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sports injury Tag

How to Choose the Right Health Care Provider for Your Injury! As many of you already know, we are very fortunate at Thrive Health Co. to have an amazing array of practitioners with their own unique skill sets to get you feeling great in as short of a time as possible. The question still remains however... Who is the best person to see for your specific sports injury? Hopefully this article will point you in the right direction to answering this question.

Sports Chiropractic - More than just Back Pain! Did you know that four out of our five Chiropractors (Dr. Josh, Dr. Michael, Dr. Courtney and Dr. Georgia) have post-graduate training in Sports Chiropractic? This means that they are more than capable of assisting you with a number of sports related injuries including upper and lower limb issues. Their main focus is through a multi-modality approach to management, rehabilitation and performance optimisation for all our athletes. Our practitioners use a number of modalities including, but not limited to: manipulation, joint adjustments/mobilisations, soft tissue therapies and releases, rehabilitation and other movement/exercise therapies, taping and sports specific advice to prevent relapse and improve overall performance.

So what exactly is an Exercise Physiologists (EP) and how can they help me? Exercise Physiologists (EP's) use exercise as their treatment modality. They prescribe exercise and exercise programs for a range of conditions such as; ·       Cardiovascular ·       Metabolic (Obesity, Type 2 Diabetes) ·       Neurological ·       Kidney, Respiratory/pulmonary ·       Mental...

At Thrive Health Co. we would get asked at least a dozen times per week whether it is better to place ice or heat on an injury. There is so much conflicting advice out there, how do you know which is the best for your type of injury? As a general rule of thumb, any injury that has initially occurred will best be dealt with, with ice for the first 24-48 hours due to the fact that we want to decrease as much swelling as possible.