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Sports Injuries


Certified Chiropractic Sports Practitioner

A Board Certified Chiropractic Sports Practitioner, or CCSP, is an internationally recognized Sports Medicine Specialist. The CCSP title is awarded to practitioners who successfully complete postgraduate level training in diagnosis and treatment of sports injuries, emergency procedures (CPR/AED/Life Support), athletic training and conditioning, and injury prevention. Doctors must then pass a comprehensive National Board Examination conducted by the American Chiropractic Board of Sports Physicians (ACBSP), which is certified by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA) in order to receive the Sports Medicine Specialist designation of CCSP.

Achieve Peak Performance by Optimizing Your Athletic Potential

Muscles, tendons and ligaments depend on proper joint movement for peak performance. Spinal and peripheral joint injuries can restrict range of motion, reduce strength, slow reflexes, shorten endurance, and decrease performance. Chiropractic care of these types of injuries has become increasingly popular. Professional sports teams, Olympic trainers, and competitive athletes are employing chiropractic doctors because they demand positive results.

Chiropractic care helps restore function to spinal and peripheral joints that are fixated and not moving properly. Besides helping to relieve pain, chiropractic care can also help reduce inflammation.

Normalizing joint function helps speed the healing of these soft tissues and reduce the deconditioning effect of being on the sidelines. Ask us how chiropractic care can help restore your health, improve your performance, and increase your competitive edge.

Faster Recovery from Injuries

Chiropractic rehabilitation involves the restoration of proper joint function of the spine or extremities, and the strengthening of support muscles and soft tissues. This usually involves specific spinal or other joint adjustments, combined with a program of strengthening, resistance training and exercises to improve muscle tone and coordination.

Some patients receive a set of simple exercises or “maneuvers” they can do at home. Other types of injuries require the use of specialized equipment to isolate and strengthen specific anatomical regions and areas of the spine.

Ask your Chiropractor for ways you can speed the healing process and strengthen the supporting soft tissues of your spine and body through specialized active rehabilitation.

  • Many of today’s athletes utilize a sports chiropractor to prevent injury and to improve biomechanical and neuromuscular function with the ultimate goal of enhancing performance. Postural and muscular imbalances as well as overuse or misuse syndromes may inhibit performance and limit further improvement.

Why Should Athletes Visit Breidenbach Chiropractic?

Injuries like sprains (ankle), strains (eg. pulled muscles), tendinitis (eg. tennis elbow) and bursitis (eg. shoulder pain) and joint problems in the shoulder, elbow, wrist, hand, hip, knee, ankle, and foot can all be treated effectively with chiropractic care.

  • Chiropractic is not only drug-free and surgery free care, but also preventative and performance enhancing care.

  • Maintaining proper alignment will allow athletes to be prepared for their sport.

  • Many of the greatest athletes in the world are adjusted before competition as a “tune-up” in an effort to place their bodies in a state of peak efficiency.

  • Following competition, they are adjusted to enhance the recuperative process after the stress of their particular event.

The Chiropractic Philosophy of Health

Chiropractors appreciate that the body has an inherent ability to be well. They understand that the body is an interconnected whole and that impaired function in one area can affect other areas as well. Chiropractors enhance your health by releasing joints that are not moving properly or to their fullest capacity, with the goal of restoring natural nervous system function. In addition, since total health is more than just freely-moving joints, chiropractors also address proper nutrition, postural health and other principles of true wellness to help maintain a healthy body. With these tools, chiropractors optimize the health and inherent healing abilities and help you live life to the fullest potential.