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Explaining Sports Chiropractic

What is a Sports Chiropractor and Sports Chiropractic care?  Can only athletes see a Sports Chiropractor?  Does this mean my chiropractor is an athlete?  

You do not have to be an athlete to see a Sports Chiropractor.  Any person of any age can visit a Sports Chiropractor.  The difference is how these Chiropractors treat versus traditional chiropractic.  Generally speaking, traditional chiropractic care has focused on spinal manipulation or “adjustments” of the spine.  Visits are typically relatively quick and look fairly similar visit to visit, person to person.  Scheduling with a Sports Chiropractor usually means not only will adjustments be performed, but additional treatment methods will likely be utilized as well.  Your visit with a Sports Chiropractor may look very different than any other clinician you have seen before.  The visit may look a bit like chiropractic, a tad like PT appointments, sprinkle in some similarities to that deep tissue massage therapist you saw - combine all of these ingredients and stir and you will have an awesome multimodal form of care which will likely get you feeling and functioning better (and quicker) than if you had just gone with one of these approaches.

Sports Chiropractor Treating Runner Patient in Auburn, CA

At Evolve, chiropractic adjustments are performed however they are a small part of what your visit will consist of.  A large part of the visits will incorporate soft tissue therapy which focuses on the muscles, tendons, ligaments, and fascia via one or multiple of the following techniques: Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (IASTM), Myofascial Release Technique (MRT), Cupping, Trigger Point Therapy, and/or Compression Flossing.  Another big part of the visits will include Rehabilitative Exercises which will focus on building strength, mobility, and control.  Each visit is unique and specific to the person coming in.  There may be some similarities between each patient’s treatment plan however they are by no means identical.  Your treatment plan is built for you based on your history, biomechanics, and your goals.  

If you have an injury, pain, want to perform better in your sport/general activity, or want to improve your overall function then click the link below to schedule an appointment - I’d love to work with you!

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