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If you have recently sustained a sports injury, you may be wondering if chiropractic care is an effective treatment option for aiding the recovery process. Our chiropractors have had great success treating patients using a combination of chiropractic adjustments, massage therapy and physical therapy/corrective exercises to help patients heal faster. Below, we answer five of your most frequently asked questions about chiropractic treatments for sports injuries.
#1: What should I expect from sports injury treatment?
Our Old Bridge chiropractic care team follows an integrated approach to injury rehabilitation and pain management for sports injuries. This means we combine chiropractic adjustments with massage therapy, corrective exercises and physical therapy. Chiropractic adjustments target the underlying misalignment that is causing pain. Massage therapy speeds the injury rehabilitation process by increasing the flow of nutrient-rich blood through the muscles and removing toxins. Physical therapy helps to safely bring a full range of motion back to the injured tissues while building coordination, strength and flexibility.
#2: Is a chiropractor qualified to treat sports injuries?
Yes, our chiropractic care team is qualified to treat sports injuries. Dr. Kazio holds a postgraduate certification in sports injury and prevention and Dr. Bufano holds a certification in sports medicine. Our chiropractic team is experienced in identifying the root cause for injuries and then creating custom treatment plans to relieve your pain and get you back in the game as quickly and safely as possible.
#3: What is a rotator cuff injury and how do you treat it?
A rotator cuff injury is a repetitive motion injury that is caused by overuse. Rotator cuff injuries, also known as lateral epicondylitis, cause damage to ligaments that lead to inflammation of the joints and chronic pain. When diagnosing and treating your injury, our chiropractic team will also look to see if an underlying spinal misalignment is responsible for this pain. Many patients are surprised to learn that a misalignment in the neck or spine may be a contributing factor. Our treatment plan is two-fold: we focus on restoring alignment and alleviating pain. Chiropractic adjustments along with corrective exercises to stretch and strengthen the muscles and tendons in the arms are generally most effective. This whole body approach alleviates pain while correcting the underlying cause for injury.
#4: Do you offer kinesiotaping?
Yes, our Old Bridge physical therapist Daniel Neissany is certified in Kinesiotaping and McConnell Taping. Kinesiotaping is a treatment that provides support and stability for injured muscles during the healing process. Kinesiotaping is one way to safely be active without risking additional injury while the body is healing from injury.
#5: Do you offer sports massage?
Sports massage is a type of massage therapy that helps the body heal following a sports injury and recover from training. Sports massage helps to flush out toxins, like lactic acid, that can build up in the muscles. Sports massage also helps to relieve tension that may become trapped within the fascia. Many patients also find massage highly effective for relieving neck and back pain.
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