Sports Injuries

Many world class and Olympic athletes, as well as professional stars and teams, have retained health care providers that specialize in sports medicine. Among athletes ages 5 to 14, 28% of football players, 25% of baseball payers, 22 percent of soccer players, 15 percent of basketball players and 12 percent of softball players were injured while playing their respective sports. A study commissioned by the NFL Players Association found that 2/3 of the league’s retirees suffered from a permanent sports-related injury.

No matter what the age, many of these injuries are brought on by insufficient recovery time. All too often, athletes think they are ready to return as soon as the limp or the swelling subsides. They may feel good, but they are probably only 70 to 75% recovered. This invites re-injury.

Following the rational progression of recovery not only lessons the chance of re-injury but assures that you will be able to perform at your best when you return to play. In fact, chiropractic is now part of the sports-medicine program of the U.S. Olympic Committee. Using spinal and extremity adjustments, physical therapy, exercise programs and dietary and nutritional counseling; athletes can experience increased performance and reduced risk of injury. Chiropractic care can help to improve range of motion, flexibility, balance, coordination, joint proprioception, body symmetry and agility which are all critical to peak athletic performance.

You do not have to be an Olympian to benefit from chiropractic care. Each year, 20 million Americans go to the chiropractor, 90 percent of them seeking treatment for musculoskeletal problems like back pain, neck pain, other joint and muscle pains and headaches. Many of these could have been prevented by regular chiropractic spinal checkups. When your body is in better alignment, your nervous system is finely tuned and all pistons are firing!

At AdvaCare Clinics we work with athletes of all levels, casual weekend athletes to professional, to assist in rehabilitation and safe return to athletic activities and training. We have dedicated our practice to keeping up with the latest and most effective procedures. This provides our patients with significant results that many traditional therapies cannot produce. We can assist you in developing a training program tailored to your sport.

Whether you are recovering from an injury or training to prevent one, our therapists can help you, call to schedule an appointment with AdvaCare Clinic TODAY at 952-835-6653, fill in our online form, or email us at

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