Sports Injuries Specialist
Exercise and athletic activities are important for health, although even the fittest and strongest sometimes sustain injuries. Dr. Anthony Noya treats patients of all athletic abilities from the Tenlytown, Washington, D.C. Metro area.
How do chiropractors treat sports injuries?
The primary goal of chiropractic care for sports injuries is to provide relief. Then the doctor can focus on treating the injury and helping you to rebuild your strength, flexibility, and range of motion. The first step in any treatment is a thorough evaluation of the injury, including a review of the activity that caused the injury and the symptoms that are involved. A hands-on assessment of the injury site provides a wealth of information about muscle and nerve responses, areas of tenderness and swelling, and other issues that can help guide treatment. In some cases, diagnostic imaging like x-rays or MRIs may be ordered to gain a deeper understanding of the issues involved in an injury so treatment can be as effective as possible. Once the underlying causes have been established, a treatment plan will be developed based on the unique needs of the patient. Treatment options can include chiropractic adjustments to realign the spine and optimize neural pathways. Physical therapy reduces pain and improves mobility and function. Soft tissue release techniques address deep tissue adhesions and trigger points. Dr. Noya will use these and other techniques customized to meet the needs of each patient.
Can chiropractic treatment be used for all types of sports injuries?
Yes, chiropractic care is centered on the needs of each patient, using a customized and patient-centered approach that ensures each treatment will be optimized for maximum benefits. Athletes of all levels – from recreational athletes to student athletes to professional athletes – can benefit from chiropractic care to treat injuries and help them return to their activities.
Can chiropractic care help to improve my athletic performance?
Yes, regular chiropractic care combined with Dr. Noya’s passion for providing holistic health care will help to improve your overall health and wellbeing. By reaching and maintaining your optimal health levels, you will find your performance improving as you train, your body responding to your hard work. Chiropractic adjustments also ensure that your body’s nervous system can operate without disruption that will further improve your performance.