Chiropractic Care for Athletes

With school back in full swing and kids getting active in their sports, we have seen a lot of sports related cases here at the office. As parents, it’s common to encourage your child to participate in sports to stay active and in shape. This helps keep kids healthy and out of trouble but what happens when they get injured? What happens when they are feeling pain and it starts to affect their academics? What happens when they develop long-term health issues related to the sport? Did you know that chiropractic care not only aids in injury care but also preventative care?

Injuries come in many forms. Sometimes there is one event, such as a collision in football or landing wrongly in basketball, that causes pain and other times pain starts to build over time and eventually can become unbearable. Injuries can come from repetitive motions, lack of warming up, hard impacts, and even over-training.. In either case, often symptoms are swelling, inflammation, muscle pain and spasms, headaches, and more. Chiropractic care can help the recovery process be quicker and more beneficial for the athlete. Here at Orlando City Health and Wellness, we take our patients seriously and go through an extensive exam to ensure that we are able to help to its entirety. When getting adjusted, Dr. Gampolo helps relieve pressure and pain where it’s located as well as getting to the source of the problem. Our staff will also determine the best custom treatment plan for you as well as develop an at home regimen to help aid the problem to get you back in the game.

Chiropractic care also serve a huge purpose for athletes who don’t have injuries and can be used as preventative care. Dr. Gampolo works to examine athletes and see how their spine and muscles are and works to strengthen them to prevent an injury from occurring. Getting spinal adjustments on a regular basis helps strengthen the spine making it less likely to get injured, easier to participate in sports and have fun, and reducing the onset of future pain.

Chiropractors work on more than just the spine. They can treat extremities including the knees, elbows, wrists, and ankles, hips, shoulders, necks for headaches, and even feet. Often athletes feel pain in areas other than their spine and chiropractors can help relieve these pains. Dr. Gampolo works to relieve pain where pain is present and works towards the root of the problem to reduce future pain and inflammation to create a stronger, healthier body for athletes.

Get your head (and body) body in the game. Don’t live with pain because it will likely only get worse. Pro golfer Phil Mickelson sees chiropractic care as an essential part of his wellness routine. Did you know that the PGA, NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL, and Olympic Teams all use chiropractic care in the on and off season? Why? Because it’s not invasive and doesn’t require drugs or steroids to get better. Dr. Gampolo sees many athletes and gets them feeling well after sports injuries and as preventative care. If it’s good enough for the professionals, I ensure that will benefit you! Schedule your appointment today to start feeling stronger and crushing the game!

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