Sports Medicine in Chesterfield MO


Once considered to be an alternative form of medicine, chiropractic sports medicine has become a mainstream treatment option for today’s athletes and recreational sports enthusiasts. Whether you need advice on preparing your body for a new sport or have already suffered a sports injury, chiropractic care can play an important role in keeping your body in peak condition. P.R.I.M.E. Health Centers are well equipped to treat your injuries using a multiple disciplinary approach, including soft tissue manipulation, physiotherapy, spinal decompression, therapeutic rehabilitation, pain management, and nutritional therapy. As a provider of a non-surgical and drug-free approach to caring for today’s athletes, we employ many different modalities to help you achieve and maintain optimal health and wellness.

An Athlete's Unfair Advantage

 

As your unfair advantage, in addition to helping you recover from your sports injuries, doctors at P.R.I.M.E. Health Center Chesterfield MO can help you achieve 100% of your full potential to minimize your risk of being sidelined by injury. From head to toe, our chiropractic physicians and staff can play a major role in preventing an initial injury from happening as well as managing a recurring sports injury, such as:

  • neck pain
  • rotator cuff impingement
  • shoulder separation
  • tennis elbow
  • wrist sprain
  • sports hernia
  • lower back pain
  • herniated disc
  • hip pointer
  • hamstring strain
  • quadricep strain
  • knee instability
  • torn meniscus
  • ankle sprain
  • Achilles tendonitis
  • heel spur
  • plantar fasciitis
  • turf toe

Proper alignment and strength are critical to help prevent and/or rehabilitate athletic injuries in wide range of sporting events. A sports chiropractor understands the mechanisms of connective soft tissue for each joint, including the spine. Regardless of your sports-related needs, our chiropractors and therapeutic staff can enhance your sports performance. P.R.I.M.E. is a full-service health & wellness facility dedicated to providing an integrative approach to healthcare for individuals of all ages and athletes of all levels and disciplines. 

Chiropractic Sports Medicine

Although the first chiropractic adjustments were not performed until September of 1895 by Daniel David Palmer (who founded the Palmer School of Cure in Davenport IA), Greek physician Herodicus combined the concepts of sports and medicine in fifth century B.C. Nonetheless, D. D. Palmer is credited as the first healthcare provider to realize that various forms of manipulation were useful in the diagnosis and treatment of mechanical disorders of the musculoskeletal system. Eighty-one years later chiropractic sports medicine was introduced at the Olympic Games in Montreal. Today, chiropractic sports medicine is an excellent resource for world-class athletes for both the care and prevention of musculoskeletal injuries as it offers unique and different perspectives on optimal treatment options to maintain peak performance.

At P.R.I.M.E. Health Centers, our interdisciplinary approach to caring for today’s sports enthusiast and professional athletes combines the best opportunities provided by both therapeutic and chiropractic sports medicine. Our practitioners follow evidence-based guidelines based on valid medical research that supports the rationale and efficacy of the treatment methods we use. Specialists are trained in the application of passive modalities like heat, ice, and compression as well as the use of biomechanics, physical rehabilitation, physiotherapy, stretching, manipulation, strength and resistance training. In addition, our staff may use decompression therapy and soft tissue techniques to reduce and prevent scar tissue adhesions within damaged muscles and spinal joints. Although primary care physicians are aware of soft tissue injuries, they seldom practice hands-on applications for non-medicated treatment of sports injuries.