At McAndrew Chiropractic, as mentioned in our last blog, we are constantly trying to educate patients to the health benefits of Chiropractic Care apart from the typical pain relief treatments. Methods employed by Chiropractors are not only very good for many different medical reasons, it can also potentially allow patients to avoid costly surgeries or unnecessary perceptions. That is not to say Chiropractic Treatments are a one-stop-shop or that they can completely replace the aforementioned medical treatments, but there are many risks that can be avoided by simply trying Chiropractic as an alternative to other more invasive risky treatments. This week we will be discussing inflammation, sports injuries and prevention of muscle/tissue damage.
Many of us enjoy sports, from volleyball and baseball to the occasional basketball pickup game. These activities bring with them a set of problems for those of us not as fit as others and can also include an injury or two for those fit individuals who play regularly. For patients who already visit us regularly will know that Dr. John takes the time to learn these details about his patients in order to educate them further about how their body is responding to physical activity. He may recommend certain exercises at home and even advise patients on what movements to avoid. Here at McAndrew Chiropractic, athletes are treated with a variety of techniques to not only increase their longevity, but also prevent future injuries. Chiropractic is used by professional athletes regularly, most famously among many NFL teams which employ a Chiropractor full time.
Research has shown that Chiropractic is great for circulation and by extension can be used to reduce inflammation. Therefore, in addition to preventing future injuries, these techniques can be used to help patients recover. Less pain, less inflammation and improved flexibility means the road to recovery is shorter and the post-injury performance of athletes is better. It may be intimidating to see a Chiropractor for an injury, but Dr. John and the McAndrew Chiropractic Office is focused on facilitating a more welcoming environment for all it's patients, new and returning over other competitors around town. Any Chiropractic office can treat athletes, but only certain Fort Collins locations actually take the time to get to know their patients.
There are zero high pressure sales situations here and there are no obligations for long term contracts. We encourage patients with chronic issues to save money through returning visits with certain multi-visit packages, but Dr. John often finds he helps his patient in far fewer treatments than many others in the area. So if you are an active athelete or simply want to learn more about sports treatments, stop by today or call us directly to schedule a visit.