Sports Injury Treatment
Why It Happens
Sports Injury is a blanket diagnosis that covers a variety of different problems that happen to everyone from high school athletes, to weekend warriors, to those who are having a mid-life crisis and start doing marathon training. In any case, these injuries include but are not limited to ankle sprains, shin splints, achilles tendonitis, IT band syndrome, meniscus sprain/tear, patellar tendonitis, hamstrings pull/strain/tear, hip pointer, abdominal strain, rotator cuff syndrome, tennis elbow, golfer’s elbow, and wrist/hand sprains.
How We Treat It
Being known as Foundation SPORT & Spine, we feel that we are the best in the area at treating sports injuries. Our evaluation and treatment techniques are geared towards getting down to the roots of the problem and treating them. This facilitates not only a complete recovery, but also prevents future re-injury of the area. We use techniques such as Muscle Activation and balancing, Active Release Techniques (which is often referred to as the Gold Standard of soft tissue treatment), Cupping, Dry Needling, and Hands-on Rehabilitation to ensure you’re back on your game as quickly as possible.
How To Prevent It
Sports injuries happen the way that something breaks down on a high-performance car during a big race–something is just slightly out of calibration or being pushed too hard, and eventually, something gives way. Here are some helpful methods you can employ to prevent sports injuries:
- Learning and utilizing proper warm-ups and dynamic stretching techniques,
- Ensuring that your training is proper and measured (being aware of overtraining)
- Staying hydrated
- Getting sufficient sleep, so that your body is recovering well from workouts.
Ultimately, though, coming to us to ensure that your muscles are activated and balanced and that your spine is moving properly (so that the nerves that go to your ankles, knees, hips, shoulders, and all of the muscles around them are happy and healthy) is, by far, the best method of sports injury prevention.