Soccer Injuries: How Chiropractic Care Can Keep You on the Field

Feb 13, 2024
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As a soccer player, you want to be right in the action for every perfect pass, speed burst, and piece of fancy footwork. Your body is your instrument, so you have to keep it in good running order to stay on the field. Chiropractic care can help.

You might have experienced a sports-related injury in the past. After being sidelined for a while, finding a way to avoid a repeat of that experience is probably a big concern. Even if you've been lucky enough to avoid an injury so far, you need to take steps to make sure you stay active moving forward. 

Here at Synergy Release Sports, we’ve earned a reputation among soccer players, runners, and other athletes as the best chiropractor in Alpharetta and Atlanta, Georgia. We really understand the mechanics of sports injuries, the best methods to prevent and treat them, and the most effective ways to keep players active in the sport they love.

Today’s blog covers the info you need about how injuries happen and how chiropractic care can keep you active. 

How soccer and other sports injuries happen

Soccer injuries are pretty common, affecting nearly 180,000 Americans every year. 

The sport involves frequent start-and-stop movements as well as physical contact, which often leads to injuries like shin splints, Achilles tendinitis, muscle strains, and anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) sprains in the knee. 

Injuries often peak when the season starts because players are working tendons, muscles, and ligaments that might have been partially resting for a few months. 

Injuries are also common toward the end of the season, when long periods of heavy physical activity may cause wear-and-tear damage. 

Of course, soccer injuries are just one category of sports injuries. Just like soccer players, runners consistently put a lot of stress on their lower body, including the knees and legs. In fact, 30-75% of runners experience sports injuries every year.

Our team often treats runners who experience shin splints, patellofemoral syndrome (runner’s knee), muscle strains, and other injuries. 

Many sports injuries are preventable if you take the right steps, though and that’s something we can help with. 

How chiropractic care can keep you on the field

Chiropractic care is a holistic method of care that emphasizes whole-body wellness. The Synergy Release Sports team is here to help you heal when you’re injured, but preventing those injuries in the first place is just as essential. 

Chiropractic includes many different methods of health enhancement and healing. Some of the different ways we can help keep you active in your sport include: 

  • Chiropractic adjustments to align the hips, knees, and ankles along with the spine to support nervous system health
  • Joint adjustments to improve range-of-motion
  • Muscle Activation Technique to enhance performance and prevent injuries.
  • Flexibility-enhancing exercises
  • Muscle-strengthening exercises
  • Recovery therapies and modalities
  • Injury prevention strategies, tailored to your needs

The methods mentioned above are also helpful in injury recovery. 

If you’re injured or currently recovering from an injury, our team can put you on the fast track to recovery using a proprietary healing method called Synergy Release Therapy®. 

Developed by our CEO and practice co-founder, Michael Hatrack, DC, Synergy Release Therapy is a unique, patented system that focuses on locating the root source of your injury and systematically correcting it to reverse the problem.

While every injury recovery plan is personalized based on the injury and individual needs, some of the advanced methods we use include:

  • Instrument-assisted adjustments (Graston Technique®)
  • Soft tissue manipulation (Active release technique)
  • RedLight therapy
  • Dry needling
  • Hyperbaric oxygen therapy
  • Concussion blue box therapy
  • Trigger point therapy 
  • Advanced muscle integration technique (AMIT)
  • Neuromuscular massage
  • Frequency-specific microcurrent
  • Kinesiology taping
  • PiezoWave therapy (shock wave therapy)
  • Rapid release therapy
  • Functional Manual Therapy® 

Our Synergy Release Sports team focuses on not only pain relief but also personalized recovery plans, prevention, and optimizing performance tailored to soccer players, runners, and other athletes. 

With the chiropractic approach, you can heal using natural, noninvasive techniques and build your strength, endurance, and flexibility to their peak. To learn more about how our personalized chiropractic care plans can help you optimize your sports activity and enjoy it to the fullest, call our office, or contact us online today.