Typical healing methods are associated with stabilizing the injury, then allowing the body to heal independently. Sports rehabilitation has a higher expectation. Not only does the body need to heal, but it also needs to be in peak condition to perform competitively. Chiropractic Today in Birmingham, AL, can help you better understand sports rehabilitation.
When the body is left to its own devices, healing first focuses on stopping bleeding and immediately repairing damaged organs. Once the immediate damage is staunched, the body swells around the wound to immobilize it. Ideally, this response brings blood and circulation to the area to repair faster.
As the wound heals, scarring tissue begins, essentially the body’s form of a permanent bandage. Scarring can create a situation that limits mobility and an area prone to injury again. This can eventually reduce an athlete’s ability to perform, much less ever return to their original shape.
Our sports rehabilitation strategy focuses on holistic healing with a proper body response and reducing scarring as much as possible. Focus is combined with stabilizing an injury and restoring mobility and flexibility as soon as possible. Any extreme exertion increases the risk of injury and causes sports injuries more often.
Our chiropractor Dr. Palmer is the next stop after the immediate injury response. Chiropractic recovery focuses on a holistic approach to the entire body system, not just where the injury occurred. Our sports injury chiropractor Dr. Palmer will examine your sports injury, the entire body area, and how it relates.
If a sports player has a hamstring sports injury, our chiropractor Dr. Palmer will take over after the injury is stabilized. Our treatment will consist of stretching, movement, motion, and strength-building. All these exercises and guided work help restore the injured muscle to full capacity and reduce scarring. Normal healing would just allow scarring, and the hamstring could tear again in the future under stress, exactly what a sports injury chiropractor doesn't want.
Chiropractic Today Helps Heal Sports Injuries
Chiropractic Today in Birmingham, AL, provides highly qualified and experienced chiropractic help for sports injuries. We know what's needed to return to the field or the court. We're here to get you back to your full potential. If you've sustained a sports injury, call us at (205) 991-3511 to schedule an appointment.