involves more than just identifying the injury. Oak Grove Chiropractic takes the time to understand your injury and how it occurred.
You and the Doctor will work together to formulate a plan that will get you out of pain and back into your daily routine!
There are several steps in ensure that you can get back into your active lifestyle and to remain pain and injury free.
An accurate diagnosis is the first step in creating a treatment plan for sports injury. Our first goal is to determine if your injury can be treated within our office. . If the answer to that is no – we may refer you out to a specialist that is more knowledgeable of your needs. IF we find it necessary for you to get x-rays, we work very closing with Diagnostic Imaging and will refer you out to them. Diagnostic Imaging is in-network with most insurance carriers so we find it works well for our patients. Along with extremity and back injuries, we are also well versed in Concussion evaluation and management. In fact, many concussions have a cervical spine (neck) component that must also be addressed. Our team can grade your concussion and walk you through steps for returning play.
We use many methods when treating a sports injury, but our philosophy blends passive care with active therapy. Depending on the injury, we may begin by using a combination of taping, manual therapy, and manipulation until the healing has progressed enough to begin active care. Active care typically consists of stretches, in addition to, exercises to strengthen and improve flexibility. Once the injury is pain-free we finally move into sport-specific activities to get you ready to return to play.
PASSIVE CARE —> ACTIVE CARE
If you are prone to injury or have recovered from an injury, you may want to stack the odds in your favor. Periodic maintenance evaluations and treatments will allow us to detect imbalances that may lead to re-injury. A typical maintenance appointment may include active and passive treatments of prior visits. These maintenance visits also allow us to check and see if you have have any home care questions or need a refresher on exercises or taping.