When do I need to see a chiropractor?
Often, weaknesses in joints and muscles make you more susceptible to injury. A chiropractor can improve the condition of your body, strengthen any weaknesses and aid in the prevention of injuries.
Sports chiropractors provide a range of treatments, including chiropractic adjustments as well as dry-needling, nutritional advice and deep tissue massage therapy and excellent longer-term treatment plans to strengthen your body and avoid future sports injuries.
Preventative Sports Injury Treatment
Sports people often find they reach a threshold of ability and consult chiropractors to improve both function and health.
Former British number one tennis player Andy Murray, never plays a match without a Chiropractor in attendance and has been adjusted on Centre Court in Wimbledon. Tiger Woods, Michael Jordan, Evander Holyfield and Arnold Schwarzenegger all used regular Chiropractic to stay at the top of their game.
Regardless of your age, condition and health, chiropractic care can improve range of motion, build strength and in so doing improve your athletic potential and assist with injury prevention.
The difference between chiropractors and physiotherapists
Often people struggle to understand the difference between chiropractors and physiotherapists because both do very similar jobs.
In fact, you are more likely to be referred to a physiotherapist if you go to your GP or the local hospital with a sports injury. However, while a physio will treat the site of your injury and pain, they won’t necessarily consider the whole of your body, along with your lifestyle and come up with a treatment plan that addresses all of these elements.
Sports injuries tend involve damage to soft tissues, ligaments and tendons. These are attached to your joints and, if torn or strained they will need active treatment. A chiropractor will always look more broadly at related joints and check for compensatory.