Sports Injuries

Professional, amateur and weekend-warrior athletes all strive to have the best possible performance in their chosen sport, and they all get injured.

Injuries happen, pure and simple. Injuries can be minimized, but they cannot be totally avoided. In all likelihood if you participate in any physical activity long enough, you will eventually get hurt to some degree. The way in which you treat your injuries determines how fast you will recover and get back to the activity you enjoy.

Usually there is a very simple reason why we get injured. In most cases, we play too hard, too long, or too fast. Overuse syndromes and playing full speed before warming up are the major causes of sports injuries. Since most sports involve body contact, fast starts and stops, or positioning that places an unusual amount of strain on the back and structural system, we treat each person as an integrated being, giving special attention to their spine, joints, muscles, tendons, ligaments, and nerves.

Sports medicine is a substantial part our practice at Optimal Health Matters. We treat a wide range of sports-related conditions and problems, including acute injuries (those that happen suddenly), such as the dislocation of a joint and joint sprain; and over-use injuries (those that develop gradually), such as carpal tunnel, stress fractures, muscle strains and tendonitis.

Our chiropractors understand the importance that chiropractic adjustments, goal setting, perseverance and nutrition play in helping you to perform optimally.

Optimal Health Matters offers a balanced approach to the treatment and the healing of sports injuries in Highlands Ranch. By using chiropractic adjustments to return spinal segments to their normal mobility and Graston, ART, Dry Needling, Laser, and Kinesio-Taping therapies to facilitate the healing of muscles, tendons, & ligaments, we help the injured areas return to normal function. We will work hard to get you back in the game and teach you better strategies for exercise and stretching so you can continue to enjoy your sport.

Exclusive Offer

New Patients Receive a Free Consultation


Find us on the map

Office Hours

Our Regular Schedule

Highlands Ranch Office


9:00 am-6:00 pm


9:00 am-6:00 pm


9:00 am-6:00 pm


9:00 am-6:00 pm


9:00 am-6:00 pm


9:00 am-12:00 pm

By Appointment