At Health-Fit Chiropractic & Sports MedicineSports Medicine, we tie in our knowledge and experience in strength & conditioning with our treatment protocols. Dr. Christie is a Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) and uses this knowledge to understand the mechanism of injury and to make recommendations on training programs in conjunction with your treatment plan.Because of the demands of bodybuilding and weight lifting, over-use injuries are very common. By nature, this sport/activity produces muscular imbalances if the person does not carefully intertwine prehab protocols in their program. Prehab is simply corrective exercises that are meant to target weaknesses and dysfunctions in the individual to prevent injury. Whereas rehab exercises are for post-injury, prehab is pre-injury. The main problem with most resistance training exercises is that they target the superficial “beach” muscles. These muscles then grow bigger, stronger and more powerful. However, if you do not train the stabilizers around these large muscles, you have a perfect recipe for over-use injuries (See Injury Articles below). These injuries can be anything from a strain, tendonitis, too severe enough that surgical options may have to be explored. Our goal is to address and treat the injury before the thought of surgery is ever a reality, then develop a prevention program for the present and future.
If you are a strength coach, fitness professional or gym owner/director, Dr. Christie welcomes you to contact him about his Injury Prevention course for trainers. This 4 part series was developed to educate trainers on the biomechanics of the human body & exercise, injury prevention, and how to be an effective extension of the healthcare system. You are also encouraged to come along on your client’s second visit with us to discuss your client’s injury, possible causative factors, and how to alter the current workout program to keep them training without furthering their pain.
At Health-Fit our goal is not to stop the exercise program, but to alter it so the updated program helps them get better while they go through treatment. The trainer should be an extension of the healthcare for the patient/client.