Sports Injury in Coeur d’Alene

sports massage for faster sports injury rehabilitation

Have you suffered a sports injury in Coeur d'Alene? Have you heard the names Joe Montana, Jerry Rice, Aaron Rodgers, Tiger Woods, Lance Armstrong, and Kareem Abdul-Jubbar before? These are some of the elite athletes who attribute a large amount of their success to the chiropractic care they received throughout their careers.

In addition to the success experienced by these world class athletes, you may have noticed chiropractors along the sidelines of NFL football games and the most recent Olympic events. Both of these organizations have recognized how vital chiropractic is to their teams success and integrated chiropractic doctors into their sports medicine team.

Not only can chiropractic help world famous athletes excel, it has also been shown to provide short and long term benefits for entry level, high school, and college participants. Appleway Chiropractic has been providing care to local amateur and professional sports teams for years and with this article, will inform you how you can benefit.

How Can Chiropractic Help Coeur d'Alene Athletes?

Coeur d'Alene athletes routinely and continually put their bodies through an extremely high level of physical stress. These stressors are different than what we experience as a result of too much school work or demands from the boss at work. Sports participation often involves quick starts and stops, explosive jumping or running, collisions, and atypical body postures that put added demands on the bodies physical structure.

Therefore, whether you are a football player, wrestler, golfer, or runner, chiropractic can provide the assistance your body needs to be able to adapt to these added stresses. Often, these unusual stresses cause the bones in our back to come out of place. The effects of these changes create a cascade that often leads to loss of motion, flexibility, and speed while increasing the chances of developing headaches or predisposing the body to future athletic related injuries.

For example, many long distance runners have been shown to develop chronic cases of tendonitis and pain throughout the joints in their legs. Typically, they are prescribed a pain killer to mask the symptoms of pain, providing short term relief. If pain killers were the real solution to the problem, why would they have to be continually taken?

The truth is that many sports related injuries begin due to nerve interference caused by misalignments in our joints, primarily the spine. Our chiropractors at Appleway Chiropractic in Coeur d'Alene are specially trained at removing this type of interference. When this nerve interference is removed, the body experiences an increase in blood flow, higher immune system function, proper motor pattern firing, and overall better health.

As a result, athletes receiving care at our clinic have noticed increased flexibility, speed, agility, and power during sports participation. These types of results have been seen at chiropractic clinics all across the country. In fact, a recent study published in the Journal of Chiropractic Research and Investigation showed that as much as 32% of athletes receiving chiropractic care experienced these results and an even higher percentage showed a decrease in the number of injuries sustained during sports participation.

When Should an Athlete See a Chiropractor?

Just as people get a flu shot at the beginning of the year to try to prevent getting sick, athletes of all ranks shouldn't wait to see a chiropractor until after an injury has occurred. While chiropractic has been proven to be an excellent source for injury rehabilitation and healing, it is an even better resource for preventing the damage from happening. Chiropractors view the body as a whole, taking into account all aspects of health.

Our team at Appleway Chiropractic has the resources to provide adjustive procedures, physical therapy, and soft tissue massage to address the nervous, skeletal, muscular, and ligamentous systems. Through this approach, the body is allowed to function at its optimal level, keeping you off the bench sidelined with injuries throughout the season. If you are an athlete in the Coeur d'Alene area, contact Appleway Chiropractic today to schedule your individualized consultation.

As Jerry Rice said, "Chiropractic care helped me stay healthy and succeed in the league for as long as I did."

1. What is a Chiropractic Rehabilitation Program?

A chiropractic rehabilitation program is a treatment program designed to help a person recover from an injury, a disorder, or chronic pain. Every rehabilitation program is different because it is customized for the patient's individual problems and concerns.

The ultimate goal for any chiropractic rehab program is to help the patient achieve the best state of wellness possible. For people who are recovering from an injury or illness, this means returning them to the same state they were in before struck by injury or illness.

2. How Does Rehab Work?

The rehab program depends on the individual and their specific injury, disorder, or pain. For a chiropractic rehabilitation program, the focus is the spine. The chiropractic care provider will perform gentle spinal adjustments on a regular basis, which allows patients to start feeling better very quickly in many cases. There are also other non-invasive methods of healing available in a chiropractic rehab program.

Massage therapy, ultrasound therapy, customized strengthening exercise, and foam rollers may all be part of a chiropractic rehab program. As the patient recovers, they may also use tools like orthotic and ergonomic devices. These devices can help patients move better and thus be better able to resist a re-injury or recurrence of the problem in the future.

3. What is the Duration of a Chiropractic Rehabilitation Program?

Chiropractic rehab programs can vary considerably based on the specific patient and their individual injuries. For the majority of people who have a chronic pain problem, the treatments will usually be spread over several treatments to begin with but the chiropractor will never force patients to commit to any certain regimen or program length.

The immediate goal is to get the patient out of pain, and then to make sure that the problem is resolved directly at its origin so that the pain won't return. For people who are recovering from an injury, the duration of treatment may be similar. Once the patient is out of pain, the focus will turn to helping the patient grow stronger until they are at their pre-injury health.

Call our team at Appleway Chiropractic today to see how chiropractic care can help your sports injury in Coeur d'Alene. Get your life back today!


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Appleway Chiropractic
213 West Appleway Avenue Suite 7
Coeur d'Alene, ID 83814
(208) 666-1000