Sports injuries are common conditions treated at Frisco Spinal Rehabilitation. The first step following a sports injury is access the injury and then to control the acute inflammation as soon as possible. The most common approach to the first step usually involves a process known as T.O.T.A.P.S. This term stands for Talk, Observe, Touch, Active Movement, Passive Movement and Skills Test. This is what athletic trainers and personnel typically due when you see them rush onto the field to tend to an injured player in football or soccer.
After the condition is assessed and not deemed a condition that warrants emergency medical services, then P.R.I.C.E.S. may be put into action. This term stands for Protect, Rest, Ice, Compress, Elevate and Support. Ice is used initially instead of heat because it seems to be more effective at reducing inflammation and edema.
The most common sports injuries treated by the chiropractors at Frisco Spinal Rehab are:
- Tennis Elbow
- Runner's Knee
- Spinal Pain
- Golfer's Elbow
- Pulled Muscles
- Rotator Cuff Injuries
- & Plantar Fasciitis
For high school and junior high athletes, it is rather common to see spinal injuries from improper form while lifting weights or from simple going too heavy too fast. The most common exercises where form is compromised are squats, deadlifts and power cleans. These exercises may also be the most important for increasing athletic explosiveness and power so it is important that athletes receive quality supervision and coaching.
The chiropractors at Frisco Spinal Rehabilitation are properly trained to treat a wide variety of sports injuries with chiropractic adjustments, massage therapy, cold laser therapy, soft tissue techniques, ultrasound, electrical stimulation and rehab protocols involving proprioception, stretching, strengthening and balance. Chiropractic care may also be beneficial to increase reaction times, increase strength and bring balance and motion to the spine to reduce the risk of injuries. Contact Frisco Spinal Rehab today if you are suffering from a sports injury and need an examination and treatment plan.
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