Whether you insist on taking the stairs rather than the escalator, train year-round for marathons, compete in CrossFit competitions, love a bit of yoga, weightlift, play tennis or softball, or remain active in any other way, your body is undergoing more stress than those who are inactive.

While we applaud your healthy nature, you may not be caring for your body as you should, putting your body at risk. The more demands we put on ourselves, the more susceptible to injury we are. Our chiropractic team understands that it’s in your best interest to be proactive with your body maintenance and give it the attention it needs at the first onslaught of discomfort to prevent further and spreading pain.

The main reason athletes require more attention is because of muscle and joint overuse. When areas of the body are consistently put through rigorous physical demands, those areas need a higher level of management. Whenever muscle groups start to ache or feel pain or lose their range of motion, we tend to favor that area and put more stress on other areas that aren’t equipped to support that amount of pressure.

Another reason those who are more physically active may need chiropractic support is due to falls, tackles, and hits. With high-impact sports of this nature, the athlete experiences these things even in practices and training sessions, so preventative maintenance and strengthening sessions play a vital role in the participant’s success.

We will work with you before and after your sporting event to ensure your body is in its best shape, balanced, and ready to give you a high level of performance as safely as possible.

Our team is prepared to help athletes of all ages meet and exceed their goals. We are proud to work with many high school athletes who work hard on the fields to get their team to the next level. We teach these young players the importance of self-care so they can keep their bodies safe throughout their future relationship with sport.

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Some of the athletes we work with in our Midland chiropractic clinic include:

  • Runners and marathoners
  • Triathletes
  • Weekend warriors
  • Tennis players
  • CrossFit trainers
  • Cyclists
  • Golfers
  • Basketball players
  • Baseball players
  • Football players


Many of our active and sports patients come into True Motion Chiropractic Group because they are experiencing one or more of the following conditions:

  • Hip or knee pain
  • Back, shoulder, or neck pain
  • Foot pain or plantar fasciitis
  • Loss of range of motion
  • Sore or stiff muscles or joints
  • Shin splints
  • Calf strains
  • Golfer’s elbow
  • Tennis elbow
  • Hamstring sprains
  • Weakened muscles


The reasons for these sports-related injuries may be due to one or more of the following:

  • Muscle and joint overuse
  • Muscle and body fatigue
  • Repetitive and consistent motion involving the same muscle groups
  • Forceful impacts and blows, both intentional and unintentional
  • Overtraining or under-training
  • Improper warm-ups and cool-downs
  • Inadequate downtime for healing l
  • Dehydration
  • Low-calorie intake


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We’re here to work with athletes of every age and every ability level. Our solutions to your wellness goals and injury treatment will not only safely keep you from further injury, proactively nurture strength and performance enhancement but will provide you with tools to use in the future so you can maintain your health.

Let’s get you to the next level and competing at your best through non-invasive but impactful chiropractic care.

Seeing a Chiropractor for Sports Injury and Better Performance

Chiropractic care is a game-changer for those who are athletic. It will aid in a natural and efficient healing process when injury is involved, it creates a higher level of performance, and it offers beneficial insight and tools to stay healthy and strong.

We are athletes ourselves, so we truly know the value of your commitment to a team or event. We understand the nature and risk of training and the disappointment that comes when we can’t compete, practice, exercise, or prepare properly.

Athletes who spend time, money, and loads of energy on training will do whatever it takes to participate in their activity. This can-do attitude is admired; however, it can lead to injury that can lead to a reliance on pain medication or even surgery. We want to make sure that doesn’t happen to you.

Our team will provide you with safe, effective, comprehensive care that treats injury at the root, rebalances and realigns, restores proper function, and contributes to overall body wellness and ultimate performance. We want you to succeed and give you the equipment to enhance endurance through exercising, stretching, and smart rehabilitative treatments.

Some of the typical sports injuries we see include:

For most athletes, downtime isn’t an option, so don’t let your pain get in the way of your results. Avoid injury through preventative strategies and keep focused and productive through your training journey and the event itself using chiropractic solutions. We will put together a program for you for event preparation and rehabilitation afterward.

You’re about to rely heavily on your body, so feel confident knowing it’s going to function at its highest level.

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How Will a Chiropractor Treat My Sports Injury?

Our office relies on chiropractic techniques that intend to keep the body safe, free of medication, and supporting you as it is designed to. Our solutions will generate results that end pain and increase performance. We offer in-office and at-home services and advice to strengthen and develop body and mind.

Chiropractic adjustments

Chiropractic adjustments are quick, controlled thrusts to specific joints in the spine or extremities (foot, wrist, etc.). The goal is to realign the areas that have been pushed out of balance and replace the integrity of the joints. These manipulations are safe and reliable, offering quick relief and restoration.

The McKenzie Method

Using both in-office care and independent at-home techniques, the athlete will learn how to properly support the body so it can function at its fullest. This method decreases the number of visits to our office as it provides proactive and preventative solutions to body balance and health.

Therapeutic exercises and stretches

Strengthening the body through exercise and stretching is an essential part of the training process and helps with balance, symmetry, and endurance. We will provide you with a unique at-home plan that enhances your athletic ability before, during, and after your event.


Laser therapy

Designed to help restore and relax muscle groups, Dr. Ryan uses laser therapy that maximizes performance through loosening up overused and weak muscles and joints.


Massage therapy

Combining chiropractic treatments with therapeutic massage generates a more effective healing process, honing in on areas of the body that require more strategized and targeted support.

Our team will create a chiropractic care program that caters to your individual needs and goals, taking into account your physical ability and overall health.

Helping you succeed is what we love but seeing you overachieve is what we live for. Let’s do this- together.

Athlete Testimonials

The athletes we encounter share a common goal: winning. That doesn’t always mean coming in first place; sometimes, it means simply passing the finish line. Whatever your goal is, we’ll help you achieve it. Read what some of our patients have to say about their experience with us, and then call us to learn how we can help you reach your goal.

“I have been training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu for ten years and have accumulated a lot of nagging injuries throughout that time. Over the last year and a half I have suffered from severe neck pain caused by years of grappling. Dr. Ryan was able to help identify the issue at its root cause and put me on a treatment plan that has helped manage the pain. I can’t recommend True Motion Spine and Sport enough!” - Lowell //Midland, MI

“The office staff at Dr. Madigan's office are pure magic! Ryan is the first doctor that has never given up on my pain! He creates a great environment to come up with strategies to reduce pain for the long run!” - Abby // Midland, MI


“I am a competitive target archer. I had numbness and pain from my elbow to my wrist. I tolerated it for months. Within a couple of quick visits, Dr. Madigan had it feeling like new again! My only regret is not going there sooner! Thank you!” - Julie // Bay City, MI