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Thursday, 29 September 2016 08:58

Sports Chiropractic Therapy

Chiropractic services are extremely beneficial for sports performance as well as sports injury recovery. According to the Professional Football Chiropractic Society, the average professional football chiropractor makes 30-50 adjustments in a week during the football season. Hopefully that demonstrates how integral sports chiropractic therapy can be to the average athlete. Here, we'll dive into some of the benefits this therapy option has to offer.

Common Sports Injuries

Though golf, cycling, and swimming are low-impact sports, they still can cause significant strain on the body through the repetitive movements they require. Shoulders, back, and elbow strains are fairly common in these sports. High-impact sports, on the other hand, can cause a variety of injuries in wrists, shoulders, necks, backs, knees, and hips.

It is important to know that not all injuries are instant. Some injuries can take years to present, with the body naturally compensating for the weakness until we reach a threshold of pain and it gets our attention.

Sports Chiropractic Therapy Benefits

Improved mobility is one of the greatest benefits of chiropractic therapy. Tense and overused muscles can cause a lot of pain and restriction in the body. Spinal and full body adjustments help release the muscle tension surrounding the body’s joints. For an athlete, consistent chiropractic therapy is vital to improving mobility and prevent injuries. In fact, chiropractic treatment increases blood circulation which promotes strength and endurance in muscle performance.

Modes of Sports Chiropractic Therapy Treatments

A chiropractic intervention for athletic injuries can include one or multiple treatment techniques.

Kinesio Tape

Kinesio tape can be applied to the affected area to help stabilize skeletomuscular injuries without restricting movement. Kinesio tape helps athletes keep moving without a stiff brace to hinder their play.

Ultrasound & Electric Stimulation for Sports Recovery

Ultrasound and electric stimulation can be used together to release tightened muscles and provide relief to pain.

Acupuncture & Sports Injuries

Acupuncture pinpoints anatomical areas and stimulates them with tiny needles to promote healing. Acupuncture can also aid in digestion issues and even sleep problems. The needles aren’t painful and provide an effective drug-free therapy for athletes.

Ideal Health Chiropractic does more than just adjust your spine. We can provide several different healing modalities to get you back to your peak performance.

Are you an athlete in need of injury prevention adjustments? Or an athlete that is in pain and is interested in reducing that pain to get back in action? Contact Ideal Health today to set up an appointment.

Published in Why Chiropractic?
Wednesday, 07 September 2016 08:54

Electrical Stimulation and Ultrasound Therapy

Do you have muscle spasms, inflammation, or are you recovering from an injury? Electrical Stimulation and Ultrasound therapy can deliver faster and better results in your recovery process. You would normally have to go to a physical therapist to find these therapies, but Ideal Health can make them part of your chiropractic visits.

What is Electrical Stimulation?

Skeletal muscles in the body contract when they receive electrical impulses from the nervous system. When the muscles become over or under-worked from these contractions, they can become inflamed which creates pain. Electrical Stimulation (E-Stim.) fires a low-frequency electrical current directly into these areas of muscular stress. The electrical currents stimulate healing chemical responses in the larger nerve fibers that decrease the pain signals being delivered by the smaller nerve fibers. E-Stim. is adjusted to an individual’s needs, depending on the area of the body and the injury. Contact us to discuss how Electrical Stimulation can help you decrease muscle spasms, inflammation and pain.

What is Ultrasound Therapy?

Similar to E-Stim., Ultrasound Therapy can be coupled with your chiropractic visit to relieve muscular stress and inflammation. Ultrasound Therapy uses sound waves at a frequency out of range of the human ear that stimulates muscle tissues. It is delivered directly through the skin by first covering the skin in a light gel to prevent friction and then moving a handheld instrument gently over the affected areas. Sound waves are transmitted directly into the injured area to drive inflammation out of the muscles. Ultrasound Therapy treatments will vary according to the injury, the area of the pain and other factors. Ultrasound can be used simultaneously with E-Stim. treatment.

The Benefits of Electrical Stimulation and Ultrasound Therapy

Electrical Stimulation and Ultrasound Therapy provide pain relief through muscle spasm and inflammation reduction. Both therapies increase blood flow, reduce inflammation, and release endorphins, which are the body’s natural pain reducers. Both can improve range of motion for osteoarthritis patients and lessen joint pain by loosening the muscles.

Control your pain and get your muscle contractions firing the way they are supposed to through Electrical Stimulation and Ultrasound therapy. Book your appointment at Ideal Health today.

Published in Why Chiropractic?