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Spring is here. The white chalk is getting lined on all the fields in the area. The nets are going up on the goals and the flags are being placed on the corners. Yep, it’s soccer season! Boys and girls are lacing up their cleats and pumping up their soccer balls, getting ready to get out there and play. I’ve been a soccer player since I was six years old and I’ve had my share of bumps, bruises, and injuries. As a result, I am unfortunately very experienced in having to manage my body from the aches and pains that can result from playing soccer. 

There are many common injuries that a soccer player can have from a sprained ankle to a strained muscle to shin splints and even heel and foot pain. All of the sports injuries are very common for soccer players and knowing who to go to to be educated on how to take care of yourself and be treated quickly and effectively is important. Soccer seasons usually only last 8 to 10 weeks so if you get injured you only have a small window of time for you to recover so that you can continue to enjoy the season. 

Feel-good chiropractic care can be hard to find. There are not many chiropractors that specialize in sports injuries or rehabilitation. Traditional chiropractors do not have the knowledge and tools needed to effectively and quickly treat sports injuries that a soccer player will obtain during their training. Chiropractors that specialize in sports injuries and rehabilitation have a separate and unique skill set method of diagnosis that allows them to determine the root cause of the injury. They also have a different skill set that allows them to effectively treat the soft tissues of the body such as the muscles, tendons, and ligaments which are most commonly injured and soccer players. 

If you are looking for feel-good chiropractic care, be sure to find out what specific services they provide to confirm that they have the skill set necessary to effectively treat the soft tissues of the body. Some common services that chiropractors who specialize in sports injuries and rehabilitation will have our active release technique, Graston technique, myofascial technique, Functional cupping, and dry needling. If the feel-good chiropractic care that you are looking for does not have any of these skills, you should find another chiropractor that does. The specific soft tissue techniques allow the doctor to diagnose and treat the soft tissue injuries of the body. Research has shown that the specific techniques are most effective in repairing the damaged soft tissue in a short amount of time while allowing them to repair stronger than they were prior to the injury. 

If you have an injury on the soccer field, going to a traditional chiropractor will not be the most effective way for you to stay on the field for the rest of your soccer season. Search for a chiropractor that specializes in sports injuries and rehabilitation so you will be able to continue to play the duration of your soccer season strong and pain-free. Look up Mcbrearty Soft Tissue and Sport Chiropractic. Office phone 330-491-0381. Website www.yourartdoc.com.