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Exercise & Rehabilitation

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Athletic Injuries and Treatment

Competitive and recreational athletes are susceptible to a wide variety of soft tissue, bone, ligamentous, tendon and nerve injuries. Injuries can be caused by direct trauma or repetitive stress. This can cause the athlete to have to take time off or modify their training schedule. Chiropractic care can help to speed recovery and prevent injury recurrence. Your chiropractor will treat the injured area to recover full function, as well as assess the entire body for imbalances that may contribute to further injury.

Athletes of all skill levels and ages can benefit greatly from chiropractic care as it can speed recovery time and help prevent future injuries. We can help you get back to your sport quicker, and provide specific exercises to improve healing and optimize performance.

NOTE: This article is for general information purposes only, and is NOT intended to replace the examination and advice of a Registered Health Care Provider.

Running Injuries

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Injuries, Aches & Pains Common With Distance Running

Due to the repetitive nature of distance running, runners are especially prone to certain types of injuries. The longer and farther you run, the more likely it becomes that small biomechanical problems can turn into painful injuries! Common running issues include:

  • Foot and ankle pain (ex: Plantar Fasciitis and Achilles Tendonosis)
  • Knee Pain (ex: Runners’ Knee, Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome, Patellar Tendonitis, IT Band Syndrome, Chondromalacia Patellae)
  • Hip Pain (ex: Bursitis, hip flexor strain)
  • Back Pain (Sacroiliac Joint Irritation, Muscle Strain)

As a runner, you may have experienced these or other issues while training, but did you know that the chiropractors at Kamloops Active Health can help? There are multiple causes of these injuries, and it’s our job to fully assess your injury to get rid of your pain and prevent injury recurrence. Treatment may include:

  • Spinal adjustment to correct joint imbalances
  • Soft Tissue Techniques to help relax tight muscles or break up scar tissue
  • Stretches for tight areas
  • Strengthening exercises for weak muscles
  • Home care advice (examples: heat, ice, or supplements)

Talk to your Kamloops Chiropractor today, and run pain-free!!

NOTE: This article is for general information purposes only, and is NOT intended to replace the examination and advice of a Registered Health Care Provider.

Tennis Ball Massage

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Do-It-Yourself Massage Therapy

Do you have aches and pains, but you just haven’t had the time to see your Massage Therapist or Chiropractor? You can use a tennis ball to temporarily relieve muscle tension and pain from the comfort of your home! Have them on hand at home, at the office, and in your car!

The technique is easy: simply find the spot that is most tight or tender, and wedge the tennis ball between the sore spot and the wall or the floor. Very slowly roll the ball in tiny circles, maintaining even and moderate pressure over the sore area. Don’t press too hard! Continue for 1-2 minutes, and repeat throughout the day as needed.

If the pain persists for more than 3 to 4 days, be sure to make an appointment with your chiropractor or massage therapist.

NOTE: This article is for general information purposes only, and is NOT intended to replace the examination and advice of a Registered Health Care Provider.