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Sports Chiropractic and Sports Injuries

If you actively or even passively play a sport, you will already know that sports can put additional amounts of stress and strain on your back, neck, arms, legs, hands and feet. It just depends on what your sport of choice is.

That being said, Sports Chiropractic is an ideal solution to help keep your body in top condition before, during, and after your sporting activities. By diagnosing and treating muscle imbalances and other issues that could lead to injuries.

At Broadway AT Yew Chiropractic & Massage, our Vancouver Sports Chiropractors and Massage Therapists have been delivering natural, effective treatments to all types of athletes with a high rate of success. Not only can our Chiropractors help with injuries, they can also help reduce your risk of developing sports related injuries, by treating other conditions that may put you at risk of an injury.

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Types of Sports Injuries That Respond Well to Chiropractic Treatment

There are many types of sports related conditions and injuries that respond very well to Chiropractic treatment. Our Chiropractors can offer you relief from the following:

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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is a condition caused by the overuse of the forearm that results in compression of the median nerve as it passes to the hand. The repetitive movements when playing golf can contribute to the symptoms of this condition.

Effective Chiropractic Treatments We Can Provide:

Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar Fasciitis is a condition that causes a sharp burning pain on the bottom of the foot and heel and leads to adhesions in the fascia. It is usually caused by extended periods on one’s feet, or by overuse of the feet such as occurs while running.

Effective Chiropractic Treatments We Can Provide:
  • The Graston Technique
  • Active Release
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woman playing tennis


This condition occurs when there is compression of the sciatic nerve as it leaves the spinal column.

The condition causes a searing pain down the back, buttock, and thigh. Sciatica is commonly seen in golfers and tennis players.

Effective Chiropractic Treatments We Can Provide:

  • Chiropractic manipulation

Rotator Cuff Injuries

Rotator cuff injuries are particularly complicated because there are five major muscles involved in the movement of the arm. If even one of these muscles is not performing optimally, a rotator cuff injury can

occur. Rotator Cuff injuries commonly occur in sports where there is a lot of lifting of the arms, such as volleyball and basketball.

Effective Chiropractic Treatments We Can Provide:

  • Active Release
  • Adjustments of the carpal bones
man holding rotator cuff in pain
chiropractor tapping achilles tendon with instrument

Tendonitis of the Achilles Tendon

Tendonitis of the Achilles Tendon is a type of repetitive strain injury that occurs in the muscles of the lower leg. If the condition isn’t treated quickly, it can lead to adhesions between the Achilles tendon and the tendon sheath. The condition is commonly seen in sports where running and jumping are involved.

Effective Chiropractic Treatments We Can Provide:

  • The Graston Technique
  • Active Release

Sports Injury Treatment Options

Along with the treatments mentioned above (Graston Technique, Active Release, adjustments, and manipulations), our Vancouver Chiropractors frequently work in tandem with our Registered Massage Therapists Vancouver to provide you with a customized treatment plan that will not only address existing conditions and injuries, but will also prove beneficial in improving your overall health.

As well, the Physical Therapists at Broadway AT Yew Chiropractic & Massage will provide you with an at home treatment plan that will include treating your conditions with ice, heat, rest, and gentle stretching exercises. The types of exercises our therapists will prescribe will depend on your type of condition or injury. These can include the following types of stretches:

Neck Stretch

1. Stand with your back straight and your shoulders relaxed.

2. Bring your right ear down towards your shoulder and roll your head towards the ground.

3. Hold for a few seconds, then roll your head to the left.

4. Roll your head back to a normal position.

Hamstring Stretch

1. Stand with your feet hip width apart, with a straight back and shoulders down.

2. Bring your right leg forward keeping your heel down and your toes up, while keeping your leg


3. While in the above position, bend your left leg at the knee.

4. Repeat on the opposite side.

Quad Stretch

1. Stand with your feet hip width apart, with a straight back.

2. Brace yourself against the wall or a chair if you need extra support to stay balanced.

3. Reach back and grab your right foot with your left hand and gently pull to stretch.

4. Repeat on the opposite side.

Chest and Bicep Stretch

1. Stand tall with your back straight.

2. Interlace your fingers behind your back.

3. Straighten your arms.

4. With your arms straight and fingers laced, gently lift your arms up behind you.

Back Stretch

1. Position yourself on all fours on the floor, with hands shoulder width apart, knees hip width apart, and your back straight.

2. Arch your back towards the ceiling, and work your abs so as to pull your belly button down towards the floor.

3. Let your head gently fall between your arms.

Hip and Glute Stretch

1. Lie flat on your back with your legs extended.

2. Press your lower back to the floor.

3. Bend your right knee while placing your right foot flat on the floor.

4. Cross your left ankle at the knee.

5. Grab the back of your right thigh and hug your legs up to your chest.

6. Place your left elbow on the inside part of your right knee and push it to the side.

7. Repeat on the opposite side.

All of these stretching exercises should be repeated up to ten times. If you can’t do ten sets, start with five and gradually work your way up as your strength increases.

It’s important to remember that the treatments we provide at Broadway AT Yew Chiropractic & Massage are all natural treatments that do not require the use of dangerous drugs or surgery. We strive to provide proactive, preventive treatment so that your body is working properly before you develop a condition or sports injury!

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