Athletes are fine-tuned machines with each part of their biomechanical systems working in harmony for optimal function. Even a minor breakdown could mean the difference between participation and being side-lined, victory and defeat. Sports Chiropractic is a health care profession that focuses on disorders or dysfunctions of the musculoskeletal and nervous system; these systems are constantly communicating with every cell in the body sending signals to regulate, restore, repair and drive every little function which essential in regard to athletic performance.
Sports Medicine is not only beneficial to the experienced and professional athlete, but to the amateur and weekend warrior as well. Athletes of all types utilize chiropractic because it is a drug-free way to better health and performance.
Active recovery is a new area of exploration in the athletic world. A recent meta-analysis study compared the benefits of recovery therapy vs. complete rest after exercise. The research trials measured outcomes such as muscle soreness and muscle strength loss at various time intervals after muscle damage-inducing tasks. The goal was to determine if participating in active recovery is worth the effort, or if laying around at home on rest days just as beneficial? Studies show that active recovery is better than complete rest.
We have state of the art recovery equipment to help you recover quickly and prevent injuries, keeping you in tip-top shape so you can continue to crush your goals!
As an alternative to drugs, more and more people are turning to chiropractic care for pain relief. Studies show that chiropractic care is beneficial, and even preferred for both neck and back pain.
The Annals of Internal Medicine has published several studies that show that chiropractic manipulation is more effective in treating neck pain than the use of over-
the-counter and prescription medicines. Chiropractic patients experienced a 75%reduction in pain vs. a 38% pain reduction for patients who took pain medications.
The American College of Physicians low back pain guideline suggests spinal manipulation along with heat, massage, soft tissue therapy, acupuncture and other modalities to treat back pain. In addition to spinal manipulation, Fisher Chiropractic uses posture and biomechanical re-education, soft tissue techniques (such as IATSM, ART, cupping and fascia movement tape) as well as cold laser and electrical stimulation to help relieve pain and help you feel better in your everyday life.
Typically, we have highly reactive attitudes towards health and many of us find ourselves at the doctor only when something hurts or we feel ill. Wellness care or preventative care is designed to promote health based on the whole person’s optimal functioning and thereby minimize the future occurrences of impairment or illness. The goal is to fix small problems before they become big problems. Preventative chiropractic care or maintenance care is designed to help an already healthy and problem-free patient maintain an optimally healthy state whilst helping to prevent any acute or chronic problem from appearing at all. This is why a chiropractor will often recommend ongoing, recurring visits to his or her office even after an acute problem is resolved and the patient properly rehabilitated. It’s through periodic visitations like these that can help one catch small concerns before they become big ones.
From infancy to childhood to adulthood, people experience a variety of everyday physical traumas, including: falls, sports injuries, unnatural posture, poor health habits, car accidents, childbirth stressors, and pregnancy discomfort (to list just a few). These lead to structural weaknesses that commonly go undiagnosed and are the precursors to pain and other discomfort in adulthood. The reality is that life doesn’t have to hurt. Dr. Charley focuses on prevention and encourages regular spinal checkups starting at a young age to detect early warning signs and continuing throughout all stages of a person’s life–even when you feel your healthiest.
Chiropractic care in pregnancy is vital to the normal physiological function of both the mother and baby throughout pregnancy and birth, as well as after birth. During the prenatal stage we utilize the Webster Technique, Dr. Fisher is trained to work specifically with pelvic balance in pregnancy, using techniques to take away unneeded pressure from the abdomen. Potential benefits from seeing a chiropractor during pregnancy include: maintaining a healthier pregnancy, controlling symptoms of nausea, reduce the time of labor and delivery, relieve back, neck or joint pain, preventing a potential cesarean delivery.
During the postpartum period, chiropractic adjustments speed recovery time, aid the body in normalizing pelvic and spinal positions and help correct the posture. Seeking chiropractic care within the first two weeks after giving birth may help to prevent headaches, shoulder problems, neck discomfort, muscle tension, lower back pain, sciatica, upper back pain, wrist and elbow pain.