Treating All Your Sports Injuries
Sports men and women are often at a risk of being injured. The risks are particularly higher where rough sports such as rugby are involved. Some injuries could affect the spine and other joints calling for chiropractic care. This is where a sports chiropractor comes in. The alignment of your spine will affect the nervous system in a tremendous manner. The spine houses the spinal cord and also nerves that extend to the brain and the body highly depend on it. Injury of the spine could affect your life forever. Proper chiropractic services will help improve the health of your body as a whole.
What are some of the treatment options that can be adopted by a sports chiropractor? One treatment procedure is that of spinal manipulation. This procedure is also commonly referred to as osteopathic manipulative treatment and it is a non-invasive treatment therapy. The technique comes in handy in treating pain in the neck or the back. It also helps in relieving discomforts in the musculoskeletal system. Under this therapy, the sports chiropractor employs mobilization and manipulative techniques. This helps in restoring movement to restricted joints and also restores normal elasticity to muscles as well as soft tissues.
Among the popular chiropractic services is physiotherapy. Physiotherapy is a treatment procedure that helps ill and injured people to recover movement and function in their full potential. Some of the physiotherapy techniques include isotonic, isometric, isokinetic exercises as well as muscle stretching techniques. Under physiotherapy, manual therapy techniques may be employed. Here, physiotherapists aid the recovery process by using their hands to relieve muscle pains and stiffness. This therapy also enhances blood flow into the injured area. As a player, when you have that persistent muscle pull, physiotherapy is the remedy. Check into the closest chiropractic clinic to have your problem solved.
Instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization is also among the top chiropractic services. This technique comes in handy in tracing and treating soft tissue dysfunctions. Sports injuries may result to some knotted tissues as well as scars. A specialty tool is used to focus force directly to the injured tissue. Once the knotted tissues are broken down, collagen fibers are formed and these help aid the recovery process. This treatment technique is employed for neck pain, tennis elbow and golfers elbow. A wide range of tissue pains including knee pains as a result of falls can be treated using the assisted soft tissue mobilization procedure.
The recovery process could be slow if there is any form of nutrients deficiency in the blood. Therefore, experts like Select Spines & Sports also check your nutrients level. Therefore, among the services offered is nutritional and supplement counseling. A spectra cell micronutrient test is conducted to determine any mineral, anti-oxidant or vitamin deficiency in the blood. A personalized testing will be conducted since the nutritional requirements of individuals vary. The experts will determine the exact nutrients that you need and why you need them. Apparently, there are countless chiropractic procedures that can be employed to restore your health and well being. All you need is a qualified chiropractor to work with.
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Whew...that was a quick summer! It's back to school month and with that, we usually have quite a few patients that come in with mid back pain from carrying too much weight in book bags. The best way to carry a heavy bag is to consider the following tips:
1) Only carry 10-15% of body weight. So if someone is 120 pounds, shoot for a bag weighing just 18 pounds at most. Anything heavier effects posture and can cause longer term spinal problems.
2) Put heaviest items in the bottom of the bag. Take breaks if possible. If heavy loads are unavoidable, call us about how to help with strengthening core & back muscles with our Strong Posture Program!
3. Always use a back pack that has two straps to evenly distribute the weight. Evenly distribute everything in the bag when packing it also helps decrease pain.
4) Keep your bag close to your body to reduce the amount of sway and stress placed on the spinal muscles.
Hopefully, these tips will help you (or your child) from having pain during the school year ahead!
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About Our Practice
We are a chiropractic clinic in Lawrence, Kansas. We see patients of all ages with a wide range of conditions. Dr. Mulcahey uses a variety of chiropractic adjustments, including one that is very effective for headache patients. We offer acupuncture as another option for healing the body as well as strong posture training to help improve the health of our patients.
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