Chiropractic care is an important part of treatment for sports injuries. We ensure that the spine and other bones are aligned and balanced, reducing tension in the body. This restores joint function while reducing inflammation and providing pain management, helping athletes to recover from sports injuries more quickly.
Our doctors have extensive experience providing sports injury services for local teams. We also partner with several local orthopedic surgeons to provide optimal care for patients before and after surgery or other procedures. Local high school sports participation physicals are also available in our office.
Meet Our Sports Injury Practitioners
For the past decade, Dr. Brown has been a team doctor for the Tracy High School football team. Dr. Brown is on the sidelines at every game and in the training room with athletes before games, constantly evaluating their conditions and ensuring they can safely play. He demonstrates proper stretching techniques and special exercises for players overcoming sports injuries. Dr. Brown’s guidance and care have resulted in improved stability and function for the players he treats.
Similarly, Dr. Schack is a coach and trainer for the local competition cheer team, Athletic Perfection. In addition to her responsibilities as a coach, she provides the team with preventive and recovery care for common injuries to the ankle, calf, shoulders, and knees. Athletes from local high schools who are recovering from surgeries trust Dr. Schack for rehabilitative therapy.
Dr. Schack, a certified Kinesio Tape practitioner, also uses Kinesio tape to help players overcome soreness and limited mobility. Kinesthetic taping helps athletes perform at their best when dealing with pain from sprains, strains, contusions, and general achiness. Kinesio tape stretches to move with the body naturally, reduces healing time, and increases blood flow to the affected area.
Common sports injuries we treat include, but are not limited to, the following:
Shoulder Injuries: Labrums, Rotator Cuffs
Quad & Hamstring Strains
Ankle Sprains (high & low)
Muscles are covered by soft tissue called fascia that can be irritated with overuse, causing inflammation and discomfort. With a myofascial release, our doctors apply gentle pressure to sensitive areas of the muscle and fascia. This safe, effective technique reduces pain and restores range of motion to the affected muscles. Myofascial release sessions also include education in proper body mechanics and movement, self-treatment instruction, and postural and movement awareness.
For relief for a sports-related injury, contact our office for a new patient form. New patients can expect a thorough orthopedic, neurological, and chiropractic examination along with x-rays as needed.