At Kolenda Chiropractic and Acupuncture, Dr. Thomas M. Kolenda and his staff offer physicals and sports chiropractic adjustments to athletes who participate in high school and college sports. The facility serves the residents of Austin, Texas, and many nearby neighborhoods and towns.
Sports Chiropractic Q & A
Is Nutritional Counseling Important to Athletes?
Nutritional counseling is essential for athletes who participate in competitive sports. The more activity a person performs, the more nutrients they need to function efficiently. An athlete who spends several hours a day exercising or participating in their chosen sport will need additional calories and nutrients to be able to maintain a certain level of activity. What cannot be supplied through the diet, may need to be added through the use of vitamin and mineral supplements. Supplementing the right nutrients can help a person gain muscle mass or provide them with the extra energy they need to get through an event.
What Types of Sports Injuries can Chiropractic Care and Acupuncture Successfully Treat?
Chiropractic adjustments and acupuncture can successfully treat a wide range of athletic injuries received on the playing field. Muscle stress and strains, dislocated joints, hyperextended joints, and repetitive motion injuries like tennis elbow are easily treated with chiropractic care. By helping the joints return their original position and supporting the muscle tissues, an adjustment helps to relieve the inflammation that is associated with the injury. Correcting the structural abnormality not only reduces the inflammation, it also helps to control the pain and discomfort that is a result of the impact of the injury.
Can Massage Therapy Enhance Chiropractic and Acupuncture Treatment Options?
When it comes to sports injuries, deep tissue massage, when accompanied by chiropractic adjustments and acupuncture, is an effective tool that strengthens and supports the area. Massage increases the flow of oxygenated blood to the area and also manipulates the soft tissues. By working the soft tissues of the body, the muscles remain flexible, range of motion is maintained, and area heals at a much faster rate. Massage therapy also keeps the tissues strong, even if movement is somewhat restricted due to a brace or bandage. While chiropractic adjustments help to restore proper form, massage restores and maintains proper function.