At Utah Sports and Wellness in Millcreek, Utah, we are more than just a chiropractic clinic. We specialize in sports therapy too! We are a team of chiropractors and licensed massage therapists committed to helping you stay well and enjoy the activities you love without pain. Encompassing both recovery from sports injuries and fixing day to day strains and sprains our program is for anyone that wants to feel better. In most cases, combining our cutting-edge sports therapy, we can reduce injury down time by almost 60%.
The 5 Most Common Problems We Treat
Low Back Pain
Low back pain very often stems from misalignment of the spine and de-activation of 4 muscles in the core. This can happen over time as the body adapts to small and large stressors in normal activity or more rapidly with an event or injury that overwhelms the low back. Here at Utah Sports and Wellness we have programs, like sports therapy, that will help you regain mobility. Low back pain is often only the beginning, and pain caused by damage to the nerves coming from the spine can radiate out into the limbs and up to the head. Pay attention to your pain don’t let it control your life.
Whiplash and other neck injuries can be caused by trauma like car accidents or sports injuries. Sports therapy can help alleviate your pain. Head and even minor neck injuries can be a magnet for future problems in your later years. Normal aging includes some degeneration of the spinal vertebra, and this occurs to a significant degree in the neck. Remember that injuries and damage are cumulative, meaning that every impact or event, even occupational demands add to reduce the health of your spine in later years. Our focus at Utah Sports and Wellness, is to provide a clear path to rapid recovery and improvement of your neck pain using adjustments, massage, sports therapy and exercises.
The knee gets blamed a lot for issues that start elsewhere. Many time we find the actual problem is in the foot or hip and the pain is being referred to the knee. Too often we hear “bone on bone” and injections or surgery is the only options for chronic knee pain. We’ve “fixed” thousands of knees over the years whether they are acute injuries or long standing, chronic problems. Of course, we can’t guarantee results, but we can say in most cases, knee pain is significantly reduced in less than 8 visits.
If you play a sport that includes a lot of twisting or repetitive movement of the hips—golf, cycling, basketball, swimming—your hips are in danger of sports injuries. Our sports therapy program can help. Your legs meet the rest of your body in ball-and-socket joints, while this type of joint theoretically allows for movement in all directions. Heavy athletic activity can lead to damage to the soft tissues like the labrum, fractures, and even bruising of the hip bones. AMIT muscle activation and joint alignment is the key to resolving and preventing hip issues.
There are 42 muscles in each shoulder that need to fire in the correct sequence to give you pain free motion in the shoulder. If any of these muscles are de-activated and the collar bone, scapula, or spine is subtly out of position, you’re probably going to have shoulder pain. The longer the distortion is present the worse the problem will get. Left unattended, some people develop frozen shoulder and adhesive capsulitis which require significant work to remove.
It takes our physicians less than 15 minutes to do a complete shoulder muscle evaluation to determine the source of your problem. Don’t wait for your shoulders to lock up, get in to find out the cause of your shoulder pain today. We are a team of professionals with many years of experience in sports therapy. We are committed to helping you stay well and enjoy the activities you love without pain.
More than a basic chiropractor
We treat everyone from bus drivers to CEO’s, teachers, NFL players, Moms, Dads, and children. We have over 40 years of clinical experience, so we’ve seen some things and our problem-solving database is extensive. That means, more than likely, we’ve seen a condition like yours before and have a protocol designed to take care of it. No learning on the job and finger crossing, just immediate attention to solving your problem quickly with sustainable results.