Professional athletes are consistently reaching new heights in their careers. Records are constantly being shattered and the human body is being pushed to its limits. Weekend warrior athletes follow suit by pushing themselves harder, choosing rigorous training patterns, tracking bio-rhythms and fine tuning their diets. In spite of all this meticulous care and training however, all athletes experience musculoskeletal injuries at various times, especially if they engage in cross-training with multiple sports and various forms of strength- or endurance-building exercises.
Chiropractors are often on an athlete's support team, right along side personal trainers and nutritionists. In addition to treating injuries, the chiropractor is skilled in aiding an athlete in injury prevention.
Athletes who receive treatment from a medical doctor more often find themselves spending hours after the game with ice packs and taking pain medication, or frequently benched and on the sidelines. Medical doctors do not treat the body as an integrated system, but rather they treat each injury individually.
It has been said that chiropractic care most closely relates to the needs of the athlete because special attention is given to the spine, joints, muscles, tendons, and nerves. Chiropractic ensures that all pieces of the musculoskeletal system are working in harmony and in their healthiest, most natural state. Whether you are a pro, pro-hopeful athlete or weekend warrior, chiropractic care will enable you to reach peak performance, without breaking yourself.
Dr Carnes also offers Kinesio Taping for athletic injuries. The Kinesio Taping Method is a rehabilitative taping technique that is designed to facilitate the body’s natural healing process while providing support and stability to muscles and joints without restricting the body’s range of motion. It also providing extended soft tissue manipulation to prolong the benefits of manual therapy administered within the clinical setting.
Latex-free and wearable for days at a time, Kinesio Tape is safe for populations ranging from pediatric to geriatric, and successfully treats a variety of orthopedic, neuromuscular, neurological and other medical conditions.
Make an appointment with Dr Carnes today to get back to and maintain your peak athletic performance.