Sports Rehabilitation and Therapy in Burlington
Sports therapy requires a very comprehensive treatment that we regularly offer here at Edgar Family Chiropractic. There are two factors that influence how fast a person is able to return to their sport of choice.
The first factor is the amount of time the person waits to initiate therapy. Ideally, therapy should be initiated within 24-48 hours after injury to prevent the formation of scar tissue and improper healing. The longer an injury is left, the more likely that it will become chronic.
The second factor is the importance of getting the right kind of therapy under the supervision of the right therapist who is specialized in treating "sport specific injuries". Here at Edgar Family Chiropractic, after a thorough assessment of the injury, our doctors come up with an individualized and unique treatment plan that usually includes:
1. Acute care with physiotherapy modalities. The purpose of these therapies is to reduce inflammation and speed up the healing process. This can include any combination of the following:
-Electrical Therapies (Interferential Current, TENS, micro-current)
2. Soft tissue therapy (see "soft tissue therapysection) to reduce muscle spasm and promote blood flow to the injured muscles, ligaments, or tendons
3. Progressive exercise program prescription that starts with tips for homecare and progresses to strengthening the injured tissues