While participation in sports activities can be beneficial to your health, it does come with the risk of injury. Chiropractors agree that whether you’re an active sports enthusiast or occasional participant, sports injuries can occur at virtually any time. There are numerous treatment options for sports injuries that vary based on the location, extent, and severity of tissue damage. If your injury is musculoskeletal in nature, physical therapy can be instrumental in pain relief and recovery time, as well as restoring movement and function.
The road to recovery begins with a diagnosis of your sports injury. By assessing your condition, chiropractors can create a customized treatment plan best-suited to reducing your pain, restoring normal function, and returning you to your normal lifestyle and favorite sport. Chiropractors can also offer additional information about therapeutic adjustments, exercise recommendations, nutritional advice, and other conservative methods of care based on your health history, age, existing condition, and lifestyle.
If your injury is severe enough in scope, your chiropractor may refer you to another medical specialist, as many create extensive lists of highly-skilled and experienced referral resources and will make a recommendation as needed. As an added convenience, they will make every attempt to coordinate the referrals with your primary care provider in the event you require an insurance referral.
Although physical therapy is not the only treatment for sports injuries, chiropractors experience significant success employing physical therapy as an integral component of the treatment of sports injuries. A sports-related injury is a frustrating hindrance for any sports participant, but with proper treatment and rehabilitation, athletes can get back into action sooner than later.