Many people are shocked when they realise that chiropractors don’t just spend their days carrying out spinal adjustments. Our training involves years of study in human anatomy and physiology that ensures we are able to recognize and treat problems caused whilst playing sports and visiting the gym. Treatment can involve manipulation and massage of joints and tissues in in the shoulders, arms, legs, ankles, feet, and of course the back and neck.
It’s not only frustrating when we get injured but it’s often upsetting. Think about it. If someone is injured at the gym it’s often the case that they enjoy regular workouts and the injury may mean a long lay-off from keeping fit. This can be demoralising and psychologically harmful, so it’s therefore important to get back on track as soon as possible.
Sports injuries are usually caused by some kind of trauma – say a collision or a fall – or alternatively from repetition of a movement that causes strain. It’s true to say that sprains and strains are relatively easy to resolve, but regular maintenance can also help in preventing problems in the future.
But let’s be clear – if I examine you and have some concerns about the nature of the injury it may be that you’ll be told to get to A & E for an X-Ray or scan, and I will only try to help you if I think it will benefit your condition.
So when it comes to sports injuries Chiropractic can help. It is proven to be effective in treating sports injuries so if you are unfortunate enough to suffer a setback at the gym or when out running give us a call and we’ll help you get back to your routine as quickly as possible.