Sports Medicine

Playing sports is generally a great idea. That said, like many other activities in life, there’s a chance that you or your loved ones could be injured while engaging in sports. The good news is that you can work with a sports injury chiropractor to ensure proper healing and maximum performance. If you’re looking for sports medicine in Dover, DE, come see Dr. Robert Di Stefano at Integrated ChiroCare. He has helped countless athletes resolve issues and boost their competitiveness.

How Chiropractors Approach Sports Medicine and Athletic Injury Relief

Many athletes who’ve suffered an injury while on the field, working out, or otherwise engaging with sports first turn to ice packs and painkillers. Ice packs can provide temporary relief and reduce swelling. Pain medications, meanwhile, can block pain signals from reaching the brain. While such treatments are effective for short-term relief, they often prove inadequate when it comes to long-term relief.

Chiropractors aim to do more than cover up pain and provide short-term relief. The goal instead is to resolve underlying issues that are triggering pain signals and causing other problems. To effectively address these challenges, a chiropractor can use a variety of treatment methods. Unlike some other medical professionals, chiropractors don’t need to rely on pain medication to reduce pain.

If you’d like to learn more about sports medicine and live near Dover, DE, stop by Integrated ChiroCare. Dr. Di Stefano is always glad to answer questions and share knowledge.

The Specifics of Treating Sports Injuries

While chiropractors adopt a holistic approach to treating sports injuries, there are a variety of common, specific treatments. Dr. Di Stefano focuses on evidence-based care and popular methods include:

  • Adjustments- Hands-on treatment to reduce muscle strain and ensure good spinal alignment.
  • Hot/Cold treatment- Using heat and ice to control swelling, stimulate healing, and reduce pain.
  • Therapeutic stretches and exercises- Can both address current injuries and reduce the risks of future ones.

Further, various types of massage therapy, including ischemic massage and transverse friction massage, can reduce muscle tension and improve mobility. Often, massage therapy is deployed alongside other treatment methods, like chiropractic adjustments. 

Further, proper nutrition can go a long way, especially for athletes. The right supplements and dietary adjustments might not only reduce pain and the risk of suffering future injuries, but could also improve flexibility, mobility, and ultimately, sports performance.

If you’re looking for a sports medicine expert in Dover, DE, call 302-505-5767 to reach Integrated ChiroCare. Dr. Di Stefano is ready to assist and can work with you to craft a custom treatment plan.

Dover Office


1425 New Burton Road, #5462,
Dover, DE 19904




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