What is Osgood-Schlatters? Osgood-Schlatter disease is a childhood injury caused by repetitive use. Too much activity without enough rest causes pain and inflammation just below the knee cap. This condition often affects children who are undergoing or are just experiencing the end of a growth spurt. Sports with repetitive running, jumping, and cutting are the… Continue reading Knee pain from Osgood-Schlatters?
Patellofemoral pain syndrome, otherwise known as PFPS, is a condition caused by inflammation, irritation, or overuse of the patella tendon. The patella tendon attaches the patella to the tibia or head of the shin. PFPS may start from overuse or acute injury. Common symptoms include pain with jumping, walking up and down stairs, climbing, or… Continue reading Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome
Written by Dr. Emma Scaro, DC MS CCSP. Dr. Emma is a previous division 1 and professional soccer player, she is also a sports chiropractor at Chiros in Motion. She talks about her experience with injuries and advice that she has to offer athletes experiencing a difficult injury. Mindset is crucial during recovery from a… Continue reading Advice for Injured Athletes
Chiropractic can help improve knee pain by providing a variety of treatment options including muscle work, therapeutic exercise, chiropractic adjustments, treating muscle imbalances, and improving mobility restrictions in the hip and ankle. The key is to find a certified sports chiropractor who specializes in these fields and offers these types of treatments. Chiros in Motion… Continue reading How chiropractic can help improve your knee pain
1. Decrease the risk for injury Faulty movement patterns or asymmetry in muscle strength can lead to injury. Here at Chiros in Motion our sports specialists will evaluate your movement patterns and perform muscle tests to be sure you are functioning at your best. If there are any faulty movement patterns or significant weaknesses found… Continue reading How Can Sports Chiropractic Help Me Prepare for this Sports Season?
1. Start conditioning before the season starts Preparing to train hard is one of the best ways to reduce injury risk. Starting the season with little to no prior strength or conditioning training puts your muscles, ligaments, and joints at higher risk of overuse and over-exertion injuries. Training before the season starts is important because… Continue reading 8 Ways to Prepare For This Upcoming Sports Season
As discussed in our post last week, the shoulder is a complex joint. It has a wide range of motion which is great for function but often stability can be difficult to maintain. There are two main causes of shoulder discomfort which include over-use and traumatic. The mechanism of injury can point towards what is… Continue reading Shoulder Impingement
Are you getting enough sleep? Sleep is often overlooked in regards to it's influence over athletic performance. We wanted to share the latest research and show how you can up your game with sleep.