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Sports Injury Treatment -The role of chiropractors and physical therapists

Athletes are prone to various injuries, depending on the nature of the sport. That is why all professional sports teams usually have medical support in the form of doctors, chiropractors, and physical therapists who can attend to them immediately in case of a sudden injury or trauma. Sports injuries can be minor or major and, in either case, physical therapy is required sooner or later. Chiropractic manipulation also plays a role in faster rehabilitation and recovery.

In the case of a minor injury, physical therapy and chiropractic manipulation may be all that is required to rehabilitate the individual. For serious injuries, more medical intervention may be required. Sometimes, surgery and hospitalization is necessary. In most cases, the sooner the patient is able to receive physical therapy, the better.

Chiropractor or physical therapist for my sports injury

Teams have chiropractors and physical therapists to ensure the physical health and wellness of the athletes. Both help with injury prevention, intervention in case of acute injury, rest and rehabilitation, and performance enhancement.

Both support the sportsperson with their expertise. The chiropractors and physical therapists at BC + PT can do the same for your sports related injury. Physical therapists and chiropractors goals in treating their patients include:

  • Evaluate symptoms

  • Support pain management and relief

  • Offer manual hands-on treatment where required

  • Improve range of motion

  • Reduce inflammation

  • Improve blood circulation

  • Strengthen muscles

  • Reduce recovery time

  • Work with other medical professionals for the well-being of the athlete

These interventions help both professional athletes and you to return to their form and play again faster. They can also help with improving wellness among the people they are treating.

Quality care for before and after an injury

While chiropractors and physical therapists are useful in the case of any post-trauma care, they can also prove helpful even during training. They can do this by helping the athletes get over any deficits they may have and improve and even optimize their overall performance.

There are differences between physical therapists and chiropractors.

A physical therapist will use different kinds of stretching and strengthening exercises and may also use non-invasive machines to help. The specialists here at Bc + PT are trained in using ultrasound therapy, electrical stimulation, mechanical traction, joint mobilization, soft tissue massage, myofascial technique, percussive massage and cupping that when combined in a specialized plan for each person will help give the best relief.

A chiropractor's field of expertise lies in the manipulation of different parts of the body. They can treat and offer pain relief for spinal and musculoskeletal problems. Additionally, sports chiropractors often used multimodal approaches to treat athletes and sports people. Chiropractors are professionals who are highly educated and experienced to treat sports injuries.The trained professionals at BC + PT have experience with sports, auto and work injuries.The BC + PT chiropractors not only give adjustments, they are also trained in decompression treatments, e-stim, CRMA, and the Graston technique.

Many times chiropractors and physical therapists work together. Having a personal team of chiropractors and physical therapists under the same roof is a unique feature of BC + PT. They always say two heads are better than one, and just like complementary treatments help professional athletes, they can also help ordinary people improve their joint, muscle, skeletal, and other physical fitness problems and improve sporting activities, even if it is non-competitive.

Injury treatment in Buffalo

Whether it is an individual sport like surfing, cycling, or running, or a team sport like football, soccer, or hockey, athletes both professional and recreational alike can suffer various injuries. Some sports are more dangerous than others and people participating in sporting activities need to be physically fit at all times. Physical therapists and chiropractors can help you get back to your earlier fitness levels wherever possible. If you are looking to up your game, or are suffering from a sports- related injury, give us a call or fill out this form to get some of the best chiropractic and physical therapy care in Buffalo!

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