Living in South Lake Tahoe since 1977 as a Chiropractor and sports enthusiast has allowed me countless opportunities to treat a wide variety of sports related injuries.
Yes, I specialize in sports injuries. You may hear this from most Chiropractors. The reason is simply that our broad education in the healing arts does seem to narrow down to the treatment of muscle, bone, joint and nerve problems. Aren't these the most injured tissues in sports-related accidents?
What sets me apart from most Chiropractors is that I have been certified in sports injuries by the state of California since 1985. I have enjoyed great success applying the knowledge gained from this special post-graduate course.
In addition to this certification, in 1996/1997 I had the opportunity to work for a couple of local orthopedic surgeons, Dr. Randy Watson and Dr. Keith Swanson. I not only assisted them with physical and radiographic exams, but participated in some of the treatments from casting and bracing to injections and minor in-office surgeries.
Lake Tahoe offers a wide variety of sports activities from snow skiing and boarding to hiking and biking. At the Alpine Chiropractic & Sports Clinic, you will receive a thorough physical examination with x-rays if needed. You will also receive a logical and knowledgeable explanation of the potential cause of your sports injury combined with the names and pictures of the suspected injured tissues that will need treatment.
I believe in the alignment of bone and joint combined with therapeutic healing of the surrounding tissues to reduce and eliminate pain. Finally, the soothing and reparative treatment is following by rehabilitative stretching and strengthening exercises to restore the injured part back to normal.
Professional athletes are constantly reaching new heights in their professional careers. With each passing year, new records are shattered and the human body is pushed to its limits. Competitors train rigorously and take their diets to a new level every day. Yet despite the conscientious care and precautions that athletes follow, most experience musculoskeletal injuries at one time or another.
Chiropractors and Sports Injuries
Chiropractors are to athletes as cardiologists are to those who suffer from cardiovascular disease. Athletes who receive treatment from a medical doctor find themselves frequently benched and on the sidelines. Others play and then spend hours after the game icing their injuries and taking pain medication. This is because medical doctors do not treat the body as an integrated system, but rather treat each injury individually. Meanwhile, chiropractic treatment offers a balanced, holistic approach, by using spinal adjustments and physical therapytechniques to help the patient’s muscles, tendons, and ligaments return to their normal function.
Chiropractic care meticulously tends to the needs of the athlete because special attention is given to the spine, joints, muscles, tendons, and nerves. Additionally, chiropractic care ensures that all pieces of the musculoskeletal system are working harmoniously in their healthiest, most natural state.
Professional athletes recognize tremendous value in chiropractic care because they realize that it helps them maximize athletic performance. Whether you’re an athlete or weekend warrior, receiving chiropractic care will enable you to reach an optimum level of achievement without breaking yourself.