Sports Injuries

As an experienced sports chiropractor, London Wellness Centre can treat muscle and joint pain associated with over or under use, speed-related injuries, muscle pulls and spasms, sprains and strains.

The Importance of Treating Sports Injuries

Why should I see a chiropractor for my sports injury?

Often, a sports injury happens because there is already an underlying weakness or imbalance. When moving at speed and changing direction quickly, as we do when we play sport, our body needs to operate at its optimum level to avoid injury. Either through repetitive strain or through a sudden return to sport or exercise, it cannot always achieve this.

And many more (if you’re unsure if we can help, we’re delighted to schedule a call with a Chiropractor to discuss any concerns you have, this is of course FREE of charge and unique to our clinic).

You may have fallen or tripped, been sitting for too long or simply have poor posture. Any of these things can cause back or neck pain.

Back pain occurs either after a sudden injury (such as that caused by a car crash or fall) or after a period of inflammation caused by lifestyle or underlying health conditions.

Chiropractor vs physiotherapist

No, it’s not the latest fixture, but instead a question we are often asked. It is understandable that people struggle to understand the difference between chiropractors and physiotherapists because both do very similar jobs. They both help people. 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 to happen at speed. Therefore they 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 at related joints and check for compensatory damage – where, for example, a change of posture to relieve pain under the left shoulder blade might mean the client eventually requires lower back pain treatment.

When do I need to see a chiropractor?

Should you have experienced an injury and be looking for a sports chiropractor, London Wellness Centres are best placed to help you. We offer 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. But you can also come and see us prior to incurring an injury. 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 try to help you avoid injuries.

A few facts about sports injuries

sporting injuries

Chiropractors can help athletes improve their range of motion, helping to prevent injuries

tennis elbow

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

golf injury

Tiger Woods, Michael Jordan, Evander Holyfield and Arnold Schwarzenegger all used regular Chiropractic to stay at the top of their game

sports help

Regardless of your age, condition and health, chiropractic care may improve your athletic potential

help with sports injuries

Sports people often find they reach a threshold of ability and consult chiropractors to improve both function and health

getting that extra performance

Chiropractic can speed up recovery from an injury and your chiropractor will enhance your performance and help prevent future problems

correct posture

Like most athletes have benefited from chiropractic care, it’s best to return for regular checkups to keep your body working at its best

help with football injuries

It may not be the running or the kicking that has caused an injury, but actually an underlying problem that is finally showing itself

If you would like more information about our treatments or want to find out how we may be able to help you with a specific problem please call us on 020 7531 4444