Chiropractic for Athletes: Boosting Performance and Preventing Injury
July 22, 2020
By Chiro One Wellness Centers
Athletes at all ages and levels know how important it is to maintain overall wellness, employ advanced preventative care, and recover from sports injuries as quickly as possible so that they can return to action. Chiropractors specialize in these niche needs as they focus on improving brain-body connection, biomechanical joint health, and range of motion required for optimal performance. It is for these reasons that chiropractors have been a valuable part of the U.S. medical team in every Olympic and Pan-American Games since 1980.
Whether you identify as a gym enthusiast, weekend warrior, professional, amateur or child athlete, chiropractic care can benefit your athletic performance as a preventative measure and treatment. Through regular, non-invasive manual assessments and spinal adjustments, a chiropractor can help you mitigate biomechanical injuries and neuromusculoskeletal dysfunction caused by overuse or repetitive movements. They can also help eliminate acute and chronic pain associated with the stresses sports exude on the body.
Experts estimate that about…
90% of all world-class athletes use chiropractic care to enhance their performance and prevent sports related injuries.
The world’s best are embracing chiropractic care and here are few compelling reasons why.
Sports injuries are fairly common amongst athletes and include everything from a sprain or strain to dislocations and fractures. Doctors of chiropractic work with a collaborative team of professionals to properly diagnose an injury so that they can customize a treatment plan that will best support your body’s healing process. They look at neuromuscular irregularities, spinal alignment, and joint function to determine the underlying cause of pain so that they can apply proper treatment. Through spinal manipulations, traction therapy, temporary bracing, specific exercises, and heat/cold therapies they can help your body recover from a sports injury.
As a comprehensive healthcare, chiropractors look at more than an athlete’s body symmetry, joint mobility, flexibility, and overall agility. They address how nutrition and lifestyle affects the body’s entire kinetic chain and they focus on ways to enhance athletic performance through balance. As an expert in the spinal, musculoskeletal, and nervous systems, a chiropractor can help you improve athletic performance and treat sports injuries.
Find a chiropractor near you for preventative care, to find the source of your sports related injury, or to expedite the healing process so that you can return to the active and athletic lifestyle you’re accustomed to.