Sport Specific Conditions

Hockey is a high-intensity, fast-paced sport that requires a combination of physical strength, endurance, and skill. However, it also carries a high risk of injuries, which can be potentially devastating to players. Hockey-specific injuries can occur due to a variety of factors, including collisions, falls, and contact with equipment such as sticks and pucks. Some common injuries seen in hockey include sprains and strains, fractures, dislocations, concussions, and contusions.

The pathophysiology of these injuries can vary depending on the specific injury. For example, a sprain or strain may occur due to overuse, sudden movements, or impact with another player, leading to damage to ligaments or muscles. Fractures and dislocations may occur due to direct trauma or repetitive stress to the affected area. Concussions can result from a blow to the head, causing damage to the brain, and contusions can result from direct impact with another player or equipment.

It is essential to address these injuries with a rehab specialist who understands the rigors and mechanics of hockey. Dr. Poniros at Apollo Performance Chiropractic is an excellent example of such a specialist. As an all-section goalie himself, he understands firsthand the unique challenges that hockey players face and the types of injuries they are most likely to sustain. His passion for the sport has translated into a commitment to helping hockey players recover from their injuries and get back on the ice as soon as possible.

Treatments We Utilize on This Condition: