Sports injuries can cause pain, stiffness, or poor range of motion in your back or joints. When you work with Dr. Jason Dunlap at The Edge Chiropractic in Ormond Beach, FL, you will get the care you need to recover without relying on drugs or surgery. With spinal adjustments, physiotherapy, ultrasound, and decompression therapy, you can recover from soft tissue and spinal injuries. By choosing a chiropractor in Ormond Beach, you will be able to heal your body without the use of prescription medication.
What to Expect During a Chiropractic Evaluation
When you see a chiropractor for sports injuries, you will go through a careful evaluation to determine what is going on to cause your pain and stiffness. Your evaluation may include imaging, testing your strength, range of motion, and looking at how you are able to walk. You will answer questions about any relevant medical history and treatment may begin as soon as your evaluation is complete. Once a treatment plan is developed, you can expect to see the chiropractor several times a week to get the treatment you need.
Visits With a Chiropractor for Sports Injuries
Treatments will likely consist of multiple complementary therapies. Dr. Dunlap utilizes the PiezoWave2 Acoustic Compression Wave Technology to provide treatment to patients dealing with tight muscles, ligaments, and tendons. It helps to break up scar tissue and loosen tissue that is otherwise tight. When you have therapy to bring better circulation to injured areas, your tissues have easier access to the nutrients they need to recover. Your recovery is progressive, and eventually you will taper down to appointments once a week or so.
Many different types of sports injuries benefit from chiropractic adjustment. In contact sports, it is not uncommon for the back or neck to be put out of alignment. In other sports, it can be different joints that take the brunt of the stress. When the spine or neck is out of alignment, messages can't find their way through without difficulty. This doesn't allow the natural healing ability of the body to perform at maximum level. Getting the vertebrae back in line can be achieved with a variety of different adjustment techniques available to Dr. Dunlap.
PiezoWave2 Acoustic Compression Therapy
This therapy is used to treat both chronic and acute pain in joints, tendons, and muscles. It is delivered through a handheld device that uses sound waves to help to increase circulation in injured areas as well as to reduce inflammation and help to promote healing at the cellular level. It is a favorite with elite athletes as well as weekend warriors. It is used to treat tennis elbow, plantar fasciitis, rotator cuff injuries, and much more.
Through physiotherapy, we help our patients to make the changes they need in their life to avoid the pain and injuries that are holding them back. It takes commitment to follow through with the therapeutic exercises that help them from suffering from the same injuries over and over again. We concentrate on posture correction and the things they should avoid in their daily life to stay pain-free. The therapeutic exercise program will be specifically designed for their areas of injury and weakness and allow them to be able to get back and stay active in their favorite sports.
Electrical stimulation therapy
Electricity is used in this therapy in a variety of different ways. Electrical muscle stimulation is used to get muscles to relax and stop spasming. Interferential current therapy is a stronger version of electrical stimulation therapy and gets the body working on healing areas of damage. Microcurrent therapy is similar to the other types of therapy, but the current is very small, and it works to get the natural current in the body back in sync to get cells regenerating.
Schedule Your Chiropractic Consultation Now
If you are dealing with sports injuries, it's time to get the treatment you need to heal. Schedule a chiropractic consultation today at The Edge Chiropractic in Ormond Beach, FL, by calling 386-290-6007. Dr. Dunlap is ready to assess your sports injuries, and come up with a treatment plan that is right for you.