Ever wonder why your shoulders hurt after swimming too many laps? Or why your wrists ache in downward dog? Wish you had a bit more flexibility and ease in your body? The stress of our everyday activities, from typing at a keyboard for hours on end, to driving, to not always getting enough sleep or adequate nutrition, result in the cumulative effect of tissue injury.
When tissue is injured, our bodies innately want to restore the area to health, thus they secrete chemicals that have an inflammatory effect on our tissues. That inflammation, over time, creates adhesions in the muscles and surrounding tissues, which are basically areas that get stuck to each other, like plastic-wrap crinkling up against itself. Those adhesions result in weak and tight muscles, which generate friction and tension, causing more inflammation, and the whole injury cycle is perpetuated.
My role as a sports chiropractor is to determine the exact structures that are causing the symptoms, and to interrupt that injury cycle in order to restore movement and function to those problem areas. I do this by delivering effective and comfortable soft tissue work that breaks up those sticky adhesions. I also deliver specific chiropractic adjustments to joints to decrease pain, increase range of motion, and increase the function of the nervous system.
Some of the most common conditions that we treat include:
Sprains and strains
Carpal tunnel syndrome
Tennis elbow and golfer’s elbow
Swimmer’s shoulder and shoulder impingement