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Sports Injury Rehabilitation
Sports injuries can happen to anyone who engages in physical activity, from the professional athlete to the “weekend warrior” who trades a sedentary lifestyle for an active one once a week. Sports injuries can range in severity from minor cramps, strains and sprains that require only conservative treatment to serious problems that may require surgery. Sports injury rehabilitation is appropriate for sports injuries of all sorts.
The goal of sports injury rehabilitation is to restore function to the injured body part. Sports injury rehabilitation works by gradually introducing the injured body part to movement and exercise. Dr. Samantha Stuart, DC provides the sports injury rehabilitation care you need to get back on your feet and back in the game. This specialized care includes chiropractic adjustments, massage therapy, physical therapy and nutrition counseling programs tailored to optimize your sports injury rehabilitation results.
Care always begins with a thorough assessment of your condition and establishing realistic outcome goals. Dr. Stuart will evaluate your injury, establish a diagnosis if you do not already have one, and develop a sports injury rehabilitation program to fit your needs.
After the initial recovery phase from most sports injuries, it helps to move the injured body part as soon as possible. Movement speeds the healing process. Gentle exercise improves range of motion in joints. Once you get to a point where you can move the injured body part without significant pain, you can gradually introduce stretching and strengthening exercises.
During the rehabilitation program, it is essential that you do enough exercises to promote healing, yet avoid doing too much too quickly. A professional sports injury rehabilitation program introduces the proper exercises at the right time during your recovery. Your rehabilitation specialist will suggest a treatment plan that outlines the exercises and number of repetitions, gradually moving from frequent repetitions of a few simple exercises to pain-free strength, flexibility, and endurance training exercises.
Chiropractic care is an essential part of sports injury rehabilitation because it improves the way bones, muscles, joints, and connective tissue work. Sports injuries typically affect your musculoskeletal system, which includes your bones and joints, and the tendons and ligaments that connect them. Jarring sports injuries or repetitive actions, like those that cause tennis elbow, can cause misalignment of the bones and joints and inflammation in the connective tissue. Misaligned joints work badly and inflamed tissue presses against nerves, which then send pain signals to your brain. Chiropractic care realigns bones, improve joint function, and reduce inflammation.
Sports injury rehabilitation helps active people of all ages and athletic levels from Portland, Gresham, Camas, Happy Valley, Fairview, Troutdale, as well as Vancouver, WA recover from an activity-related musculoskeletal injury. Whether you are a recreational, amateur, or professional athlete, sports injury rehabilitation can help you get back in the game.
If you need sports injury rehabilitation, make an appointment with Dr. Samantha Stuart, DC and contact us at (503) 252-3560. Sports injury rehabilitation is your key to recovering from a sports injury and regaining your former athletic prowess.