Children and teens between the ages of 12 and 18 often enjoy heightened physical activity through sports, play, and exercise. But did you know that most school sports examinations only look at your child’s ears, eyes, nose, and throat? Set your young athlete up for success by bringing them into Irondequoit Chiropractic Center, where we examine their entire musculoskeletal system to target and eliminate risks before they result in a sports injury.
Our team of chiropractors and massage therapists are well-versed in the developmental stages of your child’s physical growth. Ever mindful of their age, developmental progression, and unique needs, we offer a variety of dedicated services for both young and teen athletes, including:
- Chiropractic adjustments: During this procedure, one of our trained specialists will apply a quick, controlled force to the athlete’s spine. Some goals of this procedure are to improve spinal motion as well as overall physical function. By improving these areas, adjustments can help prevent future activity-related injuries.
- Injury treatment: We treat several types of sports injuries, such as muscle strains and sprains, tennis elbow, golfer’s elbow, and more. Our knowledgeable care team will diagnose the child or teen’s ailment and help them feel better through chiropractic adjustment, soft tissue manipulation, stretching, and other treatment modalities.
- Pain management: Whether the culprit is a pinched nerve or muscle misalignment, we can help alleviate pain experienced by young and teen athletes. Depending on the client, our team will accomplish this through a combination of cold laser, neuromuscular massage, therapeutic stretching, and more.
- Custom orthotics: If your child plays a sport that requires them to wear cleats, they might not be getting the foot support they need. To help them achieve balance and avoid pain and injury, we offer custom orthotics that provide the alignment they need to stand strong. Your child can wear these to practices, to games, and even throughout their daily life.
The Benefits of Chiropractic Care for Young Athletes
By taking your child to Irondequoit Chiropractic Center, you can help promote their athletic longevity and enhance their performance. Regular chiropractic care enables your child’s body to achieve optimum mobility and spinal alignment, allowing them to get the most out of their workout routines, sports practices, and other activity. These benefits also support proper development during a critical period of growth to minimize the risk of misalignment, lasting injuries, and pain as an adult.
Chiropractic care is non-invasive, minimizing or even wholly preventing the need for recovery time after treatment. Additionally, chiropractic can play a large role in keeping your child free from pain and injury, achieved not only through the enhancement of their alignment and balance but also by teaching them about their body and how best to manage its strengths and limitations.
Gentle, Healing Care for All Ages
Located in Rochester, NY, the Irondequoit Chiropractic Center team has been providing timely, sustainable care for decades. By using evidence-based techniques, we have formulated countless treatment plans based on the individual needs of our patients. If you’d like to learn more about pediatric chiropractic care and how we can help your young athlete, contact us online or call 585-467-7070 to schedule their first appointment.