Sports Performance and Chiropractic care go hand in hand.
rigorously and following a strict nutrition plan.
Is it enough for optimum sports performance?
An optimally functioning nervous system and musculoskeletal system can do wonders and play a very important part in maximizing the body’s potential, a direct result can be seen on the field where athletes perform considerably better.
Optimal functioning nervous system you say?
A chiropractor can be a good place to start.
adjust the spine to ensure that the spine is appropriately
Only once the spinal cord (Spine, not the spinal cord. Once the spine is in proper alignment) is in proper alignment, does the nervous system work with maximum efficiency.
“I would estimate that, 90% of all world class athletes use chiropractic care to prevent injuries and to increase performance potential.”
— Sean Atkins; a Ph.D., Exercise Physiologist
As chiropractors are experts of the neuro-muscular skeletal system, chiropractic therapy is widely used with most of the sports. Traditional medicine treats fractures, dislocations, lacerations, damaged tendons and ligaments, but many athletes still have to leave the hospital with as much spinal stress as before, despite the treatment being complete.
Therefore, professional athletes, coaches and trainers utilize the help of chiropractors for removing the root causes/triggers of pain.
This therapy helps boost overall performance and decrease injury downtime, thus keeping athletes in top shape. Longevity of the players career is also greatly enhanced.
Injuries of common occurrence
While doing any sort of sports activity, there is a probability of an injury. Some forceful impact, trauma, overuse symptom or a repetitive motion (For ex, crouching like a catcher in baseball or repeated movements as a gymnast) could cause misalignments in the spine and cause stress.
Out of these injuries, neuro-muscular skeletal injuries are the most common.
Avoiding an injury is always the first choice, but injuries do occur and a downtime comes for the injured sportsperson. The duration of this downtime depends on the intensity of the injury and becoming fit to perform again sooner, by healing quickly is the sole wish of the person suffering.
Chiropractic therapy bears the potential to alleviate the pain and heal at a faster pace. Manipulation of the spine to get rid of subluxations/misalignments is necessary for any injured sportsperson to achieve a normal state as soon as possible; reduce stress, tension, pain and the overall likelihood of an injury.
A study published in the journal, BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders established that, “The addition of chiropractic care greatly reduced stress and strain injuries, time missed due to knee injuries and lowered the back pain for the athletes in a semi-pro Australian football team.
These athletes also experienced an improvement in overall health and well-being.
Budding youngsters also need it!
Chiropractic care is not just for adults. Children who play sports can also reap massive benefits from a chiropractor. Chiropractic is perfectly safe for all age groups and is an important tool for preventing long-term damage to a kids’ growing body.
According to The Center for Disease Control and Prevention more than 2.6 million children (0 to 19 years) need treatment for sports and recreational injuries.
Whether or not, a child is playing a contact sport like football or rugby, or a non-contact sport like gymnastics or swimming; regular check-ups, adjustments and therapies are essential to maintain optimum performance and reduce the risk of aggravating some hidden injury.
from a sports related injury? Or, just want to know how chiropractic
care can help your athletic career?
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