Sports Injury

Athlete Injured
  • Overuse Injuries

  • Muscle/tendon strains and ligament sprains

  • Knee, ankle and foot injuries

  • Shoulder injuries, tennis/golfer elbow, hand and wrist pain

Sports injuries such as muscle/tendon strains and ligament sprains; knee, ankle and foot injuries; shoulder injuries; tennis elbow; golfer elbow; hand and wrist pain. Focus on your Rehabilitation Chiropractic is routine in sports medicine and many trainers encourage it before, during, and after any physical activity. It is estimated that 90% of all world-class athletes use chiropractic care to prevent injuries and increase their performance potential.

All athletes are susceptible to injuries. Whether you play football, hockey, golf, tennis, soccer or wrestle, box, cheerlead, dance – the list goes on, you will more than likely suffer from some type of injury whether it is from a hard hit, repetitive motions, over-training or failure to warm up properly. Some common sports injuries are neck pain, back pain, shoulder pain, knee pain and joint pain.

It is important for all athletes to maintain their bodies and the best way would be to get regular adjustments from a Certified Chiropractor Sports Physician, such as Dr. Czekaj at Health & Rehab Chiropractic. On your first visit, we will ask questions about your health and perform a structural exam of your posture, spine and balance. We will then examine your back, extremities, tendons, ligaments and joints. With all of this information we can then determine the most beneficial comprehensive treatment for you. Chiropractic treatments can include chiropractic adjustments, rehabilitative therapy and therapeutic methods. Our goal is to get the patient relief from pain and return you to your full physical activity.

Our Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician, Dr. Czekaj, has knowledge of biomechanics, tissue pathology, and healing and is highly experienced in assessing and treating soft tissue injuries using the Graston Technique. With his knowledge he can develop an injury rehabilitation program that will rehabilitate musculoskeletal injuries whether you suffer from an overuse injury, muscle, tendon or ligament strain and/or sprains, knee, ankle, foot, shoulder, elbow, hand or wrist injury.


What do sports chiropractors do?

Sports chiropractors specialize in the care of musculoskeletal issues and help athletes recover faster, heal quicker and prevent sports injuries. Chiropractic care for athletes can increase their range of motion and flexibility; improve posture and balance; reduce the risk of injury; and help strengthen performance. They develop different therapies and exercises for each individual athlete.

What is the difference between a sports chiropractor and a regular chiropractor?

The difference between a sports chiropractor and a regular chiropractor is that to become a sports chiropractor must continue their education after receiving their doctoral degree and complete specialized courses, research and clinical training. These post-graduate courses focus on injury prevention, exercise science and rehabilitation. The American Chiropractic Board of Sports Physicians is responsible for accrediting sports chiropractors. Another difference is that sports chiropractors are trained to evaluate, manage and diagnose sports-related injuries and conditions. A sports chiropractor must receive at least 12 hours of continuing education a year to maintain their status. At Health & Rehab Chiropractic, Dr. Czekaj is a Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician. He can tell the difference between a "pinched nerve" and scapular dyskinesis, or he tell you why your knee hurts when you squat and how to avoid the pain.

Why do athletes go to chiropractors?

Athletes go to chiropractors because recovery is quicker after an injury and they can help prevent injury. Athletes also go to chiropractors to help them improve their sports performance.

What's the difference between a chiropractor and physiotherapist?

A chiropractor uses manipulation techniques by using their hands to adjust the joints that have signs of restricted movement.

​​​​​​​A physiotherapist uses mobilization techniques by using massage therapy and electrical therapies.

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