Summertime makes the outdoors very attractive to most people. Summer months usher in stress relief, lots of sunshine (Vitamin D), sports and adventurous play. As the warmer weather returns, outdoor activities like swimming, tennis, golf, cycling and running increase considerably. Unfortunately, injuries associated with these tend to increase as well.
In addition to nature-related illnesses and injuries, like sunburn and tick bites, many summertime pleasures increase the chances for bumps, bruises, concussions, strains, sprains and overuse syndromes. Some of the most common summer injuries include:
Overuse Injuries - including tendonitis, golfer’s elbow, tennis elbow, sprains, strains and inflammation
Bicycle / Cycling Accidents - resulting in concussions, sprains, strains and fractures
Water-Related Injuries - leading to pulled muscles, inflamed joints, strains and sprains
Heat-Related Effects - such as migraines, fatigue, muscle cramps and dizziness
There are many non-invasive, natural and alternative approaches we offer at Advanced Health and Wellness to address these seasonal injuries, including:
The core philosophy of chiropractic care is identifying and treating the underlying cause of the ailment. Chiropractors use different techniques and approaches to help their clients get back to enjoying an active life.
At Advanced Health and Wellness, our chiropractors provide a complete evaluation of your injury and related symptoms. Based on these results, your chiropractor will choose an appropriate intervention to support healing and decrease pain, including manual adjustments, therapeutic exercises, kinesiology taping and arthrostim. Your doctor may also suggest ways to improve your form when participating in your favorite summer activity.
Cold Laser Therapy is a drug free, non-thermal, non-invasive, FDA approved and scientifically studied handheld emitter, utilizing light wavelengths (phototherapy) to stimulate healing within the body, regardless of injury type. Cold Laser Therapy increases the speed, quality and strength of tissue repair, while reducing inflammation and providing pain relief.
At Advanced Health and Wellness, our low-level laser technology offers a complete system of treating muscle, tendon, ligament, connective tissue, bone, nerve and dermal (skin) tissues to accelerate recovery, so you can get back to enjoying your summer.
You do not need to spend your entire summer recovering from an injury. Massage therapy is an effective and natural form of self-care which supports recovery from both chronic and acute conditions, as well as helping prevent future injuries. Other benefits of massage therapy include:
Decreased Inflammation and Swelling
Improved Adaptation to Exercise
Pain Management and Reduction
Increased Range of Motion
Decreased Injury Recovery Time
Cupping dates back to 1550 BC, being mentioned in one of the oldest medical texts, the Ebers Papyrus for its use by Egyptians. It’s also seen in ancient Chinese and Middle Eastern cultures. Cupping consists of suction being created by ‘cups’ placed on the body. Suction creates a vacuum effect which helps move stagnant blood and energy from troubled areas.
At Advanced Health and Wellness our massage therapist can apply cupping as an add-on to your massage. Cupping can assist with summer activity injuries by:
Promoting Healthy Blood Flow
Boosting Cellular Immunity and Recovery
Improving Headaches and Migraines
For more information on alternative treatments we offer to address summer injuries, contact Advanced Health and Wellness at our office in Newnan, Georgia. Call 770.253.5040 to book an appointment today, or schedule online by clicking here.