SOURCE: Advantage Chiropractic

April 08, 2012 10:00 ET

Calgary Chiropractor Treats Sports Injury Patients and Promotes On-Going Wellness Care

CALGARY, AB--(Marketwire - Apr 8, 2012) - Advantage Chiropractic in Calgary, Alberta treats patients for sports-related injuries using all-natural, non-invasive treatments, including spinal adjustments. The chiropractor promotes an active lifestyle with preventive wellness care and rehabilitative care for people sustaining injuries. Chiropractor Dr. Joanne M. Jenkins is encouraging individuals suffering from a repetitive motion injury, like tennis elbow or golf elbow, or other soft tissue injuries to seek chiropractic care. According to Dr. Jenkins, chiropractic care such as spinal adjustments can help speed injury recovery while also reducing the risk for future sports-related injuries.

Calgary chiropractor Dr. Joanne M. Jenkins recommends natural healing for sports injury patients. According to Dr. Jenkins, preventative care is just as important as rehabilitation; to not only help strengthen the body and increase mobility, but also to help prevent future injuries from occurring.

"Medications are used in the short-term, but in order for the body to fully heal, it is essential to correct the underlying cause for the injury. This is the only way to prevent future problems and chronic pain," said Dr. Jenkins.

Dr. Jenkins, who has played both competitive and recreational golf, understands the challenges that many sports injury patients face. "There's nothing more frustrating than not being able to play the game that you love," said Dr. Jenkins. "As a longtime golfer, I understand firsthand the risks involved -- especially when it comes to injuring the lower back, elbows, hands, wrists and neck. An injury to these different body parts can lead to a misalignment of the spine, which puts the entire body at risk for injury and back pain."

Dr. Jenkins recommends a combination of adjustments and rehabilitative care. For patients suffering from chronic back pain, neck pain or other repetitive stress injuries, Dr. Jenkins first identifies the underlying problem. Once a misalignment is identified, she creates a customized treatment program targeting the misalignment.

According to Dr. Jenkins, back and neck pain management, strength training and other conditioning programs can help prevent repeated injuries while helping the body regain a full range of mobility.

"Soft tissue injuries require progressive care and treatment," said Dr. Jenkins. "I help repair damage ligaments and tendons, while strengthening the musculoskeletal system. The goal with every patient is three-fold: immediate pain relief, injury correction, and injury prevention."

On-going wellness care is an important part of Dr. Jenkins' approach to pain management. "For many of our patients, an injury will start out minor and grow into a bigger problem," said Dr. Jenkins. "On-going wellness care is a proactive approach to caring for the body. Patients who are avid golfers or tennis players are more prone to injury. By taking a proactive approach to their health, we can help prevent injuries in the first place, eliminating the minor aches and pains that lead to bigger problems."

Dr. Jenkins has been practicing for over thirteen years; and Advantage Chiropractic has been in business for one year concentrating on helping patients with their chiropractic wellness needs, rehabilitation and preventative care. Individuals who would like to know more about Dr. Jenkins' approach to back pain, neck pain and sports injury pain management may visit the chiropractor's website at:

Contact Information

  • Advantage Chiropractic
    Calgary, Alberta