The Benefits of Visiting a Specialist Chiropractor

Physiotherapist showing spine model to his patient in medical office

For over 20 years, the chiropractors at Melville Wellness Centre have been healing and preventing sports related injuries such as tears, strains, and sprains. They pride ourselves on providing professional, quality service that is personalized to each individual walking through our doors in order to promote quick recovery from injury.

We had a chat to them about the benefits of Chiropractic treatment and they explained that they treat athletes with hands on therapy, focusing on the spine to balance out the body so that injuries to the back, neck, and joint areas can be alleviated and healed.

Common sports injuries treatable by chiropractors are:

  • Ligament sprains
  • Muscle strains/tears
  • Impingement syndrome
  • Bicipital Tendonitis
  • Frozen Shoulder/Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Joint Pain
  • Backaches
  • Headaches

Chiropractic has been in practice for centuries, gaining popularity in sports for its ability to alleviate and prevent injuries from high impact movements. Professional athletes from a wide range of sports such as football, volleyball, tennis, golf, weightlifting, and sailing use chiropractors on a regular basis to maintain top performance. It has become such an effective, natural substitute for medicine that in 2010 it was integrated into the common care of athletes at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver. It is also a common practice and recommended for collegiate, high school, and recreational athletes to be seen by a chiropractor on a regular basis.

Though you don’t have to be an Olympiad, a professional athlete or a “serious” athlete to benefit from Chiropractic care. Australians suffer from thousands of sports-related injuries each year and everyone with such an injury should be seen by a trained health practitioner, such as a Chiropractor. Even kinder, gentler sports can create damage from repetitive overuse / micro-trauma, rather than one instance of major trauma. For example, over-gripping tennis racquets and golf clubs, incorrect walking or running patterns, and repetitive jumping sports such as volleyball.

The two main reasons are:

Chiropractic improves athletic performance and prevents major injuries because it deals with the mechanical disorders of the musculoskeletal system that allows for a healthy nervous system and general good health.

A chiropractor does this through making spinal adjustments to the body in order for it to function properly and heal itself. At Melville Wellness Center, our chiropractors thoroughly examine each individual patient and their specific condition’s treatment requirements. We provide step-by-step advice to ensure a complete recovery of the patient, and to prevent any future relapses.

The most common treatments at practices such as Perth Chiro Centre include (but are not limited to) the following:

  • Joint Mobilisation and Manipulation
  • Soft Tissue Therapy
  • Ultrasound Therapy
  • Taping / Bracing
  • Dry Needling
  • Rehabilitative stretches and exercises

If you are experiencing any sort of ache or pain in your muscles or joints, we recommend booking an appointment with a professional today.