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Sports Medicine & Sports Injury Chiropractic

At Advanced Sports Medicine and Physical Therapy, we take a non-surgical approach to treating musculoskeletal problems and sports injuries. Our sports injury professionals will provide comprehensive care that can also improve athletic performance by stabilizing joints, strengthening muscles, improving balance, and more.

Chiropractic Care for Athletes in Riverdale, NJ.

Sports trainers often recommend chiropractic care before, during and after engaging in sports. Many professional teams keep a sports injury chiropractor on staff. In fact, every NFL team has an official chiropractor and 93 percent of all Major League Baseball teams have a sports injuries doctor on the payroll. The majority of NBA and NHL teams retain a chiropractor, and 73 percent of pro golfers on tour receive chiropractic care.

Chiropractors frequently treat a variety of sports injuries, including:

  • Neck pain
  • Whiplash
  • Back pain
  • Sports hernia
  • Quadricep pain affecting the large muscle on the front of the thigh
  • Hamstring strains affecting one of the three muscles on the back of the thigh
  • Ankle sprain
  • Achilles tendinitis that causes pain in the lower leg, near the heel
  • Shin splints
  • MCL sprain that affects the ligament on the inside of the knee

While professional sports teams regularly use sports medicine chiropractors to keep pro athletes in top condition, amateurs can also benefit from receiving the sports injury treatment that chiropractors provide. After all, sports injuries can happen to amateurs too.

Benefits of Chiropractic Care in Sports Medicine

Chiropractic care helps athletes of all skill levels train more effectively, prevent injuries, and reduce recovery times.

Sports medicine chiropractors often use osteopathic manipulative treatment (OMT) to improve an athlete’s flexibility and to allow for pain-free movement. OMT helps football players avoid injuries during tackles, for example. Chiropractic care can help reduce pain associated with recurrent shoulder instability, common in hockey players. A sports medicine approach to chiropractic care can help prevent neck or back injuries in golfers by correcting imbalances in their swing. Chiropractic care can help ease the discomfort of tennis elbow or groin pain that can occur in soccer players.

Chiropractic care does more than help treat sports injuries – sports medicine provided by a chiropractor can actually improve performance. In addition to reducing symptoms in runners with joint pain, for example, chiropractic treatment can help them maintain or even increase their mileage. Regular chiropractic adjustments can help baseball players increase muscle strength and help basketball players boost their speed, flexibility, range of motion, strength and balance.

If you want to improve your health in ways that prevent pain and illness, and improve your athletic performance, make an appointment with Advanced Sports Medicine & Physical Therapy. Our caring and compassionate staff of chiropractors has received special training in sports medicine. We help athletes of all levels – from professionals to weekend warriors.


Advanced Sports Medicine & Physical Therapy is conveniently located at 18 Newark Pompton Turnpike in Riverdale, NJ. Make your appointment today by filling out this form or by calling (973) 616-4555.

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