Sports Injuries

At Locke Chiropractic, we combine many state-of-the-art services and techniques centered on sports chiropractic care to enhance your peak performance and recovery. Special emphasis is placed on allowing you to continue your training program while the injury is healing. Dr. Locke is well versed in the type of injuries and ailments common to his patients because he is an athlete and has experienced some of the same conditions and demands that can lead to an athletic injury.

Whether you play professionally or for fun with your friends, there are a number of injuries that can arise from sports activities. At Locke Chiropractic, we provide chiropractic care designed to address and treat sports injuries in patients of all ages.

Our goal is to help you overcome your sports injury so that you can feel your best. When you come to us, you’ll get the personalized service and attention you deserve as we work to target the source of your discomfort and provide the therapy you need to heal.

Professional sports figures are consistently reaching new heights in their professional careers. With each passing year, new records are shattered and the human body is pushed to its limits. Everyday athletes follow suit by pushing themselves harder, choosing rigorous training patterns, and taking their diets to a new level. Despite the meticulous care and training that athletes take, they experience musculoskeletal injuries.

Chiropractors are to athletes, just as Cardiologists are to those who suffer with cardiovascular disease. Chiropractors have specific training in evaluating and treating the injuries and ailments of athletes. Chiropractors treat injured athletes very effectively as well as educating the athlete in injury prevention.

It has been said that chiropractic care most closely relates to the needs of the athlete because special attention is given to the spine, joints, muscles, tendons, and nerves. Chiropractic ensures that all pieces of the musculoskeletal system are working in harmony and in their healthiest, most natural state.

Professional athletes see such a great value in chiropractic treatment that they regularly have chiropractic well visits to prevent injuries. If you are an athlete or weekend warrior, chiropractic care will enable you to reach peak performance, without breaking yourself. Make an appointment today and start you recovery!

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BIOMECHANICAL/ FUNCTIONAL EVALUATION
On your initial appointment, you will be evaluated by specific movements and motions that pertain to your sport or symptoms. This allows us to properly pinpoint areas that may be causing your pain, discomfort, or altered biomechanics leading to decreased performance. With this information, we can then treat the structures involved with specific modalities to help you return to normal activity or reach that PR you have been striving for.

ACTIVE RELEASE TECHNIQUE (ART)
ART is a soft tissue system/movement based massage technique that treats problems with muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia and nerves. Headaches, back pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, shin splints, shoulder pain, sciatica, plantar fasciitis, knee problems, and tennis elbow are just a few of the many conditions that can be resolved quickly and permanently with ART.

GRASTON TECHNIQUE
The Graston Technique® is an innovative, patented form of instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization that enables clinicians to effectively break down scar tissue and fascial restrictions. The technique utilizes specially designed stainless steel instruments to specifically detect and effectively treat areas exhibiting soft tissue fibrosis or chronic inflammation.