Comprehensive Healing: Navigating Acute & Chronic Injuries with Integrative Care.

Whether you’re a professional athlete, an avid weekend warrior, or just starting your fitness journey, understanding injuries can empower you to prevent, manage, and recover more effectively.

Acute Injuries: What are they?

Acute injuries happen suddenly and are typically associated with a specific incident or trauma during physical activity. Examples include sprained ankles, fractured bones, or torn ligaments.

Symptoms to watch out for:

  • Sudden and severe pain
  • Swelling
  • Inability to bear weight or move the affected joint or limb
  • Tenderness
  • Visible dislocation or out-of-place joint

What can you expect?

Evaluation: Your integrative care practitioner will perform a detailed physical examination and may recommend imaging tests to ascertain the injury’s extent.

Treatment: The approach often involves the R.I.C.E. method – Rest, Ice, Compression, and Elevation. Physical therapy, medications, or even surgery might be required depending on the injury. However, specialized treatments such as Ozone Therapy, Platelet injections, or Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy can help improve treatments and recovery. 

Recovery: The recovery timeline can vary. While some acute injuries heal within days, others can take weeks or months. Your practitioner will guide you through a personalized recovery plan that includes specialized therapies, supplements, and activities. 

Chronic Injuries:

What are they?

Chronic sports or overuse injuries develop over time due to repetitive strain on a particular part of the body. Examples include tennis elbow, runner’s knee, and shin splints.

Symptoms to watch out for:

  • Persistent pain during or after physical activity
  • Swelling
  • Aches and stiffness even at rest
  • Loss of strength or mobility in the affected area

What can you expect?

Evaluation: A comprehensive assessment will be conducted to determine the root cause of the chronic injury, including biomechanical assessment, activity analysis, and imaging tests if necessary.

Treatment: Managing chronic injuries involves a combination of rest, physical therapy, corrective exercises, and possibly changes in equipment or technique. Some cases also benefit from acupuncture, massage, Ozone Therapy, Platelet Injections, or Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy.

Recovery: Since chronic injuries develop over time, healing can be prolonged. Being patient and adhering to the prescribed treatments is essential to prevent recurrence.

Integrative Care Approach:

We believe in a holistic and integrative approach to treating sports injuries. Our aim isn’t just to address the damage but to understand the underlying causes, promote full-body wellness, and equip you with knowledge and strategies to prevent future injuries.

What you can expect from our care:
  • Personalized assessment and treatment plans.
  • A multi-disciplinary approach, drawing from both conventional and alternative therapies.
  • Education on injury prevention, proper technique, and body mechanics.
  • Support in returning to your sport or activity safely and confidently.

Your journey to recovery and optimal performance is our top priority. Please contact us if you have any concerns or would like to schedule a consultation.

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