Sports Medicine is a specialty niche under the chiropractic field of medicine, focusing on providing care in rehabilitation, conservative management, and optimizing performance of one’s neuromusculoskeletal system. Utilizing non-invasive treatment in a multi-disciplinary sports injury care environment, it is designed to improve biomechanical and neuromuscular functions in order to enhance flexibility, strength, and range of motion.
Sports Medicine: Our Treatments & Techniques
Our team of sports physicians, physical therapists, and trainers has a high level of Sports Medicine knowledge, and has accumulated valuable field expertise through the years. The key treatments and techniques we practice include:
Active Release Technique Soft Tissues Treatment (ART) is a patented soft-tissue massage technique administered by trained professionals treating problems with ligament, tendons, muscles, nerves and fascia. Some of the other conditions that can be resolved permanently and quickly with this technique include shoulder pain, knee problems, tennis elbow, back pain, headache, and carpal tunnel syndrome.
Characteristically associated with the “pop” sound, the applied force present during joint manipulation separates the articular surfaces of the joint lowering pressure within the joint cavity as it deforms the intra-articular tissues and joint capsule. Joint Manipulation is also clinically proven to unlock joints, improves joint range of motion and relieving musculoskeletal pain.
Medical acupuncture is an adaptation of Chinese acupuncture that uses anatomy, physiology and pathology as the guiding principles of diagnosis and treatment. The treatment involves the insertion of fine, solid needles at specific points in the body that may be stimulated with electricity for therapeutic purposes.
An evidence-based form of instrument-assisted, soft tissue mobilization therapy, the Graston Technique enables clinicians to efficiently detect areas of chronic inflammation and/or fibrosis, address fascial restrictions and scar tissue adhesions. It has also been known to improve conditions such as lumbar strain/sprain, Achilles tendinosis, tennis elbow, cervical sprain/strain, and rotator cuff tendinosis.
Functional Training is all about functional movement as it looks into the integration of your whole body during movement. This is essential as your movement should be as functionally meaningful as possible during training so as to prevent injury while offering you the best results.
Active Isolation Stretching (AIS) is one of the most common methods of stretching used by athletes, professionals, massage therapists, and trainers. It provides functional and physiological restoration of the deep and superficial fascial planes, and is known to work with your body’s natural physiological make up to increase the elasticity of fascia and muscle joints as well as improve circulation.
Injuries happen when you least expect it and the key to injury is prevention. Sports Medicine knowledge can be used for Sports Injury Prevention as it emphasizes and promotes proper postures. We will also help you to rehabilitate your injury completely to prevent sport re-injury.
Contact us today to schedule an appointment with one of our sports physicians, and let us address your problems. Your pain-free lifestyle can become a reality with us at TAP!