We set ourselves apart from other chiropractors specializing in sports because we also regularly treat extremity issues like plantar fasciitis, ankle sprains, ACL and meniscus injuries, hip pain, rotator cuff and biceps injuries, tennis and golfer’s elbow, carpal tunnel and even bunions. Our goal is to get you back to doing the things you love to do as quickly as possible while empowering our patients’ to take an active role in their care. While sometimes it is necessary to modify or take a break from a specific activity for a short period of time, we do our best to keep our athletes on the field or court with minimal downtime including being able to manage conditions in the middle of the season. That’s why professional athletes from the NFL to the Olympics have chiropractors as part of their healthcare team.
How Can Chiropractic Help Athletes?
Everyone deserves to move better. Whether you’re trying to take some strokes off your golf game, add 10lbs to your bench press, or just get on the floor to play with your grandkids, better movement improves your quality of life. Proper form and execution of basic movements can elevate your game, decrease your pain, prevent injuries and speed recovery from exercise and injuries. Our chiropractors are able to instruct you in proper form and biomechanics to prevent injury, improve performance, and maximize your rate of healing after an injury.
We also use a variety of tools including tool-assisted soft tissue mobilization, compression bands, stretches, exercises, electric stimulation, and joint manipulation to decrease pain, increase your range of motion and improve performance. We also treat a wide variety of sports specific injuries including but not limited to shin splints, jumper’s and runner’s knee, Achille’s tendinitis, rotator cuff tears, and even whiplash injuries. If you’re an athlete in Chatham or in Pompton Lakes, we have you covered.
When Should an Athlete See a Chiropractor?
An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. While chiropractors are excellent for injury rehabilitation and healing, they can be even more useful to an athlete as resource for preventing injuries. Functional movement screens can shine a light on potential issues before they result in injury. There are basic fitness, strength, and flexibility requirements in order to be able to safely participate in sports and other athletic activities. The team at Active Care can assess these symptoms and provide treatment and exercises to make sure that you are hitting these minimum goals to decrease the likelihood of suffering from preventable injuries.