Sports Medicine

Sports injuries are common, affecting about 8.6 million people in the US annually. If a sports-related injury sidelines you, the team at Premier Chiropractic and Sports Injury Center in Soldotna, Alaska can help. The team uses conservative and integrative treatments, including regenerative medicine, to help you get back on the field or court quickly.

What is sports medicine?
Sports medicine involves the diagnosis and treatment of sports-related injuries. At Premier Chiropractic and Sports Injury Center, the team uses conservative and integrative sports medicine treatments to get you back on the field or court as soon as possible.

Will I need sports medicine treatment?
Numerous injuries might warrant seeing a sports medicine chiropractor for treatment, including:

  • Strains and sprains
  • Knee or shoulder injuries
  • Tendonitis
  • Fractures
  • Cartilage injuries
  • Lower back or neck pain
  • Spinal misalignment
  • Achilles tendon, calf, and hamstring injuries
  • Golfer’s elbow
  • Groin strains

You or your child might experience a sports injury from cutting, jumping, falling, or tackling during sports training or events.

What happens during sports medicine treatment?
The caring practitioners at Premier Chiropractic and Sports Injury Center review your medical history and symptoms, complete an exam, and may use lab or imaging tests like X-rays or MRIs to diagnose your injury. Your provider might recommend:

Rehabilitation
The team of practitioners at Premier Chiropractic and Sports Injury Center shows you which injury-specific strength and stretching exercises are the most effective. They use innovative Shuttle machines to optimize your results during strength training.

Nutrition counseling
Premier Chiropractic and Sports Injury Center offers nutrition and supplement counseling to accelerate healing and help you feel better during your recovery.

Massage
The practitioners at Premier Chiropractic and Sports Injury Center use therapeutic massage to ease chronic pain, relieve tension, and optimize healing.

Chiropractic adjustments
Your provider uses a series of chiropractic adjustments to realign your spine, improve posture, relieve tension, and ease neck or back pain.

Erchonia Violet and Red Laser
Our office utilizes the Erchonia Violet and Red Laser. Harnessing the power of both red and violet cold low-level lasers, the EVRL uses low-level laser therapy (LLLT) to safely and effectively treat a broader range of conditions than many other cold lasers available today. With exceptional clinical research and FDA market clearance, EVRL lasers are a trusted and proven treatment approach, allowing practitioners to change patients’ lives without the harmful side effects associated with traditional treatment options.

Which sports medicine treatment is right for me?
Your provider lets you know which sports medicine treatment best matches your needs based on the type of injury you have. They might recommend more than one treatment, such as massage and chiropractic adjustments, to optimize your results.

If you suffer from a sports injury or chronic pain and want to avoid invasive surgery and addictive pain medications, schedule an appointment with Premier Chiropractic and Sports Injury Center by phone or online today.