Sports Chiropractor Melbourne

Innate Chiropractic in Bundoora, Melbourne provides Sports Chiropractic treatment. Whether you are an elite or recreational athlete chiropractic treatment may offer many benefits. Chiropractic sports management assists with athlete conditioning and structural alignment through a biomechanical approach. By receiving sports chiropractic care you can help improve your athletic performance in the following areas;

  • Agility
  • Reduce risk of musculoskeletal injury
  • Strength
  • Endurance
  • Muscle balance and conditioning

Looking for A Sports Chiropractor in Melbourne?

Our clinic is located conveniently next to the ring road in Bundoora and within a 30-minute drive of the CBD, as well as easily accessed by Northern, Western and Eastern suburbs.  Dr Paul is an experienced Chiropractor with a strong focus and interest in Sports Chiropractic management. At your first session with Dr Paul, he will carry out a biomechanical exam which includes a physical examination, digital foot scan and imaging such as X-rays. This reveals a wealth of biomechanical information about the current state your musculoskeletal system, allowing us to put together a proactive management plan for your sports chiropractic treatment.

Innate Chiropractic uses the latest sports diagnostic equipment and Dr Paul provides leading sports biomechanical treatment for professional and recreational athletes. Have your body in peak fitness condition with complete chiropractic treatment including nutritional supplements and muscle strengthening products.

What Does a Sports Chiropractor Do?

Dr Paul at Innate Chiropractic provides non-invasive sports injury and prevention management, with a focus on athlete movement. Sports Chiropractic offers biomechanical examinations and techniques, focusing on musculoskeletal care. From your foot up to your head, the biomechanics of your body is vital to your sports performance.

Innate Chiropractic offers leading sports treatment and management with techniques and diagnostic tools such as;

  • Biomechanical exams
  • Restore joint motion and mobility
  • Nervous system and neurological function
  • Low level laser therapy
  • 3D Digital Foot Scans
  • Low force Chiropractic adjustments
  • Traditional manual chiropractic adjustments
  • Essential nutritional supplements
  • Flexible custom-made orthotics
  • Muscle balance and power development

Sports injuries can impact not only your athletic ability but bring everyday pain and complications. Musculoskeletal pain from sports injuries can eventually become severe and impact your daily activities.

Common Sports Injuries Treated by Chiropractors

Sports injuries are often related to repetitive overuse movements or direct trauma whilst competing or training for your sport. Dr Paul at Innate Chiropractic has treated common sports injuries for many years and offers examinations and leading-edge treatment techniques. Our clinic is equipped with top of the line imaging equipment and associated with world class radiology centres to assess your sports injury. Dr Paul works with you to develop a treatment plan to bring pain relief and recovery. Improving your musculoskeletal health and focusing on your sports recovery and conditioning will help reduce the risk of repeat injury. We help treat all sports injuries with the most common listed below;

  • Hamstring
  • Groin strain
  • Muscle strain/tear/rupture/contusion
  • Sprained ankle
  • Foot stress fracture
  • Achilles tendon injury
  • Knee meniscus tears
  • Rotator cuff tears
  • Ligament sprains
  • Shin splints
  • Tennis elbow
  • Golfers elbow
  • Bursitis
  • Plantar fasciitis

Chiropractic Care for Sports Performance

General Sports and Fitness Chiropractic

If you experience pain from exercise you risk further injury, both short and long term if you do not seek treatment. Any pain is not normal. Musculoskeletal pain is a symptom, it can’t be treated like an infection where you take a course of antibiotics and it goes away. The symptom can go away, but the actual problem has not. Chiropractic treatment can offer you pain relief and prevent more muscle trauma. Imaging scans in addition to physical examinations will be conducted by Dr Paul at Innate Chiropractic, collecting and combing more information which gives direction to your treatment plan. Combining sports chiropractic care with nutritional supplements and low level laser therapy will help improve your musculoskeletal health.

Long Distance Runners

Running marathons or long distances brings a lot of wear and tear on your body. Common injuries for runners are foot problems, shin splints, knee and hip pain. Repetitive overuse movements commonly set the stage up for long distance running injuries. In working with Dr Paul your chiropractic treatment is tailored to your specific biomechanical evaluation. Improve your fitness and endurance performance with;

  • Structural alignment
  • Chiropractic adjustments
  • 3D digital foot scan
  • Musculoskeletal imaging
  • Flexible custom orthotics
  • Foot shaped shoes
  • Low level laser therapy
  • Joint repair and healing
  • Correction of structural imbalances

AFL and Aussie Rules (Australian Rules Football)

Working with Dr Paul will help your sports performance along with managing and preventing injuries. Hamstring injury and lower limb muscle strain and tears are the most common AFL sports injuries that can be treated by Chiropractors. With leading edge biomechanical examination and treatment of the musculoskeletal system Dr Paul offers Chiropractic care to both elite and recreational footballers. Knee injury is also a common AFL injury treated by Dr Paul. As a hinge joint, the knee has forward and backward movements. If the knee has lost ideal alignment, treating imbalances in the feet can help knee balance and movement. Abnormal loading in the knee can result in physiological changes such as;

  • Soft tissue injury
  • Inflammation
  • Degeneration
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Bone spurs
  • Meniscus tears
  • Cruciate & collateral ligament degenerative tears
  • Tibial tubercle apophysitis (osgood-schaltter)
  • Tendonosis
  • Tendonitis
  • Bursitis
  • Chondromalacia patellae
  • Osteochondritis dissecans
  • ITB syndrome
  • Bone bruising

Contact Innate Chiropractic and make an appointment with Dr Paul to treat any sports injury or develop a management plan for your fitness performance.

Chiropractic Care for Cyclists

Joint pain is a common complaint of cyclists. As Innate Chiropractic is located in Bundoora and nearby to popular cyclist routes such as Kinglake and Yan Yean, Dr Paul is very familiar with treating joint pain for cyclists. Knee pain, hip pain and upper back is the main joint pain experienced by cyclists. If your joints lack mobility and are restricted it can be difficult to continue on your bike at an optimum level. To treat this pain and discover chiropractic care that helps reduce the risk of this injury contact Innate Chiropractic for an individual tailored management plan. Prevent further injury by increasing your joint mobility.

Cycling can introduce pain to your back, neck, knees, hips, wrists, shoulders and hands. Innate Chiropractic treats these through full body chiropractic adjustments and leading technology such as low level laser therapy, which treats the injuries on a cellular level. Chiropractic care to help increase mobility and alignment of the spine and extremity joints.

Dr Paul at Innate Chiropractic is a Sports Chiropractor located in Melbourne. Make your appointment now.