As a sports chiropractor in South Bend, Dr. Lisa Meyers has 20 years of experience treating everyone from professional athletes to youth sports participants for a wide range of sports injuries. Athletes of all ages and abilities have the tendency to push physical limits – it’s just a part of the game. Injuries and chronic pain can result from excessive training, improper training methodology, repetitive movements, collisions or falls, and extreme movements in the heat of competition. Structural abnormalities and muscle imbalances can also be underlying causes of athletic injuries.
Athletes and other active individuals may experience a wide range of symptoms after sports injuries. Pain, swelling, limited range of motion, muscle spasms and headaches can be the result of muscle strains, tendinitis, bursitis, stress fractures, back and neck injuries, or other joint injuries (shoulder, knee, or elbow).
Because of Dr. Meyers’ experience as a sports chiropractor for competitive athletes such as professional basketball players for the Indiana Pacers, Indy 500 race car drivers, semi-professional football players and the South Bend Roller Derby, she understands that athletes want nothing more than a quick return to their active lifestyle after athletic injuries. Her treatment plans are thorough and designed to speed recovery and eliminate the cause of pain. Depending on the injury, treatment may include chiropractic adjustments, physical therapy, deep tissue massage, ultrasound, and electrical muscle stimulation, gentle stretching and use of Rock Tape kinesiology tape. Further treatment with therapeutic stretching and exercise rehabilitation results in proper biomechanics, which reduces most musculoskeletal problems in our patients.
Dr. Meyers has specialized training as a sports chiropractor and utilizes conservative treatment methods for the spine and extremities. Using techniques such as Diversified, Cox Flexion/Distraction, Activator and Thompson, Dr. Meyers performs safe, gentle adjustments that are effective for many conditions.
Because we know that our active patients will resume their sports and activities as soon as possible, we work one-on-one to ensure they have the education and tools they need to exercise properly and avoid sports injuries in the future. We specialize in sports rehab and offer physical therapy and exercise rehab facilities on-site at our center, allowing patients to receive a full range of treatment options at one convenient location.
At Active Health and Wellness Center, we understand athletes. For treatment or prevention of sports injuries, click here to contact us today or call 574-259-9355 for more information and to schedule an appointment with an experienced sports chiropractor in South Bend.