Weightlifting Injury

At Garneau Chiropractic Health Clinic, we use our knowledge and experience as movement experts in our treatment approach. By understanding the mechanism of a weightlifting injury, we make suggestions to modify your training program in conjunction with your in-office treatment plan. If you have suffered a weight lifting injury, we can help. Our goal is to ensure you can continue to train, and that you get better as quickly as possible

New to Weightlifting

Common overuse injuries in sport and weightlifting are often due to muscular imbalances. In these situations, ‘prehabilitation’ exercises are important to incorporate into your overall training program. Strengthen the weaker ‘stabilizing’ muscles is important to avoid causing dysfunctional movement patterns. If these imbalances are not addressed, it is likely that overuse injuries, strains, and tears will occur. 

Cute, but not difficult to lift.

We also find that weightlifting injuries in newer lifters are due to less than optimal technique. Having poor lifting technique may not be a huge problem when lifting up your chihuahua. However, when you lifting more ‘serious’ weight, several times, technique is very important!

Seasoned Weightlifters

If you are an intermediate to an advanced weightlifter, chances are that your training program is fairly balanced, and you aren’t focusing mainly on your ‘beach muscles’. As a result, you are at a reduced risk of developing common overuse injuries. You are also very ‘body aware’. You can feel when things aren’t ‘right’. When you are squatting or deadlifting, people tell you your form looks great, but you can’t find your groove. Maybe you are shifting in the hole, twisting on the bench or feel more pressure in one leg or arm compared to the other.

warming up for snatches

Likely this has been occurring for a few weeks and is gradually getting worse. In our experience, if you are experiencing this problem, you are likely headed towards developing an injury. If this sounds like you, schedule an appointment or consultation with one of our professionals to see if chiropractic care or massage therapy would be right for you so you don’t develop a serious weight lifting injury.

Common Injuries Treated

  • Rotator Cuff Strain
  • Shoulder Impingement
  • Elbow tendinopathy
  • Neck Pain
  • Back Strain
  • Disc Herniation
  • Wrist Injury
  • Knee Pain
  • Achilles Tendinopathy

Whether you are suffering from repetitive weight lifting injuries, or training towards a new personal record, we can help you reach your goal.