Athletes are among the most common patients seeking chiropractic care from a sport injury clinic. In fact many teams across professional sports have Doctors of Chiropractic on staff or keep a close relationship between a chiropractor and the team. At The Balanced Atlas in San Francisco, our sports injury clinic treats patients of all ages who are seeking chiropractic treatment for their injuries, whether they are beginning athletes, including children and teens, or are more experienced and looking for serious sports physiotherapy. Here are some of the most common injuries that bring patients into see a chiropractor.
Common Sports Injuries Treated By Chiropractic
Recurring Shoulder Injuries
Most shoulder injuries are overuse injuries that happen when someone has spent a lot of time moving their arms above their head repeatedly. Untreated shoulder pain can eventually move through the arms and cause other neck or back pain as well. At The Balanced Atlas, our chiropractor, Dr. Allen Harrison will assess your injury while it still resides in your shoulder to help prevent it from traveling to other areas if possible.
Tennis elbow is a common injury that can affect close to half of tennis players, and others who use their arms and elbow joints in a similar manner. This injury is classified as a repetitive motion injury, and sports therapy involving a specific kind of joint manipulation is used to alleviate discomfort, promote healing, and prevent recurrence as much as possible.
Rotator Cuff Injuries
Rotator cuff injuries are commonly caused by fast swinging motions, such as those performed in baseball or golf. Other related injuries include back strain, neck pain, and pulled hamstrings.
Benefits of Chiropractic Care for Athletes Beyond injury care
While at The Balanced Atlas we strive to be prepared for whatever sports injuries or other types of injuries we might see as our patients walk through our doors, we actually prefer that you seek out sports therapy options before you are actually injured.
Some common ways athletes benefit from chiropractic care as they are going through the training process include
- Strength training
- Endurance training
- Range of Motion and Flexibility Assistance
These types of sports therapy allows athletes of all levels to work with their chiropractor and understand how to listen to their body’s signals and know when they can handle pushing harder, and when it is time to back off and rest. Having higher levels of strength, endurance and flexibility will help them meet more of their goals overall and stay active on the field, court, or rink.
Contact Our Chiropractor in San Francisco for Sports Injury Treatment
To learn more about the Sports Injury Clinic and Sports Therapy options at The Balanced Atlas in San Francisco, CA contact us at (415) 242-1472 to schedule an assessment.