Techniques IHS Offers to Assist with Sport Injuries
Whether you are a professional athlete or you just like to stay fit, almost anyone who is physically active will experience some type of injury during his or her life. An injury may come in the form of a sprain or a broken bone, but more often injuries are subtle and invisible. Strains, knee injuries, shoulder injuries, recurring headaches, shin splints, plantar fasciitis, and many other types of muscle related injuries occur in almost every athlete’s body. Because pain in one part of the body can often be caused by injury in a related but entirely different area, traditional MRI or x-ray techniques are often inadequate.
Because these injuries are subtle, persistent, and have the potential to cause long-term harm, correcting them and removing an athlete’s pain ensure that you can continue running, jumping, and competing for longer. Many athletes have had to abandon their passion for a sport due to inadequately treated injuries, so for many, the choice to play revolves around their full recovery.
How Can IHS Assist in Sports Injury Recovery?
At Integrated Health Solutions, we do not look at injuries as an isolated event. Through a full-body, functional analysis for each injury, we are able to pinpoint the source of pain, and eliminate dysfunction. More importantly, a short series of visits at IHS can reduce the risk of future injuries through physical rehabilitation services and soft tissue therapies.
Dr. Charbel is certified to perform a Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA) to analyze your pain. Even if you have visited other doctors and they cannot find the source of your injury by using x-rays or MRI’s, Dr. Charbel uses advanced techniques such as Active Palpation and functional analysis to carefully examine the function of individual muscles and how they interact with each other in order to discover the root of the problem.
In addition to these techniques, the team at IHS Indy offers you a range of services to put you on the road to recovery. Sports injuries can be devastating if not dealt with, and our goal is both to alleviate your pain and to permanently heal your injuries.
We will work with you to eliminate every source of your pain, rebalance your body, and restore full muscle function so you can get back to the game you love. By teaching you exercise techniques in preventing future injury, we will help you learn methods you can use to sustain an active, injury-free lifestyle.
Types of Sports Injuries That IHS Treats
Many sports injuries are completely reversible with the right combination of physical rehab, soft tissue treatment, and sometimes even acupuncture. IHS treats most soft-tissue and sports related injuries including:
- Plantar Fasciitis
- Muscle Strains
- Shin Splints
- Back Pain
- Shoulder Pain
- Tennis or Golf Elbow
- Knee Pain or Runner’s Knee
- Recurring Headaches
If you are suffering from any of these, the team at Integrated Health Solutions can help you reach a full recovery and maximize your potential as an athlete! Give us a call today at 317.449.2020 to schedule your first exam.