If you’re an athlete, you understand the numerous demands of participating in a sport such as running, jumping and tackling. Putting your body through forceful impacts, repetitive motions and overtraining can result in painful tears, sprains, and strains. Coming to Expect. Chiropractic in Ottumwa, IA can help you when you’ve suffered sports injuries and also help to prevent them.
Chiropractic treatment can help prevent injuries of the neck, back, shoulder, knee, and ankle. It ensures that bones are lined up and balanced, which helps relieve tension in the body. This allows the body to function better and become less susceptible to injury. The goal of most chiropractic techniques is to restore or enhance joint function while resolving joint inflammation and reducing pain. Dr. Tucker also uses kinesiology tape and PEMF therapy to resolve inflammation and offer support to the athlete as they continue their training.
To start, Dr. Tucker will ask you questions about your health and perform a structural exam of your posture, spine and balance. He will also examine your back, extremities, tendons, ligaments and joints. Using this information, he will be able to determine what treatment would benefit you. The two most common techniques are spinal manipulation and spinal mobilization.
During spinal manipulation, Dr. Tucker will place you in different positions and perform a manual impulse to an affected joint. This releases pressure in the joint and aligns muscles and joints so they work the way they’re supposed to.