Sports & Chiropractic Care
Dr. Hartter provides chiropractic care for sports injuries, for all athletes, for all ages. Since, the majority of sports injuries are soft tissue in nature and because many of injuries arise from improper body biomechanics and improper sporting techniques. Chiropractic care – through the use of safe and natural spinal adjustment techniques, soft tissue mobilization, stretching and exercise programs – focuses on all causes which have lead to the symptoms of pain and tissue injury.
CrossFit is a varied fitness program that focuses on strength and endurance training, using functional movements for short, high- intensity workouts.
CrossFit workouts have been designed to fit the needs of all individuals regardless of age, gender, or experience.
Functional movements are natural and safe movements used in everyday life. Crossfit promotes varied workouts to ensure that one never reaches his/her plateau, thus producing the greatest results.
It has been quoted by many people that CrossFit is the most intense workout program they have experienced, and continues to be the most enjoyable and rewarding.
How Sports Injuries Affect the Feet and Other Structures
Normally, the arches of the normally distribute your body weight to minimize strain on the feet and other weight-bearing joints. Unfortunately, the arches themselves are not always normal in construction. High arches (over supination) or flat feet (overpronation) can cause stress and inflammation in the plantar fascia, the tissue that supports the arch’s shape. The result is a painful overuse injury called plantar fasciitis. Untreated arch imbalances can also place abnormal stress on the knee, hip, or ankle structures.
Athletes with arch support issues find themselves at special risk for injuries. The extra pressure they place on their feet as they run, jump, or support heavy loads of aggravating tissue strain. Overpronation can also promote sports injuries such as toe fractures and shin splints.
Orthotics and Supportive Care at Hartter Chiropractic
Dr. Scott Hartter can restore balance to unbalanced arches through the use of orthotics. These shoe inserts conform to your individual feet, providing the right degree of cushioning in the right areas to normalize your weight distribution and ease the strain on your arches. These corrections can also help to straighten out your posture, reducing low back pain, knee pain, hip pain, and other common sports afflictions.
Orthotics often complement a holistic sports injury recovery program that also features other drug-free, non-surgical methods. Our chiropractic team may recommend spinal adjustment or other kinds of therapy to help you get the greatest benefit from your orthotics. Dr. Hartter may also recommend changes to your workout regimen, sports technique, or everyday lifestyle that can help you maintain optimal musculoskeletal balance and avoid future sports injuries.
Can Orthotics Put You Back on the Playing Field? Contact Us to Find Out.
Don’t miss out on your favorite athletic activities due to nagging foot inflammation or other sports injuries — find out whether orthotics can help you keep playing. Contact our chiropractic team to schedule a consultation.