Athletes of all levels require special care for injuries to ensure they can continue to compete. As a leading provider of sports medicine services in and around, Ashburn Chiropractic & Rehab Center customizes treatment plans to suit the specific need of each athlete so they can get back to enjoying the activities they love as quickly as possible.

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How does a chiropractor treat sports injuries?

Chiropractic care is ideally suited to the treatment of sports injuries because it addresses the entire musculoskeletal system by releasing tension, reducing inflammation, and promoting circulation for better healing. Plus, chiropractic care includes a broad array of treatment options so it can be customized for the patient and the activity. Depending on the issue being treated, options can include spinal adjustments, trigger point massage and deep tissue manipulation, cold laser therapy, rehabilitative exercises, stretches, and other techniques. Before any treatment begins, a chiropractor can perform a hands-on evaluation of injuries and symptoms to ensure the most effective technique or a combination of techniques, is used. Imaging techniques like x-rays or CT scans may also be ordered as needed to ensure the best approach is implemented for optimal healing and a quick return to physical activity.

Can chiropractic care be used as a routine part of care for athletes?

Yes, just as routine chiropractic adjustment can be used to help all types of patients avoid injuries and pain, sports medicine techniques can be used to help athletes perform at their peak while avoiding injuries in the future. Chiropractic care is a holistic approach to treatment that takes the entire patient into account. That means treatment can be custom-tailored for the specific needs and objectives of each patient, including athletes.