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Chiropractic Care: Your Key to Recovering From Sports Injuries

Stretching athlete's kneeWhether you’re a keen runner, avid CrossFitter or play rugby regularly, you likely will at some point sustain a sports injury, which can be a major setback. The good news is that integrating chiropractic care could be your best strategy for getting back in the game.

Identifying the Problem

When you’re injured in sports, the body can adapt by altering your usual movements, potentially causing misalignments and increasing the risk of re-injury. As chiropractors, we engage in detailed detective work to discover why injuries recur. This approach helps us treat the injured area and prevent future issues by addressing underlying problems that may not be immediately apparent.

“I think it’s such a good thing to try and get to the root, to be able to get patients back into whatever sport they’re playing,” said chiropractor Dr Florentien Leurs.

The Benefits of Regular Checkups

She also believes that, at the same time, it’s so important for people to be active. Florentine thinks there are likely many patients who are not very active and who are worried that they might get injured if they return to some sort of activity. That’s why Florentien stresses the importance of a chiropractic checkup, which ensures athletes are ready to take on their activity of choice. She adds that giving these patients a bit of confidence can be a great step towards getting them more active.

Florentien herself stays active by doing CrossFit and running, and she sometimes gets minor injuries, for which she receives chiropractic care. “That’s where I value getting myself looked at by one of my colleagues.”

Offering More Than Chiropractic Adjustments

At St. James Chiropractic and Wellness Centre, we offer more than just standard chiropractic adjustments. We employ advanced techniques like shockwave and low-level laser therapies, which are particularly effective during an injury’s acute and chronic stages. These therapies help reduce inflammation, break up scar tissue, and enhance recovery, ensuring you can confidently return to your sport.

We can also refer patients to our acupuncturist or sports massage therapist for care. Moreover, Florentien provides dry needling, which can be helpful for soft tissue injuries.

Ready to Get Back in the Game?

If you’ve been sidelined by a sports injury, we want to help you get back into the game safely and as quickly as possible. Visit us to explore how targeted chiropractic adjustments and other therapies can help you recover effectively and maintain your active lifestyle without fear of re-injury.

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