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Skiing and Snowboarding Injuries

Chiropractic Treatment for Skiing and Snowboarding Injuries at Rainier Sports & Spinal Rehab in Puyallup

Many people look forward to the winter months to enjoy skiing or snowboarding. These recreational sports can be hard on the body with lots of dynamic movement patterns. Even the more advanced skiers and snowboarders take their spills and crashes. At Rainier Sports & Spinal Rehab in Puyallup, Washington, our sports rehab team can help you get past your aches and pains.

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Common Skiing and Snowboarding Injuries

Beginners tend to have different injuries than experienced skiers and riders. The most common minor injuries are tendon and ligament strains and sprains. More severe injuries can include tendon and ligament tears, fractures, and head injuries. Skiing is harder on the knees than snowboarding but easier on the ankles and feet.

Sports Chiropractic Care

If you have been injured on the slopes, visiting our sports chiropractor right away can help you make a speedy recovery. We can help you get an accurate diagnosis for your injury, relieve pain, and support the injury while it heals. Our sports chiropractic services will help you find drug-free pain relief and non-invasive healing techniques:

  • Chiropractic care such as spinal manipulation, joint manipulation, and chiropractic adjustments
  • Kinesio taping, which involves taping an injured area with a special type of tape to promote healing and allow movement while still providing support
  • Physical rehab, including exercises that you do both here and at home to stretch and strengthen the injured area
  • Manual Therapy techniques, which reduces pain, improves blood flow to injured areas and helps prevent joints from returning to their prior misaligned state

Most of these therapies are complementary, and we may suggest any combination of them. For example, manual therapy keeps muscles relaxed so that they do not pull a recently-adjusted joint back out of alignment, and physical rehab helps to strengthen those muscles without allowing them to become too tense. Kinesio taping supports the injury while it heals, without restricting your ability to perform activities such as physical rehabilitation.

Visit our Rehabilitation on South Hill in Puyallup, Washington

Here at Rainier Sports & Spinal Rehab, we provide sports chiropractic care to patients in Puyallup WA, as well as South Hill, Tacoma, and surrounding areas. We offer evidence-based rehabilitation care that is supported by the latest research, as well as many methods of treating snowboarding and skiing injuries. To make an appointment, call us today at (253) 445-0440, or request an appointment through our online scheduling system!