Chiropractic help with sports injuries.

While all chiropractors are skilled at relieving pain due to tension, there are chiropractors who specialize in sports medicine. For advanced pain and chronic sports injuries, consider a chiropractor with a focus in sports medicine who’s experienced in treating athletes and identifying the cause of injury. The sports chiropractor may also have specific techniques for athletes as well as tips for avoiding reinjury.

Soft Tissue Injuries

Many people experience some sort of irritation to the soft tissue areas of the body. This includes muscles, tendons, and ligaments. The majority of these injuries includes bruises, contusions, ligament sprains, and muscle strains, and chronic muscular hypertonicity(tightness). There are a number of different therapies that we offer to either reduce inflammation, or in chronic conditions, promote blood flow into the area. Trigger point therapy is a great way to break up those knots that don’t seem to go away. With regular chiropractic adjustments, when proper nerve flow is restored to all areas of the body, we find people to heal faster and have fewer problems with irritation of the soft tissues.

Can We Help After a Sports Injury?

We treat and can help prevent injuries of the neck, back, shoulder, knee, and ankle. We're skilled in manual adjustment of the spine, ensuring that bones are lined up and balanced, which helps relieve tension in the body. This allows the body to function better and become less susceptible to injury. Our goal is to restore or enhance joint function while resolving joint inflammation and reducing pain. This hands-on therapy is often used to treat neck or back injuries but also relieves pain throughout the joints and muscles in the body.

The main reasons athletes suffer sports injuries include forceful impacts, repetitive motions, over-training and failure to warm up properly. We can help athletes by relieving their pain and helping them heal faster after an injury. Regular visits will promote quicker recovery after games and training as well as better balance and overall performance.

“Dr. Z. Is the best! I've been seeing him for over a year now. He helped me with an injury and in a short amount of time I was feeling and functioning better. The staff is friendly and know you by name they are great at getting you same day appointments. As a massage therapist I recommend my clients to Dr Z. Chiropractic care is a beneficial thing to add to your overall health and wellness.”

— Naomi J.

“Mike O'Day has done wonders for my neck, back and hips. He took X-rays and set up a care plan according to my needs. He has also adjusted my 17 month old son who is quite the busy bee. He was very very patient with him and I would recommend Mike to anyone!!”

— Kelsey K.

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— Justin B.

“Dr. O'Day is fantastic and really does a great job helping me manage my chronic pain issues. He is also awesome with little children and my 5yo twins adore going to get adjusted by him.”

— Aimee W.