Finding an experienced fitness chiropractor can help many athletes to improve their game, recover more quickly from injuries, and maintain a sense of physical wellness. Whether you have a regular workout routine to stay in shape, play tennis on the weekend with friends, are a part of a pick-up basketball league, or compete in marathons, sports chiropractic can likely help improve your life when it comes to fitness and weight training. Many athletes find themselves in pain at one time or another, whether after a particularly challenging workout as muscles recover or following an injury such as a sprain or strain. A fitness chiropractor can help.
At ChiroCare of Florida, we help athletes, and fitness lovers find their balance, improve their game, and boost their overall wellness by using a combination of effective therapies to get results. Whether you're a yoga guru, play tackle football, dance ballet, or just love staying active with friends and family, our doctors can help you. Schedule an appointment to discuss your goals, help relieve pain, and reach your full potential today. All treatment plans are custom-designed for each unique patient, focusing on your needs as an individual. Are you looking to banish pain from an injury or surgery? Do you want to improve your swing and protect your joints? Or perhaps you just want to ensure your body stays in top condition so you can keep playing. Our fitness chiropractors are here for you.
Relieving Sports Injury Pain
Playing sports and maintaining physical activity can, unfortunately, result in pain from time to time. Sometimes this pain can be rather severe, negatively impacting an individual's daily life. Conditions such as muscle sprains, strains, and contusions are often part of the game for athletes, but without the proper treatment, they can lead to chronic issues and pain. Other times, pain is minor yet still inconvenient. This happens to athletes and fitness enthusiasts in the days following a particularly intense workout or even as the result of the daily pressures of life. However, no matter what type of pain you are experiencing, a fitness chiropractor can help you overcome these obstacles and live a pain-free life.
Common Sports Injuries
- Muscle pain
- Sprains, strains, and contusions
- Shin splints
- Broken bones
- Joint injuries and dislocations (knees, elbows, and shoulders)
- Head, neck, and back injuries
- Tennis elbow
- Sciatica pain
- Recovery pain
Some injuries, such as joint dislocations, happen with improper movement or the overextension of your joints. Tennis players, golfers, baseball players, and more experience this type of pain. Other injuries, such as tennis elbow, may occur as the result of over-use or repetitive use. And still, others such as broken bones or strains and sprains occur as the result of accidents on the court or field.
How a Fitness Chiropractor Can Help
Fitness chiropractors spend many years studying the human musculoskeletal system. This makes them experts when it comes to bones, muscles, ligaments, tendons, and the pain that can accompany sports and athletic activities.
A fitness chiropractor will employ a variety of treatment methods with the goal of reducing pain, properly aligning the musculoskeletal system for optimum function, improving range of motion and flexibility, shortening recovery time, and more.
Fitness Chiropractor Treatment Techniques
- Chiropractic adjustments
- Massage therapy
- Physical rehabilitation
- Guided stretching
- Home exercises to address pain
- Dietary and nutrition counseling
- Instrument-assisted treatment
- Ultrasound therapy
- And more
Improving Recovery Time
There are two types of recovery time that many athletes focus on in regard to pain and discomfort. The first is the amount of time it takes to recover from a typical workout, such as weight lifting. Your muscles need to rest between weight lifting sessions to recover and build strength, during which time you may experience pain. This recovery time and slight discomfort are expected and are considered completely normal. However, we know that fitness enthusiasts are eager to get back in the gym as soon as possible and continue their routines. A fitness chiropractor can enable you to reach these goals.
The second type of recovery time that many athletes pay attention to is the recovery time from an injury. For example, should a runner sprain their ankle while out on the trails, they may need to take some time off to heal before getting back to their schedule. Sometimes, injuries are more serious and require more extensive medical and chiropractic treatment, such as with a dislocation or broken bone. No matter which situation applies to you, a fitness chiropractor can help with your recovery.
How a Fitness Chiropractor Can Help
If you are concerned about your recovery time, either from an injury or otherwise, talk to a sports chiropractic professional today. A fitness chiropractor can help develop a plan to get you back in the game sooner rather than later, without the pain and discomfort you are experiencing.
They will likely employ the use of many of the same techniques that fitness chiropractors use to treat injuries, with the goal of reducing inflammation, relieving pain, and maintaining wellness and balance.
Sports Chiropractic for Overall Wellness
Lastly, many athletes choose to see a fitness chiropractor to improve their overall wellness, prevent injury, and stay feeling great. Sports chiropractors can work with patients to help them retain and improve their range of motion, which can be beneficial in preventing many injuries. Additionally, chiropractic care can help improve many other areas of your life, from sleep to mood, gut health to pregnancy, and beyond. For this reason, many sports lovers choose to undergo regular treatment even when they are not recovering from an injury. Many patients find that routine chiropractic maintenance keeps them in excellent shape.
Chiropractic Care for Fitness-Centered Patients
Many patients wish to know the process of receiving care from a fitness chiropractor. What will treatment look like, and how will a chiropractor know which areas to address? These are all great questions. An experienced fitness chiropractor will spend quite a bit of time getting to know you and identifying your unique needs. They will ask questions to determine what your current obstacles are, your goals, and any chiropractic problems that may be standing in the way. From there, they will get to know your fitness routine and develop a treatment plan that complements your lifestyle.
If you are seeking care during recovery from an injury, a sports chiropractor will work with you and your medical doctors to create a plan and timeline. If you are looking for ongoing maintenance treatment, your fitness chiropractor will discuss what types and the frequency of treatment that works best for you. Sports chiropractic is a truly comprehensive form of care that addresses the whole body, enabling all the parts of the musculoskeletal system to work together for optimum performance. Treatment will likely take place over a series of sessions, with milestones that you and your treatment provider agree upon and regularly review to measure progress.
Schedule an Appointment Today
ChiroCare of Florida has eleven locations throughout South Florida, staffed with doctors who specialize in sports chiropractic. If you are an athlete or fitness enthusiast and are interested in preventing injuries and pain, improving your recovery time, and benefiting your practice or game, make an appointment at one of our Florida chiropractic offices today.