Articles

SPORT-related injuries can be a very real problem for athletes.

 

If you are a sportsman or sportswoman, you have probably suffered from a strain, sprain, tendonitis, bursitis, tennis elbow, back pain or neck pain at some point. Many amateur and professional athletes are sidelined with injuries or perform at less than peak efficiency, simply because their structural system is not balanced. Coaches, athletes, and doctors now realise pain killing drugs may not be the answer - and may merely cover up the symptoms without addressing the cause. Elite Chiropractic have many years experience dealing with Athletic injuries with an emphasis on correcting and preventing musculoskeletal injuries. Chiropractor Dr Jay Miller says playing sport can place an unusual amount of strain on the spine and joints. "Most sports involve body contact, fast starts and stops, and positioning that puts strain on the structural system," he says. Chiropractic is natural healthcare method which stresses the importance of keeping all the systems of the body functioning efficiently so the player enjoys peak performance, a minimum injury risk, and a fast recuperation."

 

Dr Miller says the cumulative effects of constant athletic stresses over a long duration could present the same difficulties as severe sudden stress and can affect anyone. "We treat athletes of all ages and abilities from beginners and first time participants to international world-class athletes," he says. Dr Miller says the aim is to identify and correct the current problem, teach the individual to manage their injury while it heals and determine a specific plan to prevent future occurrence. 

Elite Chiropractic has a range of treatments to suit each individual to maximise performance on and off the field.