Sports Injuries

Chiropractors can help with problems arising from sports injury such as joint pain, aches, sprains and cramps, cervicogenic headache, rotator cuff injuries, shoulder problems, plantar fasciitis, elblow pain and tennis elbow.

Competing whilst still in pain with an injury or trying to fight injuries with the aid of painkillers is often detrimental and can lead to further damage of the joints, ligaments and muscles.

Many active men and women regularly visit a qualified Sports Chiropractor to have injuries diagnosed and treated, to prevent further injuries and/or to find out why they continually get a recurring injury. Our specialist Chiropractors can help to improve an athletes’ overall performance, working with you and your coaches to achieve the best of your body’s ability. The majority of professional teams, athletes and motor racing teams employ Sports Chiropractors to prevent injuries. The sporting world is now coming to realise the high quality level of diagnosis, treatment and injury prevention that a specialist Sports Chiropractor can provide.

Common Symptoms of Sports Injuries That We Treat

  • Lower back pain or lumbago
  • Mechanical neck pain
  • Muscle spasm and cramp
  • Knee and hip injuries
  • Tennis elbow / Golfers elbow
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Shoulder / rotator cuff strains
  • Soft tissue shoulder problems
  • Sciatica
  • Wrist sprains

  • Trapped nerves
  • Ankle sprains
  • Achilles strains
  • Spinal disc damage
  • Headaches
  • Pelvic joint sprains
  • ITB injuries
  • “Shin splints”
  • Intercostal muscle strains
  • AC joint injuries

Sports injuries can results from knocks and falls, insufficient warm ups, poor form or technique, and pushing too hard. Sports injuries can affect any muscles, bones, tendons, ligaments and/or nerves. We treat lots of common and often minor sports injuries such as strains and sprains, and also back pain, hamstring injuries, heel pain, and knee pain including knee ligament damage. Symptoms of sports injuries range from pain, inflammation, swelling, bruising, to difficulty moving particular muscles, joints or body parts.

Sports Injuries

Chiropractic treatment can help with many of the symptoms of sports injuries.  It aims to restore good ranges of joint motion, joint flexibility, muscle function, overall control and co-ordination, as well as to assist the development and maintenance of muscle strength. During a course of treatment, and/or whilst concentrating on injury prevention, a Sports Chiropractor at our Gloucester based clinic can also help develop your approach to sport pre and post participation. We will include key components such as warm up, cool-down, in game technique, injury education, off season rehab, and other factors that aid performance.taping roll

Our Chiropractors are all registered with events sanctioned by the British Chiropractic Sports Council.  Simon Rose is a Certified Chiropractic Extremities Practitioner who conducts detailed gait analyses and tailors bespoke orthotics, and Danny Adams is one of the only Chiropractors in South West with the required qualification to treat injuries at major International sporting events, including the Olympic and World Games.

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Patient Testimonials

  • Best chiropractic in Gloucester, very friendly, 5* best, my first time here, I was very well welcoming, I came with pain and left without pain. Great therapy chiropractic center,... read more

    thumb Filipe P (Pirikito 82)
    August 13, 2022

    Really good, i needed a quick appointment after putting my back out and Jenny Ashton resolved the problem with a couple of quick questions massaging and correction. She also highlighted... read more

    thumb Mark Prosser
    June 1, 2022

    Easy to get an appointment and a professional service.

    thumb Daniel Fitton
    March 27, 2022
  • Shout out to the main man James, runs through things thoroughly with no stone left unturned, makes everything very clear and is very easy to get on with making for... read more

    thumb NPC_94 _
    March 18, 2022

    Shout out to the main man James, runs through things thoroughly with no stone left unturned, makes everything very clear and is very easy to get on with making for... read more

    thumb Nate Richardson
    March 18, 2022

    Danny was extremely friendly and welcoming. He explained everything in great detail to help me understand the logic behind my injury. I am looking forward to following his guidance and... read more

    thumb Georgie Peru
    November 8, 2021
  • Having been a regular at a chiropractor in Cheltenham and now having moved to Longlevens I am so happy to have found Longlevens Chiro. I booked in for a consultation and... read more

    thumb Sophie Dalton
    September 7, 2021

    Visited for a deep muscle back massage as of my physical job. A big improvement after 2 visits but it's not cheap

    thumb Gavin Ramsey
    August 5, 2021

    Very professional service.

    thumb Michael Hughes
    June 7, 2021
  • Very professional service.

    thumb Mik H
    June 7, 2021

    Great service and good treatment.

    thumb Emma Cartwright
    April 19, 2021

    Great Chiropractic service and friendly staff.

    thumb Glenn Ashdown
    April 15, 2021
  • I have been to many Chiropractic clinics over the years and Longlevens is by far the best. All staff are friendly and welcoming, quick to respond to any problems or... read more

    thumb simon oldman
    March 13, 2021

    Fantastic practice, they offer all the services you need to rehabilitate yourself. They are definitely not after your money as my chiropractor Simon really encourages extra stretches to improve... read more

    thumb Stephan Olivier
    October 3, 2020

    Superb service and experience. I've seen James twice. Very helpful and knowledgeable. I've made huge progress in a short space of time.

    thumb rob
    August 4, 2020
  • Get the problem fixed, physically therapy is great when done by excellent people👍

    thumb Richard Powell
    March 17, 2020

    Quality care from Simon Rose regarding my back and neck.

    thumb Andy Marsh
    February 4, 2020

    Longlevens Chiropractors are faultless. The service is great, very timely, very precise and Danny helped me get back on my feet quickly after the birth of my baby. The 4... read more

    thumb Another Blogging Mother
    November 15, 2019
  • Been coming here for over a year now and always made to feel welcome, The receptionists are always helpful and polite and my chiropractor is always on time and very... read more

    thumb Ryan Tanner
    November 2, 2019

    Thank you Wiebke. You pinpointed exactly what was causing my discomfort and treated me accordingly. I now feel so much better and am looking forward to the next... read more

    thumb Karen Gibbs
    October 8, 2019

    Great service and reasonable prices.

    thumb Jamie C
    October 2, 2019
  • Great service and great treatment. I have been seeing Wiebke for some time since having some major back pain preventing me from doing anything without severe pain. She managed to... read more

    thumb Nick Baker
    June 18, 2019

    I had a neck injury which causing me some discomfort. Went in to see Danny for 4 treatments and had big improvements since. Will recommend them to anyone.

    thumb GY Glos
    May 28, 2019

    Excellent. I cannot praise highly enough. I visited the clinic and for an appointment with Danny for a sore lower back and for a neck issue. The lower back pain I’d... read more

    thumb Alex Russell
    May 21, 2019
  • Professional service, easy to find and has its own parking. I went with neck pain and it was immediately reduced after just one session (thanks Wiebke!). When I stupidly left... read more

    thumb Steve Powell
    March 18, 2019

    Came here after years of back and forth to the GP and a hip operation. Just over a month ago I was taken to hospital with my disc that has... read more

    thumb Catherine B
    February 20, 2019
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