Sports Injuries, Performance & Prevention

If you’re participating in a sport such as hockey, body building, martial arts or running, putting your body through these activities can result in painful tears, sprains, and strains. But, with improved nutrition, regular chiropractic visits and other treatments that promote quicker recovery such as massage and acupuncture, Redefined Health helps athletes prevent injuries of the neck, back, shoulder, knee, and ankle and achieve better overall balance and performance.

Nutrition

PHASE I

MINIMUM
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  • Good quality Omega 3 and Vitamin D essential nutrient supplements
  • Fresh Fibre First

PHASE II

COMMITED
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  • Omega 3, Vit D, + Good quality multistrain probiotic
  • Limit Refined sugar, processed foods
  • Fresh Fibre First — Fresh vegetable (and/or fruit) with every meal

PHASE III

ALL IN
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  • Omega 3, Vit D, Probiotic, WHOLE FOOD Multivitamin
  • Limit Refined Sugar, refined carbohydrates, Processed Foods, Dairy, Grains, Legumes
  • Meat —> Wild game/ 100% grass fed/finished beef/bison | Real free range chicken | Wild, line caught fish
  • Good sources of healthy Omega 3, protein, etc.
  • Local, organic Vegetables (and fruit) make up majority of carbohydrate intake
  • Healthy fats from healthy meat, avocado, coconut (No vegetable oils, saturated fat from dairy/unhealthy meats)
  • Optional Supplements: Not the robust evidence of the essential supplements, but if you are looking for more options for wellness and prevention, these are reasonable, show potential and may be ahead of the curve.
  • Resverotrol, Collagen, etc

Movement

PHASE I

MINIMUM
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  • Good quality Omega 3 and Vitamin D essential nutrient supplements
  • Fresh Fibre First

PHASE II

COMMITED
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  • Omega 3, Vit D, + Good quality multistrain probiotic
  • Limit Refined sugar, processed foods

PHASE III

ALL IN
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  • Omega 3, Vit D, Probiotic, WHOLE FOOD Multivitamin
  • Limit Refined Sugar, refined carbohydrates, Processed Foods, Dairy, Grains, Legumes

Control / Exercise

PHASE I

MINIMUM
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  • Good quality Omega 3 and Vitamin D essential nutrient supplements
  • Fresh Fibre First

PHASE II

COMMITED
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  • Omega 3, Vit D, + Good quality multistrain probiotic
  • Limit Refined sugar, processed foods

PHASE III

ALL IN
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  • Omega 3, Vit D, Probiotic, WHOLE FOOD Multivitamin
  • Limit Refined Sugar, refined carbohydrates, Processed Foods, Dairy, Grains, Legumes

FAQ

Just because there are no symptoms doesn’t mean a person is healthy. Healthy is the continuous movement of health in the right direction. We believe you are made to be healthy and to stay healthy for a lifetime. We believe that age is not an excuse, that you can get and stay healthy, perform better, feel better and reach your potential. We offer a three phase approach to sports injury prevention and performance.

Should I go to a Chiropractor or a Physiotherapist?

We have a longer post on this here. These are not mutually exclusive options and are not fighting against each other. I was asked by a PT colleague if I thought many of my patients needed to see physio. I responded that if they needed to see physio I would probably not be doing my job properly, but I think a better question is do I have any patients who also would not benefit from seeing a good PT? I doubt it. Most of our athletes also have a PT they work with and we work well together. Treatment will usually have some overlap if everyone is staying current but at least we have another set of eyes and thoughts to complement each other. We have a few good friends that we work well with on our recommended page, but it is by no means a comprehensive list.

How long will it take to recover from a sports injury?

This obviously varies with the severity of the injury as well as things like age, nutrition status, previous injuries, time and dedication spent on recovery, etc. A good general guideline for soft tissue healing is 4-6 weeks minimum, 12 weeks for more complicated injuries or slower healing tissue and 12-18 months for complete remodeling after things like significant ligament repair or joint reconstruction. Typically the pain will go away before we have complete tissue health and function, which should be the goal for long-term results.

Do I have to take time off?

Rest can be an important part of a care plan, but it is not always necessary and will rarely change a biomechanical problem. If poor running technique or an issue with form during a movement is causing the problem, rest may calm it down, but the issue is likely to return when the activity is resumed. Often if the problem is corrected, your tissue will be able to heal without complete rest. No one likes to rest and take time off training or competing so continued participation is always the goal if possible during care.

Our team is a cultivated group of highly trained and experienced professionals. We’ve seen it all, or most of it, and are confident in our ability to get you where you want to be, where you need to be. We are proud to work together in office and alongside any other members of your healthcare team.

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It is our vision to empower individuals and families in our communities to restore and maintain optimum health. We know that clarity fuels momentum to health and that alignment within your mind, body, and purpose fosters human excellence.