At Ciarrocca Chiropractic Center we treat all sorts of athletes. We treat student athletes, professional athletes, weekend warriors, or athletes famous only in their own minds. The one thing that all athletes have in common is their ability to get injured.
Through training, many and most injuries can be avoided. Even avid exercisers know that the occasional strain is going to happen with a simple wrong twist. With that said, the occasional injury is bound to happen. Where does Chiropractic come into this? Right at the beginning.
In regular medicine, often what is prescribed is rest. This is well and good in some cases, but will often prolong recovery. Many people run for the heating pad as well. While this may offer temporary comfort, it is usually accompanied by more and more pain, as they are inflaming an injury that is already inflamed.
At Ciarrocca Chiropractic Center we use a balance of many different techniques including the chiropractic specific adjustment, and physical therapy on the affected region. Dr. Ciarrocca is certified in Kinesio taping to strengthen damaged muscles to improve movement during athletic competition. The taping also speeds recovery to the affected muscle group. Many may recall the black tape worn by Olympic Gold Medalists Misty May-Trainor and Kerri Walsh during the 2012 Beach Volleyball competitions.
Today many professional athletes and entire sporting teams use Chiropractic care as part of their regular wellness programs as well as when an injury is present. Aaron Rodgers, Quarterback for The Green Bay Packers was raised in a chiropractic family, as his father is a Chiropractor. Chiropractors are present as part of the medical staff at all Olympic Training and competition venues.
Overall Chiropractic is a holistic approach to overall wellness and strength. It just makes sense to use Chiropractic for your sports wellness and the occasional sports injury needs.