Sports Injuries

Sports Injuries
To perform at your best in any sport 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 DiLorenzo of DiLorenzo Chiropractic has 18 years experience working with athletes of all ages and skill levels to maximize their ability to perform.

Sports Injuries FAQ's

by Matthew DiLorenzo, DC

How does chiropractic help with sports injuries?

Being athletic is an essential part of being healthy. Whether it it is a competitive sport, spinning classes, equestrian, weight training, or long walks in the evenings and on the weekend; athletic activity keeps our hearts pumping, our muscles functioning and our bodies healthy. Sports can help to prolong our lives, and improve our outlook and combat depression, keep our weight at a healthy level, and many other benefits measurable and immeasurable.

In the course of being athletic and living a healthy lifestyle, as in any activity, 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 less susceptible to injury.

You shouldn’t ignore pain when exercising. Sharp pain during exercise should not occur. Pain is an indication that something is wrong or there is potential for damage if it hasn't happened yet. If you are experiencing pain get it checked out by Dr. Matt at DiLorenzo Chiropractic, PC.

What are some common sports injuries?

Because of the physicality of sports and overuse of specific areas of the body, injury can be common.  We see many issues with the neck and shoulder area, especially in swimmers and baseball players,  back pain and knee, foot and ankle issues with runners, back pain, neck pain and headaches and symptoms from concussions with soccer and football players, to name a few.  Golfers need mobility in their back and hip area to get that perfect swing.   Dr. Matt DiLorenzo can help any athlete achieve their goals and be a better athlete with chiropractic care.

What are the most common treatments for injury?

We all want to be injury-free when doing our exercise and training programs. Stretching is key. Regular chiropractic care helps us get the most out of our stretching activities and help to avoid injury. In order for stretching to be effective, the joints at either end of the muscle being stretched need to freely move. For example, the quadriceps and hamstring muscles are associated with the joints of the pelvis, hip, and knee. Regular chiropractic care helps to detect and correct limitations in the joints and through the adjustment  we can enable maximum mobility in the pelvis and hips, and by extension, the knees.  When you address the sources of potential mechanical dysfunction, regular chiropractic care helps your stretching and thus obtain a higher level of training and increase our overall levels of health and wellness.

Professional athletes who use chiropractic to perform better:

  • Barry Bonds
  • Wade Boggs
  • Jose Canseco
  • Greg Mathews
  • Ryan Sandberg
  • John Stockton
  • Dan Schayes
  • Gerald Wilkins
  • Tom Brady
  • Arnold Schwarzenegger
  • Evander Holyfield
  • Joyce Verdel
  • Lance Armstrong
  • Emmitt Smith
  • Chris Carter
  • Irving Fryar
  • Joe Montana
  • Bill Romanowski
  • Barbara Bunkowsky
  • Jorge Angat Jr.
  • Gregg Glasingame
  • Brian Haynes
  • Ivan Lendl
  • Martina Navratilova
  • US World  Cup Soccer Team
  • Fred Funk
  • Mark Kechele
  • Ritchie Rudolph
  • Tiger Woods
  • Joe Greene
  • Dan O'Brien
  • Derek Parra
  • Marla Runyan
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