Chiropractic for sports injuries, injury prevention and high level performance
The quality of the nervous system plays a key role in sports and other physical hobbies and activities. Repetitive strain or overuse during sport and exercise can have a detrimental effect on joint function. This can result in:
- Reduced joint mobility
- Reduced flexibility
- Reduced muscle and joint strength
- Reduced reflexes and therefore performance
These negative effects could potentially have a knock on effect and decrease your overall quality of life, but you don’t have to live with these often unnecessary problems. Receiving chiropractic care has been well documented to help with:
- Regaining co-ordination
- Strength and flexibility
- Agility and balance
- Kinesthetic perception
- Power and reaction time
Why do athletes choose chiropractic care even when they are fit and healthy?
It’s clear to nearly any sports enthusiast why the world’s greatest athletes choose to include chiropractic care as part of their lifestyle. Chiropractic works.
Regular athletes and regular people cannot typically withstand the rigors and the intensity that great champions endure. In fact, many sports teams such as Chelsea FC and AC Milan, and individuals, such as cyclist Lance Armstrong, employ chiropractors as an integral part of their team.
If you remember that the whole principle behind chiropractic care is to restore spinal health so that the body has the best opportunity to function at its peak, it’s easy to understand why the professionals enjoy what chiropractic has to offer.
However, you don’t need to be an Olympian athlete to visit a chiropractor; anyone who uses his or her body needs it to function at its peak. Chiropractic helps achieve this so that they can maintain their competitive edge whether they’re a weekend athlete or a professional.
Sports injuries can be a major concern for all athletes. If you are a sportsman or sportswoman, you have probably suffered from at least one of the following conditions as injuries happen:
- Back pain
- Neck pain
- Tennis elbow
- Golfer’s elbow
- Frozen shoulder
…the list goes on and on.
All athletes want to perform the best they can in their chosen sport, but they also unfortunately suffer from numerous injuries. While injuries can be minimised, they cannot be totally avoided. If a person participates enough in any physical activity, eventually that person will get hurt to some degree. The way in which one treats their injuries determines how fast one recovers, and how quickly one can get back to the activity they enjoy.
Chiropractic offers a balanced approach to the treatment and healing of sports injuries. By using chiropractic adjustments to return spinal segments to their normal mobility, and by using advanced tissue therapy to help the supportive tissues (muscles, tendons, and ligaments), chiropractors help the injured areas return to their normal function. Better strategies for exercise and stretching are also discussed, to help individuals get the most enjoyment they can out of their chosen sport or activity.
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