CHIROPRACTIC & SPORTS INJURIES
CHIROPRACTIC & SPORTS INJURIES
Chiropractors have been involved in the treatment of sports people and sports-related injuries from the very beginning of the profession.
At Liverpool Chiropractic Care we are not just concerned with the treatment of sports-related injuries but in how to prevent them in the first place and how to help optimise performance. It is possible that a person can have a mechanical dysfunction without being aware of any clinical symptoms. If that is the case then not only will they be prone to injury when applying that extra bit of effort but as they are not functioning correctly then they cannot perform to their maximum capability
Some of the more common injuries that present to the clinic are:-
Lower Back Pain
Hamstring & Calf Strains
Knee and Hip Injuries
Tennis / Golfers Elbow
Shoulder / Rotator Cuff Injuries
SIDELINE YOUR PAIN WHILE YOU GET BACK ON TRACK
When a footballer pulls a hamstring as he kicks the ball in the same way he has a thousand times before, or a runner injures their hip or knee just leading up to a competition, it may not be the running or the kicking that has caused the injury – but an underlying problem that is finally showing itself. Whether it is a previously undetected spine or joint problem, or years of poor posture and gait, the resulting injury could potentially signal the end of a sporting career.
Whether you are an amateur sports enthusiast or a top-flight professional, your body is prone to the same kind of injuries. Repeated stresses can lead to a loss of proper movement in your spine, pelvis and joints, which in turn can disrupt the working of your muscles and nerves. You may have even ignored the pain and carried on with your sport for too long without treatment, and now find yourself with a chronic injury that just won’t go away.
At Liverpool Chiropractic Care not only can we keep your joints and muscles working optimally, ensuring the best possible performance, we will help prevent future injuries that could sideline you.
PROBLEMS WITH PERFORMANCE
Injury is not the only problem many athletes face. Many find they reach a plateau and can’t improve any further, or even worse see a gradual decline in performance or ability no matter how much training they put in. This is why so many sportspeople consult chiropractors who will work to improve both function and health.
“As well as speeding up your recovery from injury, your chiropractor can enhance your performance, and help to prevent future problems.”
ADVANTAGES OF CHIROPRACTIC TREATMENT
Chiropractic treatment aims to restore normal function to your joints and muscles as well as your nervous system, and may increase your control, co-ordination and muscle strength.
Treatment will normally be followed by a rehabilitation plan to strengthen the injured area, improve your flexibility and core stability to prevent future flare-ups.
Regardless of your age, condition or health, chiropractic care may improve your athletic potential.
“Many top sports teams now have a chiropractor as part of their medical care.”
WILL CHIROPRACTIC IMPROVE SPORTING PERFORMANCE?
Yes. Chiropractic has helped many athletes by eliminating the cause of injuries as well as improving the coordination and mechanics of the joints and muscles while removing any disruptions to the nerves supplying them.
DON’T THINK YOU CAN JUST ‘RUN IT OFF’?
If your body isn’t working properly, you will continue to overload your joints and muscles making the injury worse, extending the healing and recovery process and putting the rest of your body at risk of further problems through poor compensation.