It doesn’t matter how careful an athlete is, or whether they are a professional or hobbyist, the truth is that there will always be a moment in their sports career that leaves them limping, holding a wrist, or injured in some other way. Sometimes these issues creep up on you, resulting in swelling, inflammation, headaches, dull pains, muscle aches, and other problems. Some of these aches will present themselves as background issues, while others will jump sharply into focus and need immediate treatment.
When this happens, who should you turn to? Well, increasingly, athletes of all levels have been turning to chiropractors.
Chiropractors specialize in realigning the body and relieving the underlying causes of many everyday aches and pains caused by soft tissue injuries and misaligned joints. Treatment of musculoskeletal injuries is carried out by combinations of massage, sports therapy, and physical manipulations of the spine and other joints. These manipulations are done during careful chiropractic sessions that include diagnostic processes to identify the root cause of problems before resolving them.
Many years ago, most non-pro athletes tended to avoid treatment, believing they would simply ‘get over it.’ Thankfully, these days, men and women alike are seeing the benefit of seeking professional help to aid their recovery.
Not only are recover timescales significantly reduced, but the overall outcome is significantly better, with improved restored mobility. Sports injuries can be a particularly frustrating type of injury, as they prevent you from doing the thing you enjoy most – sports! Such injuries can leave you feeling old and past your prime. But with the increasing use of chiropractic clinics, we’re seeing an ever-increasing number of people return to the sports field and able to return to their former peak performance.
At Midtown Clinic (West Palm Beach, Florida), we predominantly see clients who suffer from back pains and strains. Still, a rising volume of clients attend for shoulder, ankle, and knee injuries, often related to sports injuries.
If you need assistance in the West Palm Beach area, we’re the chiropractor for you. We specialize in Sports injuries and can have you back up and running (pun intended!) in no time. But if you’re not lucky enough to live in the area, here are a few tips on finding the perfect sports chiropractor in your region.
Check reviews websites
The best way to find the right chiropractor for you is to get other people’s opinions. There are several ways to do this, which we cover below, but one of the most efficient ways to do this is to check our review websites like Trustpilot. Here you can find hundreds of reviews on local companies. We all know the loudest voices are always the most annoyed, so if a company manages to hold on to a solid 4 or 5 stars out of 5, it should be a solid bet.
Get personal recommendation
Can anyone you know recommend the service you are considering? Did they attend with a sports injury? If you’ve been injured and have spoken to a primary care physician, is there anyone local they are willing to recommend? Trusted first-hand information can help you make a decision, as you’re more likely to learn about doctors’ personalities through direct recommendations than you might online.
Ask local teams
If you’re into sports, you are probably into sports teams too. If you’ve got a sports injury that needs addressing, ask local teams which clinics they use for sports chiropractic. No doubt they will have a few local recommendations.
Check out the website or call.
Check out the website information for the company you are considering. If they specialize in sports chiropractic therapy, they are likely to mention it on their website, as we do. There is no point in visiting a specialist Auto Accident chiropractor who doesn’t offer the range of therapies required for a comprehensive sports chiropractic service. Do your research. You can also pick up the phone and ask questions directly.
It is essential to be aware that musculoskeletal problems can often present with persistent but relatively mild symptoms that can later develop into significant issues, such as sciatica. Therefore, it is essential to get any persistent niggles checked out and resolved as soon as possible.
To help locate the problem and develop a treatment plan, your doctor of chiropractic will first give you a full consultation. On your first visit, you will have a comprehensive exam of your body, examining how you move and balance and discussing your care goals. We further assess you with neurological, orthopedic & blood pressure tests and a spinal scan, among other tests. Depending on the nature of your injury, we may also use X-rays
As specialists in the rehabilitation of sports injuries, we design our treatment plans to be personalized to you, ensuring that you get the most targeted care possible. We provide advice and treatment to prevent reoccurrences of the same damage.
You don’t even have to be injured to take advantage of sports therapy. Many athletes utilize sports massage and general chiropractic aid to prevent future injuries and improve function and mobility. Improvements in posture and muscle balance, in addition to the treatment of overused areas, can help athletes to optimize their performance.
If you are looking for the best West Palm Beach sports chiropractor, contact Midtown Clinic. We work with athletes to heal faster and improve overall stability, endurance, and range of motion.