Chiropractic Care is important for Sports Injuries

There are good reasons why the athlete should seek a sports chiropractor like Germantown WI Chiropractor for the treatment and rehabilitate of a sports injury. Active people are physically and emotionally different from sedentary ones. Most physicians have not had special training in sports medicine or rehabilitation. Consequently, even outstanding physicians who don't treat athletes regularly often make mistakes in the diagnosis and treatment of athletes.

Chiropractic specialists treat and can help prevent injuries of the neck, back, shoulder, knee, and ankle. They're skilled in manual adjustment of the spine, ensuring that bones are neighbored up and balanced, which helps alleviate tension in the body. This allows the body to function better and become less susceptible to injury. The goal of most chiropractic techniques is to restore or enhance joint function while resolving joint inflammation and reducing pain. This hands-on therapy is often used to treat neck or back injuries but also relieves pain throughout the joints and muscle groups in the body.

Although physical treatment is often the first line of defense in rehabbing a running injury, many athletes and runners have started to rely on sports medicine-trained chiropractors. While physical therapy can focus on strengthening and coordination, chiropractic care is designed to improve joint mobilization, making sure that all the joints in the body are moving correctly. Hirad Bagy, founder of the United Wellness Center in Herndon, Va., and team chiropractor for the Washington Redskins, Washington Nationals and DC United, believes that sports chiropractic care has evolved to incorporate the best of both worlds of joint mobilization methods and soft tissue maintenance, creating a new gold criterion of best practices in treatment plans for patients.


The Bridgend Blue Bulls claimed their biggest ever win over the Cardiff Demons scoring 13 tries in the Porthcawl sun for a 72-10 victory. Bridgend had a good mix of youth and experience in the side and despite never giving up and fighting till the end Cardiff could not match the power and pace of the Bulls.

The Bulls started with the core of the players who lead them to the Welsh Championship last year but gave a first start to 17 year old wing Lewis Donnelly who impressed on his debut. Bridgend Ravens prop Ken Dowding, who had formerly player Super League with Harlequins also impressed at loose forward while a number of others made their debuts from the bench including Pontycymmer try machine Dave Upton, Ogmore Vale RFC centre Gethin Davies and Dai Stone.

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Bridgend Blue Bulls 48-24 Valley Cougars

Five tries from Man of the Match Nathan Trowbridge helped the Bridgend Blue Bulls to there first Welsh title since 2007 last Sunday with the Porthcawl based side running out 48-24 winners. The same two teams had appeared in last years Final with the Cougars winning 46-44, but on this occasion the Bulls lead from the start deservedly bringing that trophy home.

The Bulls almost scored in the opening minute when Andrew Fryer raced up field but the final pass to Huw Rosser went forward. A good tackle from Steve Bray then kept Chris McGrath out but the ball was quickly worked out wide to Grant Epton who crossed for the opening try with Craig Fox converting for an early 6-0 lead.

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A hat-trick of tries from Dragonhearts debutant Nathan Trowbridge helped Wales to a 30-24 victory over England last weekend sealing the Rugby League Home Nations Trophy and Grand Slam.
The wing was called into the side after impressing with the Blue Bulls, scoring five tries in three games and was one of eight Bridgend players in the team along with player-coach Craig Fox, captain Gareth Howells, Gareth David, Lloyd Ryland, Charles Stevenson, Nathan Hawkins and Andy Milne.

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Valley Cougars 28-40 Bridgend Blue Bulls

Two early tries from wing Nathan Trowbridge helped the Bridgend Blue Bulls remain unbeaten after a hard fought 40-28 victory over reigning Champions the Valley Cougars at Blackwood RFC, but although happy with the win player-coach Craig Fox was disappointed with the performance.
Trowbridge claimed his first in the opening minute after fine play and passing between Gareth David, Matthew Hutchings and Charles Stevenson, the Cougars almost hit back straight away but what would have been a scoring pass was intercepted by Huw Rosser and moments later Trowbridge went on a dazzling run for a fine solo score, and both scores were converted by David for a 12-0 lead.

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Irish Wolfhounds 22-54 Wales Dragonhearts

Six Bridgend Blue Bulls helped the Wales Dragonhearts Rugby League team get there Four Nations campaign off to a flying start last weekend with an empathetic 54-22 win in Limerick.

Alongside player-coach Craig Fox and captain Gareth Howells both Grant Epton and Nathan Hawkins made the trip to the Emerald Isle along with debutants Lloyd Ryland and Andy Milne, and all played a big part in the ten try victory. Wales took the lead early on via a try for loose forward Dale Tucker which Gareth Howells converted for an early 6-0 lead.

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The Bridgend Blue Bulls remain unbeaten after picking up a 56-24 victory over Torfaen Tigers at Portcawl RFC last Saturday. The Blue Bulls scored 10 tries in all with Nathan Trowbridge and Jamie Lorimer each grabbing a brace while Gareth Howells scored 20 points to put him on 70 for the season.

The Tigers travelled to Porthcawl with a very young side and they conceded early on after a clever kick from Craig Fox resulted in a score for Charles Stevenson, then moments later Andrew Fryer scored under the posts, Gareth Howells converting both for an early 12-0 lead.
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Bridgend Blue Bulls claimed their biggest ever away win last Saturday scoring 14 tries to beat the CPC Bears 74-12 at Cefneithin RFC. The home side claimed the opening score through wing Rob Hughes after a great crossfield kick on the final tackle with Matthew Fuge converting, but Bulls player-coach Craig Fox hit back straight away, Gareth Howells adding the extras to bring the scores level.

It was then one way traffic for the rest of the first half with Howells scoring himself and again added the extra two before a break from Andrew Fryer sent fullback Huw Rosser over, Howells again converting. Straight from the re-start wing Nathan Trowbridge gathered, and having only just come on as a replacement in his first game of Rugby League raced away for the Blue Bulls fourth.
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The only two unbeaten teams in the Welsh Rugby League Conference Premier Division went head to head at Machen RFC last Saturday and gave the crowd a 15 try thriller, with the Bulls eventually running out 42-36 winners. The Titans were by far the better side at the start scoring three early tries through Dale Tucker, Shaun Weed and an excellent solo effort from hooker Rhys Meredith, Callum Rowlands added two goals for a 16-0 lead. It could have been worse had it not been for two excellent try saving tackles from wing Dave Norman, and the Blue Bulls finally then hit back in the 12th minute when a great scoot from Craig Fox sent Gareth Howells over under the posts. Howells converted his own score but Meredith then kicked a penalty goal to make it 18-6.
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DEMONS Match Postponed

The Bridgend Blue Bulls were left without a game this weekend after the Cardiff Demons withdrew from the match the previous day after struggling to raise a team. The Bulls had named a strong side for the game, due to be played at Porthcawl RFC but players and supporters were left disappointed.

The Demons are the oldest surviving team in Wales and in the past have been one of the best run sides off the field as well and it is worrying that they could not get side together for the game. Blue Bulls Team Manager Simon Green said

"we were all very disappointed that the game was called off, to be fair to the Demons they did contact us Wednesday to say they were struggling so it was not a surprise when it finally had to be postponed. The Demons are having a difficult time after a number of volunteers who have kept the club going over the years have had to leave and we just hope this is a temporary blip and they are back fighting fit soon. They have been one of the best run teams over the past decade and produced many great players and we will be happy to offer them all the help we can to get them back on track. We would like to apologise to the supporters who turned up at Porthcawl for the game to find out it had been called off"

Bridgends next game is now away to the Newport Titans at Machen RFC next Saturday, both sides have won two from two so it will be a very tough game. Training for the Blue Bulls is at 6:30 every Wednesday at Newbridge Fields, with the U17s training from 5:45pm. Attendances have been good for both juniors and seniors but new players are always welcome.

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Blue Bulls edge Cougars in 16 try thriller.

In a repeat of last summers Wales Grand Final the Bridgend Blue Bulls made it two wins in a row with a hard fought 48-36 victory over the Valley Cougars at Porthcawl RFC. Cougars centre James Allen was in great form scoring 20 points for the visitors but he could not prevent his team from losing as Blue Bulls play-coach Craig Fox claimed a hat-trick to help Bridgend to victory.

Rhodri Morris almost opened the scoring for the reigning Champions but he was tackled short by Bridgend’s teenage fullback Huw Rosser, but moments later the Cougars did open the scoring with a try from second row Rhys Davies, converted by Allen. Steve Williams almost got a second for Valley before a break away from the Bulls eventually saw Daniel Smith score after good work from Chris McGrath and Richard Howells.
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The Bridgend Blue Bulls got there Welsh Rugby League Conference season off to a winning start with a 42-20 victory away to Torfaen Tigers at Pontypool United RFC, however the game was sadly ended early after Torfaen wing Corey Clarke suffered a nasty leg injury.

The Blue Bulls took the lead in the second minute after a break from wing Chris McGrath led to David James scoring under the posts. Gareth David converted then scored himself after another run from McGrath and fine play from loose forward Mikey Rowe, David also converting.
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Bridgend Blue Bulls 44-46 Valley Cougars

The Bridgend Blue Bulls put in a superb performance in the 2010 Wales Grand Final but just failed to re-gain the Welsh Premier Conference title going down 46-44 in an excellent 16 try thriller. The Blue Bulls almost withdrew from the Final as they were struggling to raise a team with so many players on Rugby Union duty, previous Finals have nearly always been held on a Sunday or midweek but this year the WRL insisted the Final went ahead at 2pm on a Saturday, seriously depleting the men in blue. It wasn’t in fact till midday, just two hours before kick off that Bridgend finally managed to put a 17 together, and that 17 did the team and the sport proud.

The Bulls got off to a terrific start when great play by Matthew Hutchings and Craig Fox sent Tylon Mafi crashing over in the opening minute, then straight from the re-start Shaun Owens split the Cougars defence to send wing Dave Norman over for a second, Hutchings converting both for an early 12-0 lead. New Zealander Troy Brockbank hit back for the Cougars in the eighth minute with Paul Emanuelli converting, Owens almost grabbed a third for Bridgend but was stopped just short of the line before a crunching tackle from centre Seveti Tuiselotu prevented John Sanigar scoring what looked like a certain Cougars score.

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Bridgend Blue Bulls 56-4 Cardiff Demons

The Bridgend Blue Bulls scored 11 tries as they demolished the Cardiff Demons to claim a place in there seventh Welsh Grand Final in eight years with Gareth Howells and Connor McDonald both claiming hat-tricks. The Demons had an early chance to score after a Shaun Owens fumble but some great defence kept Cardiff clear of the try line. The visitors then broke through again but a great tackle from Tylon Mafi on his Wales Dragonhearts team mate Graham Hughes again kept them out.

The opening try finally came in the 15th minute when Alan Pope and Mafi combined well to send Shaun Owens over for his 12th try of the season, Gareth Howells converted for a 6-0 lead. Moments later good play from Craig Fox and Matthew Hutchings ended in former Crusader Karl Hocking scoring before McDonald raced over for a great solo score, Howells adding a further kick to make it 16-0 Alan Pope then came inched from getting the Blue Bulls fourth but was held up just short, but Mafi was in support and the Tongan forced his way over the line before Gareth Howells scored late on to make it 24-0 at the break.

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Top Points Scorers Top Try Scorers
Gareth Howells 106
Gareth David 94
Shaun Owens 50
Dan Smith 28
Dave Norman 24
Gareth Howells 11
Shaun Owens 11
Dan Smith 7
Gareth David 7
Dave Norman 6