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ABOUT KC SPORTS CHIROPRACTOR

Who are we?

We are a team of Neuromusculoskeletal Movement Practitioners that aim to:

­  - Provide our community with ability to make informed decisions regarding their health

­  - Provide education and support to our community

­  - Facilitate our patient’s recovery to health, and

­  - Remain progressive in our approach to care

What do we do?

Sports chiropractic achieves this focus through the application of a multimodal treatment approach that include one or more of the following: manipulation, mobilisation, soft tissue therapies, rehabilitation and other movement/exercise therapies, nutritional advice, strapping and bracing and other related approaches.

These approaches are applied to injury management in the form, of acute, subacute and chronic injury as well as in the prevention of injury and the optimisation of athletic performance through the pursuit of the highest efficiency in neuromusculoskeletal functioning.

We strongly believe care commences with understanding your desired health goals and expectations of us. When we review your history and presenting concern, this is a key element to ensure we receive as much information as possible to identify key areas of concerns, possible dysfunction and/or pathologies plaguing your health.

Therefore your initial consultation will focus on a comprehensive assessment focusing not only on your presenting complaint, but reviewing your overall health concerns.

''Without knowing what the problem is...how can you treat it?''

Following your case history, a physical assessment is performed to further identify areas of concern. The assessment will include but not limited to:

­  - History

­  - Postural­Neuro Examination

­  - Respiration

­  - Selective Functional Movement Screen

- Local biomechanical testing

If warranted, additional testing such as laboratory testing, diagnostic imaging and other diagnostic interventions may be ordered to determine whether treatment is appropriate.

Our Chiropractor will readily refer patients to the appropriate health care provider when chiropractic care is not suitable for the patient’s condition, or the condition warrants co­management in conjunction with other members of the health care team.

CrossFit and Chiropractic?

“I have pain in my back when I squat, what’s wrong with my back?”

This line of questioning is all too common with an emphasis placed on pain as the primary issue.

Mobility: the ability to move or be moved freely and easily

Pain is the last symptom to present when there is an underlying dysfunction, and the first symptom to resolve when managed appropriately.

Why do we get pain? This is our bodies way of sending out danger signals to let us know there is something wrong. Commonly the danger signals occur in tissues which are over stressed to a point the body can’t handle the demand and injury occurs.

Let’s focus on lower back pain that presents on squatting. Why do we get pain in the lower back?

Physical Therapist Gray Cook and Strength and Conditioning coach Mike Boyle developed an approach to explain how pain in one area of the body can result from mobility restrictions elsewhere. This is known as the joint­by­joint approach.

When we move into a squat, the lower back (lumbar spine) has a primary role of being a stabilising structure in order to transmit forces from the lower extremity to the trunk and upper extremity, keeping our back in a safe and strong position.

In a society that demands we sit throughout our childhood school years and

progressing into our busy work life, we spend a lot of time seated. Seated to have breakfast in the morning, seated on our way to work, seated at work, seated to get home, seated for dinner then we go to bed. Somewhere in the middle we find time to train. The body being an adaptable organism creates stiffness and shortness through structures such as our mid back (thoracic spine), hips and ankles. All areas have a primary role of providing mobility.

The body will always find the path of least resistance when moving. We are adaptable creatures always looking for a way to decrease energy expenditure to achieve the same outcome. When I lose the ability to move through my ankles, hips and/or thoracic spine, I will look for movement elsewhere, even if it means losing stability. This places areas such as the lower back and knees under additional load as they now are required to handle additional stresses of increased range which the body over time will be unable to keep up with.

Mobility is an essential component of our health and fitness regime that is commonly pushed to the side as a quick stretch pre or post workout. Make mobility apart of your lifestyle taking any opportunity you can to stretch through areas of restriction.