There are a variety of injuries you may get from playing sport. This obviously depends on the type of sport you participate in or even the position that you play in a team. Many structures are at risk when participating in physical activity including: Ligaments, tendons, bones, cartilage, muscles, nerves and joints. Chiropractic is a non-invasive form of treating musculoskeletal sports injuries, which are not serve enough for surgery. However, chiropractic is not only useful post injury whilst you are recovering, it plays a high role in the prevention. Chiropractic ensures proper body biomechanics which is a crucial factor in injury prevention. This means we focus on the movement and function of muscles and joints not just at the site of problem, but the body as a whole. For example, abnormal knee biomechanics can lead to associated foot or hip injuries.

What do we do after an injury occurs?

  • At the time of injury and up to 48 hours, apply the RICE protocol Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation. This will reduce the pain and swelling form the inflammatory response and prevent further damage.
  • Gentle movement will prevent muscle or joint stiffness from the preceding injury.
  • Begin strengthening the area, ensuring it doesn’t exceed pain and injury barriers. Start with slow movements, gradually increasing the intensity.
  • Treat structures above and below the affected area. Maintaining strength, flexibility and normal biomechanics of surrounding structures is vital.

Lakeside Chiropractic can assist you in the treatment and prevention of sports injuries. Our chiropractors use a variety of modalities best suited to your needs, this includes- adjustments, mobilisations, soft tissue therapy, dry needling, interferential therapy, flexion- distraction, ultrasound, strapping, strengthening and stretching advice.

Lakeside Chiropractic is located in Joondalup, central to Kinross, Hillarys, Edgewater, Tapping, Banksia Grove, Burns Beach, Sinagra, Wanneroo, Heathridge and Currambine. We are a Medibank preferred provider, but can claim on the day direct to your Health Fund. Other health funds we deal with are Frank Health, CU health, HBF, BUPA, NIB, SGIO, Navy Health, Police Health. If your fund is not listed, please ask when booking.

Dr Linda Schiller has 20 years’ experience in treating sports injuries. Linda holds a post graduate diploma in International Chiropractic Sport Science. We are also members of the Australian Chiropractic Sports Association. If you have suffered from a sports injury, do not hesitate to contact Lakeside Chiropractic in Joondalup on 9300 0095 or book online at www.lakesidechiro.com.au

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