Sports injuries can vary in severity and portion of your body that is affected. Back pain from pulled muscles or spinal injuries to sprained ankles and knees, physical therapy plays an important role in getting you back in the action.
Physiotherapy (aka physical therapy) and chiropractic practices help with correcting pain related issues and mobility. Both can treat similar conditions but each offer different approaches and methods to provide the best outcome for patients. If the injury is to the spine or back, physical therapy and chiropractic care complement each other.
Sports Physical Therapy
Physical therapy or physiotherapy is a term that is used for many subfields of treatments which rely on exercise and movement to help facilitate a faster recovery. This allows for rehabilitation after an injury and promotes the body’s independent healing.
Physical therapy’s goal is improving the overall quality of a patient’s day to day life. The difference between physical therapy and chiropractic is that physical therapy works by noticing any physical abnormality. By identifying abnormalities, the therapist can provide suggestive exercises and mobility treatments.
Patients consult a physiotherapist to help rehabilitation and support recovery after sports injuries and surgery. It is also helpful with disabilities due to loss of muscle function and post stroke rehabilitation.
Chiropractic Sports Treatments
The definition of chiropractic by the Oxford dictionary is “a system of complementary medicine based on the diagnosis and manipulative treatment of misalignments of the joints, especially those of the spinal column, which are held to cause other disorders by affecting the nerves, muscles, and organs.”
Chiropractic sports treatment works on the premise that spinal and joint adjustments can help the overall nervous system. If you would prefer to stay away from taking pain relief drugs, chiropractic therapy may be helpful for you. Chiropractic treatment is noninvasive, meaning no medication or surgery involved therefore it is considered a safer procedure. It can provide immediate relief from relaxed muscles and pressure for joints and vertebrae.
If you have been injured from a sports or physical activity related injury there is a good chance that physical therapy, chiropractic, or both are a good option for you. Our office can provide an initial assessment of your condition by a physical evaluation and x-ray if needed. A Licensed Therapist and Doctor of Chiropractic (D.C.) can then provide a treatment program for you. Contact Inner Health Chiropractic at one of our 5 Columbus Ohio locations to start your path to recovery today!