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INJURY ASSESSMENT

Free fitness injury assessment checks at Soaring Health 

As an athlete or fitness enthusiast, you probably dedicate considerable effort to preventing injury and optimising performance. You attend to your nutrition. You make sure your exercise form is correct. You carefully schedule recovery and rest to allow your body to heal. But what about your spine? At Soaring Health, we believe that comprehensive injury assessment is an integral part of maintaining optimal function, movement and performance for athletes at all levels, from gym-goers to running enthusiasts and sportspeople. Why? Assessment can help fitness enthusiasts and athletes to prevent pain, injury and movement limitations and optimise performance. As part of our commitment to helping athletes to realise their potential (our renowned sports division was born from our successful work with elite Australian sports teams), we are proud to introduce the free injury assessment program at our Thomastown and  Craigieburn clinics.  

Prevention is better than cure 

Are you injured? If you answered “no”, are you sure? Many of us think of ‘injuries’ as obvious, major afflections that present as significant pain or dysfunction. We imagine that ‘injuries’ have a defined cause, such as rolling your ankle while running. However, this definition overlooks many lifestyle or exercise injuries or susceptibilities we may be living with, either without being aware of the problem or hoping it will just go away. For instance, how would you know if gradual spine changes had resulted in loss of correct balance? Could compromised fitness or sports performance be due to underlying changes, damage or dysfunction? The problem with ignoring minor or emerging injuries or changes is that the underlying issue or dysfunction can be allowed to progress, potentially resulting in injuries that do cause marked symptoms. Unfortunately, by the time dysfunction is evident, a condition, injury or illness has often progressed. Before you know it, you’re facing an injury time-out. A free injury assessment check can detect these adverse changes before they cause dysfunction, illness or injury. If you don’t think you need it, now is the perfect time to book! We believe it’s preferable to keep you well in the first place or treat an emerging problem early rather than ‘fix’ serious dysfunction later. 

 

chiropractic injury assessment
Chiropractic injury assessment
How do injuries affect health and fitness? 

Pain. Limited range of motion. Stiffness. Swelling. The felt, observable symptoms of injury indicate some sort of damage. However, because many musculoskeletal symptoms can be common to many conditions and types of damage, identifying the nature of an injury and facilitating healing requires assessment and diagnosis by a qualified healthcare professional. Even if you don’t have marked symptoms or have only experienced the odd twinge or stiffness, an expert such as a chiropractor can detect gradual changes, such as loss of correct balance due to changes to the spine, which may, over time, present as pain or injury. They may also find links between health problems such as digestive issues and musculoskeletal or nervous system health. Importantly, the earlier a problem is identified and treated, the less likely it is to lead to further damage and greater pain or dysfunction. Detecting minor changes or deterioration early can also help to optimise the body’s own healing mechanisms, which may limit the duration of symptoms.  

Why chiropractic?

Many people assume symptoms such as pain, stiffness and movement limitations are due to stress, dehydration, nutrient deficiencies or overtraining. However,  it’s more common than you might think for such symptoms to indicate adverse changes related to the spine and other musculoskeletal areas. Chiropractic (from the Greek words for ‘hands’ and ‘practice’) is a holistic, hands-on, drug-free healthcare discipline that comprehensively assesses and treats conditions and disorders of the musculoskeletal system with an emphasis on the contribution of the nervous system and optimising the body’s own healing mechanisms.  

What does a free injury assessment involve? 
  • Back pain 
  • Neck pain and whiplash 
  • Repetitive strain injury 
  • Sports Injuries 
  • Lower back pain 
  • Shoulder pain 
  • ACL injury 
  • Hamstring injury 
  • Heel and foot pain 
  • Wrist pain 
  • Ankle pain 
  • Hip pain 
  • Sciatica 
  • Tennis elbow 
  • Headaches 
  • Digestive problems 
  • Posture problems 
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What to expect
Your free injury assessment with a Soaring Health chiropractor will take about 20 minutes. While this is purely an assessment and no treatment will be provided, you will leave our clinic with a clear picture of your musculoskeletal health and how it relates to any symptoms or health conditions you may have, your overall wellbeing and, if you’re an athlete, your fitness and sports performance. Based on your assessment, your practitioner will provide clear, easy-to-understand information and insights that empower you to take control of your body and lifestyle for optimal health, wellbeing and fitness. If your assessment suggests that you may benefit from chiropractic treatment, you will also be equipped with a detailed recommendation and clear expectations about predicted progress and outcomes — with no obligation. We pride ourselves not only on exceptional treatment, but on a transparent, collaborative approach between practitioner and client. We look forward to seeing you soon.  Do you want to prevent injury or fast-track recovery and return to peak fitness and sports performance? Schedule your free injury assessment now. Simply click the button below to book.