Focus on your Rehabilitation
Your first appointment will be no different from the usual osteopathic consultation and evaluation (see osteopathy page). You will be asked specific questions related to your particular sport or even to demonstrate some movements. Your diagnosis and treatment plan will be discussed in the usual way.
Treatment is likely to involve the use of osteopathic techniques within the treatment room combined with a more specific exercise based program in the studio gym. The aim is to return to full physical activity.
Sport & Exercise Medicine Services
Our specialist sports physio are highly experienced in the assessment and treatment of soft tissue injuries, with award winning knowledge of biomechanics, tissue pathology and healing. They carry out a thorough assessment, treatment and rehabilitation for all musculoskeletal injuries.
For complaints including:
Overuse injuries and stress fractures
Muscle tears, tendon and ligament sprains
Knee, ankle and foot injuries
Shoulder injuries, tennis/golfer elbow, hand, wrist pain
Enhance Your Performance & Avoid Injury with Sports Chiropractic
As an athlete, you know that your game reflects the condition of your body.
Dr. Palmer examines more than your neck and back. She also checks and adjusts shoulders, elbows, wrists, knees, and ankles—during every single visit. These areas are often ignored, but very important to your overall performance.
Everything is connected, so a weakness in one area will affect your whole body. A body in total alignment works the proper muscles and doesn’t compensate with muscles not meant to do the job. This is one way you can avoid injury.
Professional athletes watch hours of video, tweaking the finer points of their game. They know these details make the difference in achieving peak performance. They know a body in alignment gives them more strength, a wider range of motion, enhanced endurance, precision, agility, and power.
Dr. Palmer’s chiropractic has definitely helped me become a better athlete on and off the field. It keeps me loose. I feel when I do not go to her that I don’t have as much power in my swing or the ability to lift a lot of weight when bench-pressing or any other exercise. When I first went there and heard about chiropractics I thought it was kind of a joke. But then I realized, as goofy as some of this stuff may sound, about being out of alignment, you really can be, and as an athlete, it does make a big difference . . . your strengths and abilities come out more. I want to thank her and her staff for giving me my best abilities of being a baseball player.
– Chase, 1st baseman and power hitter, Lake Mary H.S
Dr. Palmer has cared for an athletic team every season since 1992. She has been the Official Team Chiropractic Physician for the Orlando Kraze Premier Development Soccer League for 5 years and for the Orlando Sharks National Indoor Soccer League.
What Dr. Palmer has done not only for the teams that I coach but also for me as a player has been terrific. She’s just been a real joy to work with. Everything from injury prevention to rehabilitation after injuries, she has really taken good care of us and we appreciate all that she and her staff do for us.
– Coach Greg Brick, Kraze Krush Academy
It helps me re-load my guns, baby.
– Breann, softball pitcher, recovered from a shoulder injury
[Giving a testimonial for sports chiropractic while flexing her “guns”.]
An athlete herself, Dr. Palmer understands your issues and concerns. She can help you manage even chronic injuries and relieve pain.
Dr. Palmer plays soccer, too, so I can really relate to her; she knows what I’m going through. I came in with an old injury and ever since her adjustments I feel better on the field and more confident. I had a knee injury and she helped a lot . . . she taught me ways to take stress off the knee. I didn’t know how out of alignment you got by getting knocked down on the field. Ever since getting adjusted I’ve felt a lot better.
Dr. Palmer is a sought-after instructor who teaches other doctors about sports medicine and sports chiropractic. Please inquire with the office manager to schedule speaking engagements.