If you live an active lifestyle, a sports chiropractor can help you maintain it. Chiro Mitch – as he is lovingly called by his patients – and the team at Strong and Active Chiropractic in Del Mar are dedicated to providing the care you need to remain pain-free and perform your best.

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What’s the Difference Between a Sports Chiropractor and a Traditional Chiropractor?

All chiropractors are trained and skilled at treating issues and improving the neuromusculoskeletal system. However, some chiropractors specialize in certain areas – similar to medical doctors. While they all begin with the same medical education, some choose to specialize in pediatrics, neurological disorders, or other areas.

The same is true with sports chiropractors. Though they receive the same basic chiropractic education, sports chiropractors choose to focus their education and skill on helping both recreational athletes and professionals. They specialize in treating sports injuries and enhancing athletic performance. Specifically, they can help through the following and more:

  • Improved recovery from both injuries and training
  • Reduction in future injuries
  • Improvement of overall wellness, balance, posture, range of motion, and flexibility
  • Reduction of pain and swelling
  • Reduction in tension in ligaments, muscles, and fascia
  • Proper spinal alignment and form

Chiropractic Treatments for Athletes

When you visit Chiro Mitch at Strong and Active Chiropractic in Del Mar, you’ll receive a personalized plan to help you achieve your goals. Some of the treatments offered include those listed below.

  • Active release technique: This soft tissue therapy is used to address adhesions and tension due to overuse.
  • Therapeutic exercise: Therapeutic exercise includes strengthening and stretching movements designed to address injuries, pain, and areas of weakness.
  • Deep tissue massage: Deep tissue massage is effective at relieving tension deep beneath the surface, improving blood flow to the area, and restoring mobility.
  • Cupping: Cupping is a treatment that can help relieve muscle soreness and fatigue by increasing blood flow to the target area.
  • Graston Technique: The Graston Technique is utilized to locate and treat deep adhesions that might not be located through other treatments.
  • Flexion-Distraction Technique: This treatment helps stretch the spine, decompressing nerves, muscles, and spinal discs.
  • Spinal adjustments: Ensuring that your spine is properly aligned is a very effective method of both helping your body heal and keeping your body in proper form.

Whether you compete in professional events or simply enjoy playing golf on the weekends, Chiro Mitch is the sports chiropractor for you. Schedule an appointment with Strong and Active Chiropractic in Del Mar today by calling (858) 243-7685.