At Complete Chiropractic we believe in long-lasting health and wellbeing – we take a global approach to all of our treatment plans and our sports therapy services are no different! Over the years we have worked with a wide variety of clients participating in a wide variety of sports at all levels of professionalism. Whether you’re a weekend warrior or a professional athlete, Complete Chiropractic can tailor a treatment plan to fit your needs and goals.
Clients looking for in depth-information can read much more about the conditions we treat, their associated symptoms, and the treatment on offer at our dedicated sports therapy site.
There are two major strands to our practice of sports therapy, these are injury treatment and recovery and optimisation for sports performance.
Injury treatment and recovery
While sports therapy is primarily targeted at those who participate in physical activities, the techniques used in sports therapy can form a valuable part of a broader treatment plan for common problems, such as back pain or postural problems. Sports therapy also provides us with an excellent set of tools for treating and minimising the effects of injuries, whether they occur on the field of play, or just around the house.
Sports therapy clients at Complete Chiropractic benefit not just from the knowledge and experience of our in-house sports therapists, but also from the chiropractic, sports massage and postural correction and optimisation facilities right here at the clinic. Therefore, we are ideally positioned to assist you in diagnosing and treating an injury, but most importantly we can also prescribe proactive, ongoing treatment and prevention plans to help stop the issue reoccurring.
The availability of our cutting-edge diagnostic tools also allows us to identify potential areas where problems might develop in the future, long before any physical symptoms occur. As with anything, dealing with (for example) minor postural issue now might prevent a serious injury further down the road.
Optimisation for sports performance
In addition to sports therapy as a tool for rehabilitation and healing, we are also able to provide clients with care designed to optimise performance and eliminate minor complaints which may be preventing you from operating at your physical peak.
Although physical activity is hugely beneficial to both physical and psychological health, most sporting pursuits do put strain on the body, which can accumulate over time and eventually cause problems. In addition, intensive training can lead to physical underperformance which may itself increase your vulnerability to injury. Many sports injuries start out life as a minor issue which left untreated eventually becomes serious or arise as a consequence of an associated problem. For example, postural imbalances often lead to asymmetric movement when performing resistance exercises – over time, this may lead to strain or injury.
Sports therapy can help avoid these kinds of problems developing by:
- Identifying postural issues
- Increasing soft tissue permeability
- Stretching and relieving tension in areas not possible with normal stretching techniques
- Breaking down scar tissue
- Improving range of motion
- Improving tissue elasticity
- Promoting a sense of health and wellbeing
- Assisting in pain reduction
- Promoting emotional wellbeing
To learn more about the specific conditions we treat, and how we can help you raise your game, click here.