A big part of what we do at Optilux Wellness Center in New Kensington is help athletes, weekend warriors and active individuals recover from and protect themselves from injury. We wholeheartedly believe that chiropractic care is the most beneficial treatment for sports injuries.
Our doctors focus not only on pain relief, but also address the underlying causes of injury. Out of the many ways we can help, the four big ones are addressing muscular imbalances, biomechanical deficiencies, and improper conditioning.
Chiropractic Care and Muscular Imbalances
Muscular imbalances are when one side of your body is stronger than the other. A good example is to look at the differences between a baseball pitcher’s pitching and non-pitching arms. But the thing is you don’t have to go that extreme to create an imbalance. Something as simple as using a computer mouse all day will do it.
Muscular imbalances make you prone to injury and can cause pain in both related and connected areas. We address muscular imbalances with various therapies, including pain relief, helping even out muscle strength, coax joints and muscles back into alignment, work out stiffness, and more.
Chiropractic Care and Biomechanical Deficiencies
Biomechanics is all about how your body moves. It’s common for injuries to develop from a biomechanical deficiency because your body isn’t moving the way it should. For example, if you have tight muscles, then you’re not going to experience full range of motion. Poor range of motion can manifest as joint pain and a whole host of other complaints.
Our chiropractors evaluate athletes for biomechanical deficiencies and help rehabilitate and train your body to move properly. We also identify why this deficiency happened in the first place so you don’t revert back to it in the future.
Chiropractic Care and Sports Conditioning
Quality sports chiropractic is designed to help bring out the best in athletes. We don’t make you a better athlete so much as you harness the knowledge and tools we give you. Injuries happen due to holes in conditioning routines. Even a runner needs good arm strength to maximize stride and endurance. Otherwise the rest of your body has to compensate for your arms not contributing enough.
We’ll evaluate you for areas in need of extra attention and guide you through conditioning exercises that’ll help balance things out.
Get Sports Injury Chiropractic Care in New Kensington
With over 1 million chiropractic adjustments under his belt, Dr. Festa has provided professional services for several sporting events and has sponsored little league baseball and soccer teams for the past twenty-five years. Dr. Zak has a passion for working with athletes, too, being an athlete himself.
We see a lot of wrestling, soccer, softball and baseball athletes, along with everyone from powerlifters, CrossFitters to weekend warriors and those who love to run. We identify and focus on the root cause, and then follow up with education and prevention.