Over two million injuries are reported annually in high school athletes.* Research has shown that after an acute injury muscle strength can be reduced by 50% or more.* Additionally, repeated microtrauma to muscles, muscle and joint overuse by athletes and workers, prolonged inflammation has been linked to chronic tendon and ligament damage.* Proper rehabilitation is crucial to reduce inflammation, speed recovery, and prevent chronic injuries from occurring.
Athletic performance is a mixture of practice, training, and keeping your body working at 100%. Daily aches, pains, and compensations can inhibit form and perform for athletes of all levels. With Dr. Jason O'Donnell and Athlete's Edge, athletes can undergo a sport-specific exam to identify compensating movements that can limit training potential and increase risk of injury.
Injuries can come from a number of sources, but the most common is from training, exercising, and sports. These types of injuries can be due to over-training, improper warm-up and cool-down, improper use of equipment, or hits in contact sports. Typically, these injuries result in tenderness and pain, reduced mobility and range of motion, swelling, tingling, numbness, and/or headache. They also can result in decreased ability to train or perform at your regular intensity. If left untreated, these injuries can result in chronic areas of pain and tension, or be vulnerable to re-injury. Proper rehabilitation and treatment is key to proper recovery.
Our chiropractic, physical therapy, massage therapy, acupuncture, and training teams have years of experience and advanced training in treating sports injuries, acute injuries, and concussions. The can reduce the immediate pain and restore mobility, while teaching stretches and exercise that will help strengthen weakened areas and relax tense, tight areas to prevent re-injury. Beyond this, our training department through Athlete's Edge can help you to achieve greater levels of athletic performance through sport-specific training and rehab. To learn more about Athlete's Edge, click the link below.
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