“Patients who utilize wellness care or regularly scheduled visits, often experience less injuries while maximizing their ability to perform the sports they love.”
We often see or hear about professional athletes getting injured. These athletes pursue rigorous rehabilitation programs and therapy to restore their health and function as quickly as possible utilizing the best care science and money have to offer. However, it isn’t only the professionals that endure injuries while doing the sports they love. Weekend warriors, amateur athletes and those living active lifestyles also run the risk of getting hurt. Most of the time, with proper stretching and safety, we can exercise without getting hurt, but just like the athletes we see on TV, unfortunately sometimes injuries occur. Dr. Planck’s has extensive experience with sports injuries and believes timely evaluation and treatment are necessary to get you back doing the sports you love.
According to Statistics Canada, a 2010 community health survey showed that 66% of adolescent injuries were related to sports and among working-age adults, sports and work were the main source of injuries (47%).
With Sports injuries, the most important first step is to figure out the severity of injury and whether it is a soft tissue sprain/strain, or possible bony injury. Orthopedic and neurological testing are the first steps in determining the severity of the injury. If there is a suspected fracture, we have state of the art digital x-ray to rule out bony fracture. Once the injury is diagnosed we can then formulate the best treatment plan for your injury. Some injuries may require a referral for further imaging such as MRI or CT scan, which can be determined after the initial examination.
Once the injury is diagnosed and your treatment plan has been determined, we must first try to get your inflammation reduced as quickly as possible. We do this utilizing our different treatment options (see conditions and services page). This allows blood flow and nutrients back into the injured area. Sometimes, chiropractic adjustments are required to restore proper alignment after trauma, this will assure the joint is functioning properly. Rehabilitative exercises of the injured area are usually recommended to strengthen the damaged muscle and or ligament fibers that occurred during your injury. This step is important to regaining full health, if not, the injury is more likely to re-occur in the future
We regularly treat, but are not limited to, these types of injuries:
- Neck & Back Pain
- Herniated Discs
- Collar Bone
Dr. Planck regularly recommends wellness care as a way to treat imbalances in the spine or extremities before they lead to further problems and proactively treating those issues. Patients who utilize wellness care or regularly scheduled visits, often experience less injuries while maximizing their ability to perform the sports they love.