Sports Injury Rehabilitation in East Brunswick: Corrective Care Group, PC
Athletes understand the numerous demands of participating in a sport. Putting your body through these activities, such as running, jumping or tackling, can result in painful tears, sprains and strains. Seeing one of our chiropractors or physical therapists can help athletes heal faster after suffering a sports injury and can also prevent them from reoccurring again in the future.
Sports Injuries can Limit Performance and Cause Acute Pain
The main reasons athletes suffer sports injuries include forceful impacts, repetitive motions, over-training and failure to warm up properly. This can happen in countless ways, depending on what activity you are doing or what sport you are playing in. It is important to take precautionary measures, but sometimes injuries can happen to the most physically active and experienced people. Often these conditions are a result of injuries suffered years or even decades ago that did not heal properly.
Children and teens tend to ignore what seem to be small injuries when they are active. But if an injury is left untreated, this can lead to chronic pain in other areas, that may not even be directly related to the focal point of the injury, such the knees, hips, back and neck. Many sports injuries are insufficiently treated and allowed to rest and heal, increasing the odds that they will cause chronic pain later in life. This can lead to pain, frustration and a decrease in athletic abilities.
Patients who Visit Our Chiropractic & Physical Therapy Clinic with Sports Injuries Exhibit these Common Conditions:
- Burning, dull pain
- Muscle Pains
- Muscle Spasms
If Left Untreated, Sports Injuries can Cause Larger Problems Down the Road
Although many people think that chiropractic is solely limited to the spine, our chiropractors treat and helps prevent injuries of the neck, back, shoulders, knees and ankles. When the spine is perfectly aligned, this can alleviate tension in the body, decreases inflammation and allows the nervous system to function optimally.
When the spine is aligned, vital nutrients, water and body can travel throughout the body easily. It can also increase the immune system, which is ideal for anyone with a busy and active lifestyle. This allows the body to function better and become less susceptible to injury.
Our chiropractors and physical therapists can help athletes by relieving their pain and helping them heal faster after an injury. Many athletes try to mask pain with medication, but this can lead to further risk and damage to the body. At Corrective Care Group, PC, we will perform a full evaluation. Our doctors will construct a customized treatment plan to get our patients feeling their best and back to doing what they love.
Kinesio Taping is a procedure that utilizes a special tape that helps to support chiropractic adjustments while still allowing for free range of motion within the muscles. The tape is very thin and the wave like glue pattern allows the skin to be lifted from the affected area.
Dr. Alan Wolkoff, DC is Specially Trained at Kinesio Taping
Kinesio Taping is a procedure that utilizes a special tape that helps to support chiropractic adjustments while still allowing for free range of motion within the muscles. The tape is very thin and the wave like glue pattern allows the skin to be lifted from the affected area. There are a number of benefits to Kinesio taping that far outweigh traditional taping methods of the past. These include:
- Muscle Support: Kinesio tape supports the muscle’s ability to contract. This can relieve any pain or fatigue felt in the muscle and prevents cramping.
- Joint Corrections: Using the tape properly will increase the range of motion in your joints and loosen your muscles.
- Self Healing: There is no medicine or drugs in Kinesio tape. It instead works by allowing your body to heal itself.
- Allowing flow of body fluids: Kinesio tape promotes and improves blood and lymphatic circulation. This will reduce inflammation in your body’s tissue.
At Corrective Care Group, PC, Dr. Wolkoff has extensive knowledge and training in Kinesio taping. You may have noticed a lot of athletes using Kinesio tape on television. However, Kinesio taping is not just for professional athletes. It can be used by anyone seeking to manage pain, relax the muscles or reduce inflammation.
Cold Laser Therapy is Used at Our Clinic for the Treatment of Sports Related Injuries
The application of cold laser therapy reduces short-term inflammation. Additionally, laser therapy significantly lowers the risk of arthritis frequently resulting from sports injuries. Laser therapy is used by professional sports teams and athletes to treat inflammation, provide deep-tissue therapy, and accelerate pain relief to help athletes minimize downtime.
For the past decade, deep tissue laser therapy has revolutionized treatment in the professional sports world including NBA, NFL, MLB, NHL and USA Cycling athletes, as well as Ironman triathlon competitors, competitive runners, college athletes, former Olympic athletes, and elite cross-fitters.
Our Licensed Physical Therapists works in Conjunction with Our Chiropractors to Produce the Most Effective Results
In addition to chiropractic care, our facility employs a licensed physical therapist. When used in tandem with chiropractic care, physical therapy helps to get our athletic patients back on the field in the quickest time possible. Our treatments are non-invasive and have a proven track record of safe and effective rehabilitative care.
Schedule Your Next Appointment with Corrective Care Group, PC in East Brunswick
At Corrective Care Group, PC (formally HealthSource of East Brunswick), we are dedicated to offering our patients the best treatments available by using the highest grade cutting edge technology at our state-of-the-art facility. In addition to traditional chiropractic care, our office provides an integrate approach to health care spanning the entire rehabilitative and wellness spectrum.
You can call us today to make an appointment for your first exam, evaluation, consultation, and treatment with us. We know you will appreciate the comfortable, easy, tranquil environment we have created for you. If you are looking for a chiropractor in Middlesex County, Corrective Care Group, PC is the one for you. Contact us to schedule an appointment at (732) 613-6000.
Our office is located in the heart of East Brunswick at 67 W. Prospect St., East Brunswick, NJ 08816, you can view our hours and get directions here.