Sports Performance and Chiropractic

Are you struggling with an injury? Palmer’s injury rehabilitation experts will help you improve:

  • balance
  • endurance
  • pain reduction
  • range of motion
  • stability
  • strengthening
  • stretching

You can also get advice on ergonomics and injury prevention. Our services include specialized soft tissue techniques for sports injuries and joint pain relief and therapies such as spinal disc traction, muscle stimulation, hydrotherapy, ultrasound, and cold laser treatments.

Experts estimate that 90 percent of all professional and Olympic-level athletes use chiropractic to prevent injury, speed recovery, and improve athletic performance potential. Chiropractors with special training in biomechanics, sports injuries and athletic performance have a unique approach to the care they provide. They focus on:

  • Staying in the game. “I never eliminate the athlete from their training environment. I always find ways to substitute some form of training to keep them psychologically in the game and minimize deconditioning.”—Dave Juehring, D.C.
  • Small changes with big results. “When working with a new athlete it’s common to try to do too much at first. Small changes to the biomechanics of an elite athlete can have big results. I take into consideration their training schedule, competition schedule and find a good time to implement changes.”—Lisa Goodman, D.C.
  • Ongoing collaboration. “Remember, just as the athlete is part of a team, so is the chiropractor.  It’s important to work as a team player.  When I am working with an athlete I always try to make sure I’m on the same page as their coach and other health-care providers.”—Michael Tunning, D.C.
  • Good communication. “Elite athletes have a pretty good sense of their bodies. I listen carefully to get a clear understanding of the athlete’s needs, goals, and expectations.” --Edward Feinberg, D.C.

Sports Chiropractors understand athletes. They work with you to help you achieve your goals through sports therapy, sports rehabilitation, and performance training.

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What is chiropractic? How does it work?

During  your first visit, you will receive the most thorough assessment of your nerves, muscles, bones and joints available in health care. That assessment will inform everything we do to relieve your pain and get you moving toward wellness.  Chiropractic is a type of health care that focuses on the bones, nerves, and muscles of the body.  The word “chiropractic” means “to be done by hand,” and it’s that hands-on approach to health care that defines chiropractic.

Chiropractors use their hands to safely and specifically adjust joints in the spine and other parts of the body. Chiropractic adjustments reduce pain, restore proper nerve function, and improve mobility. In addition to adjustments, chiropractors may also provide soft tissue therapies, lifestyle recommendations, fitness coaching and nutritional advice.  Their goal is to improve your health without drugs or surgery. Chiropractors are primary care professionals for spinal health and well-being. This means they are licensed doctors that specialize in the bones, nerves and muscles of the body.

Research shows that chiropractic is safe, effective, affordable care for acute and chronic pain. Many patients also experience better sleep, improved digestion, and fewer mood swings.

Wondering what chiropractic patients say about their experiences? Explore a recent Gallup report on “American’s Perceptions of Chiropractic.”

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(563) 884-5801
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(386) 763-2718
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