, or what is known as “tendonitis.”
  • Additionally, interaction of such factors as alignment and mechanical problems play a role in causing the dysfunction of tendons in athletes.

Treatment for RSI injuries consists of identifying the key problem areas and all body parts that are affected by them.  Corrective treatments and appropriate exercises – if indicated – are needed to restore the body to its healthy state.

Since good nutrition also plays a role in building and healing muscle and enhancing general health and fitness, nutritional advice is offered as part of the treatment.

Sports Injury Treatment is Needed for Acute Traumatic Injuries

Specific injuries can affect the interactions of muscle, tissue, joints, and bones. Muscle strains are usually caused by the uneven or irregular force of the muscle attempting to correct the balance of force and counter force on a limb during an activity. For example, when you turn over on your ankle, some muscles are propelling the ankle forward and other muscles are trying to keep your ankle from overextending itself.

A strength imbalance between these muscle groups has been shown to be the usual cause of muscle strains in athletes. Identified early, a intervention to strengthen the muscle groups can be an effective method of preventing strains.

The stability of the lower back is another important consideration in muscle strains. Core strengthening exercises for the lower back can help restore and maintain related functions of muscle, joint, and vertebrae as well as of areas connected by muscle and nerves, such as buttocks, thighs, calf muscles, arms, etc.

This is why core-strengthening exercises have become increasingly popular as people in general, as well as athletes, understand the importance of maintaining a strong back.

We use spinal manipulation to restore movement, and myofascial techniques (related to muscle tissue and its protective sheath) to address back problems.

If you think sports injury treatment might help you, or you want to know more about it, one of our doctors will be pleased to talk to you over the phone at:  604-873-6029, or you can submit questions to:

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