And while it may be hard for the athlete in you to admit that your twisted ankle or pulled back is your own fault, it is worth looking at the causes in greater depth. Many injuries appear acute on the surface, but when we probe deeper we find that they represent the breaking point of systemic stress. That means that an acute injury is also part of a more chronic problem. The systemic shortcomings that we look for in athletes include:
These factors overlap and influence each other; when one or more of them is present, injury will surface eventually. Our job as an office of chiropractic is to help athletes identify and correct these shortcomings before they turn into an injury. But we are also prepared to treat sports injuries without necessarily calling for pharmaceutical intervention.
The most common sports injuries include strains (tear in the muscle) and sprains (tear in the ligament). Other common sporting injuries that we treat include those related to spinal joint dysfunction and nerve pressure.These injuries range in severity, but the important thing is how you respond to them. At our office in Park Slope, we use natural modalities including:
These methods seek to stimulate your body’s natural healing response by boosting local and systemic circulation, as well as improving range of motion in subdued areas. Our modalities support the efficient treatment and recovery of common sports injuries without the necessity for pharmaceutical or surgical intervention.
Athletes are always looking for ways to specialize- at your Park Slope Chiropractor, we help you specialize naturally. If you are looking to use chiropractic in the areas of biomechanical optimization, injury prevention or treatment, give our office in Park Slope a call to schedule an appointment today.