Physical Therapy and Chiropractic for Sports Injuries
We serve many local athletes because of our knowledge and
specialty in sports injuries. Our knowledge of the body's
biomechanics complimented with our combination of services
provides relief to many athletes who have struggled with injuries.
We actively treat the injured tissue with massage therapy,
stretching, exercise and the Graston Technique to speed the
healing process. Then strengthen weak muscles to prevent the
injury from reoccurring. We want you participating in your
activity as soon as possible!
There is a big difference between clinics, chiropractors,
and physical therapists who say they treat sports injuries.
Traumatic and repetitive stress injuries need to be treated
differently. Many say they treat sports injuries, but few
do a great job.
Repetitive stress injuries need to be treated differently.
These injuries usually have a history of overuse and wear-and-tear.
For example, a person with plantar fasciitis or IT band syndrome
have been overworking and stressing the tissue for an extended
period of time. If they describe several different episodes
of pain in the same area, then it usually means the underlying
problem wasn't corrected the first time.
Injuries like plantar fasciitis, IT band, Achilles tendonosis,
or shin splints commonly have soft tissue adhesions that didn't
heal correctly the first time. We describe these areas as
a "bad patch" the body placed down during the first
injury. However, the body didn't fix the "bad patch"
and it keeps getting hurt every time the physical stress or
mileage increases. The patch is overwhelmed and goes through
an inflammatory cycle that causes pain and stops you from
With time and rest the "bad patch" is less aggravated,
inflamed, and painful. However it will probably get aggravated
and painful when your training intensity or mileage increases
Treatment should involve deep muscle work to "tear up
the patch" and trigger the healing process to fix the
area correctly. If proper strengthening and flexibility is
combined with therapy, the chance of hurting the area is reduced.
These types of injuries respond very well to Graston Technique,
massage therapy, ART, proper stretching, strengthening, and
other forms of deep muscle work. Proprioceptive and vibration
training also enhances recovery.
We offer all of these services to keep you running, riding,
swimming, or jumping. We strongly believe in keeping you active
during your treatments and recovery. We believe the statement
"stay off it until it doesn't hurt" is said by someone
who doesn't have a marathon or event in six weeks.
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Us to schedule an apointment. Find out more info about
the Graston Technique.
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Chiropractic & Physical Therapy believes in combing
the specialties and experiences of a medical physician,
chiropractor, physical therapist, and massage therapists
for treating injuries. This comprehensive treatment approach
often produces better results in less time by addressing
the muscle and joint aspect to every injury. Our clinic
is conveniently located to serve the Ahwatukee, Chandler,
Tempe, and Gilbert communities. To learn more about our
treatments please visit the Resource
Pages or Home Page.