“I started coming to see Doctor Tilson a few years ago after having issues with my ankles because of sport injuries. I saw improvement right away and was able to maintain an active lifestyle. Doctor T and his staff are always very helpful and do their best work on their patients. I highly recommend Tilson Chiropractic!”
- Doug S.
The Importance of Chiropractic Care in Sports and Fitness
Chiropractic sports medicine is a drug-free, safe, and effective treatment for all athletes, not only elite athletes. Benefits of chiropractic care go beyond muscle relief after a competition. Receiving regular adjustments from a certified chiropractic sports physician can optimize overall health and performance, help prevent injury and aid in faster recovery times.
A healthier you starts by incorporating a nutritious diet, healthy lifestyle habits, regular exercise, and keeping your musculo-nervous system healthy. Chiropractic physicians can help with several common sports injuries in order to keep you working strong towards your long-term health resolutions all year long!
Whether the cause is spine, nerve, muscle misalignment, or a combination of these, Dr. Tilson will perform customized assessments to determine the appropriate treatment plan utilizing the combination of chiropractic adjustments, massage therapy, High Intensity Laser Therapy and/or other treatments.
Call to schedule an appointment today at (630) 428-2299.
Dr. Tilson's Got Your Back! Low Back Pain
Back pain is one of the most common reason for hospital visits. It is estimated that over $100 billion is spent every year in the U.S. on back problems. Sports chiropractors are often the first practitioners sought out for back pain due to a sports related injury because of the effectiveness and conservative nature that excludes highly addictive drugs or surgery.
When it comes to working out, it's important to warm up your muscles with stretches before exercise, use proper form for lifting weights, strengthen your core as this will help to reduce stress on your spine and help to protect it. Make sure to stretch and strengthen your glutes, hamstrings and quads.
Pain and stiffness in front and on the sides of the knee cap is referred to Runner's Knee. It is usually associated with vigorous exercise and training that makes it difficult to climb stairs, kneel as well as other basic daily activities. This usually starts as a result of a change in frequency, duration, or intensity of an activity that repeatedly puts stress on the knee. Activities such as jogging, stair climbing and squatting are a few common causes.
If you experience Runner's Knee, stop the activity causing the pain and apply the R.I.C.E. method:
Rest: Opt for a low impact exercise such as the elliptical or swimming instead to avoid aggravating the pain.
Ice: Use an icepack or bag of frozen vegetables for 20 min at a time, several times a day.
Compression: Lightly wrap the knee in an elastic bandage making sure it is not too tight.
Elevation: Keep the knee raised higher than your heart as often as possible.
The inflammation of the ligament on the bottom of your feet that extends from heel to toes is called Plantar Fasciitis. The ligament normally acts as a shock absorber when we walk and run. Patients who have Plantar Fasciitis pain may experience tightness and pain in the arch of the foot most commonly described as "walking on broken glass".
Factors such as long-distance running, sprinting, having flat feet, not using proper footwear, obesity, or long hours spent on your feet are common causes. Rolling your foot over a golf ball or frozen water bottle will help alleviate pain. Often times it can take several weeks or months of chiropractic care to recover, especially if your job requires you to stand on your feet most of the day.
With the combination of Dr. Tilson's feet adjustments, stretching the tendon, custom fit orthotics, massage, and High Intensity Laser Therapy, recovery time is drastically shortened. Most patients start experiencing relief in a matter of days, greatly improving their quality of life!
Laser Therapy for Sports and Fitness
More powerful than cold lasers and Class III lasers, Class IV laser systems are used by professional athletes and sports teams as a highly effective alternative to traditional therapies such as cortisone injections and surgery. Our H.I. Laser Therapy will access hard to reach soft tissue, help to speed recovery, soften scar tissue and provide pain relief. Call today for a free assessment on how laser therapy care improve your athletic performance.