Whether you’re an athlete, a week-end warrior or an armchair quarterback; no one wants to be sidelined with injuries – but it happens to us all.
Get a medical diagnosis
It’s important to receive a professional opinion on your injury and follow the doctor’s orders. Depending on severity, it may be as simple as heat, ice and rest, or seeking a surgical consultation.
There may be other options to help you not only heal faster, but also to be proactive and avoid future injury and downtime. Here are some additional therapies to explore to help which may help you get back in the game faster.
Chiropractic care can help with structural problems, such as helping to restore normal functioning of the body from an injury related to the spine or any joint. Athletes who regularly utilize chiropractic care are taking preventative measures to remain healthy; keeping the spine properly aligned during training and nerves functioning at an optimum level.
Acupuncture can benefit athletes in two ways:
Preventative – During periods of strenuous training, regular acupuncture can help keep areas susceptible to injury healthier.
Speed healing from injuries – Acupuncture can help speed healing time for acute injuries which involve inflammation – including post surgery.
Cold LASER Therapy
This natural and pain-free method to improve healing has a wide range of benefits for athletes and non-athletes alike, suffering from both acute and chronic pain. Cold LASER therapy helps:
- Decrease inflammation
- Improve circulation
- Improve nerve functioning
- Increase cell metabolism
- Relieve pain and discomfort
Massage Therapy can greatly benefit athletes preventatively (reduce stress, reduce muscle adhesions and inflammation, improve circulation) and post soft tissue injury.
Physical therapy may be a critical component to getting you back in the game. Once your injury has healed enough to allow movement, physical therapists can recommend exercises and stretches to help expedite the healing process.
If you’re prone to certain injuries, Physical Therapist can also recommend techniques to help avoid these injuries in the future.
To help avoid future problems always take note of what activities cause pain, strain or injury. Be continuously proactive in maintaining your body’s good health. Seek professional advice on proper training and form as necessary.
If we can help you be proactive in maintaining your athletic performance or help you speed your recovery from a sports injury, please reach out to us: 519-258-8544