Sports Chiropractic and Injury Management

Testimonials

  • Dr. Engelhardt is amazing! I am a CrossFit Trainer, train 5-6 days per week myself and coach just as many days. I have to stay on my feet for 5-6 hours at a time, which lead me to some nagging knee, hip, and shoulder pain. Since being adjusted by Dr. Engelhardt, those problems have completely diminished. He has brought me back into alignment and feeling better than ever! Very professional and knowledgeable; whatever may be bothering you, he'll be able to pinpoint and have you on the road to recovery in no time.

    Sports Injury Patient Anthony Pietsch

Chiropractic Benefits to Injury Management

The cumulative effects of small stresses over time created from athletic training have lead to significant and even career ending injuries. Professional athletes put a lot of time into training, and this can be significantly hindered by an injury, which is why injury management and prevention is so critical.

Some chiropractic benefits include increased range of motion, improved structural integrity (which helps prevent injury), and reduced down time due to injury. Head injuries including concussions, strains, sprains, fractures/dislocations and soft tissue trauma can all be addressed in part by chiropractic care. In fact, most sports injuries don’t involve the spine, so chiropractors are trained to address issues involving soft tissue and joints even on the extremities. Running, tennis and golf have repetitive motions that can lead to shoulder, spine, back, hip, leg, and knee pain as well as ankle injuries. Accidents and falls can damage ligaments and lead to even more pain that can get worse if not treated early. Overall, chiropractic benefits athletes of all ages and abilities to help them perform better and limit potential repetitive task injuries.

Chiropractic Benefits of Kinesiology Taping

Kinesiotape is a modern technique that helps athletes prevent, manage and treat injuries. The tape can be used before, during and after sport activity to offer additional support to athletes. The tape is designed to increase blood flow to specific areas, which reduces inflammation and supports muscle regeneration. The kinesiotape can be applied to any area and is drug free. Everyone from recreational athletes to professionals can get chiropractic benefits from sports taping. It can support pain relief during strenuous exercise and help recovery from an injury. Once applied, the tape can last several days.

Structural correction

 

The chiropractic benefits of structural correction include the reduction and/or elimination of:

  • Hip Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Neck Pain
  • Sciatica
  • Tingling
  • Muscle Spasm
  • Numbness
  • Migraines
  • Pinched Nerves
  • Muscle Tension
  • Headaches
  • Vertigo
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Poor Posture
  • Limited Range of Motion
  • Joint and Disc Problems
  • And more

Chiropractic Benefits of Structural Correction Techniques

Many symptoms, including sciatica pain, low back pain, and neck pain are a result of a structural shifts in the spine. While traditional chiropractic benefits pain relief, reducing muscle spasms and increasing range of motion, as their primary focus, structural correction’s primary focus is adjusting the shift that is causing the problem.

An analogy may be, for example, the difference between prescribing a pain pill for a broken arm and resetting a broken arm. If a pain pill is given, it will reduce the pain, but the arm will likely heal incorrectly. If, on the other hand, the arm is reset, the pain will also be resolved when the bone heals correctly. Likewise, if we look at sciatica pain and what structural shift is causing it, we adjust that in order to reduce and/or eliminate the pain.

There is a normal range for your spine and when you are experiencing pain, or other problematic symptoms, it is your body alerting us of a problem. We have found that many symptoms are actually caused by structural shifts, and we will check for them and correct them. By performing specific spinal corrections we realign your spine to its normal ranges, which takes undue pressure off your discs, nerves, muscles, which reduces pain.

Corrective care

Corrective care chiropractic benefits those with structural changes that have progressed over time. With corrective care chiropractic techniques, we are able to support patients through chiropractic adjustments and exercises. Bone spurs and other bone changes, like scoliosis, loss of spinal curve, herniated discs, disc degeneration and forward head postures, are all conditions treated with corrective care techniques.

Corrective care chiropractors take an overall and comprehensive look at your nervous system to determine what adjustments are needed. Because our nervous system is responsible for all cellular functions, it is important it is working optimally. You are evaluated and given an action plan, whereby you will be re-tested to ensure progress. Your body and immune system will function better, and many corrective chiropractic care patients use this form of chiropractic care to manage illness, as opposed to using certain medications. It is a holistic and natural form of health care. Just as it took time to develop certain conditions, it will take time to heal and repair them. Your action plan will take that into consideration.

Wellness Care

Our Patients Say

  • I've been under Dr. Engelhardt's chiropractic care for about 2 1/2 years and although I was skeptical of chiro therapy at first I now fully support it. Dr. Engelhardt does a wonderful job at explaining what is going on with my body and how and why he does certain procedures. He really focuses in on what my ailments are and takes his time fixing/healing them. My main problem areas are my neck and lower back and it's amazing how well he has turned those problems around for me. I work out a lot and being under his care has allowed me to keep up my workout regime with few interruptions from my neck and lower back. I'm really impressed with Dr. Engelhardt.

    Corrective Care Patient

Many chiropractic patients seek care when they are in pain and want relief, and after they get that, they continue treatment care, but why? Because chiropractic care focuses on the health of your nervous system, which supports your overall health.

The nervous system affects all other systems in your body. It is directly linked to nerves, tissues and organs, and it delivers information about these systems to your brain. Chiropractors focus on subluxations, or misalignments, in the spine that cause problems with the information that your nervous system is transmitting, and seeks to correct that. These subluxations can cause inflammation and pain, and chiropractors are specifically trained to find them and realign them using a wide variety of techniques. By keeping subluxations and their resulting inflammation under control, your overall health is improved.

The overall health improvement is what we call wellness, and is why chiropractors are considered part of the wellness revolution. We are not health care providers with the ideals of prescribing medications for illness, no, we choose to work to correct problems before they start and allow the body to heal itself. Every adjustment we provide is designed to improve your nervous system and your body’s immunity.

What is ‘subluxation’?

Subluxation is a chiropractic term used to describe the condition of the spine that interferes with the body’s own ability to process information normally. To use an analogy, it could be like traveling on the highway. When the highway is fully functional, cars are able to move freely and quickly back and forth. Sometimes, however, there may be a pot hole, an accident or even a closure. These will affect the driver in various ways, some more significantly than others. The chiropractic benefits of regular care include less down time due to pain and sickness, in essence, keeping the highway in optimal shape for easy travel.