Whether you play an organized sport, run track, or spend most of your free time at the gym, physical activity is a big part of your life.

That said, you know that by overworking yourself, you could end up with an injury. Luckily, if you call on an athletic trainer at a chiropractic clinic, you can overcome your pain and get back to your active lifestyle.

What Does an Athletic Trainer Do?

Athletic trainers receive special training to diagnose and treat sports and athletic injuries. These trainers can also administer emergency treatments and offer preventative care. They often work with physicians, chiropractors, and medical doctors to provide comprehensive care for athletes.

To become an athletic trainer requires time and schooling. These trainers often have earned their master’s degrees and may have participated in doctoral programs and post-professional residency programs before becoming an official athletic trainer.

The Benefits of Regularly Seeing an Athletic Trainer

Even if you’re not injury-prone, it’s still beneficial for you to see an athletic trainer. Here are some reasons why:

  • Can treat anyone who enjoys physical activity
  • Check your overall health
  • Offer tips for better conditioning, training, and performance
  • Nutritional guidance
  • Preventative care
  • Proper injury treatment to reduce the rate of recurring injuries

What an Athletic Trainer Can Do to Prevent and Alleviate Injury

If you’re the type who often injuries yourself, you should do yourself a favor and see an athletic trainer. It’s possible your form or conditioning could be to blame for your recurring injuries. An athletic trainer can show you ways to improve your posture, form, and conditioning so that you can play longer and harder without nagging pain.

If you have conditions like plantar fasciitis, tennis elbow, tendonitis, knee injuries, a concussion, a torn MCL or ACL, shin splints, neck pain, and back pain, an athletic trainer can help. These are the most common sports injuries, and some of them—like neck pain, back pain, and concussions—can be dangerous for your long-term health.

There are several treatments an athletic trainer can administer to get you back into playing shape. These include:

  • Physical therapy, which restores strength and flexibility to the injured area
  • Chiropractic manipulations, adjustments, and spinal decompressions to correct improper posture, alignment, and spinal pressure
  • Electric stimulation therapy, which can treat pain at a tissue level
  • Ultrasound therapy, which also treats the tissues and muscles
  • Massage therapy for sore tendons and muscles

Through a combination of these treatments, you should notice less pain and stiffness and better flexibility. You will soon be able to resume the athletics you enjoy so much.

About Eastside Spine and Injury, Your Chiropractor in Milwaukie, OR

Are you looking for an athletic trainer in Milwaukie, OR? If so, come see us at Eastside Spine and Injury. Our talented team of chiropractors, massage therapists, acupuncturists, and athletic trainers can treat such conditions and injuries as neck pain, personal injuries, workplace injuries, lower back pain, spinal disc injuries, pain in the extremities, migraines, and headaches, spinal injuries, and scoliosis.

Our other services are pediatric care, women’s health care, kinesiology taping, and sports physicals.

To learn more or schedule an appointment today, please call us at 503-654-7400 or visit us at Eastside Spine and Injury on 4370 Southeast King Road, Suite 220.