Kilty Chiropractic Shares Benefits of Treatment

Part I of our series on School Sports Safety

School sports have officially begun for the year, and with it comes a risk for injuries. Dr. Jonah Kilty, owner and chiropractor at Kilty Chiropractic in Marshfield, commonly treats sports-related injuries.

“Most common are strains/sprains of lower back, neck,” he said. “I also have evaluated and treated knees, shoulders, ankles, elbows and wrists.”

Kilty uses nutritional modifications, soft tissue treatments, and modalities, along with tailoring chiropractic techniques, to address each athlete’s musculoskeletal need.

“Younger athletes are more susceptible to injuries because they have slower reaction times than adults, are less coordinated, and are still growing and developing,” he said. “Many injuries result from overuse, such as repetitive use syndrome, which comes from placing stress on the musculoskeletal system. It is caused by not using proper techniques or equipment, such as athletic shoes, which makes greater demands on the body with less healing time.”

According to Kilty, chiropractic treatment can help keep active bodies healthy.

“Chiropractic treatment uses non-invasive methods to keep the body moving and functioning optimally,” he said. “Most simply: ‘if you don’t use it you lose it,’ especially for strength and range of motion.”

Kilty also works with physical therapists and trainers to help ensure each athlete is getting the best possible care.

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