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Sports Chiropractic in Mankato

When people live more active lives, there’s a positive effect on overall health. Unfortunately, more activity can lead to an injury. Sports injuries can be minor, but when pain continues, with no sign of healing, it’s time to see a chiropractor.

At Rignell Family Chiropractic, we see athletes of all ages and abilities. These include casual golfers, those getting back into the gym after a long period of inactivity, active CrossFitters, college athletes, and professional dancers.
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Keeping Athletes in the Game

Sports chiropractic is therapy to reduce pain, speed the healing process, and correct any issues connected with your injury. Using basic chiropractic principles, our focus is on improving function.

Your care plan will be tailored to your sport or activity and what’s needed to get you back in action. Many professional sports teams have made chiropractic care part of their health regimen.

Sports chiropractic is used by athletes in sports like

  • Tennis
  • Golf
  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Football
  • Hockey
  • Track and more

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What injuries do you address?

In general, injuries are more common when engaging in sports, no matter the level of competition. Some conditions we address include sprains & strains, joint pain, post concussion symptoms, injury rehabilitation, pre- and post-surgical recovery.

How does sports chiropractic help?

Sports chiropractic care can help reduce soreness, increase range of motion, and improve flexibility, focus and coordination. Regular maintenance care before activities may reduce the severity of an injury, or even prevent it from happening.

Muscles function much better after an adjustment. Athletes recover faster from injury when restricted joints are released. An athlete himself, Dr. Rignell wants to safely return you to activity, not just healed, but stronger.

How is sports chiropractic different from regular chiropractic?

There are many similarities between traditional chiropractic and sports chiropractic. Sports chiropractic often includes assessing and treating sports-related injuries and working to optimize athletic function. The goals of care are to improve muscle tone, balance and performance for a specific sport or movement.

We also treat injuries that come up during your sport and help prevent those injuries. With sports chiropractic, we often address joint issues, not just ones related to the spine. Common areas we work on besides the spine include shoulder, hip, knee, elbow, wrist and ankle.

Whether you’re competing at a high level in your sport, just starting out or wanting to become more active, we can customize a care plan that is right for you.

Can regular care improve my golf game?

Chiropractic can help your golf game by reducing pain, increasing flexibility and range of motion, and improving posture and balance. Lack of flexibility and range of motion in the spine can have a negative impact on the golf swing, as well as leaving you more susceptible to pain and injuries.

Studies have found that a golf swing can exert a compressive force on the spine eight times a person’s body weight. Having a healthy and fully functioning spine can not only improve your swing, but also prevent injuries to ensure you can stay on the course.

Does chiropractic help with sprains? If so, how?

Chiropractic is effective at helping with sprains. We will work to restore proper alignment and motion in the joint. This will help reduce adhesion and tension affecting the muscles and tendons, fascia and ligaments, which can inhibit correct biomechanics and function. This will not only speed up healing time, but also prevent sprains from happening in the future.

Why are so many professional athletes raving about chiropractors?

Chiropractic can help athletes be pain free and also allow them to reach optimal function when subjected to constant practice and competition. Chiropractors can analyze movements of the body and joints to identify restriction and weakness, to see where the body’s mechanics can be improved.

The benefits of chiropractic for athletes have become so clear that most professional athletes and sports teams include a chiropractor on their staff.

Book Your Visit Today

Sports chiropractic can make a difference for athletes at every level. Improved performance and injury prevention—a double bonus!

Contact us today for an appointment and see the difference we can make in your game.


Sports Chiropractic in Mankato, North Mankato MN | (507) 779-7313