Better Chiropractic is proud to support Gilbert and the neighboring communities of Queen Creek, Chandler, Mesa, Val Vista Lakes, Chandler Heights, and Power Ranch in the quest for good, sustainable health and increased athletic performance.

As sports chiropractic leaders in the area, we help numerous sportspeople with their sports-related injuries.

Our clinic is home to Certified Chiropractic Sports Physicians and Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialists who offer sports medicine, sports rehab, and strengthening and conditioning services that lead to a fast recovery and improved athletic abilities.

As active people ourselves, we understand the frustration that occurs when an injury stands in the way of event participation. We utilize the same recovery practices on you as we do ourselves.

You can trust our chiropractic care and sports medicine solutions to heal your injury safely, non-invasively, and quickly so you can return to the activities you love.

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Why We Get Sports Injuries

For those who are more active or regularly play a sport, exercise, and compete, your body can pay a significant price. Maintenance is essential to staying safe and strong while training, practicing, and participating in an event and in its aftermath.

With so many different activities to be part of, there are several sports injuries that can occur for several reasons. And in many cases, the eagerness to continue and push through pain supersedes the desire to determine and remedy its cause. This unsafe approach to your health can lead to further discomfort and harm.

Sports injuries can be easily treatable or alarmingly serious, so seeking medical treatment at its first sign is the responsible step to take. We know how important reaching your athletic goals are; let us help resolve your injury fast.


Some common reasons for sports injuries include:

  • Inaction when pain, discomfort, and motion loss are discovered
  • Improper techniques, such as lifting, bending, tackling
  • Improper warm-ups and cool-downs
  • Over-training
  • Pushing beyond your boundaries
  • Muscle and joint overuse
  • Poor nutrition habits and calorie intake
  • Forceful impacts, blows, and hits
  • Repetitive motions


Rigorous and challenging workouts are often part of training; these may include sprinting, weights, excessive cardio, and more. Ensure you’re performing these exercises correctly, and always respect your body’s limitations.

If chiropractic and sports rehab aren’t aggressive enough to get results and a surgery or other kind of medical doctor is necessary, we will gladly work with your entire recovery team to enhance the healing process and get your body strong and optimized.

For most athletes, downtime isn’t an option, don’t let your pain become unbearable and damage your body to excess. Get the help your body is asking for as soon as possible.

Why Patients Come to Us for Sports Injuries

At Better Chiropractic, we have a team that is certified in sports rehab, strengthening, and conditioning. We know what it takes to quickly heal your injury and get your body strong, fine-tuned, and ready to perform at its best.


With a multitude of sports comes a multitude of injuries, some include:

  • Sprains
  • Strains
  • Knee injuries
  • Wrist injuries
  • Tennis elbow and golfer’s elbow
  • Rotator cuff injury
  • Shoulder injuries
  • Neck injuries
  • Whiplash
  • Hip injuries and hip impingements
  • Shin splints
  • Groin pull
  • Hamstring strain
  • Herniated discs
  • Lower back injuries
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Achilles pain
  • Fractures
  • Dislocations


The vast majority of the time, these injuries occur in a training setting because we push our bodies to meet goals. This can easily put unrealistic and uncharacteristic demands on soft tissues and joints that cause us harm and put us at risk.

Our team is ready to treat your injury and help you understand the balance necessary to keep your body safe during training.


We have the ability to help athletes of all kinds, including:

  • Weightlifters
  • Triathletes
  • CrossFitters
  • Weekend warriors
  • Pro athletes
  • Elementary, middle, and high school athletes
  • College athletes
  • Those with an active lifestyle
  • Marathoners
  • Cyclists
  • And many more


Your injury does not have to hinder your participation; contact us today, and let’s get you healed and prepped for go time.

Benefits of Rehabilitation and Chiropractic for Your Sports Injury

Non-invasive, safe, and comprehensive chiropractic solutions provide joint and soft tissue health, increased mobility, and pain management. Our chiropractors and sports medicine physicians have a unique skill set and unprecedented understanding of the musculoskeletal system and how to repair it effectively and efficiently.

The best kind of injury is a prevented one, but that’s not always realistic. If you’re in pain, our care will nurture balance and a responsible recovery. We don’t rely on pain medication but seek true results so you can feel confident in your body and ability.


Some benefits of receiving chiropractic care and sports rehabilitation in our clinic include:

  • Unrestricted movement patterns
  • Increased performance
  • Higher energy levels
  • Reduced of inflammation
  • Reduced mental stress
  • Improved circulation
  • Improved flexibility and range of motion
  • Improved quality of sleep
  • Soft tissue strengthening
  • Improved joint mobility, function, and health
  • Enhanced and safe recovery process
  • Nutrition guidance to support training and competing
  • Preventative care techniques
  • Improved motor control function
  • Enhanced stability
  • And others


We’ll find the source of your symptoms, determine their significance, and put together a realistic plan that garners a swift recovery and decreases stress in both body and mind.


If untreated, your sports injury can lead to:

  • Chronic pain, stiffness, and motion loss
  • Inability to perform daily activities in comfort
  • Inability to continue your physical activities
  • Nerve damage
  • Psychological dysfunctions, such as depression, stress, and insomnia


You want to perform well; you want to compete, you’ve put in the time, effort, energy; let us help ensure you make it to your event comfortably with a body you know will shine.


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How We Treat Sports Injuries

Our Gilbert sports chiropractors offer an array of solutions to minimize pain, increase mobility and flexibility, and get your body balanced and functioning at its highest.


Our services include:


We’re certified, and we specialize in several therapies, some include:

  • Strength and conditioning (Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist)
  • Nutrition
  • Sports rehab and sports medicine (Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician)
  • Functional and Kinetic Treatment with Rehab (FAKTR)
  • Myofascial Release Therapy (MRT)
  • Graston Technique


We know about sports injuries and would never advise our patients to take unnecessary risks; however, if we’re confident we can get you at peak level for your event, we’ll do whatever it takes to get you there.

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"Excellent, comprehensive, compassionate care. I always leave feeling better and well-informed. . Front desk gal was pleasant and helpful. The Doctor is amazing and does a great job of educating you on a multifactorial approach to treatment. I wouldn’t go anywhere else for my chiropractic needs; trust me, these guys truly are: Better."

- Fizzah A. // Gilbert, AZ


"I’ve been going to Better Chiropractic for a couple of years now. I used to throw my back out every few months, now with the efforts of Dr. Bates and the preventative exercises he taught me, I haven’t had an issue in over a year. This place is life-changing!"

- Brian H. // Gilbert, AZ


"Today was my first visit here, the second time ever at any chiropractor. Dr. Bates came highly recommended by a colleague who works in spine surgery. Even still, I was a little apprehensive about chiropractic care but in enough pain that I realized I needed the help. Dr. Bates was very kind and patient with me.

He asked what my specific concerns were and then explained, very thoroughly, how and why those outcomes happen and what he was doing specifically to screen for and make sure that those things would not happen. He did a thorough exam and addressed what needed addressing without just doing everything and seeing what would work.

During the treatment, he continued to talk me through everything that was happening and made me feel very comfortable. I feel much improved after the visit!! He did not try to sell me a long-term package but I will return for some follow-ups until things are 100%. The front desk was very friendly and helpful! The office was neat and clean. The pricing was straightforward and fair. Very glad I found this office!!"

-Theresa K. // Casa Grande, AZ