Our patients, whether an athlete or not, will be given a corrective exercises prescription as part of their treatment plan. Dr. Yockey is a certified Chiropractic Sports Physician(CCSP) and has devoted his career to learning and understanding all types of sports injuries from Football, soccer, wrestling to baseball, volleyball and running sports, equestrian and swimming injuries.
Once the pain starts to subside, exercises are prescribed specific to the patient’s functional/biomechanical assessment, sport, work demands, or activities of daily living. Rehab is specific to your injury and your sport activities.
The key to any treatment plan is specific advice regarding activities of daily living, proper warm-ups, preventative measures, referral to technique coaches, etc.
Many times these tips are what make the difference in freeing the pain and preventing its return. Too many practitioners forget this key component of care.
Without addressing the myofascial restrictions of a patient, many times you will miss the true cause of the pain. Many times kinesiology taping will be utilized to assist the athlete with movement performance, or injury management.
Many times a joint restriction in the spine or joint may cause reactive muscular tightness or restriction and be the root cause of the pain/injury. For example, For throwing or overhead sport activity, proper thoracic spine mobility is a critical factor in proper shoulder mobility and stability.