|What are sports injuries?
Sports injuries are as unique as the individual sports themselves. This is why it is important to receive a thorough, individualized examination of your injury to determine the cause and proper treatment for your injury. Unfortunately many of these injuries, if not treated properly, can limit or end participation in a sport. Luckily many of these injuries can be treated with chiropractic.
How does Chiropractic treat sport injuries?
If you have been hurt in a sports injury, Dr. Ablett will take a thorough history and examination to determine if you are a candidate for chiropractic care. If it is determined that your case would not be suited for chiropractic, Dr. Ablett will refer you to the appropriate provider.
Pain Relief and Treatment
If you are a candidate for chiropractic care, your treatment will begin with pain relief and inflammation reduction. This might include electrical muscle stim, ultrasound and ice. If you injury is not too acute, joint manipulation may be performed to improve the healing of the bones and joints.
The last thing you want as an athlete is to have a re-injury that prevents you from participating in the sport you love. Rehabilitation is the key to re-injury prevention. Most rehabilitation can be done in your home and without expensive machines. Dr. Ablett will design an individualized rehab protocol as a part of your treatment. You will be asked to perform these exercises in office periodically to make sure you are doing them correctly.
Understanding your injury is the first step to preventing a re-injury. Dr. Ablett will educate you on how to prevent a re-injury.