All ages and levels of athletes are welcome at Una Vita Chiropractic, and we treat all kinds of sport injuries. We all know that being active is great for our health, but it doesn't come without its cost. Physical stress can damage your body. When deep enough, this damage can permanently change the behaviour of your body, causing muscle tightness, posture problems, strength and coordination changes, and less ability to adapt and heal.
This damage reduces performance, and it is the underlying reason your chronic problems can no longer heal the way nature intened. These problems gradually worsen over months, years, and decades, eventually becoming irreversible. Athletes too often try to treat it themselves, with random stretching or exericse. The truth is that you are unlikely to fix these problems unless you have an expert that can help you hands-on.
That is where we come in. At Una Vita we use the latest sport chiropractic techniques, to help with many common sport injuries. Also, like many family chiropractors, we provide true chiropractic subluxation correction for performance and health. What makes Una Vita unique is that we use both of these types of care together.
Many of the techniques we use are popular with professional sports teams, such as Active Release Techniqes, Graston Technique, and class 4 laser therapy, just to name a few. Unlike most sport chiropractic offices, we also promise to provide you with recommendations for ongoing spinal care to improve posture, have full strength and coordination, and protect yourself from future injuries.
An International Certified Chiropractic Sport Physician (ICCSP) is an internationally recognized post-graduate diplomate in sport chiropractic. An ICCSP receives expert-level knowledge in the field of sports medicine.
Many sport chiropractors are trained in Active Release Techniques (ART). This is a state of the art soft-tissue system that is renowned worldwide, especially among triathletes, marathon runners and professional athletes. Practitioners who are certified in ART receive extensive additional training in anatomy, as well as hundreds of specific protocols to improve the texture and movement of any muscle or joint in the body. Results are often instant, and when properly performed, ART does not hurt at all, and is less painful than a sport massage.
Graston Technique (GT) is an instrument assisted soft-tissue technique where specially designed instruments are used to maintain texture and movement. Like ART, when properly performed, GT is not painful and does not create any marks on the body.
Children require care that is different from adults. That is why it is beneficial to have a chiropractor Certified by the Academy of the College of Chiropractic Pediatrics (CACCP). These chiropractors receive hundreds of hours of training to provide gentle care for children to prevent injury and optimize the function of the nervous system. These same techniques can be used on adults.
At Una Vita we care from all types of sport injuries, from concussions to ankle sprains, but the best time to visit us is when you are feeling great. Still, you may be wondering if Una Vita is right for you. If this is the case, schedule an initial visit with us.
The main purpose of an initial visit is to see if we can help you. All you have to do is schedlue your initial visit online (30-45 mintues), fill out your intake form, and arrive at your first visit. We will talk about your concerns then perform a non-invasive exam. All these findings will be given to you in a personalized video report of findings that you can review as much as you like. This will include details about the meaning of your orthopedic tests, anatomy diagrams, posture screen, and surface emg, all part of our standard examination. We just know you will find it interesting.
Athletes at all levels can get injuries. Regular maintenance care before activities can reduce the severity of an injury and may even prevent it from happening. Many professional sports teams have made chiropractic care standard to prevent injury and improve performance.
Sports chiropractic is used by athletes in sports like:
- Track and more!
Your spine helps to anchor muscles throughout your body. It also houses your nervous system, which controls the rest of your body. Any problem that impacts the spine will negatively affect your physical performance and can contribute to almost any type of problem throughout the body.
Some conditions that Sports Chiropractic can address are:
- Injury rehabilitation
- Pre- and post-surgical recovery
Sports chiropractic can make a difference for athletes at every level. Improved performance and injury prevention – a double incentive! Contact us today for an appointment and see the difference we can make in your game.