Utah Chiropractic Care for Sports Injury Treatment
If you play sports, then it is almost guaranteed that you will suffer an injury at some point. Luckily, chiropractic sports injury treatment has proven to be exceptionally reliable in relieving the pain and loss of mobility a sports injury can cause. In fact, regular chiropractic care can help to prevent injury before it happens by strengthening the structures of the body. Back to Balance Chiropractic & Wellness is your sports chiropractor serving West Valley City and Magna.
Common Sports Injuries
Sporting activities are prone to a plethora of injuries. These include common accident injuries like herniated discs, whiplash, and other neck and back injuries. However, there are many other injuries that can be suffered through the strenuous activity of a sport.
The seven of the most common sports injuries are:
- Shin Splints
- Ankle Sprain
- ACL tear
- Groin Pull
- Hamstring Strain
- Patellofemoral Syndrome
- Tennis Elbow
Your chiropractor serving West Valley City and Magna can help with all of these injuries and more.
Chiropractic Sports Injury Treatment
Manual manipulation of the spine is the primary tool used in chiropractic treatment. It restores alignment and balance to the spine, relieving tension so the body is less vulnerable to injury and functions better as a whole. However, other methods must be employed to when sports injury treatment goes beyond the neck and back.
Sports Taping – Kinesio
With sports taping, a textured tape is applied in a specially designed way. It acts as a form of compression therapy that improves posture, corrects the movement patterns of lymphatic fluids, and changes muscle tone. The end result is reduced pain, accelerated healing, and prevention of injury.
Sports Massage Therapy & Myofascial Scar Tissue Reduction
All forms of massage therapy can help reduce musculoskeletal injuries due to sports activities. Deep tissue manual massage, as well as those that employ devices for myofascial scar tissue reduction, are ideal for sports injury treatment.
Known to improve range of motion, prevent future injury, lower pain, promote flexibility, and reduce overall recovery time, these techniques employ tools to assist with breaking up of scar tissue and mobilizing the soft tissues of one’s body.
For help with injuries to the knee, shoulder, elbow, wrist, and other extremities a chiropractor can employ techniques to treat those areas directly. Extremity chiropractic involves the employment of chiropractic techniques directly to the joints and tissues of the hips and other extremity joints to return them to optimal health and strength. The methods described above are also useful for these areas.
Contact Back to Balance Chiropractic and Wellness in West Valley City, UT!
For more information or to schedule an appointment, call the friendly professional staff at Back to Balance Chiropractic & Wellness at (801) 966-5106 or stop by our offices in West Valley City today!