Sports Medicine Specialist

Valley Chiropractic & Sports Medicine

Chiropractors located in West Simsbury, CT

As a certified trainer and experienced high school coach, in addition to being a chiropractor, Dr. Brett Inlow, DC, brings vast knowledge and a unique perspective to his practice of sports medicine at Valley Chiropractic & Sports Medicine in the Simsbury, West Simsbury, Canton and Avon areas of Connecticut. Dr. Inlow offers customized sports medicine treatment for both competitive athletes and recreational players throughout West Simsbury and neighboring communities.

Sports Medicine Q & A

What is sports medicine?

Sports medicine is a specialty of chiropractic medicine that’s dedicated to the treatment and prevention of sports injuries. Dr. Inlaw utilizes eclectic modalities in his practice, including manual adjustments and manipulation, acupuncture, electrical muscle stimulation, ultra sound, the application of heat and ice, exercise and stretching regimes and nutrition guidance. The growing importance of chiropractic care in sports medicine is evidenced by the countless pro and college sports teams that employ staff chiropractors, to treat injuries, help players maintain body alignment, enhance their performance, and prevent future injuries.

What are the most common sports injuries that Dr. Inlow treats?

The most common sports injuries include:

  • Muscle pulls, sprains and strains (especially hamstrings and groin muscles)
  • Broken bones and fractures
  • Knee injuries
  • Achilles tendon injuries
  • Shin splints (pain along the shin bone)
  • Rotator cuff injuries
  • Shoulder separations
  • Joint pain

How does Dr. Inlow treat and help prevent sports injuries?

Dr. Inlow uses a wide range of approaches to treat and prevent sports injuries. Among the most prevalent causes of sports injuries is an asymmetry of the body. Chiropractic adjustments and manipulations are specifically designed to align the body properly. This helps restore joint mobility, alleviate muscle pain and tightness and promote healing. In addition to manual manipulations, Dr. Inlow uses acupuncture, physical therapy exercises, and soft tissue work, such as massage, to reduce tension and maintain alignment. He also offers instruction in exercise, stretching, and nutrition. Dr. Inlow treats each patient’s muscular, nervous, and skeletal systems as a total unit.

What are the benefits of using a chiropractor to treat sports injuries?

As a chiropractor, Dr. Inlow is an expert in bones, joints, muscles and connective tissue. Damage to these parts of the body account for the majority of common sports injuries. Treatments performed at Valley Chiropractic and Sports Medicine are also natural, pain-free and do not involve risky surgery or of potentially addictive painkillers.

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