Sports Medicine and Rehab
Athletes are considered role models and comprise an important population within the our community. Whether you are a high level athlete, a “weekend warrior”, looking to achieve any performance goals, or managing an overuse or athletic injury, our team has the tools and training to help you get there.
With an in-depth understanding of biomechanics and joint injuries, the Chiropractic profession has established itself as a valuable contribution to the field of sports medicine.
Active Release Technique (ART)
Some facts about Sports Chiropractic:
- Just after 1980, the first sports chiropractor was appointed to the U.S. Olympic Committee (USOC) Division of Sports Medicine. Since then, sports chiropractors have been a staple of the training regimens of Olympic athletes. They have also become part of the training programs for many other professional athletes.
- As of 2015, every NFL team has a chiropractor offering care to players.
- Most Major League Baseball teams also incorporate regular chiropractic care into their training regimens.
While these athletes still depend on traditional medical care in addition to chiropractic care, many professional sports organizations now recognize the important contributions that an interdisciplinary training approach brings to elite athletes.
Sports chiropractic is a focused area within chiropractic that involves the diagnosis, treatment, rehabilitation and prevention of sports injuries.
Our chiropractors utilize a variety of techniques to assist their patients with sport-specific injuries and maximize their performance. Some of these include:
- Biomechanical and postural assessments, orthopedic evaluation and functional movement screening
- Chiropractic adjustments or stretching exercises to the spine and/or extremities
- Soft tissue release techniques, such as Active Release Technique (ART) and Functional Range Release (FRR)
- Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue techniques, such as Graston Technique and FAKTR
- Shockwave therapy
- Instrument Assisted Adjusting (Activator, Impulse Adjusting Instrument and/or Drop techniques)
- Flexion-distraction therapy
- Exercise, rehabilitative and/or strength and conditioning techniques
- Rocktape or other taping methods