Performance & Wellness Care
|In our office, we offer many options in your performance care or sports recovery such as the above-listed treatment methods and our whole body cryotherapy, deep tissue laser, hyperbaric chamber and more.
Some patients come in for just the adjustment once a month, some just for soft tissue work and to re-check the optimal corrective exercise. Others are members of our sports recovery center and make it part of their training and recovery routine. Our doctors will guide you in what is best for you.
What is Performance Care?
Performance care in our office is a combination of Chiropractic adjustments, Soft Tissue/Muscle Therapy, and a few specific corrective exercises to improve your performance in sport, work, and/or life. We know that subtle or gross changes in the physiology of an athlete’s body can have a tremendous impact on the time and effort required to perform an activity.
A difference of just a few seconds of improvements in a runner’s performance can mean the difference between a win or loss. However, difficult training regimes, repetitive motions (fitness, golf, running, cycling), and overworked muscles all place a great deal of stress on a person’s body. These stresses cause physiological changes that cannot be counteracted by simple exercise regimes. They require physical manipulation of the joint restrictions and/or soft tissues to remove the problem and return the person to optimal performance.
The combination of Biomechanical Assessments, Chiropractic, Manual Therapy, and Exercise can help improve performance in any sport, from skiing, weight lifting, and football, to running, cycling, golf, and swimming. This improvement is also highly applicable to work and activities of daily living.
How does Performance Care Differ from Cumulative Injury Care?
Injury Care deals with known, existing, identifiable injuries to joints and soft tissue. Its goal is to remove the cause of these injuries and return the joints and soft tissues to normal condition. In contrast, Performance Care is used to increase the performance of an athlete (speed, endurance, strength) by working with soft tissues, joints, and body awareness to enhance their performance.
Performance Care identifies unnoticed or hidden restrictions in the motion of the body and removes these restrictions to restore full function. Performance Care requires a good understanding of the biomechanics of the human body.
When to use Performance Care
Apply Performance Care methods after taking care of existing pain, dysfunction, or trauma that was reported by the patient. That is after Injury Care has been applied. Only after this has been done, should you progress to the most significant dysfunction that affects performance. Often, these may be the same areas as the existing pain or dysfunction.