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Alaska Back Care Center

Chiropractic Therapy Services

Dr Matthisen examines sports x-rayAnchorage is known for being home to a very active community, Dr. Barry and Dr. Bryan Matthisen at Alaska Back Care Center have experience treating a wide range of sports injuries in individuals of all ages. To assist with relief and healing of a variety of sports-related injuries, we use only the best treatment protocols without the use of surgery or drugs. 

FAQ About Sports Injuries
What is a sports injury?

A sports injury can result from any form of physical activity or exercise, like hiking, rock climbing, mountain biking, playing sports, working out on a treadmill, running, etc.

Acute Injuries

An acute injury is an injury that happens suddenly when you fall or are involved in an accident. Examples of common acute injuries include broken bones, ligament tears, sprains, and bruises.

Overuse Injuries

An overuse injury is a result of engaging in extensive repetitive motions, such as pounding the pavement while running or golf club swinging. Overuse injuries tend to develop gradually and can worsen over time without proper treatment. Examples of common overuse injuries include tendonitis, golfer’s elbow, and runner’s knee.

Who do sports injuries affect?

The Dr. Barry and Dr. Bryan Matthisen at Alaska Back Care Center have vast experience treating patients of all fitness and activity levels in the Anchorage area, including professional golfers, high school athletes, and weekend walkers. The integrative approach we take to treatment of these injuries includes the top conservative, evidence based care that leads to proper recovery. 

Regardless of the type of sports injuries you have, our chiropractors will thoroughly evaluate your condition and provide the proper treatment.

What are the treatment methods for sports injuries?

To being with, we need to evaluate your injury to properly diagnose your injury. Depending on the nature of your injury, you may need further imaging either by our in office X-ray or out of office MRI to evaluate the extent of your injury.

After diagnosis, Dr. Barry and Dr. Bryan Matthisen will create a customized treatment plan to ensure a fast recovery. Depending on the severity and type of injury you have, treatment could include multiple manual therapies:

  • – Active Release Technique (ART)
  • – Chiropractic joint mobilization
  • – Massage therapy
  • – Class 4 Low Level Laser Therapy
  • – Kinesiotape
  • – Experet Rehab Consultations.
  • – Cupping

If you have suffered a sports injury, contact us today for the best integrative drug-free treatment. You can also book an appointment online.