Sports and Active Injuries

Active Health in Jacksonville, Florida, offers a diverse range of treatments and strategies for sports injuries. Our team will determine a precise treatment program for each respective patient based on assessments and testing.

Sports injuries occur while participating in a sport or while exercising. Children are especially at risk for active injuries, but adults can experience them as well. You are at risk if you play contact sports, don’t warm up properly before activity, and have not been regularly active.

Sports injuries typically occur due to direct impact, overuse of muscles or joints, or the application of force that is greater than the body part can structurally withstand. The most common of all sports-related injuries are strains due to the fact that we use so many muscles and tendons while we are active. Other standard injuries that happen while participating in sports or activities are knee injuries, sprains, rotator cuff injuries, fractures, tennis elbow, concussions, and back injuries.

Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine

We offer a revolutionary form of care that Dr. Lipp has been constantly evolving since 2005. While always getting faster results than conventional methods, the process is down to a science. Our comprehensive addresses the underlying cause to resolve the effect. We discover why you hurt. We use a wide array of tools, technologies and training to diagnose, treat and rehabilitate providing the fastest possible results.

EPAT

Extracorporeal Pulse Activation Therapy (EPAT) expedites our process. It is an acoustical shock wave. Being acoustical, it’s a sound wave like ultrasound. Only the EPAT is powered by an air compressor making it sound like a jackhammer. It should feel like a pretty intense tap, a little shock, but shouldn’t hurt. Just let us know if it hurts and we’ll turn it down. We use EPAT to tenderize tough scar tissue allowing our form of manual therapy to be more effective.

Kinesio Taping

We use several KinesioTaping applications within our process. Just the tape being on you can help you recover faster as it lifts the skin up and off the underlying fascia creating opportunity for bruising and inflammation to get carried away with lymphatic flow. The stretch on the tape allows for small tears to essentially be taped together. Depending on what we’re trying to accomplish, we can either influence muscle to contract more or less by eliciting mechanoreceptors. We can also cue any postural change that we are working to correct.

Dry Needling

Cupping uses suction to separate the skin from the underlying fascia which creates an opportunity for bruising and inflammation to get carried away with lymphatic flow just like KinesioTape. The only difference is that the cupping creates a petechiae response (broken blood vessels looking like a hickey) which enhances healing.

Pre-Op & Post-Op Rehabilitation

Dr. Brown is a Doctor of Physical Therapy, so he and our assistants can help you with any pre-op “prehab” before or post-op “posthab” after any orthopedic surgery. Just tell your orthopedic surgeon that you would like to do your PT/rehab, prehab, posthab with Active Health and ask them to write a script to see us.

Sports Chiropractic

Dr. Lipp is actually a Doctor of Chiropractic. While he seldom delivers a chiropractic adjustment, he does feel that there is a time and place for chiropractic. Chiropractic can be a very powerful tool. Dr. Lipp just feels that it is performed too much creating instability. Dr. Lipp is 1 of 324 Diplomates of the American Chiropractic Board of Sports Physicians®️ (DACBSP®️) which makes him a sports injury specialist.

Active Release Techniques - ART

ART® is a patented, state of the art soft tissue system/movement based massage technique that treats nearly 400 various problems with muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia and nerves. Headaches, back pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, shin splints, shoulder pain, sciatica, plantar fasciitis, knee problems, and tennis elbow are just a few of the many conditions that can be resolved quickly and permanently with ART®. These conditions all have one important thing in common: they are often a result of overused muscles.ART® has been the primary foundation of our treatment system. With that being said, don’t be concerned if you have tried ART® somewhere else and didn’t get results. We utilize it entirely differently than anyone else as we use it as a part of our system. Some ART® providers dabble in ART®, but mainly practice conventional chiropractic, sports medicine, physical therapy or massage therapy. Furthermore, we don’t dabble!

Graston Techniques

Graston Technique® (GT) is a unique, evidence-based form of instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization that enables clinicians to effectively and efficiently address soft tissue lesions and fascial restrictions resulting in improved patient outcomes. GT uses specially designed stainless steel instruments with unique treatment edges and angles to deliver an effective means of manual therapy. The use of GT instruments, when combined with appropriate therapeutic exercise, leads to the restoration of pain-free movement and function. The instruments can also be used diagnostically to assess the kinetic chain, in an efficient manner using the principles of regional interdependence.

HyperVolt

While HyperVolt is much less powerful than the EPAT, it still does an excellent job relaxing muscles. HyperVolt is a percussion based massage modality.

Acupuncture

We use acupuncture in conjunction with care when medically necessary. Traditional Chinese Acupuncture utilizes needling along various meridians (acupuncture points) to restore the proper flow of Qi (pronounced “chEE” & is our body’s source of energy). This promotes the body’s healing response.

Cupping

Cupping uses suction to separate the skin from the underlying fascia which creates an opportunity for bruising and inflammation to get carried away with lymphatic flow just like KinesioTape. The only difference is that the cupping creates a petechiae response (broken blood vessels looking like a hickey) which enhances healing.

Getting Your Body Back in Balance

At Active Health, we help patients get back on their feet fast after suffering from a wide array of injuries, strains, and pains to muscles, joints, ligaments, tendons, entrapped nerves, chronic pain, and more. We also provide post-surgical rehabilitation. Below are some of the most common problems that we treat every day, speeding patients towards a full recovery:

At Active Health, we treat a large array of symptoms and conditions. If you’re experiencing any of the following symptoms, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We Can Help!

  • ZHamstring strains
  • ZAnkle & knee sprains
  • ZNeck & back pain
  • ZHip Pain
  • ZNumbness & Tingling
  • ZHeadaches
  • ZTennis & Golfer’s Elbow
  • ZSwimmer’s Shoulder
  • ZRunner injuries
  • ZShin Splints
  • ZIT Band Syndrome
  • ZCarpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • ZSI joint pain
  • ZPatellar Tendonosis
  • ZArthritis
  • ZSciatica
  • ZPlantar Fasciitis
  • ZAnd many more.
If you’re experiencing pain in an area not listed about or have a diagnosed problem keeping you in pain, give us a call at (904) 296-0202. We can get you the care you need to return to a pain-free lifestyle.

Hamstring Strains

Many athletes find their hamstrings all too prone to strain and repeated injury. Essential for walking, running, and everything in between, this long, narrow muscle that crosses two joints is uniquely vulnerable to injury.

At Active Health, we work with athletes to not only heal the hamstring but to identify the biomechanics that are putting it under stress in order to prevent injuries from reoccurring. Does it work? Just ask our patients. We hear from top runners that we are the only clinic in Jacksonville that knows how to treat hamstrings.

Ankle and Knee Sprains

Sprains occur when a sudden twist, stretch, or blow to the body forces a joint out of its normal position, stretching and tearing the tough, fibrous ligaments that connect your bones. All it takes is a foot going out from under you as you slide for home – or even just a bad step. The result? Swelling and pain.

At Active Health, our goal is to help you get back to full functionality – fast! Many chiropractors and physical therapist take weeks and weeks of expensive visits for treatment. Many of our patients report seeing a 50% improvement after just one visit and an 80% improvement within 3-4 visits.

Neck and Back Pain

An athlete’s spine undergoes a lot of stress, twisting, turning, and absorbing impacts, not to mention bearing the weight of their entire body. At our clinic, we see a variety of injuries to the upper and lower back, as well as to the neck, or cervical spine. Sometimes an injury in this area can impinge on delicate nerves, causing pain that radiates outward to other parts of the body as well.

At Active Health, we frequently treat neck and back problems and even issues with chronic pain. We have spent over ten years refining our methodologies to achieve a combination of techniques that work. We know our patients need results, so the system that we have created doesn’t waste time. We can get you on the road to full health quickly.

SI Joint Pain

The sacroiliac joint, or SI joint, is a key load-bearing node in the body. Although designed to be stable, flexing slightly to absorb forceful impacts, it can be stretched beyond its capacity, resulting in pain in the lower back, the hip joints, and down into the legs. Athletes put a lot of stress on their SI joint and are especially at risk for pain and injury.

With every patient, we have two goals – to get them back to neutral, and then to teach them to stay neutral. That means educating patients about dysfunctions in posture and mechanical motion that put unnecessary strain on their SI joint and put them at risk of reinjury. Our goal is not only to get you healthy – it is to make sure you stay that way.

Golf Injuries

Although golf has a reputation as a low-risk sport, the fact is that avid golfers may spend hundreds or thousands of hours a year engaged in rapid, powerful, and potentially damaging rotations of their lower back, shoulder, and arm. All of these areas are at risk, whether to simple repetitive stress injuries or to acute issues caused when something goes wrong.

We are no stranger to golf-related strains, pains, and injuries. Not only can we help you get back on the links quickly, but we will work with you to identify bad mechanics that cause issues like “golfer’s elbow” in the first place. Not only will you feel better, you may even find that you improve your golf score!

Runner Injuries

Running is one of the most injury prone sports there is – by one estimate nearly 80% of runners suffer some form of injury every year. When you are conditioning yourself for a big race, the last thing you need is yet another injury slowing you down.

Active Health has developed proven techniques that can get runners back on the road for problems from hamstrings to shin splints to plantar fasciitis and beyond. Over a decade of practice, we have refined a combination of methodologies that are fast and effective at getting you the healing you need. We also have our own proprietary running technique that can protect your body and has shaved minutes off the times of even seasoned long-distance runners.

Tennis Injuries

Tennis players can be plagued by numerous types of injuries, including rotator cuff tendinitis, tennis elbow, wrist strain, and back pain. As tennis is a very active sport, other types of unfortunate accidents can also occur as players are dashing about the court!

We bring extensive experience and tested methodologies to the treatment of tennis-related injuries. Many of the issues listed above stem from dysfunctional biomechanics. We take the time to study and analyze the patient’s motion and identify problem areas. Our goal is not only to get you back on the court fast but to prevent a recurrence of the injury. And in the process, we just might make you a better tennis player!
At Active Health, we frequently treat neck and back problems and even issues with chronic pain. We have spent over ten years refining our methodologies to achieve a combination of techniques that work. We know our patients need results, so the system that we have created doesn’t waste time. We can get you on the road to full health quickly.

Other Pains & Injuries

We treat a vast array of different types of pains and injuries. We can help patients experiencing joint pain, muscle pain, nerve entrapment, strained or injured tendons and ligaments, and more. In the rare case where we determine that we are not the right providers to help you, we will refer you to a specialist who is. If you’re not sure, give us a call or contact us through our website to talk to us today.

NormaTech

Our Recovery Lab allows you to recover faster, increase circulation, conquer sore muscles, and beat your PR with NormaTec, the ultimate recovery for today’s athlete.

HOW IT WORKS: BIOMIMICRY

PULSING – Instead of using static compression (squeezing) to transport fluid out of the limbs, NormaTec Pulse Technology uses dynamic compression (pulsing). The patented pulsing action more effectively mimics the muscle pump of the legs and arms, greatly enhancing the movement of fluid and metabolites out of the limbs after an intense workout.

GRADIENTS – Veins and lymphatic vessels have one-way valves that prevent fluid backflow. Similarly, NormaTec Pulse Technology uses hold pressures to keep fluids from being forced in the wrong direction. Because of this enhancement, instead of tapering pressure off, it can deliver maximum pressure in every zone.

DISTAL RELEASE – Because extended static pressure can be detrimental to the body’s normal circulatory flow, Sequential Pulse Technology releases the hold pressures once they are no longer needed to prevent backflow. By releasing the hold pressure in each zone as soon as possible, each portion of the limb gains maximal rest time without a significant pause between compression cycles.

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KinetiSense

We use the KinetiSense technology to help diagnose inefficiencies and dysfunctions which lay the baseline from which we start. This allows us to show how much and how fast we can provide improvement. It is also a great biofeedback training tool.

3D Range-of-Motion – With automatic reporting and only 15 seconds per assessment, our 48 range of motion tests identify key areas for improvement in both therapy and performance athletics.

3D Posture – Collect accurate and objective key posture information for future use in only 20 to 30 seconds to reduce injury and promote wellness.

3D Functional Movement – Create customized functional movement assessments based on your need to analyze hundreds of movement variations.

3D Balance – A Kinetisense functional movement assessment for balance is standardized, accurate, and objective, allowing for universal accuracy among your patients or athletes.

KAMS – The KAMS system analyzes 12 movements in around 3 minutes to teach athletes and patients how to move more effectively.

Customized Workflow – Practitioners can customize their screen, choose their own assessments, and build comprehensive workflows.

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