|At Health-Fit Chiropractic & Sports Medicine we treat all athletes of various levels from the weekend warrior to the professional athlete. If it’s a sport, we have treated an injury related to it. All of our patients go through a series of functional examinations in conjunction with the chiropractic and sports medicine exam to determine the diagnosis and underlying cause of the injury. In addition, our athletes are also assessed and/or consulted on possible sport-related causes to their injury. Every sport has its physical demands and common injuries. Part of complete care for an athlete is addressing the biomechanical insults of the sport as well as the body. Health-Fit staff will either assess these on-site or recommend you to a technique coach, running/cycling store or fitting specialist. If you already have a specialist you use, we always recommends a brief consultation with them to provide a team effort on your road to recovery.Some of the common assessments that are important for athletes are:
Common sports injuries treated
Functional Movement Screen (FMS)
The Functional Movement Screen is an assessment tool used by many professional teams, universities and sports training facilities to evaluate the athlete for movement dysfunctions. The FMS assesses for the following physical attributes and gives a baseline for the athlete, trainer and/or doctor. We take the FMS a couple steps further by adding “breakout” tests to determine why the movement is faulty and to also assess sport specific physical requirements. See Example of a Squat Test Breakout
Functional Movement Screen tests for:
*Health-Fit Chiropractic & Sports Medicine utilizes aspects of the Functional Movement Screening, but incorporates other tests that assess the same movements as the FMS listed above.