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Sports Chiropractic

Whether you’re an occasional golfer, diehard CrossFitter or weekend warrior, you will likely experience either pain or an injury at some point. At Graham Chiropractic we can help you stay in your game or athletic activity of choice. We see golfers, runners, professional football players and other types of athletes.
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Common Sports Injuries

Here are some of the conditions for which our athletic patients seek our care:

  • Ankle sprain
  • Back injuries
  • Foot pain
  • Hamstring strain
  • Knee injuries
  • Shin splints
  • Tendonitis

6 Benefits for Athletes

You don’t have to be a pro athlete to get the benefits of chiropractic. This drug-free, non-invasive care can help in many ways. Here are some of the benefits:

If you ask any athlete who has been injured what their primary treatment goal is, they’ll likely answer that they’d like to return to their sport of choice as fast as possible. Sports chiropractic can be a crucial part of this process.

Of course, it’s best to avoid any injury to begin with but that’s not always possible. While there isn’t any modality that provides athletes with complete protection from becoming injured during training or while playing, chiropractors can help their active patients avoid injury.

According to some research, chiropractic care can help athletes of all levels improve their strength. Because chiropractic can allow athletes to get out of pain and recover quicker, they can focus on building strength and endurance.

Whether they want to compete in a marathon, shave a minute off their mile or improve their golf swing, most athletes want to up their game in some way.

Injuries and postural problems can prevent athletes from enjoying flexibility. Chiropractic care, however, can reduce muscle stiffness and improve flexibility.

Chiropractic care can reduce your pain and reliance on OTC and prescription painkillers. Many of our patients are seeking to avoid risky surgery and having to take medication for their pain.
So our initial goal for your care plan is to get you out of pain or dramatically reduce it and promote healing from the inside out. Your body has the innate ability to heal itself without outside interventions. We just facilitate the process through the chiropractic adjustment.


How soon will I be able to get back to my sport?

Most athletes ask our doctors how soon they can get return to their activity. It depends on your activity and the severity of your injury.

How does chiropractic care help resolve sports injuries?

Chiropractic care allows your spine, nerves and joints to stay properly balanced so you can effectively recover from sports injuries. If you have a herniated disc or a misalignment, a chiropractic adjustment can correct the problem. Not only can chiropractic address your symptoms but it can allow you to maintain good posture and proper technique.

How many sessions will I need?

Again, it depends on your particular injury and its severity. After our doctors examine you and evaluates your X-ray images, we will be able to create a customized care plan to help you heal and get back to your sport.

Can young athletes receive chiropractic care?

Yes, if your child is involved in sports, chiropractic care may help them avoid injuries and stay at their athletic best.

Book an Appointment

If you’ve been sidelined by an injury, we want to help you return to your favorite sport or athletic pursuit. Contact our Pleasant Hills practice today to schedule an appointment for sports chiropractic!


Sports Chiropractor Pleasant Hills PA | (412) 655-8525