Today's Chiropractic Clinic
CHARLES M LAYCOCK, DC
Whether you injured your back in a bad jump during a basketball game or your elbow is in pain after a couple of hours of tennis practice, your primary goal is to get back to the sport you love. Charles Laycock, DC, and the experienced team at Today’s Chiropractic Clinic, located in Des Moines, Washington, specialize in sports therapy and can help you get back in the game. To start your sports therapy program, call the office or book an appointment online today.
Sports Therapy Q&A
What is sports therapy?
Sports therapy is a specialized area of medicine that focuses on the rehabilitation of an athlete after an injury. Dr. Laycock and the team at Today’s Chiropractic Clinic also provide treatment to prevent injuries in athletes, which may include teaching proper techniques or an exercise program to improve conditioning.
The goal of sports therapy is to optimize your strength, function, and mobility to help you perform at your best.
What types of injuries can sports therapy treat?
Dr. Laycock and the team at Today’s Chiropractic Clinic are experts in their field and provide treatment for any type of sports injury that affects the musculoskeletal system.
Common sports injuries that benefit from therapy include:
- Sprains and strains
- Rotator cuff tendinitis
- Shin splints
- Patellofemoral injury
- Tennis or golfer’s elbow
- Rotator cuff tear
- Herniated discs
Dr. Laycock and the team can also provide treatment for muscle soreness and swelling.
What can I expect during sports therapy?
Before treatment begins, Dr. Laycock first conducts an evaluation and assessment. During your evaluation, he reviews the cause of your injury or discomfort, medical history, and therapy goals. You may also undergo a series of tests so the team can assess your strength, flexibility, and range of motion.
After your assessment, Dr. Laycock and the team at Today’s Chiropractic Clinic develop a personalized treatment plan aimed at helping you reach your rehabilitation goals as quickly and safely as possible.
What treatment can help me recover from my injury?
Today’s Chiropractic Clinic offers a range of treatment options to help you get back to your strongest self. Your treatment may include:
- Chiropractic adjustments
- Manual therapy
- Kinesio® Taping for muscle support and healing
- Corrective exercise program
- Spinal decompression
- Spinal correction
- Therapeutic massage
Sports therapy may also include a home exercise program to help you to continue to make gains in-between therapy sessions. In addition to helping your body heal, treatment is also focused on your sport to help ensure when you return, your body is in the best shape possible.
For expert sports therapy services, call Today’s Chiropractic Clinic or book an appointment online today.