Sports Injury Treatment with Chiropractic Services
Anchorage is known for being home to a very active community, Drs Matthisen at Alaska Back Care Center have experience treating a wide range of sports injuries in individuals of all ages. To assist with relief and healing of a variety of sports-related injuries, we use only the best treatment protocols without the use of surgery or drugs. Give Alaska Back Care Center a call today.
FAQ About Sports Injuries
What is a sports injury?
A sports injury can result from any form of physical activity or exercise, like hiking, rock climbing, mountain biking, playing sports, working out on a treadmill, running, etc.
An acute injury is an injury that happens suddenly when you fall or are involved in an accident. Examples of common acute injuries include broken bones, ligament tears, sprains, and bruises.
An overuse injury is a result of engaging in extensive repetitive motions, such as pounding the pavement while running or golf club swinging. Overuse injuries tend to develop gradually and can worsen over time without proper treatment. Examples of common overuse injuries include tendonitis, golfer’s elbow, and runner’s knee.
Who do sports injuries affect?
The professional chiropractic team at Alaska Back Care Center has vast experience treating patients of all fitness and activity levels in the Anchorage area, including professional golfers, high school athletes, and weekend walkers. The integrative approach we take to treatment means they often work in collaboration with local orthopedic surgeons to ensure you can return to playing the sport you love as quickly as possible.
Regardless of the type of sports injuries you have, our chiropractors will thoroughly evaluate your condition before developing an effective treatment plan.
What are the treatment methods for sports injuries?
To being with, we need to evaluate your injury and review your medical notes to diagnose your condition. Depending on the nature of your injury, you may be referred for an X-ray at a nearby imaging facility to access your bone structure.
After diagnosis, the team will create a customized treatment plan to ensure a fast recovery. Depending on the severity and type of injury you have, treatment could include multiple manual therapies.
Our chiropractic team is trained in the newest treatment methods for sports injury rehabilitation, including:
– The Graston Technique®
– Chiropractic joint mobilization
– Massage therapy
The clinic also offers a range of gentle manual techniques designed to suit the unique needs of older patients and young children. They can also carry out passive therapies for effective pain relief, including ultrasound therapy, cold laser therapy, and electric muscle stimulation.
The professionals at Alaska Back Care Center might advise cupping therapy. This is a form of therapy that reduces pain by enhancing blood flow to the affected areas using gentle suction.
If you have suffered a sports injury, contact us today for the best integrative drug-free treatment. You can also book an appointment online.