Sports Injuries At Woodgrove Pines Wellness Clinic In Nanaimo, BC

Many people of all ages love playing sports. Unfortunately, sports injuries can be a part of the experience. Our sports injury specialists at Woodgrove Pines Wellness Clinic in Nanaimo, British Columbia, can assist in helping you heal from your sports injury. Below is some helpful information about sports injuries and what you can do about them. 

Chiropractor treating athlete for a sports injuryCommon Sports Injuries

There are many common sports injuries that can be treated by a chiropractor. These injuries include:

  • Soft tissue injuries
  • Shoulder Injuries
  • Sprains and strains
  • Runner's knee

Common Therapies and Techniques Used for Treatment

There are several common therapies and techniques that a chiropractor will use for the treatment of sports-related injuries. The Graston technique is where soft tissue is healed through chiropractic techniques using an instrument that can help mobilize soft tissue that has been injured. Certain therapeutic exercises may be recommended as well to improve the structure overall heal the area of soft tissue that has been injured. 

Kinesio taping is another method to help with the healing of sports-related injuries. Also called elastic therapeutic tape, Kinesio taping involves keeping injured areas of the body stable and to give extra support to joints and muscles during the healing process. The tape used is hypoallergenic, latex-free, and can be worn for days.  Active release techniques (ATR) are techniques used while massaging soft tissue to help alleviate problems associated with chronic pain and pain from sports-related injuries. The specialist will focus on certain soft tissue areas by adding tension to the area while the patient moves in specific ways, as directed by the specialist.

How Athletes Can Benefit from Chiropractic Care

There are studies that show the benefits of getting chiropractic care as an athlete. These include:

  • Relieving tension in your muscles
  • Inflammation reduction
  • Pulmonary functions improved
  • Improved immune system
  • Lowers oxidative and mental stress
  • Increase in energy levels naturally

How You Can Benefit from Chiropractic Care

Those who play sports can greatly benefit from chiropractic care. Several bodily situations can be greatly improved with chiropractic care, including:

  • Chronic injury relief
  • Better communication between nerves and your body
  • Being relieved by discomfort from joints
  • Better coordination and motion with your joints
  • Relief from wrist, elbow, arm, and shoulder pain
  • Relief from ankle, leg, foot, and knee pain
  • Alleviation of back and neck pain

Make an Appointment At Woodgrove Pines Wellness Clinic In Nanaimo, BC

Make an appointment with one of our specialists today to ensure that you heal from your sports injury. Visit us at Woodgrove Pines Wellness Clinic located at 102-6135 Metral Drive, Nanaimo, BC, V9T2L7, Canada. You can also schedule an appointment by calling us at (250) 390-2003.


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