If a parent is supporting a child in a team sport, the investment of prevention of sports related injuries is priceless. As Chiropractors, we evaluate the neurological, skeletal, and musculoskeletal systems. We are able to address the flaws in the biomechanics of the body to avoid injury. These flaws are often asymptomatic and are over looked. Chiropractors spot these postural problems. We put together specific rehab programs and stabilization programs to strengthen and prevent injury in youths who play sports.
Contact sports have a high rate of traumatic brain injuries. These sports include high school football, soccer, lacrosse, hockey, and wrestling. The CDC reports “During 2001–2005, an estimated 207,830 emergency department (ED) visits for concussions and other TBIs related to sports and recreation activities were reported annually, with 65% of TBIs occurring among children aged 5–18 years.” It is imperative to be aware of the signs and symptoms of a concussion. The neurological and musculoskeletal injury to the body needs to be addressed and treated. Chiropractic will help speed up recovery and prevent scar tissue and instabilities of these systems.
Repetitive injuries should also be mentioned. Overuse of joints in recreational sports effect the body long term. Athletics such as gymnastics, cheer, karate, and dance can have long-term damage on the body if not treated properly. Stretching, muscle work, and chiropractic offer that type of treatment. These types of treatments are gentle and effective, not only to prevent injury, but also to keep the individual agile and strong.
For more individualized information regarding your health, please call Voitenko Wellness at 714-730-2225 or contact us here to schedule an appointment!
Voitenko Wellness- Dr. Amber Voitenko-Chiropractor
13372 Newport Ave D, Tustin, CA 92780