Sports-Related Chiropractic Care
Our clinic is dedicated to helping our active patients get the safe, effective care they need so they can quickly get back to performing their activities. We know the frustration that comes with injury-related setbacks, especially when preparing for an athletic event or competition.
With the proper sports chiropractic care prior to an event, you can get your body balanced and strong, ready to support you throughout the journey. Our methods help you find your peak performance levels, keeping your soft tissues and joints safe.
If you’re an athlete or an active exerciser or just lead a more active lifestyle, we’ll help you with:
- Athletic injuries
- Sports rehabilitation
- High school and college athletic care and guidance
- Sports warm-up and cool-down insight
- Care after an athletic event
- Athletic pre-event preparation
- And more
Whether your goal is to beat a running time, deadlift more weight, walk an extra block, or cycle up that big hill at the end of your street, we’re ready to help you squash that goal.
Contact us to learn more about our sports chiropractic services and rehabilitation.
Chiropractic adjustments are safe, noninvasive methods of controlled spinal manipulation through the use of hands or small instruments. The ultimate goal is to restore motion and improve the body’s capabilities and function.
When the spine is compromised, it can affect the workings of muscles, joints, and ligaments throughout the body, so recovering that balance is key to a properly moving and feeling body.
Dr. Donahue is an expert in providing the most beneficial adjustment procedures to his vast patient list. In doing so, he minimizes pain, improves body balance and function, lessens the risk of reoccurring injury, and provides overall wellbeing.
There are several chiropractic techniques that aid in realigning the body. Deciphering which is best for the patient is dependent upon the individual issue and the patient’s goals. In some cases, Dr. Donahue will use an instrument to help him in his efforts; in others, he will apply small, forceful thrusts with his hands.
Once the proper diagnosis is conceived, a plan to treat the injury will be set into place. This plan will be thoroughly discussed with the patient in order to ensure comfort and create an open dialogue.
Some of the techniques used in our office are:
The Diversified Chiropractic Technique (DCT) is delivered by hand to the restricted joints, one joint at a time. A low-amplitude, high-velocity thrust is made to the affected joint in order to restore the patient’s range of motion.
The Activator Method is delivered by a hand-held instrument called the Activator Adjusting Instrument and generates a safe and gentle impulse to the spine in order to restore the range of motion in the targeted vertebra or joint.
This technique offers pain management and realignment to the lower back by reducing herniated and bulging discs through increasing spinal range of motion and restoring proper function.
The ArthoStim is an instrument that can apply up to 40 pounds of force to a specific and targeted point on the body, far surpassing the use of hands alone. This type of adjustment quickly alleviates pain and provides balance.
Backs and necks aren’t the only areas on the body that may require adjusting. When a patient is suffering from ankle or hand pain or clicking due to overuse, Dr. Donahue provides specific adjustments to ensure mobility is restored. Exercises will also be put into a plan of recourse.
Generally, after these chiropractic techniques are applied, conditions are resolved within a few weeks, but every patient will have the knowledge to help prevent future issues, and if applicable, stretching and exercise techniques will be provided to help maintain health.