Accessibility View Close toolbar

Call Us Today

Open mobile navigation

Sports Injury Faq

How Chiropractic Care Can Help

Is an untreated sports injury keeping you on the sidelines? You do not need to be a professional athlete to benefit from chiropractic care for injury rehabilitation. Below, our Manhattan chiropractor answers five of the most frequently asked questions about sports injury rehabilitation and chiropractic care.

1. What type of sports injuries do you treat?

We treat musculoskeletal injuries including repetitive motion injuries, back pain, neck pain, leg pain, knee pain and hip pain. Athletes who compete in track, running or sports with a lot of stop and go movements may experience knee pain or shin splints. A shoulder dislocation or torn rotator cuff is common for baseball, tennis, golf and football. Poor training, faulty equipment or improper conditioning may cause other injuries. If you have recently sustained an injury while playing sports, or an old sports injury is “acting up” again because it never properly healed the first time, we can help.

2. Are chiropractors qualified to treat sports injuries?

Our chiropractors are trained in musculoskeletal injury diagnosis and treatment and also have a diverse background in sports injury rehabilitation. This means our chiropractic team is able to provide the most comprehensive care possible with specialized treatment that is tailored to your specific injury recovery needs. For example, our chiropractor Dr. Nichols is a Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist. Dr. Roop is ART certified and works with the Kansas State University track team. Dr. Roop has substantial experience with trauma-related and overuse injuries. Dr. Beugelsdijk is a certified Kinesio tape practitioner. 

3. What should I expect from chiropractic treatment?

The first treatment step is to identify the root cause for your injury or pain. In some cases, for example, pain is actually a symptom of a bigger problem affecting the body, such as a musculoskeletal misalignment. By diagnosing the root cause of your pain, our team is able to understand the full extent of your injury and provide a comprehensive pain management and rehabilitation program that is tailored to your specific needs. Our programs often combine chiropractic care with ART therapy and Kinesio taping protocols for maximum pain relief.

4. Will I hear a “cracking” noise during my treatment?

Sometimes during a chiropractic adjustment to a specific joint, a vacuum may be temporarily formed between joints filling with gas from the surrounding area. When the joint closes, the gas is forced out, causing a small popping or cracking sound. This is completely normal and no pain is associated with this noise.

5. What is Active Release Technique?

Active Release Technique, also known as ART therapy, is a movement-based massage protocol use to repair soft tissue and muscle damage. ART therapy is an effective treatment for knee pain, shin splints, tennis elbow and other pain associated with a sports injury.

Have a question we did not answer above or interested in learning more about how chiropractic care can help you? Schedule an appointment with one of our chiropractor today by calling 785-537-2211.

Contact us to find out more information or to schedule an appointment.

Sign-up using the form or call us at 785-376-0117

Office Hours


8:00 am-5:00 PM


8:00 am-6:00 pm


8:00 am-5:00 PM


8:00 am-5:00 PM


8:00 am-5:00 PM







  • "My health has improved considerably thanks to Dr. Anderson"
    Jane Doe / La Jolla, CA
  • "I have benefited tremendously from the chiropractic care I received from Dr. Anderson."
    John Doe, San Diego CA

Featured Articles

Read about helpful topics

  • Ice Capades

    In the depths of winter, adults, as well as children, exert themselves to engage in enjoyable outdoor activities that will keep them warm and provide both excitement and entertainment. Cross-country skiing, downhill skiing, sledding, ice hockey, figure skating, and speed skating all have their enthusiasts. Many ...

    Read More
  • Being a Change Agent

    Being a Change Agent For most of us, change happens slowly, if at all. But as the recent holiday season fades into the distance, many of us wish to be increasingly proactive this year and take real action on the numerous New Year's resolutions that we made in regard to our health and well-being. Back ...

    Read More
  • Holiday Cheer

    In early winter, whether we're celebrating Hanukkah or Christmas, both or nothing at all, families and friends gather to share food and drink and give thanks for a year successfully completed. We send up a rousing holiday cheer and share delicious holiday cheer in celebration of our accomplishments and ...

    Read More
  • A User's Guide to Healthy Knees

    Healthy knees require continuous motion. However, our generally sedentary lifestyles are at odds with the maintenance of robust knee joint architecture. Left motionless throughout large portions of the day, over time knee cartilage will break down and knee ligaments will become lax. These chronic changes ...

    Read More
  • Detective Story

    When Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes applied himself to a difficult case, he famously utilized his powers of deduction. Holmes assembled and examined the facts before him and employed a scientific method of analysis to arrive at a solution that took into account of all the elements of the ...

    Read More
  • Learning From History

    Whether we're driving a car, riding a bike, or trying to record a spare at our local bowling alley, our musculoskeletal system bases its decision-making on past history, that is, what it has learned before. Drawing on years of experience, recorded deep within our muscle memory, we're able to avoid an ...

    Read More
  • A Center for Health

    Mindfulness programs and practices frequently describe a process of locating your "center." One's center may be conceived as a focus of energy, both spiritual and physical, by which all activities may be grounded and from which all activities flow. Similarly, ballet teachers and gymnastics instructors ...

    Read More
  • Wildfire Inside of You

    Comparisons between the inner world and the outer world have been frequently drawn by philosophers, nature writers, and visual artists. For example, "seeing the universe in a grain of sand" is a well-known aphorism. The number of neurons in your brain has been compared to the number of stars in the Milky ...

    Read More
  • Hitting for the Cycle

    In baseball, hitting for the cycle means that a batter hits a single, a double, a triple, and a home run during the same game. Hitting for the cycle is a rare baseball event, occurring about as often as a no-hitter by a pitcher. Certainly, a great deal of skill is involved in accomplishing such a feat. ...

    Read More
  • Find Inspiration in Walden

    In this 200th anniversary year of the birth of Henry David Thoreau, each of us can increase our health and well-being by applying his guidance to our regular exercise activities. Thoreau, one of the United States' greatest writers, naturalists, and philosophers, not only walked the length and breadth ...

    Read More

Newsletter Signup

Sign Up Now

No form settings found. Please configure it.