Sports Chiropractic care offers a higher level of treatment for those with sports injuries. A sports chiropractor will treat more than just the joint, they actually treat both the joints and soft tissues (muscles, tendons, and ligaments), This creates a superior treatment that is not only better, but very complete. Sports Chiropractors are one of the most highly trained professionals in the manual treatment of joint dysfunction. This allows them to have a huge advantage of treating sports injuries. Dr. Vanina has years of training that helps him specializes in extremity injuries, sports injuries, and rehabilitation of patients that come into his office.
Sports injuries include a list of problems such as: ankle sprains, plantar fascitis, knee sprains, knee tracking disorders, hip pain, walking and running abnormalities, pelvic and low back sprain/strain, rotator cuff tears, elbow wrist and hand trauma, various neck injuries, and many other injuries that occur on the field of play or in the game of life.
Sports injuries are best dealt with when care is administered immediately, or at least as quickly as possible. Too many times people injure themselves during sports activities and ‘shrug’ off the pain. Although ‘toughing out’ pain may allow you to continue with the sport for a period of time, sooner or later the injury is going to catch up with you. In other words, joint dysfunction and/or soft tissue trauma is seldom going to get better on its own and in most cases, if left untreated, the injury will get worse. A mechanical problem (injury) needs a mechanical resolution, and chiropractic care is many times the best way to obtain a mechanical resolution.
The objective of treatment for sports injuries is to reduce the pain, improve the function, and rehabilitate the region of injury. By doing so, the athlete can get back to the playing field as soon as possible.
Dr. Vanina is one of the only chiropractors in the region who is Facial Abrasion Technique Certified, Holding full body certification in Active Release Techniques (ART). Dr. Vanina is a Certified Chiropractic Sports Practitioner® (CCSP®) in the State and is one of only three Diplomates of the American Chiropractic Board of Sports Physicians® in the greater Philadelphia area. This status confers the higest level of sports training a chiropractor can receive. Simply put, if you want to stay at the top of your game, Dr. Vanina has the most training to help you!