Sports chiropractor Dr. Stanmore G. Langford III can help prevent and treat sports-related injuries with adjustments and physical therapy at his Chula Vista, CA, practice. With a focus on treatment for college and professional athletes, he has treated football players, soccer players, and MMA (mixed martial arts) fighters throughout San Diego. In addition to readjustments of the spine, elbows, shoulders, wrist, knees, ankles etc. and other joints, the doctor can also expand the nasal passages to improve breathing in patients with nose-related trauma.
How Can a Chiropractor Treat Sports-Related Injuries?
Like car accidents and repetitive motions at work, sports can have a long-term impact on the body. Injuries can range anywhere from muscle strain to broken bones. However, because most sports are oriented around specific events that are scheduled ahead of time, it is much easier to prepare for potential injury. As a result, Dr. Langford can help athletes both prevent and treat injuries. While the doctor does offer treatment in the wake of injury, his focus is not on emergency medical care.
As a chiropractor, Dr. Langford instead concentrates on helping the body recover by correcting misaligned joints. Like a loose screw or a poorly working joint, even minor misalignments or “subluxations” of the bones and muscles can lead to more serious injury if left untreated. Dr. Langford strives to prevent such problems before they happen and correct them if they already have.
Dr. Langford has provided comprehensive care for athletes in both collegiate and professional leagues. While the majority of these patients have been soccer and football players, he also specializes in treating MMA fighters before and after bouts. Included among his past patients are professional mixed martial artists Diego Sanchez, Ken Shamrock, Frank Shamrock, Rally Perez, and others.