Sports Injuries

Many musculoskeletal complaints arise from injuries sustained in sports.

Each year we see athletic performance draw closer to the limits of human potential.

sports_injuriesUnderstanding the biomechanical principles involved helps us to prevent injury and restore functional integrity and stability through rehabilitation.

While our lever-like extremities transmit forces and motion at a distance, they also favor musculoskeletal injuries by amplifying forces acting on the body’s neuromusculoskeletal system.

The sheer volume of time put into training by professional athletes is often quite remarkable. For example, runners may compete and train over 200 miles per week, swimmers may spend four or five hours in the water daily, and the acquisition of skills for an event such as a pentathlon may utilize even longer periods per day. Thus, the exploitation of athletic prowess can easily be disrupted by major and minor injury problems.

There are good reasons why the athlete should seek a chiropractor for the treatment and rehabilitation of a sports injury. Active people are physically and emotionally different from sedentary ones. Many physicians have not had special training in sports medicine or rehabilitation. Consequently, even outstanding physicians who don’t treat athletes regularly often make mistakes in the diagnosis and treatment of athletes’ neuromusculoskeletal problems.

The chiropractic approach toward athletic injuries has demonstrated that everyone is better served by having the injured player promptly and ably treated, thereby obtaining recovery before irreparable damage is done.

Dr. Andreasen has successfully treated thousands of injuries. We have learned that prompt care following an injury helps speed the healing process. Without proper care, injuries can heal with increased “non-elastic” or scar tissue. That’s why just taking pain medication alone won’t result in optimal healing.

We understand sports injuries and how to heal the injured tissues involved.

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