Chiropractic for Athletes

Many athletes benefit from chiropractic because it keeps them in peak condition without the use of drugs. Whether it's during the season or in the off-season, chiropractic care is becoming the competitive advantage that many athletes are now seeking. When your body is in better alignment, your nervous system is finely tuned, and all pistons are firing. This leads to better performance, fewer injuries and quicker recovery. This can be accomplished with the help of one of our sports chiropractors in Pasadena.

Kinesio Taping Method

Dr. Michael Shahbazian is a certified Rocktape doctor and Dr. Rion Zimmerman is a certified Kinesio Taping practitioner, making them two of the most effective sports chiropractors Pasadena and La Canada have available. Both the Rocktape and the Kinesio Taping Methods enhance the body's natural healing process and provide support to the muscles without restricting range of motion. These taping methods work on two levels:

  • Provides support to muscle structure
  • Rehabilitates the affected area

By lifting the skin on a microscopic level, Rocktape & Kinesio Tape effectively relieve pain through facilitating lymphatic drainage in the affected muscles. This lifting power also serves to decrease any inflammation that may be occurring.

The application of Rocktape & Kinesio Tape have been developed over many years. Taping is done according to specific patient needs following a thorough assessment. Many factors are taken into account upon application, such as position, strip shape, and the amount of stretch with which the tape is placed. Because Rocktape & Kinesio Tape can be applied in hundreds of ways, the delivering physicians must be fluent in their use. Practicing chiropractors in Pasadena, Dr. Shahbazian and Dr. Zimmerman have years of experience in the application of Rocktape & Kinesio Tape, assuring an accurate and effective placement and treatment.

General Athletic Care

Beyond the Kinesio Taping Method, Flintridge Family Chiropractic offers a number of techniques to help athletes remain in peak form. Each technique is customizable to the conditions present. In some cases, it may be to help an athlete recovery from an injury. In other cases, it may simply be to maintain good health.

The Complete Adjustment for Athletes is a system designed by Flintridge Family Chiropractic to take an athlete through the acute phase of injury to the corrective strengthening phase. This system allows for the athlete to recover faster and function at higher level than he or she ever has.

Dynamic and static stretching techniques are used to help an athletic body maintain flexibility and strength. Static stretches are held at the resistance point of a muscle for about 20 seconds at a time. Dynamic stretches are done in motion, only hitting the muscle resistance point for a moment before continuing movement. Our chiropractors will make specific recommendations to athlete patients, helping them to maintain a proper routine.

Beyond these techniques, our chiropractors are well versed in athletic physique and how to keep it running well. The initial consultation will determine the correct treatment for the circumstances. So if you're looking for a top sports chiropractor in Pasadena, please call our office today to schedule a complimentary consultation and find out how to optimize your body's natural healing potential.

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