Sports Injuries

Sports Injuries

From fitness injuries to Pro-atheletes and complete Sports teams...

Focus on sports and their injuries, as well as how the right exercise can help in treatment is an important aspect at Farnham Chiropractic Wellness...

Sporting activities can potentially place the body under an enormous stress, which in turn may relate to the occurrence of various injuries corresponding to an acute trauma (such as a fall or an impact) or a chronic repetitive strain or injury (such as a muscle strain, or tendonitis). Depending on the patient this could mean anything from not being able to take part in the activity that they love doing, to the financial implications of the professional sportsman who cannot fulfil their obligations or is prevented from performing at their peak.

Here at Farnham Chiropractic Wellness we look not only at the mechanism of the presenting injury and how it happened, but also how the function of the spine (and as a result the rest of the body) is affecting overall elite performance. For all our elite athletes we endeavour to improve their performance by removing any limiting factors related to their biomechanical or neurologic function, even in the absence of pain or symptoms, so that they can achieve their full potential.

There are many research studies out there that show how Chiropractic can help improve sports performance as well as lowering the risk of injury, and speeding up recovery (see below).

Reference

Botelho, Marcelo and Bruno Andrade. “Effect of Cervical Spine Manipulative Therapy on Judo Athletes’ Grip Strength. Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapies. 2011; 35(11): 38-44. Hoskins W, Pollard H. The effect of a sports chiropractic manual therapy intervention on the prevention of back pain, hamstring and lower limb injuries in semi-elite Australian Rules footballers: a randomized control trial. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010;11:64. Klett, R. (2014). Possibilities and Limitations of Manual Medicine in Sport. Springer Link, volume 52, issue 2. Retrieved from http://link.springer.com.proxy.lib.miamioh.edu/article.10.1007/s00337-014-1101-9/fulltext Sandell, J., & Palmgren, P., & Bjorndahl, L. (2008). Effect of chiropractic treatment on hip extension ability and running velocity among young male running athletes. Journal of Chiropractic Medicine, volume 7, issue 2. Retrieved from http://www.journalchiromed.com/article/S0899-3467(08)00031-1/abstract