Sports Medicine Chiropractor, Dr. Bob Meyer
Sports Medicine Treatment - EPAT Shockwave Therapy

Sports Injury Rehabilitation

We use advanced chiropractic techniques combined with the latest sport medicine technology. Because of this, our patients recover faster and stronger from sports related injuries.

Sports Injuries We Treat

Sports Injury Treatment Methods

Frequently Asked Questions

It’s best to warm up your muscles with gentle exercise, like walking, for about 10-15 minutes. Stay hydrated by drinking water before, during and after exercise or playing sports. Also, it’s important to cool down after activity.
No matter how you tear your Achilles tendon, you will feel pain. If the tear is minor, you may have trouble flexing your foot, pointing your toe, or putting weight on your foot. For the most part, partial tears can heal on their own with rest and bracing or taping.
Shin splints are tiny tears and inflammation in the muscles around the shin bones. They’re often seen in runners who train too hard too fast, without ramping up their fitness levels. Also, shin splints are common if you have flat feet or wear shoes without arch support.
The most common sports-related overuse injuries vary depending on the season. In the spring we see running injuries from track and field. This includes shin splints, patellar tendinitis and achilles tendinitis. With baseball and softball, we see more shoulder overuse injuries. Some include biceps tendinitis and rotator cuff tendinitis. In the fall we see running injuries with cross-country athletes. Moreover, a lot of football quarterbacks get shoulder-related problems.

Chiropractors take X-rays to reveal the internal structure and alignment of the spine. We are also concerned about underlying disease processes and disorders of the spine. These include spinal deterioration, arthritis of the spine and abnormal development. Others include bone spurs, disc disorders, tumors and spinal curvature. X-rays provide a blueprint for correcting the spine back into alignment.

A big toe seems like a little thing, until injury occurs. A sprain to the ligaments that connect the big toe the foot is a big deal for an athlete. Turf toe happens when the big toe gets bent too far up or down. This often occurs when an athlete jams his toe or repeatedly pushes off a hard surface.

Back Pain Treatment

We specialize in treating patients with acute and chronic back pain and neck pain. These conditions may be the result of spinal injury and nervous system abnormalities.

Sports Medicine Treatment - Spinal Decompression

Conditions We Treat

Chiropractic Techniques

  • Chiropractic Adjustment

  • Spinal Decompression

  • Cox Flexion Distraction Technique

  • Functional Movement Screen

  • Neuroanatomical Acupuncture

  • Active Isolated Stretching

Frequently Asked Questions

Chiropractic treatment is a safe, drug-free, non-invasive therapy that can treat neuromusculoskeletal complaints. Despite the excellent safety record, it is not free of potential adverse effects. Yet, the risks associated with chiropractic are very small. Many patients feel immediate relief following chiropractic treatment. But some may experience mild soreness, stiffness or aching. This is comparable to how you feel after some forms of exercise. Minor discomfort or soreness following spinal manipulation often fades within 24 hours.
Yes. Most health insurance plans cover chiropractic care. This includes workers’ compensation, Medicare, some Medicaid plans, and many major medical plans. Chiropractic care is available to active-duty members of the armed forces. It is also available to veterans at many major veterans medical facilities.

Chiropractic adjustment or manipulation is a manual procedure. It involves refined skills developed during intensive years of chiropractic education. The chiropractic physician uses their hands or an instrument to manipulate the joints. Often times manipulation to the spine restores or enhances joint function. This helps resolve joint inflammation and reduces the patient’s pain. Chiropractic manipulation is a controlled procedure that rarely causes discomfort. The chiropractor adapts the procedure to meet the specific needs of each patient. Patients often note positive changes in their symptoms immediately following treatment.

Any time is a good time for a better functioning nerve system. Pregnant mothers find that chiropractic adjustments help with pregnancy discomforts including sciatica. It can improve pregnancy and make delivery easier for themselves and their baby. Also, certain chiropractic techniques help position the baby for delivery. Adjusting methods are always adapted to a patient’s size, weight, age and condition of health.
Chiropractors take X-rays to reveal the internal structure and alignment of the spine. They can reveal underlying disease processes and disorders of the spine. These include spinal deterioration, arthritis of the spine and abnormal development. Others include bone spurs, disc disorders, tumors and spinal curvature. X-rays provide a blueprint for correcting the spine back to optimal health.

EPAT Shockwave Therapy

Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy (ESWT) and Extracorporeal Pulse Activation Technology (EPAT) are the most advanced and highly effective non-invasive treatments for neuromuscular disorders approved by the FDA. This proprietary technology uses pressure waves to stimulate the metabolism, enhance blood circulation and accelerate the healing process.

Halo® Magnetic Resonance Therapy

Halo is the latest in sports medicine technology. It is a natural treatment for chronic and acute pain. Halo significantly reduces stress and anxiety while accelerating the bodies natural healing process.

Myofascial Techniques

  • Fascial Distortion Model(FDM)

  • Active Release Technique (ART)

  • Graston Technique®
  • Fascial Manipulation (FM)

  • Body Tempering

  • Deep Muscle Stimulation (DMS)

Sports Injury Treatment Methods / Modalities

  • Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy (ESWT)

    • TRT (OrthoGold 100)
    • MyACT (Acoustic Compression Therapy)
    • EPAT
  • Halo Magnetic Resonance Therapy

  • Dry Needling

  • Neuroanatomical Acupuncture

  • Cryotherapy

  • Active Isolated Stretching (AIS)

  • Electro Transcutaneous Point Stimulation (ETPS)

  • Spinal Decompression

  • Compression Boots

  • Pulsed Electro-Magnetic Field (PEMF)

  • Laser

  • Electrical Modalities

    • Iontophoresis
    • Tens / Compex
    • Frequency Specific Microcurrent
  • FMS – Functional Movement Screens

  • SFMA – Selective Functional Movement Assessment

  • Kinesiology Taping

  • Corrective Exercise

  • Power Plate Vibration Platform

  • Neubie

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