Sports Injury Rehabilitation in Solana Beach, CA • Dr. Dawn Liu
Sports Injury Rehabilitation in Solana Beach, CA: Athletes understand the numerous demands of participating in a sport. Putting the body through activities like running, jumping or tackling can result in painful tears, sprains and strains. Seeing a chiropractor can help athletes heal faster after suffering a sports injury.
We See Many Runners and Triathletes at Our Sports Injury and ART® Clinic in Solana Beach
Athletes suffer sports injuries from forceful impacts, repetitive motions, over-training and failure to warm up properly. This can happen in countless ways depending on what activity they are doing or what sport they are participating in. It is important to take precautionary measures. However, sometimes injuries can happen to the most physically active and experienced people. These conditions are often a result of injuries suffered years or even decades ago that did not heal properly.
Children and teens tend to ignore what seem to be small injuries when they are active. But if an injury is left untreated, this can lead to chronic pain in other areas that may not even be directly related to the focal point of the injury, such the knees, hips, back and neck. Many sports injuries are insufficiently treated or do not received the amount of time needed to rest and heal, increasing the odds that they will cause chronic pain later in life. This can lead to pain, frustration and a decrease in athletic abilities.
Common Symptoms of Sports or Training Injuries
- Burning, dull pain
- Muscle pains
- Muscle spasms
Sports Injuries Can Lead to Further, More Serious Injuries if Left Untreated
Although many people think that chiropractic is solely limited to the spine, Dr. Liu and her medical staff help treat and prevent injuries of the neck, back, shoulders, knees and ankles. Having a perfectly aligned spine alleviates tension in the body, decreases inflammation and allows the nervous system to function optimally.
Vital nutrients, water and blood can travel throughout the body easily when the spine is aligned. It can also increase the immune system which is ideal for anyone with a busy and active lifestyle. This allows the body to function better and become less susceptible to injury.
We can help athletes by relieving their pain and helping them heal faster after an injury. Many athletes try to mask pain with medication, but this can lead to further risk and damage to the body. At Action Performance Care, our doctors will perform a full evaluation. They will construct a customized treatment plan to get athletes feeling their best and back to doing what they love.
Active Release Techniques for Sports Injuries
Active Release Techniques (ART®) is a massage technique that focuses on soft tissue movement in order to treat pain associated with muscles, tendons, ligaments and nerves. Athletes who utilize this form of treatment range from recreational runners to professional football players and Olympic competitors.
ART® is different from traditional massage techniques. Through the massage, the therapist feels for any damaged tissue or nerves and addresses it on the spot. This allows for a speedier recovery time and restoration of the damaged tissue’s function.
Dr. Dawn Liu is a certified Active Release Techniques Provider
Only a credentialed ART® provider can ascertain whether ART® might prove beneficial for your condition. To become proficient in ART®, it takes approximately two years of working with patients once a provider has taken the courses and passed the required examinations. Providers must attend annual update seminars to maintain their credentialed status and keep current of any new protocols and research. Action Performance Care has a certified Active Release Technique provider under its roof – Dr. Dawn Liu.
Patients Love What We Do!
Dr Dawn and Ben from Action Performance Care used A.R.T. to treat my daughter for sports-induced shin splints that had been causing problems for over 2 years . After a few short sessions, my daughter is now 100% pain free. Dr Dawn also helped with her running form to minimize the chance of reoccurrence. Very highly recommended.