SPORTS CHIROPRACTIC AND A.R.T.
BALTIMORE SPORTS CLINIC
At Baltimore Sports Clinic, we have created specialized care designed for athletes. We service Maryland's athletes in Golf, Tennis, Football, Lacrosse, Hockey, Baseball, Softball, Swimming, and more. Sports Chiropractic and Active Release Techniques® are specialized and patented services offered through only Licensed Professionals, Baltimore Sports Clinic is one of the few in the Maryland area to offer this to elite athletes, as well as the general public.
WHAT IS SPORTS CHIRO AND A.R.T.?
A sports chiropractor is a specialized provider who has pursued years of post-graduate training beyond his or her chiropractic degree. This additional education includes subjects specific to exercise, injury prevention, and rehab of existing injuries. Sports chiropractors often treat those individuals who are pushing their bodies to the limit or are motivated to maintain a healthy lifestyle. A typical patient may say something like, “The first 10 miles I run are fine, but then I get this pain in my knee that slows me down. It’s killing my time!” As a result, the examination and treatment of these patients presents a different, and often more complex set of challenges.
An evaluation by a sports chiropractor includes many standard examination procedures but then differentiates into a more thorough evaluation techniques. When the patient walks, does each part of the body move with equal ease and freedom of motion? Do the legs extend as far back on both sides during a running stride? During a squat, do the knees remain solidly centered or does a weakness cause one side or the other to shift slightly? Additional tests and observations reveal essential clues when mechanics aren’t optimal.
WHAT IS ACTIVE RELEASE TECHNIQUE® (ART) TO INDIVIDUALS, ATHLETES, AND PATIENTS?
ART® is a patented, state of the art soft tissue system/movement based massage technique that treats problems with muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia and nerves. Headaches, back pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, shin splints, shoulder pain, sciatica, plantar fasciitis, knee problems, and tennis elbow are just a few of the many conditions that can be resolved quickly and permanently with ART. These conditions all have one important thing in common: they are often a result of overused muscles.
HOW DO OVERUSE CONDITIONS OCCUR?
Over-used muscles (and other soft tissues) change in three important ways:
acute conditions (pulls, tears, collisions, etc)
accumulation of small tears (micro-trauma)
not getting enough oxygen (hypoxia)
Each of these factors can cause your body to produce tough, dense scar tissue in the affected area. This scar tissue binds up and ties down tissues that need to move freely. As scar tissue builds up, muscles become shorter and weaker, tension on tendons causes tendonitis, and nerves can become trapped. This can cause reduced range of motion, loss of strength, and pain. If a nerve is trapped you may also feel tingling, numbness, and weakness.
SPORTS CHIRO AND ART
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