Fact is, when an athlete has an injury, they need to get back out on the game ASAP. They often refuse to be held on the sidelines, regardless of what their injury is. This kind of drive to get back into the game fits perfectly with the kind of treatment provided at P2 Sports Care.
We are used to quick results and expect nothing less, getting our athletes back into their sport with less down time. Normally we will see a significant decrease in pain and increase in function within about 4-6 treatments. If these results are not seen, we will re-evaluate the condition and change our treatment accordingly, because we obviously could have missed the primary cause. What is different about our treatment is the fact that we will almost never tell an athlete to stop all activity. Instead, we will tell them to go out and practice or play, as a test the results of the treatment. Many times after only the second treatment, we will tell the athlete to go out and test it.
By the use of Active Release Techniques® and strengthening of the injured area, we have found our success rate to be between 80-90% within about 8-10 treatments. We also recommend specific home stretching and neuromuscular reeducation programs to enhance the treatments.
How can treatment at P2 Sports CAre help athletic injuries?
Athletics require a lot of demand from the soft tissues of the bodies (such as muscles, ligaments, tendons and fascia), which lead to micro-trauma or tears in the tissue. The body has a natural way of dealing with the tears and that is by becoming inflamed, leading to the deposition of scar tissue in the area. The body is trying to stabilize the area and prevent further injury, but it also leads to a decrease in athletic performance.
The following is a list of sacrifices the body is willing to make when it deposits scar tissue:
Reduced flexibility or elasticity of the muscle, leading to…
Reduced range of motion of that area in the body, leading to…
Increase in internal pressure in the tissue, leading to…
Reduced circulation of blood and nutrients, leading to…
Reduced nerve function
This is process is a repeating cycle that will continue to the deposition of more scar tissue if not broken up. Muscles in this condition are extremely prone to more tears and injuries, ultimately leading to a dramatic decrease in athletic performance.
How Active Release Techniques® (ART®) can cure, as well as prevent, athletic injuries, leading to an dramatic increase in performance?
As stated before, the main problem athletes face is scar tissue, which many times is not addressed with rehabilitation and rest. Active Release Techniques® is the first effective type of care that can remove scar tissue from the soft tissues, paving the way for effective stretching, strengthening and play.
Active Release Techniques® was in invented by Dr. Michael Leahy, a chiropractor and engineer. Dr. Leahy found a way to effectively address scar tissue in just about every muscle in the body, by taking into consideration the different attachment points and applying a specific amount of tension to the structures. Now all Active Release Techniques® provider must be taught this technique hands-on, by Dr. Leahy, ensuring consistency of the treatment. A fully certified Active Release Techniques® provider is required to know over 300 different protocols for different muscles in the body as well as over 50 different nerve entrapment protocols.
Advanced ART® providers have the skills to find the primary cause of any musculoskeletal injury, no mater where the pain seems to have started. An example of this is a patient with knee pain. This pain most likely was caused from non-painful scar tissue build-up in the hip or the ankle, leading biomechanical dysfunction; which eventually caused the knee to hurt. An ART® provider can figure this out and provide the type of care needed to resolve the problem, wherever it may be. Surprisingly, many people do not know about Active Release Techniques® in the general population, but it is fairly well known in the world of professional sports.
Most all NFL, NHL, and NBA teams have an ART® provider either traveling with team or station in the cities they play in.
What kind of sports can benefit from the use of Active Release Techniques® (ART®)?
- Mixed Martial Arts
What kind of injuries can be helped by receiving Active Release Techniques® (ART®)?
P2 Sports Care, previously Orange County Pain Management, has been serving Southern California for over 5 years. Although many of our patients live right in the city of Huntington Beach, many of them will come from a great distance to receive our Active Release Techniques®, Chiropractic Care, and Rehabilitation. Our customer service is second to none; our patients always come first. Even patients who are afraid of going to a chiropractor love our style of care.
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