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Sports Therapy: Physio & Chiropractic Treatment for Athletes to Prevent & Heal Sport Injuries

Sports therapy entails specialized physiotherapy and chiropractic care concerned with injury prevention and rehabilitation to ensure optimum levels of functional and sports-specific fitness.

It incorporates physiological and pathological processes to help athletes recover from sports injuries and prepare for training and competition. Additionally, sports therapy can help athletes cope with mental stress that stems from the competitive nature of most sports

Why Incorporate Sports Therapy & Chiropractic Treatment in Training & Rehabilitation  

The body produces lactic acid as a by-product of intense physical activity, causing muscle fatigue and soreness. Physiotherapy for sports and sports massage can help athletes reach the lactic acid threshold regularly, boosting endurance and the ability to tolerate prolonged and intense exertion.

Furthermore, it enhances the blood flow to the muscles to counter conditions like ischemic reaction, which is caused by tightening of muscles due to rigorous physical activity. On the other hand, professional chiropractor care can help treat musculoskeletal problems, including strain, sprains, and disc injuries.

This makes sports therapy and chiropractic care integral parts of athlete injury prevention and rehabilitation program. Plus, the benefits of sports therapy and massage transcend beyond physiological effects. It can also help facilitate relaxation and better sleep.

Athletes can also benefit from improved self-awareness about their bodies. Other common benefits of seeking sports physical therapy, sports massage, and chiropractic services for athletes include pain relief, enhanced physical strength, muscle & joint flexibility, and potential cardiopulmonary benefits.

Chinook Rehab Centre: Leading Sports Therapists & Chiropractors in Calgary

The effects of physiotherapy for athletes depend on the type of technique or massaging action used by the physiotherapist. At Chinook Rehab Center, our physiotherapy team provides a range of treatment options as required based on the assessment findings and treatment plan.

Our sports therapists have in-depth knowledge of tissue pathology, biomechanics, and healing. We also have extensive experience in assessing and treating all sorts of musculoskeletal injuries, including stress fractures, overuse injuries, muscle tears, ligament and tendon sprains, and injuries of the shoulder, elbow, wrist, knee, ankle, and foot.

We also understand that persistent pain in one area of the body may be due to a direct injury to that area or in response to a restriction in another area of the body. Our holistic chiropractor approach can truly benefit athletes in the former case.

Chiropractor care for athletes can also help boost performance by addressing any imbalance in the musculoskeletal structure. It aids in assisting with several conditions, including lower and upper back pain, hip pain, knee pain, elbow/wrist pain, foot/ankle pain, and headaches.

We also offer various sports massages that incorporate different massaging actions, including effleurage, petrissage, tapotement, friction, proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation (PNF), and more.

  • Pre-Event Sports Massage: Administered from 48 to 72 hours before the event to release tension from intense training, enhance mobility, increase blood flow, and relax.


  • Inter-Event Sports Massage: A light massage during a sporting event can boost energy, relieving muscle cramps and pain. It does not last more than a few minutes.


  • Post-Event Sports Massage:  Administered within 72 hours of the end of the event to boost recovery. However, the athlete must rehydrate and cool down before the message could be administered.

Benefit from the Physiotherapy & Chiropractic Care for Sports in Calgary

Sports therapy and chiropractic care can play an important role in training and recovery through regimens tailored to prevent and treat sports injuries. As the leading sports therapists and chiropractors in Calgary, we understand that a “one-size-fits-all” approach does not apply to training or recovery.

Therefore, we will work closely with you and consider various factors, including your age, mobility, range of motion, history, and any existing injuries, to create an appropriate sports therapy program. You can rely on us for optimal recovery and performance.

Schedule an appointment with a sports therapist or chiropractor today or reach out for more information.