Injury Care

If you’re actively engaged in sports activities, it’s likely that injuries will occur; nonetheless, our goal is to give you latest scientific evidence on preventing injuries as well as options for different courses of treatment, including self treatment. The links below will provide you with an outline of several common sports injuries.

Disclaimer: Nothing on this website should be taken as medical advice; it is simply a resource to help you understand your injury and is written for educational purposes. Dr. Cerami and his affiliates do not assume any responsibility for injury and/or damage to persons or property resulting from use of this material. Consulting a physician is recommended before starting any training or treatment program.

6 Tips to Help You Understand Your Injury:

  1. Understand what has happened.
    • Acute injuries need attention immediately.
    • Chronic or continued pain that’s not new can be handled slower.
  2. Is it serious?
    • Don’t over or underestimate the problem. A rolled ankle IS something we can deal with immediately in the office even though many people assume it will take weeks to heal.
    • Be honest with yourself. Acknowledging pain is not admitting defeat.
    • Remember that procrastination IS a decision to delay the solution.
  3. What time frame are you working with?
    • If you have an important event coming up, have a 24-48 hour plan for treatment.
    • If you are in the off season, you have more time to experiment with self-treatment
  4. If it is a new injury and you want to observe it for a bit, use these three measuring tools:
    • Frequency of pain.
    • Intensity of pain.
    • Duration of pain.
  5. Can you self-treat the problem?
    • Do your research and see if there is something simple you can try to resolve the problem.
    • Set a time frame for resolution of the problem.
    • If you can’t solve the issue on your own, seek professional advice.
  6. If you need an expert, choose a provider that matches your philosophy
    • If you are only concerned about a quick fix, pick a solution that matches that goal.
    • If you want long term resolution, be prepared to modify your schedule temporarily.
    • Ask questions and work with your physician to come up with a solution that matches your needs.

The 4 Main Components to an Injury and How We Correct Them:

  • Muscle Imbalances, Inactivity and Weakness
    • AMIT Muscle Activation
  • Biomechanical Structural Distortions and Joint misalignment
    • Chiropractic Adjustments and Extremity manipulation
  • Soft Tissue Damage and Inflammation
    • FSM, Laser, ESWT, HBOT and Massage
  • Faulty Movement Patterns
    • Exercises, Yoga, Pilates, Massage