Posts Tagged ‘Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy’
December 16th, 2019 by Synergy
Every athlete knows the basics of how to improve their performance: practice and discipline. As important as those elements are, you may be overlooking therapeutic treatments that give your performance an extra boost. In our last blog, we explained two of our most instrumental treatments for athletes: our Six-Step Speed Prep and our Synergy Release Technique. However, that was simply the tip of the iceberg. Check out these additional procedures and techniques we use to help athletes stay at the top of their game.
Dry needling is a technique that is highly effective for reducing sore muscles. Ultra-thin needles are administered to access specific pressure points depending on where your soreness lies. This empowers you to keep up with an aggressive training regimen without letting sore muscles slow you down. In addition to soothing muscles, dry needling can also help improve the range of motion in your joints.
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
It may sound futuristic, but hyperbaric oxygen therapy has long been a tool that athletes have used to maximize their performance. During hyperbaric oxygen therapy, you breathe in a more concentrated oxygen. That extra oxygen helps to reduce your levels of lactic acid: the natural substance that builds up in your muscles and makes them sore. In addition to revitalizing your muscles the hyperbaric oxygen therapy accelerates your healing process so that you can overcome injuries more quickly and get back to your sport of choice.
Class IV Laser Therapy
A class IV laser is a unique medical tool that has helped countless athletes perform better. It isn’t the traditional “destructive” laser you may envision. It uses infrared radiation and red light to activate certain processes within your body. Most notably, this laser therapy helps your body produce a natural chemical called ATP. ATP gives your muscles the energy they need in order function powerfully. In addition to boosting your ATP, the class IV laser promotes healing so you can recover from any injuries more quickly.
Advanced Muscle Integration Technique (AMIT)
While it is one of the newer techniques we offer, AMIT is already gaining a reputation for its success. With the advanced muscle integration technique, we use specialized strategies to identify seemingly small dysfunctions within specific muscles in your body. Correcting those dysfunctions allows us to help your body function better overall as a cohesive team of muscles and joints. With the impressive results we have seen, our providers at Synergy Sports Wellness Institute are proud to be among the few practitioners who are licensed to perform this technique.
Whether athletics is your career or your hobby, one factor unites all athletes: the spirit of competition. Our experienced team will customize a treatment plan specifically for your needs with the techniques above, along with our Six-Step Speed Prep and our Synergy Release Technique, can allow you to reap the rewards of all your training and hard work. To get started, schedule an appointment at Synergy Sports Wellness Institute today. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for more athletic and sports wellness tips.
The chiropractors and massage therapists at the Synergy Sports Wellness Institute™ have a tremendous amount of experience treating sports-related injuries, and we all know that no injury is more likely to fill an athlete with dread than an ACL tear. While there are many different injuries that affect the knees or legs, an ACL injury can be devastating, especially when they happen to children. Unfortunately, there is mounting evidence that the prevalence of ACL injuries has risen dramatically among younger athletes over the past several years. Approximately 150,000 ACL injuries occur in the United States every year, and an increasing percentage of those injuries are suffered by children between the ages of eight and fifteen.
Ligaments are bands of flexible and fibrous tissue that connect bones or cartilage together, usually at a joint. As one of the four main ligaments in the knee joint, the anterior cruciate ligament, or ACL, is vital for maintaining stability and promoting proper coordination during movement. The knee joint routinely transfers the entire body’s weight, and is subjected to extreme shearing forces when athletes pivot, sidestep, land awkwardly after a jump, or receive a direct blow during a collision. When too much stress is placed on the knee, patients may hear or feel the characteristic “pop” that often signals an ACL injury. The knee may swell, feel unstable, and become too painful to bear weight.
The American Academy of Pediatrics has reported that the risk of an ACL injury generally increases sharply as children reach adolescence, particularly among girls between 12 and 13 years of age and among boys between 14 and 15 years of age. The largest number of ACL injuries is reported among female athletes aged 15 to 20. Among high school and college athletes females have two to six times higher ACL injury rates than males in similar sports. It is possible to reduce your risk of ACL injury by taking some relatively simple precautions, including PNF stretching, building strength in the legs and core, and by learning proper techniques for jumping and landing. However, once a partial tear does occur, patients generally need to undergo extensive rehabilitation and physical therapy for several months. A full or complete tear usually needs to be fixed surgically in order to restore proper function, and may require a significantly longer period of physical therapy.
At Synergy Sports Wellness Institute™, we help patients of all ages who are recovering after ACL tears with a variety of different advanced treatment techniques. One of the techniques that we use is our hyperbaric chamber with the micro-current. By increasing oxygen flow to the injured area, Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy can accelerate the healing process and potentially cut your recovery time in half.
Everybody has to deal with injuries sooner or later, and no matter what your age or activity level might be, the expert chiropractors and massage therapists at Synergy Sports Wellness Institute are here to help. If you would like to learn more about the many different services we offer, please give us a call to schedule a chiropractic or rehabilitation appointment, and be sure to follow us on social media for the latest news and updates.
What does Autism, Brain Injury, and Multiple Sclerosis have in common?
You’re probably saying “absolutely nothing.” Normally you would be right, but did you know that these are all conditions which may benefit from Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy? In fact, everyone can benefit from Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy.
What is Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy is a natural medical treatment which enhances the body’s healing process by breathing oxygen in a moderately pressurized chamber. When oxygen is administered under pressure, it dissolves easier into our plasma, making oxygen more readily available for use by the body. Synergy Sports Wellness Institute utilizes mild Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy that reaches 4.2 PSI (example chamber pictured above).
How does this help with injury?
When our bodies experience an injury, its initial response is to become inflamed at the injury site. This inflammation is our body’s way of preventing infection and allowing the body to heal the injury. During this time, oxygen flow to the injury site may decrease, which slows the healing process. When we utilize HBOT, oxygen can reach the wound site faster because our plasma is able to carry the oxygen throughout our bodies, allowing healing to take place at greater rates.
HBOT is a noninvasive therapy that is used to treat a variety of issues. Below are some common conditions which may benefit from Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy:
Schedule your HBOT session today, and breathe your way to a healthy life!