If you have a sports injury, the first thing to do is to prevent further injury or damage. This means you should stop activity and try to discover the cause and severity of the injury. Once you determine what is wrong, you can start immediate treatment. Below is our treatment methods for sports injuries.
Injury Prevention: Specific exercises, stretches and manipulations to promote better muscle and joint stability.
Electric stimulation therapy: Electric impulses to reduce muscle spasms, reduce edema, and promote healing.
Ultrasound therapy: Ultrasonic impulses to reduce muscle spasms, reduce edema, and promote healing.
Spinal decompression therapy: Specific spinal traction like forces to cause seperation of the spinal joints to promote healing.
Cold laser therapy (photobiomodulation): Specific non-burning laser impulses to promote healing.
Aquatic therapy: Exercises in the water specific to the patient’s condition.
Total Body Vibration rehabilitation (TBV): Exercises performed while on a state of the art vibrating platform to strengthen stabilizing muscle fibers that support the joints.
Manipulative therapy: Specific joint mobilizations to promote joint flexibility.
Core stability: Exercises and stretches designed to strengthen the trunk.
Micro-current therapy: Micro-electric impulses to reduce muscle spasms, reduce edema, and promote healing.
Cryo-therapy: Ice applied to the inflamed area to reduce swelling (10-15 minutes).
Massage therapy: Kinetic activity to reduce muscle spasms, reduce edema, and promote healing.
Nutritional advise and Digital X-rays (when severe trauma).
*This is just a small list of the procedures that Dr. Owens utilizes to diagnose and treat sports related injuries.