Dr. Brown’s treatment protocol for sports injuries combines Chiropractic, Acupuncture and Physical Medicine techniques in a way that is completely unique. Very few Doctors of Chiropractic are certified to perform Acupuncture. And while many Doctors of Chiropractic are certified to perform Physical Medicine, they rarely utilize the procedures to its full extent.
Physical Medicine and Acupuncture are extremely powerful treatments to combine with Chiropractic care for sports injuries, and Dr. Brown does it like no one else. Having been active in running, cycling and bodybuilding his whole life, he has first hand experience with sports injuries. He didn’t just learn about sports injuries in medical school, like many people out there claiming to be sports injury “experts”. In addition to treating himself for numerous sports injuries, he has treated amateur and professional athletes from nearly all sports.
Rotator Cuff tears
A very common sports injury, with tears of the supraspinatus tendon being the most common. Dr. Brown will assess the severity of the tear with an MRI examination. Severe tears may need to be surgically repaired, but most tears respond well to conservative treatment and rehabilitation. Prolotherapy may also be helpful.
Shoulder impingement syndrome
Another very common shoulder problem, which can almost always be treated with a combination of Chiropractic / Acupuncture / Physical Medicine along with exercises. Rehabilitative exercises are mandatory to resolve this condition, however, it will not resolve without strengthening the shoulder rotator cuff muscles. This condition is very common in baseball pitchers, football quarterbacks, swimmers and any other athlete who repeatedly raises the arms overhead.
Muscle Imbalance in the Shoulder
Many muscular imbalances can occur in the shoulder due to the repetitive nature of many sports activities. One of the most common is the overdevelopment of the internal rotator muscles of the shoulder in contrast to the underdevelopment of the external rotator muscles of the shoulder. The internal rotator muscles are strengthened with chest and back exercises, whereas the external rotator muscles are rarely strengthened at all. This leads to muscular imbalance in the rotator cuff and tears in the rotator cuff muscles and tendons. This is easily avoided by specific exercises to strengthen external rotator muscles, namely, the infraspinatus, teres major and rear deltoid.
Patellar Tracking disorder
One of the most common causes of knee pain. Usually the result of a weakness in the inside muscle of the knee (vastus medialis). Chiropractic / Acupuncture / Physical Medicine to the knee will decrease the pain and inflammation while rehabilitative exercises strengthen the inside of the knee and resolve the problem. Custom-made foot orthotics are useful to stabilize the knee.
Shin Splints (Medial tibial stress syndrome)
A very common problem which many people think is very difficult to treat. However, when treated properly, it responds quickly. Chiropractic manipulation to the the lower back, hips and lower extremities along muscle stimulation / Acupuncture / ice to the shins will stop the pain and inflammation quickly. Custom-made arch supports will stabilize the knee and ankle to prevent future occurrences.