-STRAIN AND SPRAINS
-KNEE AND FOOT RELATED INJURIES
-SOFT TISSUE INJURY
- JOINT INJURIES
Athletes are highly susceptible to injuries or muscle strains and sprains. Athletes ranging from a child to a professional identify a tremendous value for chiropractic care. Athletes realize that it helps them maximize their abilities and performance level. Whether you are a football player, wrestler, tennis player, golfer, runner, dancer, or a weekend warrior-- receiving chiropractic care will enable you to reach an optimal level of achievement(s) while participating in your favorite sport without breaking yourself. Our Doctors at Health First Chiropractic are highly trained to analyze and treat sports injuries.
At Health First Chiropractic Altoona, our doctors use a variety of techniques to promote rapid healing and pain relief, including:
- Decompression: This technique is used to gently stretch sections of the back or neck in order to alleviate pain and increase range of motion.
- Massage Therapy: Best when used in conjunction with chiropractic care. This type of therapy can reduce muscle spasms, restore flexibility to tight muscles, ligaments and tendons. It can also help break apart scar tissue and decrease healing times by improving circulation to injured tissues.
- Ultrasound Therapy/ Electric Muscle Stimulation: Reduce pain, improve circulation, while also relaxing the muscles.
Pain medications mask the pain rather than curing the underlying condition. Not only do they carry the risk of addiction, but they don't help the body heal any quicker.