Sports Injuries Specialist

Michael Sheps, DC

Chiropractor located in West Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA

Exercise is good for your body and helps you stay in shape. Unfortunately, when you push your body, injuries can occur. Renowned chiropractor, Michael Sheps, DC, with a Sawtelle office in West Los Angeles, specializes in sports injuries and utilizes advanced techniques to promote healing, reduce pain, and improve function to help you get back to your sport. For an evaluation, call the Sawtelle office today or request an appointment online.

Sports Injuries

What are sports injuries?

Sports injuries refer to injuries that occur when you’re playing sports or exercising. This may include a sprained ankle from a misstep during your aerobics class or back pain after an awkward high-jump landing. Some of the most common sports injuries include:

  • Muscle sprains and strains
  • Dislocations and fractures
  • Swollen muscles
  • Shin bone pain
  • Rotator cuff injuries

Dr. Sheps specializes in sports injuries and has a lot of experience working with elite track and field athletes as well as athletes at the high school and college level. For his younger patients, Dr. Sheps co-manages treatment with an on-staff pediatric orthopedist.

When should I seek chiropractic care for my sports injury?

It’s estimated that as many as 90% of elite athletes use chiropractic care to treat and prevent sports injuries. If you’re participating in sports, Dr. Sheps can provide treatment to support your efforts, whether you’re looking for care to help heal an injury or to prevent an injury from occurring. 

Dr. Sheps takes a conservative approach to chiropractic care and only makes chiropractic adjustments when necessary. Instead, he focuses on educating you about your daily self-care needs to promote and maintain good health. 

What can I expect during my sports injury consultation?

Dr. Sheps conducts a comprehensive examination when you visit the office with concerns about a sports injury. During your examination, he reviews your medical history and symptoms. He then completes a physical exam, paying special attention to the injured area. 

Based on the information obtained during your consultation, Dr. Sheps develops your personalized treatment plan.

What treatments can support healing of my sports injury?

Treatment for your sports injury depends on the type of injury you have and your symptoms. Dr. Sheps is known for using advanced tools and techniques to support health and healing of sports injuries. Your treatment plan may include:

Rehabilitation program

Dr. Sheps is a strong believer in supporting your body’s own ability to heal itself. To help you get back in the game, Dr. Sheps offers a rehabilitation program that includes an exercise program designed specifically for you that can improve muscle strength and performance.

Laser therapy

Dr. Sheps uses this advanced tool to accelerate your body’s healing powers using targeted laser energy.

Shockwave therapy

Like laser therapy, shockwave therapy stimulates healing using unique acoustic pressure directed at your injury.

For expert care of your sports injury, contact Michael Sheps, DC, today or book an appointment online.