Active Body Chiro-Care Cautions Against Increase in Summer Sports Injuries

20:00 EDT 25 Jul 2015 | Globe Newswire

WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif., July 26, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Summer in Los Angeles means more time outside playing sports and training for upcoming races– as well as an increased risk for sports injuries, warns chiropractor Dr. James Hogan. Common summer sports injuries include runner's knee, tennis elbow, tendonitis, neck pain, and back injuries. Dr. Hogan is urging athletes to use caution when training to reduce the risk for over-training and overuse injuries. Should an injury occur, Dr. Hogan says chiropractic care may be able to help the injury heal faster while improving overall athletic performance.

You don't have to be an athlete or training for a major race to sustain a summer sports injury, warns chiropractor Dr. James Hogan. Dr. Hogan's practice, Active Body Chiro-Care, frequently treats patients who have recently sustained sports injuries, including repetitive motion injuries like tennis elbow.

"The summer months bring an increase in athletic activity, which in turn increases the risk for sports injuries," said Dr. Hogan. "Prevention is truly the best treatment. I always encourage patients to take it slowly if they're starting a new sport or getting active again after an extended break. If they're training for a major race, it's critical to work in rest days in order to reduce the risk for injury."

Should a sports injury occur, Dr. Hogan advises seeking immediate diagnostic treatment from a qualified sports injury doctor. Chiropractic care may be beneficial for the treatment of runner's knee, tennis elbow, tendonitis, back injuries, and neck pain, says the chiropractor.

"Sports injury doctors, including chiropractors, have received special training the diagnosis and treatment of musculoskeletal injuries," said Dr. Hogan. "While initial treatment should include the standard rest, ice, compression and elevation approach, additional care may be necessary to help the injury fully heal. One of the most common issues patients face after a sports injury is restricted mobility in their bodies. Chiropractic care addresses this problem."

For patients with a musculoskeletal injury, Dr. Hogan creates custom treatment programs that integrate chiropractic adjustments with corrective exercises. These exercises are designed to restore a fuller range of mobility, coordination, balance and flexibility to the body.

The chiropractor also treats ankle pain and sprains, shin pain, Achilles heel injuries, and rotator cuff injuries.

"Many repetitive motion injuries are connected to undiagnosed spinal misalignments," cautions Dr. Hogan. "A slight misalignment can trigger an uneven tennis swing or golf swing, for example, straining tendons and ligaments, and ultimately leading to injury. Chiropractic care is effective because it corrects the underlying misalignment while restoring a full range of mobility to the body."

Active Body Chiro-Care has four locations in Los Angeles treating sports injuries. These locations include West Hollywood, Century City, Santa Monica and South Bay. Dr. Hogan also has an office inside Equinox Gym. For more information on Active Body Chiro-Care and sports injury rehabilitation treatment, visit

CONTACT: Active Body Chiro-Care, (310) 699 9299

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