As a Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician (CCSP), Dr. Kielbasa should be your first choice for sports injury and sports performance training. As a CCSP, Dr. Kielbasa is "the expert" in accelerating your ability to heal and to optimize performance. If you want to get back in the game faster and prevent future re-injury, see Dr. Kielbasa today!
A Chiropractic Sports Physician is highly-trained and skilled in the assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of sports and musculoskeletal injuries, including:
- Neck and Low Back Pain
- Tendonitis/Tendinopathy - Rotator Cuff, Tennis Elbow, Golfer's Elbow, Patellar Tendonitis, Achilles Tendinitis
- Bursitis - Hip, Knee, Elbow, Shoulder
- Plantar fasciitis
- Heel and foot pain
- Sprain/Strain injuries - ankles, knees, wrist, etc.
- Herniated Discs
- Ligamentous injuries - Knee (ACL, MCL), Elbow (Ulnar Collateral), etc.
The Chiropractic Sports Physician better understands the mechanisms of soft tissue injuries and as a result is the "superior" choice for rehabilitation of these injuries, here is an explanation of how soft tissue injuries can occur and how they can affect your ability to function and impede your performance:
Understanding Soft Tissue Injuries:
There are three ways in which injuries of the soft tissues in the body can arise:
- 1 - Acute Conditions: pulls, tears, crush injuries.
- 2 - Repetitive Stress: accumulations of small tears over time (micro-trauma).
- 3 - Posture: Your body's response to bad posture and stresses that occur over time directly related to the way one holds their body, and the body's response to it.
Each of these can cause the body to produce scar tissue. Scar tissue is a tough, dense network of collagen fibers that develops to repair/protect the area that has been injured. Excess scar tissue can prevent the muscles and other structures from working properly, which can lead to changes in normal movement, muscle shortening and weakness, misalignment of bones, and even disruption of the movement/structures in the surrounding areas. A compromised muscle, or muscles, not only places more tension on the tendons that attach muscle to bone, which can cause tendonitis/tendonosis, but can irritate nerves that pass though or supply the muscle. This injury process can cause the following symptoms:
- Loss of range of motion;
- Loss of strength;
- Aching, pain, tingling, numbness;
- Spreading of symptoms if untreated;
- Further injury.
Given the progression of soft tissue injuries, it is best to have your condition assessed and treated at the onset of symptoms as delaying treatment can have significant negative impacts to your health and your ability to participate in your sport!
The Chiropractic Sports Physician is well-equipped to treat sports injuries with training in multiple therapeutic approaches giving you more and better options to properly address your specific needs including:
- Joint Mobilization/Manipulation
- Therapeutic Modalities including electrical stimulation, ultrasound, and mechanical traction
- Soft Tissue Massage techniques
- Fascial Stretch Therapy
- Sports & Kinesio taping
- Exercise Instruction to assist in flexibility, power, strength, speed, acceleration, and agility
- Nutritional Counseling to feed your body properly for your sport