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Care for Sports Injuries

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I hope you find this newsletter informative. Be sure to ask about how Active Release Techniques (ART) can help you or your loved ones recover from sports or work related injuries, or how ART can improve your fitness performance. For more information on ART visit, www.drmasondc.comI look forward to seeing you soon!

No matter how strong, toned or trained an athlete is, sports injuries are bound to happen. Chiropractic care for sports injuries helps relieve pain, restore mobility and equips athletes to avoid future injuries with instruction on proper form and helpful exercises and stretches that prepare their bodies for intense activity. Whether you are a competitive athlete or a weekend sports enthusiast, chiropractic care after a sports injury can help you heal faster and get back in the game sooner.

Why do sports injuries happen?

Sports injuries are common occurrences on the track, field or court. Although our bodies are adaptive and flexible, sports are hard on our joints, muscles and bones. Not warming up muscles properly before engaging in strenuous exercise is a top reason why sports injuries happen. It is vital to take time to deeply, yet carefully, stretch the muscles you will use so that they are prepared for you to call on them suddenly to perform properly. When you play hard and fast, pulled muscles and injuries from imperfect landings are commonly reported. Practice makes perfect, of course, but muscle strengthening outside of the sports arena can help prepare the body for peak performance at game time.

Why is ART and chiropractic care a good idea after a sports injury?

Active Release Technique (ART) addresses the muscle, ligament, tendon, fascia and nerve(s) associated with an acute or chronic (repetative use) injury. ART is a movement based soft tissue therapy that is considered the Gold Standard in Soft Tissue treament by the world's best athletes, sporting teams and corporations. ART is used to treat most musculoskeletal ailments. Only certified ART providers may provide true ART therapy. To find out more about ART and how it can benefit you visit, or .Chiropractic care for any type of injury is a safe, natural, non-invasive treatment that has proven success in relieving pain and restoring optimal function to the body. With sports injuries in particular, chiropractic care is especially effective. Chiropractors treat sports injuries by realigning the spine, which is often needed after a fall or game field collision. Your chiropractor will also talk with you about how the injury occurred and your current pain level. The sports injury will be diagnosed based on your report and the results of a series of tests your chiropractor will perform that evaluate mobility, muscle damage and skeletal concerns related to the incident.

Following a sports injury, your chiropractor will devise a treatment plan that is customized to your needs. Rest, ice and elevation are often recommended, and follow-up spinal adjustments may be necessary to help you heal effectively. You can rely on your chiropractor to treat not just the pain, but the underlying causes behind it. That is just one reason why the chiropractic approach is so unique!

The best part of chiropractic care for your sports injury is that your chiropractor will not only treat the injury, but help you prevent it from happening again. Chiropractors are trained to identify muscle weakness, joint problems and spinal issues that may have attributed to your injury. By assigning exercises that target weak areas of the body, you will strengthen your body and gain a new level of fitness that will put you at a peak performance level.

When a sports injury puts you on the sidelines, give us a call! Chiropractic care for sports injuries is effective at relieving pain and helping you heal quickly and properly. With chiropractic care, athletes can often avoid pain pills and their side effects, as well as minimize the chances of needing surgery. You owe it to yourself to try chiropractic care the next time you experience a sports injury. We’re just a phone call away! 408-368-7645


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