Common Sports Injuries Manhattan KS Athletes Suffer From
Sports injuries can occur as a direct result of your sporting activity, contact with another athlete or as a result of pre-existing overuse. In some cases, minor sports injuries may occur to tissues that go un-noticed that later transition into a more serious injury. Common sports injuries we see are tennis elbow, golfer's elbow, dislocated or sprained joints, knee, shoulder, wrist and ankle injuries and related soft tissue damage. Many of these injuries result in subluxation to varying areas of the spinal column as well.
Treatments For Sports Injuries At Nichols Chiropractic
Simple chiropractic adjustments may be what your injury requires. We will work to provide relief care, corrective and rehabilitative care to restore you to optimized wellness following a sports injury.
ART For Sports Injuries
We employ Active Release Therapy. Dr. Vannicola works to assist with overuse injuries. This movement-based massage therapy works to repair soft tissue and muscle damage and can be helpful particularly with shin splints, tennis elbow, knee injuries, shoulder injuries and other pain related to sports injuries.
Kinesio Taping For Sports Injuries
Dr. Moore provides our in-house Kinesio Tape protocols to help keep you in the game and manage your sports injuries. Kinesio Tape helps to reposition and restrict soft tissue to reduce injury, prevent injury or assist a recent injury in healing. Taping helps reduce inflammation and improve blood flow to the affected areas. It is a reliable method of between visit-care to help potentiate the results of your care with us.
Dry Needling For Sports Injuries
Dry Needling is a form of therapy that uses acupuncture needles that are inserted into the patient's skin all the way through to the muscle. Dr. Vannicola uses this therapy to release the painful myofascial tender/trigger points in the fascia (the connective tissue that helps support and protect the body's muscles).
Cupping For Sports Injuries
Cupping therapy is an ancient form of alternative medicine in which our chiropractors put special cups on your skin for a few minutes to create suction which facilitates healing with blood flow. Cupping is beneficial for reducing pain and inflammation and promoting blood flow and relaxation.
Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization
Instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization, also known as Graston Technique®, is a specialized myofascial release and massage technique used during chiropractic treatments. It is a treatment that involves using metal or plastic tools to improve soft tissue mobility in your body.
Chiropractic Is For Kid's Sports Injuries
Adults are not the only ones who suffer from sports injuries. In many cases, children and teens may seem even more resilient to a sports injury. However, we encourage you to bring your kids to be evaluated following any sports injuries to reduce the likelihood of recurrence and ongoing pain. Ready to get a leg up on your sports injury with our team of experienced chiropractic pros? We look forward to hearing from you at (785) 537-2211 for an appointment soon.