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Sports Injuries

DiLorenzo Chiropractic, PC

Matthew DiLorenzo, DC

Chiropractor located in Leesburg, VA

To achieve peak performance, it is essential that your body is free to move. Athletes from all disciplines have sought Chiropractic care to enhance their mobility, and bring their performance to the next level. Dr. Matt has more than 20 years experience working with athletes of all ages and skill levels to maximize their ability to perform.

Sports Injuries FAQ's

How does chiropractic help with sports injuries?

Being active is an essential part of being healthy. Whether it is a competitive sport, spinning classes, equestrian, weight training, or long walks, athletic activity keeps our hearts pumping, muscles functioning, and bodies healthy. The benefits of being active and participating in sports are extensive, including prolonging our lives, improving out mindset, combatting depression, and keeping our weight at a healthy level!

In the course of being athletic and living a healthy lifestyle, stresses can build up in the spine. Chiropractic adjustments are essential to maintain the proper function and performance of the body for athletic activity. When your spinal joints are moving, your athletic performance is improved, reactions are quicker, muscles are more efficient, you feel better, and are less susceptible to injury.

What are some common sports injuries?

Because of the physicality of sports and overuse of specific areas of the body, injury can be common. A few common injury areas:

  • Neck and shoulders in swimmers and baseball players
  • Back and knee pain, and foot and ankle issues with runners
  • Back and neck pain, headaches, and symptoms from concussions with soccer and football players
  • Limited range of motion and mobility in golfers

Dr. Matt can help any athlete achieve their goals and be a better athlete with chiropractic care.

What professional athletes use chiropractic care?

  • Michael Jordan
  • Tiger Woods
  • Evander Holyfield
  • Barry Bonds
  • Kerri Walsh Jennings
  • Arnold Schwarzenegger
  • Tom Brady
  • Joe Sakic
  • U.S. Women's Soccer Team
  • Joe Montana
  • Wade Boggs
  • Lance Armstrong
  • Ronda Rousey
  • Jerry Rice
  • Michael Phelps
  • Cristiano Ronaldo
  • Martina Navratilova

What professional leagues use chiropractic care regularly?

Numerous professional leagues have on-call teams of chiropractors that help out when game-related injuries strike. A few of the leagues that employ chiropractors on an on-going basis include the following:

  • The Professional Golfers Association (PGA): Walter Hagen, one of the game’s greatest players ever, once said, “Golfers need to keep an eye on their backs.” Hagen’s only partly-humorous comment was his way of saying that a successful golf career is more dependent on a healthy back than perhaps any other part of the human body. That’s why nearly every PGA touring professional sees an Association chiropractor regularly.
  • The National Football League (NFL): The NFL has taken a lot of media heat recently for the many injuries incurred by players, especially concussions. But while head injuries might be the most talked-about form of football injury, players also suffer thousands of neck, back, arm and leg injuries every season. That’s why the NFL has on-staff chiropractors on every team.
  • Major League Baseball (MLB): Baseball is like golf, in a way. There aren’t as many serious injuries as you see in football, but back and neck problems are common among many players. If you closely watch the body mechanics of a baseball player’s body when he’s hitting a ball, you’ll understand why the league has chiropractors on duty throughout the season and offers chiropractic care to all players whenever they want it.

Should High School Athletes Receive Chiropractic Care Too?

The media often chooses to discuss professional and college athletes who receive chiropractic care, but you rarely hear about the high school and younger athletes who do. In fact, many young athletes seek regular
chiropractic care for injuries and prevention. Parents of these athletes have found that chiropractic adjustments have been great preventative care, but also allow their children heal faster and perform at their best.

Major Insurance Providers Accepted

At DiLorenzo Chiropractic, PC, we accept some major medical insurance plans. Here is a short list of just some of the most popular plans we accept. Please contact our office and ask for Mandy if you do not see your insurance provider listed.

We also work with auto accident patients using Med Pay and other third party payment solutions.

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Blue Cross Blue Shield
CareFirst
Medicare
United Healthcare