What Problems Can Sports Therapy Treat?

What Problems Can Sports Therapy Treat?

Chiropractic care includes many services, including sports therapy—a kind of physical therapy that utilizes chiropractic care to treat athletes and fitness aficionados. Because sports (even fitness-based, recreational, or casual athletics) encourage repetitive, physically challenging movements, the body can often become overused, overworked, and injured. However, with sports therapy, the chiropractic care team at Tannenbaum Chiropractic of Beverly Hills can alleviate your pain, cure your injuries, and help prevent future injuries—keeping you active, healthy, and happy.

Interested in how sports therapy can help you? Contact Tannenbaum Chiropractic in Beverly Hills to schedule an appointment! 

What is Sports Therapy?

Sports therapy is a specialized area of physical therapy designed specifically to treat athletes and helps to assess, diagnose, treat, alleviate, rehabilitate, and prevent injury as well as promote optimal fitness performance.

Sports therapists will often provide patients with soft tissue interventions in an athletic context with proper treatment so patients can return to their athletics following an injury. Using targeted principles of exercise and sports science, your chiropractic team can also incorporate physiological and pathological treatments to assist in preparation for competition and training.

Key areas of sports therapy include:

  1. Injury prevention
  2. Injury rehabilitation
  3. Physical activity management
  4. Treatment and medical referral

Common Sports Injuries Treated by Chiropractors

Acute, chronic, and repetitive injuries can plague athletes of all levels and ages. This is partly caused by the repetitive movements that can cause wear and tear on the human body. Injuries can also occur when the body is pushed past its usual limitations. This may result in a serious injury or arise with minor pain, inflammation, and restriction of daily activities. Additionally, there may be an underlying condition such as joint or spine problems. Your Beverly Hills chiropractor can help assess and diagnose your problem, and implementing sports therapy can help correct these issues.

Problems that sports therapy can treat include:

  • Hamstring tendonitis and hip bursitis
  • Pulled hamstring or calf muscles
  • Tennis or golfer’s elbow
  • Groin strain
  • Pelvic alignment
  • Lower back pain and/or discomfort
  • Neck pain
  • Rotator cuff injuries and other shoulder pains
  • Achilles tendon issues
  • Spinal mobilization
  • General discomfort from doing athletics

Overall Benefits of Receiving Sports Physical Therapy

In addition to treating athletic injuries, there are many benefits to receiving regular sports therapy. From preventative care to immediate pain relief, sports therapy chiropractors are trained in targeted treatment and can treat you according to your specific sport and athletic level.

Sports therapy also has performance benefits. Relaxation and rehabilitation aid in athletic recovery, which is beneficial for muscle and joint flexibility, muscle development, and cardiopulmonary benefits, all of which improve athletic performance and reap the overall physical benefits of being active without the stress of injury or overuse of the body.

Your Sports Chiropractor in Beverly Hills

At Tannenbaum Chiropractic, we offer comprehensive sports therapy for athletes of all levels. Whether you are a professional, collegiate, high school, or recreational athlete—or even if you don’t identify as an athlete but enjoy recreational physical activity—you can benefit from regular sports therapy and chiropractic care.

Call the Beverly Hills practitioners at Tannenbaum Chiropractic to learn more about sports therapy and schedule your appointment today.