Preventing Skiing and Snowboarding injuries with Chiropractic treatment

When it comes to winter sports, nothing compares to the popularity, health benefits, and fun of skiing and snowboarding. As with most thrilling sporting activities, there is always present a risk of injury to be mitigated with preventative measures. One such measure are preventative chiropractic visits.

As with all sports, your back and spine are integral to your ability to perform. When these extremely important areas are not functioning at an optimal level, your body will subconsciously compensate for the slight changes and you will begin to ski or snowboard differently. Seeing as this minute difference often goes unnoticed, you are now at risk for injury as your posture, stance, or riding style is not in its natural position.

To prevent this, it is important to visit your chiropractor regularly, not just when there seems to be an issue. Even the slightest misalignment can have an enormous impact on your ability to ski or ride your best. When you’re not riding your best, you are at risk.

If you’re an avid skier or snowboarder who visits the slopes several times a week, you should be paying particular attention to your spinal health with regularly scheduled chiropractic checkups at least every few weeks. Remember, it is not ideal to be participating in heavy activity within a few hours of an adjustment, so schedule your visits accordingly!

For those folks who make only a few large ski trips per year, and who do not normally visit a chiropractor, it is important to get checked out a few weeks prior to your big trip. Some adjustments can take several visits to be effective, and you will certainly want to be as healthy as possible during your vacation to the mountains. Ideally, you will also visit your chiropractor after your slope-side holiday as well to ensure that your spine is still in tip top shape.

Remember, you can’t prevent every mishap on the slopes, but you can do your due diligence when it comes to preventing your spinal health getting in the way. When it’s time to head to the mountains, book an appointment at Oliver Chiropractic Wellness Clinic in Edmonton by calling [sc name=”tel-ocwc”]!

Back Pain? Chiropractor or Massage Therapist?

Anyone who has suffered moderate to severe back pain knows it can range from discomfort to absolutely debilitating. Many people find themselves in a doctor’s office or even an Emergency room seeking quick relief of their back pain. Often they are sent home with pain pills, muscle relaxants and instructions to “take it easy.” Though the quick relief may be welcome, it does not address the root of the problem, and the false sense of relief may even make it worse.


When to Use a Massage Therapist:

• The pain is muscular in nature, possibly from overwork or stress
• The pain is caused by a muscle spasm
• The pain is not chronic or debilitating
• You do not have a history of back pain


A Massage Therapist will be able to increase the blood flow that will help stop a spasm and loosen the muscles to promote faster healing.


When to Use a Chiropractor:

• There is a notable problem with body alignment
• Your posture or mobility is impacted
• The pain is caused by an injury or accident
• The pain is caused by repetitive motion-(office workers and musicians are prime candidates)
• You have a history of back pain
• You have a family history of back problems, such as scoliosis


A Chiropractor will help your condition long term with proper diagnosis, alignment and adjustment techniques and provide you with at home exercises to help manage your condition. He may also inform you of what exercises and activities to avoid to aid in your recovery. If you follow the prescribed program, your Chiropractor provides, you will also help prevent further occurrences.


We all experience occasional aches and pains and sometimes a hot bath and a good night’s sleep is all that is needed. But if the pain continues or increases it is best to seek help from a professional. Start your recovery today!


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What is Shockwave Therapy?
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What Benefits Result from Shockwave Therapy?
As you undergo regular shockwave therapy treatments, you will begin to see an improvement in your condition. When circulation improves and collagen production results in more elasticity of the skin, healthier tissue results. Reduced inflammation is highly effective as well, meaning less pain for you. You can expect improved functioning, more flexibility, and improved mobility. Shockwave therapy can take away your pain without forcing you to endure an operation that may not have positive results or take medication that simply masks your symptoms. You want to get to the source of your pain. Shockwave therapy will treat it effectively.


What Kind of Conditions are Treated with Shockwave Therapy?
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  • Pain in the lower back
  • Tendonitis
  • Bone spurs
  • Shoulder pain
  • Pain in the hips
  • Pain in the groin

To find out how shockwave therapy can make a difference in your life, contact Oliver Chiropractic Wellness Clinic in Edmonton today for an appointment by calling [sc name=”tel-ocwc”]. It’s time to take control of your pain. The caring staff at the Oliver Chiropractic Wellness Clinic can help you and shockwave therapy could be the solution you need.

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