Dr. Ryan Dachowski – CBP® Certified
Sports injuries are a significant risk for all athletes.
You can do your best to warm-up, stretch, and execute the ideal technique in your movement patterns, but they still can and do happen. In our office we have seen that there are many ways in which injuries can occur such as during the game or practice, warming up, or even in the gym training for your event. Sports injuries affect elite athletes, scholarship All-Americans, high school conference champions, pee-wees, benchwarmers, gym rats, and even the weekend warriors. No sport or activity is immune from the potential for injury from yoga and martial arts to Cross-fit and Tough Mudders, to snowboarding and skiing, to a pick-up game in the driveway, and even the monthly water aerobics or motocross.
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At Whole Family Chiropractic, we are a sponsor for many of the best athletes in the state of Alaska. We have been able to help them get back to the field and their grind to help them do what they love for as long as they choose. In this way, they can decide when and if they ever want to hang up their cleats on their terms and not because of an injury. We proudly support the athletes of the Alaska Football League, AK Spartan Rugby Team, National Level Olympic Weightlifters, Ironman Triathletes, Boston and NYC Marathoners, Top Finishers in Alaska’s Gold Nugget, Fireweed 400, Lost Lake, and Mount Marathon Races, Cross Country Runners, Basketball All-Stars, Softball Teams, Professional Hockey Hopefuls, Arnold Classic Amateur Strongman Competitors, National Level Gymnastics Competitors, and some of the strongest Powerlifters, Bodybuilders, and Fitness Competitors in the State among many more.
With so much exposure to so many different sports and training styles that our patients engage in we have been fortunate to witness and assist in the recovery of many different injuries to help our athletes and patients maintain peak performance with a substantial competitive edge. Our passion for helping athletes stems from the fact that the doctors at Whole Family Chiropractic are clinical athletes themselves. They still exercise and train regularly and have been competitors in their various sports of choice for years. To understand these injuries, it is essential to be able to understand the demands of their sport and training styles on their biomechanics, their physiology, their nutrition, and their movement patterns and posture. What better way for our practitioners to do this than to practice what they preach! Not only are they able to inspire athletes to be and do more, but the patients also encourage the doctors and our team with their amazing recoveries and accomplishments.
Some of the best professional athletes in the world understand that maintaining a healthy and aligned spine will keep their bodies working like a well-oiled machine, elongate their careers, and avoid debilitating injuries that could sideline their dreams. There is even a designated chiropractor on nearly every professional sports team due to the beneficial impact on keeping the players and athletes performing at their best. Teams understand how chiropractic can impact their overall health, wellness, and athletic abilities leading to less injury and more success.
Whether you spend your time behind a desk for eight hours a day, sit in front of a television to relax, lift grocery bags and children, make the wrong move in the gym, sleep in the wrong position, or are out of the field chasing after victories, your spine needs to be in alignment and performing at its best all the time. Traumas on or off the field are a form of physical stress that can result in shifts in the individual vertebra of the spine or whole curves. These shifts are called subluxations, and they can dramatically impact pain, fatigue, recovery, performance, and health. If left untreated, a misaligned spine – whether it’s a small kink or a postural deformity – can lead to aches, low energy, and other severe conditions throughout your body. These conditions result from the fact that whether it occurs instantly or over time a misaligned spine resulting from a sports injury can put unnecessary and dangerous pressure on your delicate nerves in your neck and back, creating pain and diminishing vital nerve energy from reaching your limbs and organs. Eventually, your organs will start to show signs of dysfunction and go into a state of disease.
One of the most effective ways to realign the spine back to its normal curvature and ensure proper nerve flow to your vital organs to maximize your health and your athletic potential is through Chiropractic BioPhysics, the most researched and proven corrective chiropractic care technique in which our doctors at Whole Family Chiropractic specialize. These techniques will consist of passive therapies to help reduce inflammation like cold-level laser, spinal adjustments to restore appropriate biomechanics, structural rehabilitation, physical therapy, vibration plate exercises, functional training, and sports-specific interventions.
If you are not on the field, in the moment, or doing what you love, then we will help you get there. Call today to see if you are a candidate for our advanced spinal corrective care therapy and other procedures to get you healing and back where you belong.