Sports Rehabilitation Therapy: How it Helps Athletes Get Back in the Game

While sports rehabilitation therapy is often practiced on athletes, it can be for anyone who suffers from exercise- or sports-related injuries. It also can help manage symptoms and prevent future progression of injuries.

At CSSC, sports rehabilitation therapy is a common practice for us, in addition to being Doctors of Chiropractic, both Dr. Anna and Dr. Kyle have their Masters Degree in Sports Science and Rehabilitation. This background and training has provided them with the tools necessary to effectively treat a more diverse set of injuries and ailments than the typical chiropractor - this is why we like to use the term sports chiropractor.

Common injuries seen at CSSC include:

  • Ankle Sprains

  • Back Pain

  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

  • Golfers Elbow

  • Headaches

  • Hip Pain

  • IT Band Syndrome

  • Neck Pain

  • Overuse Injuries

  • Plantar Fasciitis

  • Pregnancy Related Pain

  • Rotator Cuff Injuries

  • “Runner’s Knee”

  • Sciatica

  • Shin Splints

  • Tennis Elbow

  • TMJ

  • Whiplash Injuries

At CSSC we take a functional approach to our patients care. During our initial assessment we are not only looking for the site of pain, we are looking to determine the change in your biomechanics or movement patterns that is causing the pain. We then use a mix of chiropractic adjustment, joint mobilization, soft tissue treatments and rehabilitation exercises to correct the dysfunction in your mechanics that is causing your pain.

Who Can Benefit from Treatment at a Sports Chiropractors Office?

Bill Bowerman, co-founder of Nike, Inc and athlete himself, once said, "If you have a body you are an athlete.” At CSSC, we believe that every person is capable of moving like an athlete, and that anyone can benefit from treatment at a sport chiropractors office.

Treatment with a sports based chiropractor can come in many forms, but addressing how you move and function will always be the main goal. At CSSC we will assess how you move, what areas are restricting proper movement patterns, what areas are unstable and need strengthened, and help you develop a plan to incorporate these concepts into your daily life.

How long does treatment take?

Treatment duration is different for every person and every injury. A shoulder injury that has been present for five years, doesn’t go away overnight. Taking a functional approach to care will speed up recovery and help prevent any future injuries. This functional approach will look to address reasons for the injury (postural issues, repetitive motion injuries, poor mechanics or improper form) and give the patient the tools to correct the injury causing issues. A few ways we can correct these issues are with chiropractic adjustments, joint mobilization, soft tissue treatment, stretching, mobility exercises, stability and strengthening exercises.

Treatment at our office is completely hands on and patient centered. You can expect the first visit to last 45 minutes, which includes the initial exam and treatment and subsequent treatments are 30 minutes of hands on care with the doctors.

To learn more about CSSC or to become a patient, please contact us.