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5 Ways A Chiropractor Can Help Athletes With Sports Injuries

5 Ways A Chiropractor Can Help Athletes With Sports Injuries

 Discover how chiropractic care can help athletes with sports injuries by realigning the spine, increasing mobility and preventing future injury. Learn about the benefits athletes with a sports injury can expect from chiropractic care. 

The residents of Northwest Florida love their sports. Our student athletes shine in football, volleyball, soccer and basketball. Our older residents can be seen on the beach volleyball courts, at the local 5Ks and even on the pickleball courts. Unfortunately, no matter how careful you are, being active in sports can lead to injuries.

In this article, we’ll tell you about 5 ways Dr. Llaird Likens can help you with your sports injury, including:

  1. Realign Your Spine After a Sports Injury
  2. Increase Your Range Of Motion After a Sports Injury
  3. Improve Your Form & Posture for Sports
  4. Chiropractic Care Resolves Old Sports Injuries
  5. Chiropractic Care Helps You Stay Active In Sports Longer

Realign Your Spine After a Sports Injury

Sports related accidents and injuries are one of the top causes for spinal misalignment. Dr. Llaird Likens specializes in applied kinesiology and can help you recover correctly from a sports injury. He is also the team chiropractor for the Pensacola Pelicans and the Pensacola Ice Pilots so he has probably seen something similar to what you’re going through. 

It’s not just an accident or fall during sports activities that can get your spine out of whack. Your spine can also be misaligned from slow, repetitive movements. 

Realigning your spine can bring you immediate relief as your body is in its natural position and can heal. 

Increase Your Range Of Motion After a Sports Injury

When your body is out of alignment, it can’t move naturally. When it can’t move naturally, your range of motion will be limited. Spinal manipulation and correlating exercises and stretches are how Dr. Llaird Likens helps athletes restore their mobility.

Improve Your Form for Sports Performance

When your spine is in alignment and your range of motion has increased, you will have better form and movement. Better form and movement will allow you to perform at your maximum capacity. 

Your spine in alignment will also improve your posture and even improve your breathing techniques.

Chiropractic Care Resolves Old Sports Injuries

Sometimes athletes assume that an old sports injury will plague them forever. This isn’t always true. Many times, Dr Likens has been able to treat old sports injuries and bring relief to a decades-old pain. In other cases, Dr. Likens has even been able to identify injuries the athlete wasn’t aware of that were causing stress on the body and would eventually have led to further injury. 

Chiropractic Care Helps You Stay Active In Sports Longer

Chiropractic care as an athlete is important for health maintenance as well. Athletes are tough and can often overlook pain or injury. A chiropractor can identify any issues while they are still small in order to prevent future injuries. They can also make minor adjustments from the small wear and tear athletes have every time they practice or compete. That’s why Dr. Likens is excited to be a part of your overall wellness as an athlete.

Ongoing chiropractic care as an athlete will help you maintain strength, mobility and range of motion longer as it continually assists the body in recovery and healing. It also aids you in the prevention of injury.

“Dr. Llaird is the best Chiropractor. He is incredibly knowledgeable and he really addressed the source  of pain that all of the other Doctors’ overlooked. He was a life saver for my active lifestyle!” said Ashley S.

If you are experiencing pain or loss of mobility from a sports injury and you live in Gulf Breeze, Navarre, Midway or Mary Esther Dr. Llaird Likens is ready and available to schedule an appointment for you. He’s been treating sports injuries for 18 years and looks forward to the opportunity to help you feel better.