It’s no secret that playing sports can be dangerous. While the benefits of building strength, endurance, and agility are beneficial, the threat of injury is ever-present. Sprains and strains, tennis elbow, shin splints, and ACL tears are just a few common sports injuries beyond bone breaks and concussions. While some injuries cannot be avoided, we at Rock Creek Spine & Rehabilitation Center have a comprehensive sports injury rehab program that includes both therapy to work through sports injuries and conditioning plans to strengthen you against future or further damage.
How Does it Work
Sports injury rehabilitation is a multi-disciplinary approach to the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of sports-related injuries. It combines exercises and awareness training for the prevention of future injury and physical therapy to allow your body to heal from sports injuries. These exercises, which should be practiced both during chiropractic appointments and at home as recommended by your chiropractor, are designed to reduce pain and promote healing of both injured areas and your body as a whole.
Our trained chiropractors will work with you on rebuilding strength and flexibility that may have been hampered by your sports injury. Treatment at Rock Creek Spine & Rehabilitation Center is meant to help you get back to pre-injury level of performance.
What to Expect
Depending on the severity of your sports injury, your chiropractor will likely recommend a rehabilitation program that encompasses a number of measures to promote recovery:
Reduce swelling and inflammation. Aggravated wounds become inflamed as your body sends blood, or more specifically white blood cells, to handle the problem. While this is a protective measure on your body’s part, prolonged swelling can limit mobility and can cause the muscles to grow weak from disuse. Icing is the most common and simplest way to control swelling.
Improve mobility. Once swelling has been mitigated, your chiropractor can help you regain range of motion through a number of gentle stretches.
Regain strength and endurance. Your chiropractor will suggest a series of exercises tailored to you and your sports injury. Practicing these exercises with regularity and focus can help you recondition your muscles and recover movement specific to your sport. The exercises prescribed will likely cover a range to improve mobility, coordination, flexibility, and strength.
Bracing and taping. Bracing and taping are both designed to keep your muscles and bones in a certain position. This can be critical while they heal to ensure the injured area can recover properly. Taping is also an effective preventative tool to avoid further sports injuries.
A fundamental part of sports injury rehab is to work collaboratively with your chiropractor to set goals and track your progress. Our team at Rock Creek Spine & Rehabilitation Center are your advocates as you recover and work to get back on track.
What are the Benefits
Our sports injury rehabilitation programs can help you work through a host of sports-related injuries. Here are just a few:
- ACL reconstruction
- Acute and chronic musculoskeletal injuries
- Ankle or foot injury
- Injuries to the hand(s)
- Meniscus tears
- Muscle, tendon and ligament repairs
- Recovering from surgery
- Rotator cuff repair
- Shoulder dislocation
Sports injury rehabilitation can also help you avoid the need for surgery. By using chiropractic and physical therapy techniques, we can help you find relief from pain that is not only noninvasive but also sustainable.
Don’t let a sports injury keep you from doing what you love. Let us help you get back on the pitch or in the pool. Call us at Rock Creek Spine & Rehabilitation Center in Broomfield, CO today to learn how sports injury rehabilitation may be right for you.