Sports Injury Treatment
How to Avoid Sports Injury Recurrence
Chiropractic physicians have been correcting biomechanical problems associated with the spine and extremities for over 100 years. Our doctors at Absolute Wellness Centers are trained in the assessment and correction of these problems. Most sports injuries have a biomechanical component relating to the area of pain. An example of this would be a patient with a shoulder injury from a throwing sport and they have biomechanical issues with their scapula, neck and back. Chiropractic care would focus both on correcting the biomechanical issues that led to the pain and getting you out of pain. Proper assessment and treatment of the injury should avoid recurrence of injury.
What is Typically Needed Instead of Lots of Pills
Most sports injuries involve the soft tissues around a joint or region of the body. If the tissue pain is not resolved and/or masked by medication and pain relievers, the biomechanical challengers will remain. Correction of the biomechanics is necessary for full repair and rehabilitation of the area. Most sports injuries are not addressed this way and need to be evaluated by a physician who has treated sports injuries. We have had many patients come to us after having been treated with medication and remain in pain, because of these biomechanical changes. Proper assessment and correction of the biomechanical issues usually leads to feeling and getting better in a short period of time. Our trained therapists perform manual therapy and stretching techniques of the involved tissues that allows for the healing and restoration of proper biomechanics to the area of involvement. Dr. O’Hara is trained in both Active Release Technique (ART) and Graston technique, both of which work well in the treatment of sports related injuries.
Sports Injuries We Specialize in Treating
Dr. Kruse and Dr. O’Hara have over 50 years of combined experience helping patients with their sports related injuries. Many of the injuries seen in our offices include shoulder injuries, tennis elbow, golfers’ elbow, wrist injuries, Hip injuries, muscle strains of the lower extremity, IT Band injuries, knee injuries, ankle injuries and more. Chiropractic care can help most sports injuries without the use of drugs or surgery. Since 1980, the American Chiropractic Board of Sports Physicians™ (ACBSP) has led the development of sports medicine certification and has managed a world-class credentialing process that ensures certified sports chiropractors meet competency standards to effectively work with and treat athletes and those engaged in athletic activities. Dr. O’Hara is a Diplomate of the American Chiropractic Board of Sports Physicians (DACBSP) and is Certified in Concussion Assessment. He continues to practice and teach other chiropractors continuing education in sports medicine.
Life After Sports Injury Treatment
Following the treatment protocol set out by our doctors and achieving your treatment goals of increased ranges of motion, decreased pain and stiffness, and increased flexibility, life after treatment looks and feels better. Most patients have good outcomes and can resume living healthy active lifestyles. The key to success is to follow the treatment regimen and home exercise program.
3 Steps to Sports Injury Treatment
2. Get Adjusted
Based on your circumstances, a specific treatment plan will be implemented to correct your spine.