By Dr. Paul Calladine (Chiro)
For Drummoyne, Five Dock and Surrounds
Are sporting injuries taking too long to heal or is pain keeping you from your sporting activities? Chiropractic care is a great way to not only treat sports injuries but to prevent them from happening in the first place. In this blog post I cover some of the more common sports injuries, how chiropractic helps athletic performance and the 3 P's of sports injury.
Common Sporting Injuries
By working together to prevent and/or manage common sporting injuries, we create a healthier, more active community while assisting in reducing obesity and minimising lifestyle diseases. Common sporting injuries include:
- ankle and knee injuries
- back, hip and leg pain
- disc injury
- soft tissue injury
- tennis elbow
- muscle strain and tension
- flat feet and foot pain
Watch Now: 5 Common Sport Injuries
This video (Total Sports Medicine) highlights 5 of the most common sporting injuries, complete with anatomical visuals and brief explanations. This video lists: ACL tear, rotator
cuff tear, meniscus tear, sprained ankle and runner's knee.
How does Chiropractic help Sports Injury?
When treating sports injury, the focus of chiropractic is on the neuromusculoskeletal system in relation to rehabilitation and performance optimisation of athletes. Have you even wondered why most professional sporting clubs have a resident chiropractor or physiotherapist on hand? Chiropractic, when combined with other treatments in a sports setting, provides a strong multi-disciplinary injury care environment to fully support each athlete.
Remember the 3 P's
If you want to improve your sports performance, consider chiropractic. Chiropractic works to reduce pain, improve posture and boost performance: otherwise known as the 3 P's. Let me explain this in more detail.
- Reduce Pain – Chiropractors are spine health care experts and are known for managing feelings of pain and discomfort, especially along the spinal column.
- Improve Posture – Your posture, consisting of your form and influencing your function, determines how well your body performs. A strong posture with a natural alignment will have better biomechanics than a weaker posture with misalignments.
- Boost Performance – By improving biomechanics and optimising posture, athletes can boost their sporting performance.
How might chiropractic help you?
Successful treatment of sporting injuries often combines one or more treatment approaches that may include:
- chiropractic adjustments
- soft tissue therapies
- rehabilitation and other movement/exercise therapies
- specific stretching
- ice/heat therapy
- nutritional advice
- strapping and bracing
Here at Lyons Road Family Chiropractic, we offer some of these treatment options - it depends on your case and our diagnosis. These approaches may be used for both acute and chronic injury and for addressing the 3 P's - reducing pain, improving posture and boosting athletic performance. Our team may advice you on your case and may recommend treatment options if required. If you're looking for care close to Drummoyne and Five Dock, we can help.
Take Action Today
If you want to address a sporting injury or learn more about spinal health, please contact Lyons Road Family Chiro today on (02) 9819 6182.
About Dr Paul Calladine B.Sc.(Biol.), B.Sc.(Anat.), M.Chiro. (Gonstead Diplomate) and Lyons Road Family Chiropractic.
Lyons Road Family Chiro and Dr Paul (Chiro) have been serving the health care needs of Sydney's Inner West and Drummoyne communities for over 26 years. Paul is originally from Canada and has obtained high levels of tertiary qualifications from both Canada and Australia. Paul is a wealth of information on all things natural, on fitness, long term health, nutrition and of course, chiropractic.