Quinte Chiropractic & Sports Injury Clinic - Sports Injury Therapy

Effectively treating a Sports Injury requires a practitioner specifically trained in the diagnosis, treatment and management of Sports Injuries, beginning first with an understanding on how the injury may have occurred. Some sports such as baseball or swimming may involve a repetitive overhead motion that is the mechanism of injury. Some sports such as hockey or football may involve high speed collisions that can cause contusions, sprains and strains. Some sports such as running may involve a combination of overuse and poor mechanics that lead to injury. No two injuries or athletes are alike!

Once your Sports Injury has been properly assessed and diagnosed, an injury specific treatment plan can be created. This includes initially reducing the pain and/or swelling, increasing the strength and ROM of the affected area, and the prescription of injury and sport specific rehabilitative exercises. The ultimate goal of the Athlete and the Doctor should be a timely return to the playing field with little or no risk for re-injury. This may include things done outside the office to manage or prevent re-injury such as changing a runner's stride, tweaking a pitcher's delivery or modifying a swimmer's training routine. The Doctor may provide or recommend taping or bracing or orthotics as part of your short and long term goals and will discuss the risks and benefits of those options.

In addition to his extensive additional Chiropractic Training, Dr Bardwell is a Fellow in the Royal College of Chiropractic Sports Sciences, qualified as a Sports Injury Specialist and certified in Medical Acupuncture. He has worked with many provincial and nationally ranked athletes including hockey, basketball, swimming, running, golf and rugby. Dr Bardwell himself is a life-long hockey player who also stays active by running, cycling, skiing, waterskiing, wakeboarding, paddle boarding and kayaking. As he's been known to say, "Those who keep going, keep going!"

Whether you are a professional athlete or weekend warrior, we have an array of techniques available depending on your specific condition. If you have questions about a Sports Related Injury or want to know how we can help, please feel free to call and talk with a member of our staff.

Let us customize a plan for you.

At Quinte Chiropractic & Sports Injury Clinic we believe in your treatment as a progression from passive treatments to more active, self-directed forms of care involving stretching and strengthening exercises.