What We Treat


We are Functional Chiropractic Specialists

 Based out of Oakdale, Pennsylvania, Hometown Spine & Sport challenges traditional chiropractic and physiotherapy techniques. We are proud to offer the most advanced evidence-based treatment protocols for treating a wide variety of painful conditions using a blend of traditional chiropractic care and physical therapy to help you move better. We treat a variety of competitive sports related injuries and can tailor a treatment plan that will have you back in action. We provide chiropractic services to patients in Robinson, Oakdale, Imperial and Moon Township PA.

 

Shoulder Injuries

There are many ways to injure your shoulder. Often times, shoulder pain can be treated and repaired without drugs, medication or surgery. While surgery is often warranted for more traumatic shoulder injuries, the recovery process is lengthy and usually accompanied with months of physical therapy. At Hometown Spine & Sport, our treatments are essentially a hybridized blend of chiropractic, massage and chiropractic rehabilitation. We pride ourselves on creating a customized treatment approach to your specific condition

The research has found a causal link between anterior shoulder stiffness (pectoralis muscle tightness) and a higher risk for shoulder injuries. Detection before correction is crucial. In other words, there are various ways of screening for shoulder injuries before they occur.

Chronic shoulder pain and even post-surgical shoulder pain can plague someone for years. Often times the symptom of shoulder pain is only repaired. If the cause of an injured shoulder is still present even after the surgery, the shoulder may be vulnerable to a re-injury.

Our treatments are unique in that we utilize specific techniques that break up the injured scar tissue at an injured area then build up the strength of the muscles with specific exercises to aid in recovery. We can treat the following conditions including but not limited to rotator cuff tendonitis, adhesive capsulitis, frozen shoulder, shoulder bursitis, AC joint sprain, and neurological shoulder weaknesses.

Elbow Tendonitis

Elbow injuries are complex due to the repetitive use of our arms during day to day tasks. Commonly, elbow injuries, more specifically tendonitis, are considered an overuse injury that may arise from no apparent trauma. Often times elbow tendonitis is treated medically with cortisone injection. Current research supports short-term relief for cortisone injections in elbows but the long-term results are lacking. Even if there was a traumatic injury associated with the elbow tendonitis, we may still be able to assist in your health care needs.

Hometown Spine & Sport offers a variety of treatments for elbow tendonitis including myofascial release technique, Graston technique, therapeutic rehabilitation, electrical muscle stimulation and Rocktape Kinesiology tape.

In a Randomized controlled trial, 183 patients with neck pain were randomly allocated to manual therapy (spinal mobilization), physiotherapy (mainly exercise) or general practitioner care (counseling, education and drugs) in a 52-week study. The clinical outcome measures showed that manual therapy resulted in faster recovery than physiotherapy and general practitioner care. Moreover, total costs of the manual therapy-treated patients were about one-third of the costs of physiotherapy or general practitioner care.
Korthals-de Bos et al (2003), British Medical Journal

  • Achilles Tendonitis
  • Athletic injuries
  • Arthritis
  • Back and neck pain
  • Bicep Tendonitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • CrossFit Injuries
  • Foot Bunions
  • Hand and finger arthritis
  • Headache/Migraines
  • Herniated/Degenerative Disc (Slipped Disc)
  • Hip/SI Joint Pain
  • Hip Bursitis
  • IT Band Tendonitis
  • Knee Arthritis (Meniscus, ACL, LCL, MCL Sprains)
  • Lateral Epicondylitis (Tennis Elbow)
  • Medial Epicondylitis (Golfer’s Elbow)
  • Migraines
  • Muscle sprains
  • Neurodevelopmental conditions
  • Neuropathies
  • Patellar Tendonitis
  • “Pinched” nerve
  • Piriformis Syndrome
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Rotator Cuff Injuries
  • Runner’s Knee
  • Sciatica
  • Scoliosis
  • Shin Splints
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Sprained Ankles
  • Stress
  • TMJ (Jaw) Pain
  • Whiplash

**Proudly Servicing the following schools: West Allegheny, South Fayette, Moon Area, Montour, Cornell, Chartiers Valley, Pittsburgh, Carlynton, Canon-McMillian and Robert Morris University.