Sports Chiropractic Treatment
By Dr. Andy Harmon, DC
A growing number of amateur and elite athletes are seeking sports chiropractic treatment as a part of their injury treatment, injury prevention and general health maintenance program. If you’re like most people you probably don’t actually know what can be achieved with this type of treatment, or even what chiropractic treatment involves.
So then, it is my challenge to clarify the entirety of this topic in one single article, after which, I will need a nap. In all seriousness, there are all types of different chiropractors out there and many different models on how to treat pain. Since the author of this particular article is a chiropractor specializing in sports injuries, as well as an avid cyclist, we will discuss sports chiropractic as it relates to you, the cyclist. Specifically, how can we keep you on the bike free of pain? And while we’re at it, how can this type of treatment help you ride more efficiently.
Dr. Andy Harmon
A Sports Chiropractor is a human biomechanics and soft tissue injury specialist. [In English Please] This means we’re experts in how the muscles, bones, joints, and other soft tissues function (hopefully to propel your bike at a desirable speed), and how to diagnose and treat injuries to the muscluloskeletal system. This means we treat injuries from head to toe, not just the back. Additionally, there is an emphasis on finding and fixing the source of the problem, not just the area of pain. Afterall, the goal should be to get rid of the pain and keep it that way.
Ok biomechanics-soft tissue guy, what do you actually do?