Sports Chiropractor Qualifications
Danny Adams is your lead sports chiropractor here at the clinic.
Danny is an ICSC qualified Chiropractor that has worked with various sports teams and individuals, bothg amateur and professional, during his career.
Chiropractors today are an important part of many multi-disciplinary medical support teams in professional sport.
What is an ICSC qualified Chiropractor?
The International Certificate in Sports Chiropractic (ICSC) program produces a well-rounded Chiropractor who is qualified to work in professional sports teams and at major sporting events throughout the world. Events such as the Olympics and World games. It is the highest level Sports Chiropractic qualification achievable.
To see more about sports Chiropractic qualifications: https://fics.sport/
How can Sports Chiropractic help me?
There is nothing more frustrating than not being able to play your sport.
Here at Bristol Chiropractic Sports and Family Clinic, our chiropractors and massage therapists play a range of sports and can understand the need to be back competing A.S.A.P!
What separates Sports Chiropractic treatment from other therapies is a Chiropractors ability to get joints and muscles moving again quickly.
Sports Chiropractors are movement experts, for this reason Chiropractic sports treatment is known for helping athletes overcome a variety of complicated injuries much faster than normal. This is why Sports Chiropractors are now utilised in every professional sport around the world.
Treating a sports injury sooner rather than later may help speed up recovery. We also have patients comment regularly on their performance increases, usually through improved balance, movement and coordination.
Here are a few of the various sporting injuries we see in clinic;
Joint Pains, muscle cramps, and spasms.
Back and neck pain
Elbow injuries/tennis elbow
Rotator cuff injuries, frozen shoulder, shoulder impingements
During the initial consultation, your Chiropractor will take a full medical history, examine your ability to move and discuss your lifestyle. Depending on the injury, they may want to refer you for an x-ray if they feel this will help with your diagnosis and treatment plan.
What therapy is commonly used?
The treatment can include ultrasound, massage, manipulation, mobilisation, soft tissue massage, cross friction, and athletic stretching. The treatment used depends on how long it has been there, as well as injury severity and site of injury.
Most importantly, our Chiropractors will build progressive resistance exercises, core exercises, and rehabilitation into your programme to strengthen the area ready for your up and coming match.
Advice is crucial in the rehabilitation process and will be progressively given. Advice such as pain relief, when to use ice and/or heat, orthotics, braces, and supports. Each injury is different and requires a different rehab approach.