Many people like to participate in sports for a variety of reasons including health, fitness and enjoyment.
Each sport puts differing amounts of stress, force and torsion through the joints, muscles, ligaments and nerves of the body.
When these forces are sudden or excessive the body is unable to cope and injury occurs.
Due to habitual postural strain or previous injury it is very common to see mechanical dysfunctions (i.e. muscles and joints not moving optimally) without pain which can lead to strength or flexibility asymmetry on each side of the body and this can predispose to injury during participation in sports.
For the majority of people, just being out of pain is sufficient to meet their needs of working life. However, those who undertake sports regularly or to a higher level, improved function and injury prevention become far more important.
Highlighting potential weaknesses and compensatory patterns throughout the body will allow the most appropriate corrective treatment and rehabilitative exercise to be provided.
Through the use of basic movements, balance and muscle strength tests, as well as more condition specific tests, it is possible to ascertain the areas of weakness and start to understand why an injury has occurred, especially if it is not from a traumatic event.
The most common sporting injuries of the body are listed on the home page. Please place the cursor over the ‘hotspot’ areas to see the types of injuries we see.
A combination of spinal manipulative and mobilitative techniques, soft tissue work including active release techniques and medical acupuncture, taping, corrective rehabilitative exercises and postural advice is often able to improve, manage and prevent future reoccurrence of this conditions.
Live Well Chiropractic believe that the best approach to optimum health, function and injury prevention is to have regular check-ups throughout the year to help keep your body in tip top condition whether you are a keen dog walker, a weekend obstacle course warrior or train regularly throughout the week with a sports club.
We are proud to be affiliated with the Bishops Stortford Swimming Club (BSSC) and have helped prepare the swimmers for national, european and international races.
If you think you have an injury or muscular imbalance you would like us look at please make contact with the clinic and we would be happy to make an appointment for you. Alternatively, if you are not sure if Chiropractic can help you please call the clinic to book in for a free 15 minute mini-assessment and we’ll tell you if we think we can help, our phone number is: 01279 510144.