UPDATED August 2019
New Staff, Services & Insurance paid massages
How Chiropractors help Athletes
Over the years chiropractors have become an important part of professional sports teams and have had a major impact on athletes’ careers. Many college, high school, and professional sports teams employ on-staff chiropractors to assist in keeping the athletes on the field instead of the sidelines. Often times the game comes down to which team is healthier. Chiropractors play a part in keeping the athletes at peak performance with spinal manipulation and different soft tissue techniques. There are many benefits to athletes of all ages from seeing a chiropractor.
What Do Chiropractors Do?
Chiropractic is a form of alternative medicine for diagnosing and treating injuries of the musculoskeletal system. Every form of treatment by chiropractors is non-invasive and designed to maximize the body’s capacity for self-healing. Chiropractors use spinal manipulation and other treatments to properly align the body’s musculoskeletal structure. Spinal manipulation helps to restore mobility in joints that are stressed and in pain. People typically seek chiropractic care to treat overuse and acute injuries that are common in sports. The goal of chiropractic care is to restore the function of the injured area, restore function in nerves that branch off from it, and to prevent injuries in the future.
How Chiropractors Help Athletes
Often times when injuries occur in sports, athletes are given painkillers or the injury is treated in one specific area and nowhere else. Not only is chiropractic care non-addictive, it treats muscles and nerves at their point of origin as well as where symptoms manifest. The human body operates as one and is meant to be treated together when injuries occur. An estimated 90% of world-class athletes regularly use chiropractic care to prevent injuries and increase their on-field performance. If any athletes are suffering from injuries that don’t require surgery, they should consider chiropractic care before anything else.
Sarah Langley, LMT : Sarah joined our team in May 2019. Sarah grew up in Oregon but has become an avid Boston Sports fan since moving here. She has a background in PhysEd and also serves in the military. She has several years experience in massage therapy. Beyond proficiency in Swedish and Deep Tissue massage she is certified in Myofascial Release. In her few months here she is becoming a patient favorite. Click on corresponding item to learn more about Sarah or Myofascial Release Technique on our website.
Julie Giarla Erazo, Chiropractic / Administrative Assistant: Julie joined our team in June 2019 and she is likely the first person you talk to if you call in.
She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology and a professional background in education. Julie also is a starting forward in the East Boston Eagles soccer team. She gets plenty of added exercise walking her 90 lb 6 month old bull mastiff!
Blue Cross Blue Shield insurance started covering massage a couple of months ago, independent of chiropractic. As all insurance services in order to be covered it has to be deemed medically necessary so it needs to be a justified service related to a particular condition. We will be unable to offer it on a frequent and regular basis just for relaxation. Any deductibles or copayments will apply and visits will count towards your overall chiropractic visit total.
Commonwealth Care Alliance (One Care) a mass health plan continues to cover massage, however, only after a preauthorization process requiring paperwork and exam documentation to be submitted. Approval usually takes 1-2 weeks.
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