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    Why a Sports Chiropractor is Best for Running Injuries

    04/27/2016

04/27/2016

Why a Sports Chiropractor is Best for Running Injuries

Whether you are training for a race or just trying to get some exercise, running is a great way to stay in shape. As with any type of physical activity, from time to time you will find yourself working through an injury. When you think of a running injury, you often think physical therapy is the only treatment option. While physical therapy addresses the issues of muscle strength, it does not address all the issues that caused the injury.

A Holistic Approach To Biomechanics & Injury

Joint health and treatment is as important as addressing your muscle problems. A Sports Chiropractor not only focuses on improving your joint mobilization, but also on ensuring that your joints move in coordination with each other and with your soft tissue.

When you are treated by a sports Chiropractor, they will begin by evaluating the arch of your foot, how you move and stand, and the alignment of your knees and hips. This will help determine any misalignment in your skeletal system. Misalignment can be caused by switching between two pairs of running shoes, running on varying surfaces such as asphalt, gravel, and grass, or running too close to the edge of the water on the beach where the sand is particularly flat. Once this assessment has been made your Chiropractor will develop a personalized treatment plan.

Some Treatment Options A Sports Chiropractor May Employ

In your medically supervised fitness program your Chiropractor may use techniques such as:

  • Active Release Technique—This involves stretching combined with massage and is used to treat deep muscle tissue.
  • Functional Dry Needling—This is used to treat the psoas muscle and critical hip flexor muscles by stimulating trigger points.
  • Graston Technique—In this treatment, a tool is used to break down surface level scar tissue.
  • Electrical Muscle Stimulation—This is used as a complement to other techniques and helps to release tension by stimulating surface muscles.

Finding A Sports Chiropractor

Whether you run for sport or simply for exercise, if you find yourself suffering from an injury, a medically supervised fitness plan can help to get you back on track. Contact Launchfit™ by Clinicube®for Chiropractic & Physical Therapy today to schedule an appointment.