Sport and exercise are brilliant ways to keep fit, stay happy, spend time with your friends and to look and feel your best – but like everything, they both involve risks. Whether it is poor training techniques, bad equipment or musculoskeletal abnormalities and imbalances within the individual that are to blame, one faulty factor can cause lasting injury.

When you suffer a sports injury, be it major or minor, the disappointment is great. There is the pain and discomfort of the injury itself, the worry over your prognosis and future wellbeing and crucially, the inability to participate in the beloved sport itself. A sports injury is a physically and a psychologically challenging issue.

Thankfully, chiropractors can offer you swift relief from the painful physical symptoms as well as the peace of mind of a best-case prognosis, and a speedy return to sport.

Typically, sports injuries are caused by one of the following: injury from trauma (this could be a fall, impact or a collision), from overextending a particular limb or muscular structure, or from a repetitive movement.

By seeking the right treatment early on, however, the odds of a full and prompt recovery and a reduced risk of recurrence are actively improved. Chiropractic treatment has a long and successful history of treating injured athletes, whether recreational and professional.

Your expert Archway House chiropractor is trained to assess, diagnose, manage and heal a huge range of injuries resulting from sport – through a detailed examination of your medical history and a comprehensive physical examination, we can even determine any additional causes of stress and strain and likely future risks and recommend the most effective measures to ensure you avoid them.

Depending on the specific injury you sustain, the care we offer may include joint manipulation and mobilisation, soft tissue therapies, a detailed, tailored rehabilitative exercise programme together with pain management and lifestyle advice to restore fullest function, encourage healing and reduce pain. We know the best strategies to speed up your return to play.

If you have sustained a sports injury or would like to know more about how to prevent them, call the Archway House team today for a free 20 minute consultation.

Telephone/Fax: 01858 410820