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
Shoulder / rotator cuff strains
Soft tissue shoulder problems
Spinal disc damage
Pelvic joint sprains
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.
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.
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.
We are listed on www.sportsinjury.net
Firstly let us say that you don’t have to be injured to benefit from sports massage. Performers of any sporting level can benefit from an athletic or sports specific massage and at any stage of participation (before, during or after competing) at our Gloucester based clinic. Massage also works well for prevention of injury, such as a previously tight calf in a runner. Once things have gone wrong and an injury has happened, massage can often get things moving again and help get someone back to achieving their best. Our Massage Therapists are highly experienced and have worked at events such as the London Marathon. They work closely with our Chiropractors to make sure all injuries are recovering at the fastest possible rate to get you back to your best, doing the things you love.
We have worked with many local teams in the Gloucester area at all levels, be it Rugby, Football, Athletics, Tennis, Golf, Cricket and many more. Please Contact us for more information about how we could help your team.
Free 20 minute sports massage taster sessions are currently available.