How Can a Chiropractor Help with Sports Injuries?

Athletes across West Yorkshire in Leeds, Wakefield and Bradford will be aware that sports injuries can be an ever-present pain in the neck. Whether it is through intense training, competitive performance, heavy collisions or erratic movement – they can happen at the worst of times during your preparation for big events.

Chiropractors are recommended by medical professionals for treatment of sports injuries for athletes in a multitude of sports and as there are many sports clubs in Leeds, Wakefield and Bradford of varying sizes, Morley Chiropractic Clinic are going discuss how we can help.

Spinal Manipulation:

One of the first assessments a chiropractor is likely to take on an athlete will be an analysis of their spine. On the back of this, it would be decided whether spinal manipulation would be necessary. If so, the injured joints will be treated to release pressure and help align the muscles so that they can perform in their natural way. Don’t worry if you hear any cracking sounds, this is simply the sound of trapped air between the joints.

Spinal Mobilisation:

Post-spinal assessment, if the chiropractor discovers that more care is needed in the treatment, then spinal mobilisation techniques are more likely to be used. These techniques could involve equipment such as foam rollers, or light stretches to reduce pressure and tension. Stretches and tension-relieving equipment aren’t limited to spinal correction however, as there are plenty of exercises that can be done for muscle injuries in the quads, calves and shoulders too; these are often used in ongoing rehabilitation of an athlete on their road to recovery.

Prevention of Further Injury:

As an athlete, it is recommended to have a chiropractor that you see regularly during your training regimes. If a technique is causing repetitive pain in an area, it is usually the chiropractor who can identify the cause and help treat the injury. They can also suggest ways of self-treatment to reduce the re-occurrence of the same injury.

Many of the world’s top physiotherapists and medical professionals are trained chiropractors, experienced in using the practice to relieve muscle tension, treat injury, and calm inflammation.

At Morley Chiropractic Clinic, we also have well trained professionals who are reliable in carrying out chiropractic treatment for a wide variety of issues including:

  • Back pain
  • Buttock, leg and foot pain (sciatica)
  • Slipped discs
  • Shin splints
  • Neck pain and post-accident pain

If you are a sportsperson or an athlete based in Leeds, Bradford or Wakefield, feel free to contact us on 0113 2383693 to book a consultation. Alternatively, you can contact us by email at

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