Chiropractic care for running injuries
There are a multitude of benefits to be gained by running on a regular basis. Recreational runners have been shown to have decreased risk of developing depression, Alzheimer’s disease, high blood pressure, and type II diabetes. Unfortunately, running also has a dark side. Nearly half of the recreational runners in the United States will sustain some degree of injury this year. Worse yet, approximately 70% of those runners who injure themselves will be re-injured within another year. Statistics like this can be discouraging, but at Catalyst we understand that running is in your blood, and that, to you, the benefits far outweigh the risks. For that reason, our approach to treating your running injuries in Beaverton is not to take you off the road or trail, but to better prepare your body to endure the demands of running and prevent tissue breakdown.
The first step to successful treatment of an injury is a thorough evaluation and accurate diagnosis. Our Beaverton OR chiropractor, Dr. Kip Thompson, combines a thorough orthopedic physical exam, the Selective Functional Movement Assessment, and slow motion video gait analysis to identify which tissues may be injured and the inefficiencies in your gait that may be at fault. Conditions commonly caused by faulty movement patterns include back pain, sciatica, knee pain, IT Band syndrome, plantar fasciitis, and Achilles tendinitis. Using the information gained from this analysis, Dr. Thompson will prescribe an individualized plan to maximize alignment and tissue healing as well as correct faulty movement patterns to build a better frame for you to run on for years to come.
There is no cookie cutter approach to your care at Catalyst Chiropractic and Rehabilitation. Starting with your initial evaluation, your experience here will be tailored to your individual needs. You will work one on one with Dr. Thompson at each of your visits, with ample face time as he employs any of several treatment modalities that we offer. From gentle, specific manual adjustments to the spine and extremities, to cold laser, therapeutic ultrasound, or kinesio taping, you can rest assured that your care will be top notch.
Contact us today at (503) 526-8782 to schedule your running injury evaluation and get on the path to running healthier.