If you are an athlete in or around Henderson, NV, Dr. Thomas Godfrey at Synergy Sport & Spine is the sports medicine provider to have on your team. Dr. Godfrey is a Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician.
Guide to Chiropractic Sports Medicine
Athletes put their bodies through a lot to perform their sport of choice well. Doing so puts a lot of strain on the entire musculoskeletal system. In this guide, Dr. Godfrey at Synergy Sport & Spine in Henderson, NV, explains some of the various techniques used in sports medicine to help relieve symptoms and improve your overall performance.
Your skeletal system is at the core of everything you do, and that includes any sports you play. Proper alignment is essential for living pain-free, reducing the likelihood of injuries, achieving optimal range of motion, attaining nervous system function, and more.
When knots and trigger points develop, they can create pain, limit your range of motion, impede blood flow, and more. Dry needling is an effective method for releasing knots and trigger points through the use of tiny needles. It’s similar to acupuncture but focuses specifically on issues in the muscular system.
Athletes often deal with muscle spasms, which can seem almost impossible to deal with. EMS or electrical muscle stimulation sends small electrical pulses to the muscles, which causes them to contract and then release. This puts a stop to muscle spasms, improves blood flow to the treatment site, and more.
Active Release Technique
Tension and other soft tissue problems can be addressed through a technique called Active Release Technique or ART. It is a combination of pressure, massaging motions, and movement.
Herniated discs and nerve compression are common sources of pain and suffering for athletes. Decompression therapy gently stretches the spine, creating space for all the spinal components. It takes pressure from the nerves, rehydrates the discs, pulls the discs back into their proper place, and pulls blood and healing nutrients to the spine.
Therapeutic massage is another method for treating the soft tissues. There are various types available to help relieve tension, restore range of motion, improve blood flow, relieve pressure on the spine and joints, and more.
Visit Dr. Thomas Godfrey at Synergy Sport & Spine in Henderson, NV, for a personalized chiropractic sports medicine treatment plan. Call (702) 816-5111 to schedule an appointment today.