Sports Injury and Chiropractic Care
Welcome to Our Family Chiropractor. Located at Suite 6/17 Surf Rd, Cronulla NSW 2230, we are committed to providing you with comfortable chiropractic treatment while helping you along your journey back to health.
The clinic is run by principal chiropractor and founder Dr. Kerry Falzon (Chiropractor). Dr. Kerry is a dedicated natural healthcare professional with years of experience treating a wide range of health concerns, such as sports injuries.
Contact us or keep reading to find out how Dr. Kerry may help you with your sports injury.
What is a Sports Chiropractor?
Sustaining a sports injury is never fun, especially if the injury causes long term consequences to your health. There are a number of ways you can recover from a sports injury – treatment from a sports chiropractor included.
Rather than relying on traditional Western medicine and drugs, chiropractic care is a natural therapy which helps patients address musculoskeletal symptoms through postural improvements and spinal manipulation.
Trained also to provide patients with lifestyle advice, sports chiropractors can help athletes not only overcome their sports injuries, but also prevent them from occurring again. Even famous professional athletes such as Tiger Woods, Tom Brady, Michael Jordan and Babe Ruth regularly visit sports chiropractors for posture treatment and sports injury prevention.
How do Chiropractors Treat Sports Injuries?
Like all forms of health treatment, chiropractors may treat sports injuries in a number of ways. Depending where the sports injury is and how it was sustained, chiropractors can make recommendations on what care may be most effective.
When diagnosing patients with sports injuries, chiropractors may use X-rays or MRIs to locate specific problem areas and inquire about their patients’ medical history. It is only after an accurate diagnosis that chiropractors may begin to provide athletes with personalised chiropractic care.
Chiropractic techniques and treatments for most athletes commonly focus on pain, posture and performance (also known as the three Ps).
In addressing the three Ps, sports chiropractors may treat sports injuries with:
- Spinal manipulation and mobilisation (through chiropractic adjustments)
- Stretching and massage guides
- Soft tissue therapy
- Rehabilitation exercises
- Ice and/or heat therapy
- Dry needling
In most cases, such treatments may also prevent sports injuries from happening in the first place.
How do Chiropractors Help Athletes?
In addition to sports injury treatments, chiropractors can also help athletes extend their longevity in their sport as well as improve their lifestyle habits. In this way, chiropractors can help athletes by providing them with:
- Diet and nutritional health advice
- Footwear and orthotics recommendations
- Exercise and training programs designed to prevent injury
Chiropractic care may also help enhance athletes’ biomechanical performance by enabling smooth muscle function and posture. Through appropriate and thorough spinal adjustments and manipulation, individuals may also experience increased flexibility and pain-free movement.
What Sports Injuries do Chiropractors Treat?
At Our Family Chiropractor, we are committed to addressing the root cause of your problems and providing holistic solutions.
Our team of friendly sports injury chiropractors are experienced in treating sports injuries such as:
- Back, hip and leg pain
- Soft tissue injuries
- Disc injuries
- Incorrect posture
- Ankle and knee injuries
- Muscle strain and tightness.
Sports Injury Clinic Sydney
Interested in treating a sports injury by visiting a sports chiropractor in Sydney? Want to learn more about how chiropractic care may help with sports injury management and other musculoskeletal issues?
Don’t hesitate to book a consultation with us at Our Family Chiropractor today. Contact us below.
Dr. Kerry Falzon (Chiropractor) is the principal chiropractor and founder of Our Family Chiropractor. Kerry studied a Bachelor of Chiropractic Science degree and followed this up with a Master of Chiropractic. Kerry has a passion for natural healthcare, particularly helping her clients achieve optimal nervous system health and spinal function. Areas of clinical interest include care for pregnant women, paediatric care, newborns, mums, dads, grandparents & athletes.