Sports ChiroTherapy™: Where Chiropractic Care Meets Physical Therapy
You can find physical therapy and chiropractic care at many different separate practices. However, only at Santa Cruz CORE can you find Sports ChiroTherapy™, an innovative way to overcome the pain of an acute or chronic injury and get back into top form. Learn more about Sports ChiroTherapy™ and how it can help you overcome sports-related injuries.
What is Sports ChiroTherapy™?
Sports ChiroTherapy™ combines the best of chiropractic and physical therapy. It is a protocol that helps athletes regain top performance function in less time than either conventional physical therapy or chiropractic strategies. Rhodes Walton, D.C., a highly experienced chiropractor, runner, and nutrition expert, created Sports ChiroTherapy and continues to use it as an extremely effective tool to get people out of pain.
Sports ChiroTherapy™ is a three-pronged approach that focuses on muscle control, skeletal alignment, and musculoskeletal balance. In addition, this protocol incorporates exercises for core motor function and proper muscle sequencing. This can help prevent compensation injuries.
Benefits of Sports ChiroTherapy™:
Sports ChiroTherapy™ uses a more efficient and holistic approach that prevents further injury. It also reduces the risk of developing compensation injuries. It restores hope to those with chronic issues that may fear they’ll never be able to perform at their best again.
What to Expect:
Develop a Care Plan:
During your first consultation, we’ll analyze your medical history and your current condition to develop a customized care plan that is tailored to your needs.
Hanson Manual Therapy:
Next, we’ll use Hansen Manual Therapy (HMT). This treatment focuses on fixing your muscle control by identifying and adjusting any irregularities in your muscle tension and activity. A specialist uses several methods to identify points where your muscles are holding too much tension or not enough tension to stay balanced with your other muscles. By adjusting the tension to balance your muscle activity, you can get rid of the causes of your pain. This will also help your muscles work better together, possibly preventing further injuries.
We’ll incorporate chiropractic medicine to address problems in your skeletal alignment. Many times, a single piece of your spine falling out of alignment causes chronic pain. This can lead to nerve pressure, pain, and irregular muscle tension to name a few conditions. The result is often pain that is hard to treat because the source is overlooked. Using various chiropractic techniques, we’ll realign your spine to reduce the pressure on nerves. This allows your muscles to stay in balance with each other.
Selective Functional Movement Assessment:
Once both of these areas are addressed, you’ll begin Selective Functional Movement Assessments (SFMAs) to see if your body is balanced. SFMAs are important for further treatments because they show specialists which of your movements are incorrect and where they should focus next.
By combining these three methods, specialists can then address your pain and movement issues in a comprehensive and systematic way. This therefore makes it more likely for you to see positive and lasting results quickly.
Sports ChiroTherapy™ can change the outlook for many people with chronic injuries and pain. Call Santa Cruz Core at (831) 425-9500 to schedule your first hands-on Sports ChiroTherapy™ appointment today.