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Sports Injuries

Sports Injury Treatment and Prevention with Our Chiropractor in Imperial

At Advanced Family Chiropractic and Rehabilitation, our staff is dedicated to helping your entire family stay active. No matter what hobbies you enjoy, avoiding a sports injury and optimizing physical performance is an important part of getting the most out of your healthy lifestyle! We invite you to connect with our chiropractor in Imperial, MO, so you can discover how beneficial it is to have chiropractic care on your "team." 


Sports Injury Leading Risk Factors

Millions of sports injuries occur every year at all levels and ages. Many of these injuries, such as whiplash, back or neck pain, ligament sprains, tendon tears, and joint dislocation, occur due to an acute incident on the competition field or during training (think: awkward landing or pivot, a fall, or a collision). Other types of sports injury are more chronic in nature, and develop over time due to repetitive wear and inflammation on certain tissues. We see this often with conditions like tendonitis, bursitis, impingement syndrome, runner's knee, or other muscle spasms or strains. You or your loved one may be more at risk for acute or chronic sports injury if you have certain risk factors, including:

  • Ill-fitting equipment or running shoes
  • High stress
  • Poor nutrition, sleep, and recovery
  • The "too much, too soon" or weekend warrior approach to training
  • Improper technique or body mechanics
  • Hidden underlying postural imbalances or areas of weakness or inflexibility

How a Chiropractor Can Help Athletes—Sports Injury Treatment and Beyond

Our chiropractor in Imperial can be a great addition to any pre-season or in-season training. We use holistic, drug-free services to treat and heal sports injuries, including spinal adjustments, joint mobilizations, soft tissue techniques, massage, cold laser therapy, and corrective exercises. Together, these services reduce pain, alleviate inflammation, heal injured tissues, prevent excessive scar tissue formation, and improve the strength and endurance of major and small muscle groups for optimal whole-body function.

Even if you're not currently dealing with a sports injury pain, our chiropractor can still help you get closer to your physical potential and improve your performance. We offer practical guidance on sleep, stress management, and nutrition, teach you how to improve your posture and body mechanics during sports-specific tasks and throughout your day, and can identify hidden aberrant or compensatory movement patterns that should be corrected in order to improve your efficiency and safety. And because many of our services act directly on the nervous system, we can even help you or your athlete with physical skills like balance and coordination.

Ready for Sports This Season?

Schedule your sports injury consultation today at Advanced Family Chiropractic and Rehabilitation by calling (636) 464-5900.


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