Lafayette Sports Chiropractor: Activities can exert a tremendous amount of stress on the spinal column and joints. Dr. Christopher Hargrave, DC works with amateur through professional athletes in Lafayette and the surrounding areas for optimal health to prevent injury. Unfortunately, injuries occur, but with chiropractic for sports injuries, clients regain strength and avoid chronic issues.
A sports injury such as a sprained ankle or sore back can result from poor technique or lead to poor technique when an individual athlete overcompensates for an injury. This overcompensation can be favouring one side of his or her body or one position. Sports injuries also lead to secondary pains and problems. Our doctors treat not just the specific location of pain but the areas radiating out from it as well.
Although many people think that chiropractic is solely limited to the spine, we treat and help prevent injuries of the neck, back, shoulders, knees and ankles. When the spine is perfectly aligned, this can alleviate tension in the body, decrease inflammation and allow the nervous system to function optimally.
When the spine is aligned, vital nutrients and water can travel throughout the body easily. It can also increase the immune system which is ideal for anyone with a busy and active lifestyle. This allows the body to function better and become less susceptible to injury.
Dr. Hargrave can help athletes by relieving their pain and helping them heal faster after an injury. Many athletes try to mask pain with medication, but this can lead to further risk and damage to the body. At Hargrave Chiropractic, we will perform a full evaluation and construct a customized treatment plan to get athletes feeling their best and back to doing what they love.
The application of cold laser therapy reduces short-term inflammation. Additionally, laser therapy significantly lowers the risk of arthritis frequently resulting from sports injuries. Laser therapy is used by professional sports teams and athletes to treat inflammation, provides deep-tissue therapy and accelerates pain relief to help athletes minimize downtime.
For the past decade, deep tissue laser therapy has revolutionized treatment in the professional sports world including NBA, NFL, MLB, NHL and USA Cycling athletes as well as Ironman triathlon competitors, competitive runners, college athletes, former Olympic athletes and elite cross-fitters.