Sports Injuries

I have spent the past 20 years working with students, athletes, and “weekend warriors” to prevent sports-related injuries from occurring. I perform sports physicals and outline stretching and strengthening programs that are individualized to each patient, and then I guide them through the specific routines and protocols to achieve the desired performance levels. My office at Livingston Chiropractic Center has all the latest equipment that is needed in order to provide patients with effective active physical therapy. Participating in this form of therapy doesn’t mean they are currently injured or recovering from injury but rather that they are taking the steps necessary to ready their bodies for physical exertion. It will help them avoid potential injuries as they participate in their favorite fall activities.

You can minimize the risk of sports-related injuries, but you can’t always eliminate it altogether. Should you experience an injury, you should seek an effective rehabilitation treatment right away. Whether the injury involves sprains/strains, tendinitis, sciatica, disc problems, edema/swelling, pinched nerves, overuse injuries, or a variety of other conditions, therapy is necessary in order to restore you to full health before the damage and pain intensifies. I recommend, if possible, that you avoid taking prescription medications, and relying on cortisone injections. These are, in many cases, unnecessary and only serve to mask the problem.

I have worked with countless patients of all ages to treat and fully rehabilitate injuries that they experienced while participating in physical activities. Often, the recovery process is fast and doesn’t require drugs or invasive surgeries. Through a mixture of chiropractic care and physical therapy, I assess postural alignment of the body and help patients to maintain joint flexibility and muscle strength so that they can pick up where they left off.