The Young Athlete
The Adult Athlete
For the adult athlete it’s particularly imperative that the body be supported through the healing process to ensure a quick and full recovery. Regardless of age, muscles, joints, and nerves must be addressed by a chiropractor Little Falls MN to ensure a quick return to athletic performance.
Common causes of adult athletic injury:
Furthermore, in athletics prevention of injury must be a focus for anyone wanting to perform their best and for as long as possible. Unknown to many athletes (and parents of athletes) is that many injuries that occur could have been prevented by a chiropractor Little Falls MN. The body has many tell-tale signs when and where is injury is about to occur. Uncovering those signs is done through a series of movements that screen for muscle strength, coordination, balance, and joint mobility called a Functional Movement Screen. For years this tool has been by trainers, physical therapists, and chiropractors for professional and college athletes. At Chiro Plus Rehab, while we’ve worked with our fair share of upper level athletes, we believe that even the Weekend Athlete can benefit from seeing a chiropractor Little Falls MN, which is why it is an integral part of our evaluation process for our patients more concerned about performance than pain.
The standard approach to sports injuries is combination or ice/heat, rest, and over-the-counter anti-inflammatories and maybe physical therapy. At Chiro Plus Rehab we combine adjustments, hands-on muscle therapy, therapeutic exercises and Corrective Movement Therapy as well as passive modalities like ultrasound to eliminate pain and help the body heal as quickly as possible. We also provide sport-specific advice—even how to cross-train for better performance—and then we provide you with self-care advice to keep things good once they’re there. Why? Because our goal is to be the chiropractor Little Falls MN that provides the most complete physical care experience possible so you or your child can get back to doing the things you love… especially sports!
A Doctor’s Note
One of the biggest mistakes this chiropractor Little Falls MN sees athletes make is thinking that once the pain is gone, they’re healthy and ready for athletic performance again. Consider this, a child suffers a sprain/strain of the calf while running. After the injury they’ll likely be told to ice, rest, compress, and elevate the injury (sound advice) and maybe to take an anti-inflammatory (not so sound advice). Then once the pain is down, they’ll start participating in running again. Here’s what’s being missed: after injury the tissue gets inflamed—that’s what makes you feel pain—but after the “inflammation phase” there is a “repair phase” that the tissues go through and it’s during this second phase that the injury actually heals. Many athletes don’t properly support their injuries through their “repair phase” which leaves them weak, imbalance, ripe for re-injury and (you guessed it) more pain.
Stay in the game!
So if you or your child has suffered a sports injury, don’t wait. Give us a call at 320-632-9224 and schedule your $37 New Patient Special today. Protect yourself from injury and heal faster by calling this chiropractor Little Falls MN.