When you develop an injury that requires corrective care or wellness care from a Fort Lauderdale chiropractor, you should note that depending on the severity of your injury, you would have to go through a typical 3 stage chiropractic care. Each stage is designed to focus on target areas in order to facilitate the healing process. The stages are meant to help reduce inflammation in the affected areas, bring about pain relief and help speed up the process of healing. Also, they help to protect the affected areas from having any form of flare-ups. The 3 stages of chiropractic care are as follows: Relief Care This is the first of the 3 stages of chiropractic care and it is directed at pain relief. The focus of this relief care stage is to help bring about the patient’s pain relief from…

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As an athlete, there is a multitude of demands that are placed on your body and all of these are bound to cause some level of sports injury, be it sprains tears or strains. These injuries can be very stressful on the body and can even hinder you from performing at your maximum capacity. This can be taken care of with a visit to a sports chiropractor and can even help to prevent these injuries. A chiropractor is a professional who specialized in adjusting the spine manually. This ensures that the bones are properly balanced and lined up. It helps with the relief of tension in the body and in allowing the body to not only function better but to be more resistant to injury. This technique is used in the treatment of neck and back injuries and its aim…

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One of the most common ways to get an injury is through playing sports like tennis. This sport tests your body, requiring you to perform many intense moves like: running, jumping, and swinging the racket. This can lead to a range of injuries. For example, you might experience: knee strain, back strain, tennis elbow, or injur your Achilles tendon. If this occurs, you should visit a sports injury chiropractor. They will be able to help you recover and get you back out on the court quickly. Let’s look at how a Fort Lauderdale chiropractor can help you overcome your tennis injuries. First, a sports injury chiropractor has been trained to identify the problems. This ensures that they will be able to treat the root cause of the issue. They have a range of techniques that they use to do this.…

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Fort Lauderdale Chiropractors are the ideal group of professionals to treat an ankle sprain. Although we might associate chiropractic care with improved overall performance in athletes: a sports injury chiropractor is actually a specialist in the rehabilitation from an ankle sprain in athletes. A good quality sports chiropractor can make the difference between getting back to work and being off the field for a professional athlete. Ankle Sprain or Ankle Strain? It is important to know the difference between the two before you seek out treatment. An ankle sprain is actually caused when damage to the ligaments of the ankle occurs. A strain is when the damage is to the muscles of the ankle. In either event a Fort Lauderdale Chiropractor can help you get back on your feet and depending on those ligaments in a faster time that normal…

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Your hamstring is one of the most important muscles in your body. If you experience a hamstring pull it can be very painful. It can also limit your range of motion. If you don’t get this injury treated correctly, it can lead to further complications. Thankfully, our chiropractor in Fort Lauderdale has the training required to treat this problem quickly and efficiently. Let’s start by looking at some of the most common symptoms that people experience after a hamstring pull. First, you might feel a pain in the back of your thigh. In addition, you might notice that this area is experiencing swelling or bruising. This can cause the area to become more sensitive when you touch it. Also, you will notice that you experience pain when walking or moving your leg. Often, how quickly you experience these effects depends on…

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Due to the nature of dancing, the body can go through a difficult time with each training session and competition that comes. Often performed on hard flooring, dancing can be intense and the movements repetitive. Unfortunately, many dancers are subjected to injuries and this shortens their careers significantly. If you’re an experienced dancer, you’ll probably recognize some of the following common ‘overuse’ injuries; Stress fractures Neck strain Lower back pain Ankle/foot injuries Muscle tightness For those who start at an early age, many joints and muscles are severely overused by the time a career in the profession becomes possible. Are we supposed to just deal with the injuries that come? After just starting recently, are the injuries and periods of discomfort just part and parcel of dancing? At Carpe Diem Chiropractic, we don’t think so. Instead, we believe in prolonging…

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These days, every athlete serious about their sport will have foundations that allow them to succeed. For example, it starts with a training plan before then moving on to nutrition, mentality, and several other aspects. In recent times, more athletes have decided to introduce chiropractic to their lives and they’re reaping the benefits of doing so. Regardless of age or skill level, we believe dancers should also consider chiropractic care. Whether you’re pushing for a place in international competitions or you just enjoy a session or two each week, looking after your body is important and this is where a chiropractor can help. Why Choose a Chiropractor? Of course, one of the main features of chiropractic care is maintaining a healthy spine and this is the first area in which chiropractors can help dancers. With proper spinal alignment, the body…

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These days, most NFL teams hire a chiropractor for their players. Meanwhile, many MLB organizations have followed suit and various athletes have openly spoken about their work with chiropractors. Therefore, it’s clear to see that the value of chiropractic as a field is now being recognized by the sporting world. Today, we want to extend this because we’ve seen just how useful chiropractors can be for dancers too. In case you’re unaware, chiropractors can be useful both during rehab after a dance injury and as a precautionary measure. Although chiropractors are normally reported as professionals who simply align the spine, there are a number of by-products to this. For example, there’s an aim to improve flexibility, muscle strength, and range of motion.  When it comes to the spine and adjustments, there’s nobody better trained than a chiropractor and this is…

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As a dancer, you’re always looking for ways to improve dance performance. Through late night Google sessions, you’ve probably come across the following; Stretch every morning Watch professionals and other dance videos Watch what you eat Always connect with the music Practice in front of the mirror Take yourself out of your comfort zone These are all great tips, but we think they miss a critical step towards positive dance performance; a well-balanced and controlled body. A Common Problem for Many Dancers In fact, we’re going to discuss a common problem for most people who dance and even those who don’t. Without realizing, we could be suffering from a poorly aligned body. Often, the aches and pains that life offers can actually be removed or reduced through realigning the spine. For dancers, this is especially important because it allows the…

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Why Dancers Should Visit a Chiropractor When it comes to getting exercise and staying fit, there aren’t too many better options than dancing. Regardless of age or even skill level, there’s normally something for everyone with dancing. While some like swing, others prefer ballroom or perhaps breakdancing. We praise those who take up dancing, but we also think dancers should be steered towards chiropractic care (and we’re going to explore why in this guide!). Common Injuries for Dancers With the stress placed on the joints (especially in the feet!), dancing can lead to some common injuries. For example; •    Labral tears (hip) •    Hip bursitis •    Patellofemoral pain syndrome (knee) •    Stress fractures in the tibia, metatarsal, and lumbar spine •    Achilles tendonitis •    Ankle impingement •    Trigger toe If your body isn’t prepared for dancing or you fail to…

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