Sports Injury Therapy at Synergy Chiropractic of Houston
Athletes around the world understand the demands placed on the body when participating in sports. Activities involving running, jumping, tackling, and many more can result in painful tears, sprains, and strains. When these injuries occur, the athlete’s best option is to be evaluated by a trained medical professional as soon as possible to begin the healing process. However, even better would be preventive maintenance so the athlete’s body does not reach the point of inability to perform.
At Synergy Chiropractic of Houston, we use a variety of techniques to both repair and prevent injuries related to sports. Some of these include:
- Functional Neurology
- Acupuncture/Dry Needling
- Soft Tissue
- Nutritional Counseling
Chiropractic and Sports Injuries
Chiropractic can help with injuries involving muscles, and joints throughout the body, including those of the neck, back, shoulders, knee, and ankle. Joint movement in important in all athletic endeavors. We evaluate not only the specific joint related to the injury but also others that could share either a muscular or neurological connection. Most professional sports teams have chiropractors as a member of their medical staff due to the importance of chiropractic care associated with sports injury.
Athletes understand the importance for the brain to communicate with the muscles for the best performance. In our office, we evaluate the nerves involved with muscle testing and are looking for any kind of change that isn’t normal joint or muscle function. Signs of an issue can range from slight weakness in the muscle compared to the opposite side to pain when the muscle engages. Specific neurological activities can assist in injury recovery, and improved athletic performance.
When different areas of the body are stimulated, pain reducing factors are released into the blood stream. We use this technique as well as putting acupuncture needles around the painful area do speed the recovery process. Acupuncture techniques have been in practice for thousands of years, and continues to be an effective tool in assisting in injury recovery and prevention.
Repeated use of muscles can result in cramping and tightening in the tissue. Insuring the muscles, tendons, and other soft tissues around the joints of the body, as well as the spine, are moving the way they were designed is key for athletes. Soft tissue rehabilitation can support optimal flexibility, while maintaining stability of the joints.
What we put into out body determines how our bodies will react. If we put in high quality products, our body will respond favorably. Either it slows the breakdown of the body, or it could help repair the injury. Dietary modifications, and nutritional supplementation can support optimal function and recovery for athletes and non-athletes alike.