Why Athletes are Choosing Chiropractic
Sports injuries are a
specialty just made for Chiropractic care. Why?
Because chiropractors are trained to optimize the performance of the nervous and musculoskeletal system toward preventing injuries, and rebounding after injuries for athletes of all levels.
Common sports injuries that athletes seek chiropractic care for include:
- Neck Pain
- Low back pain
- MCL sprain
- Shin splints
- Sports hernia
- Quad strain
- Hamstring strain
- Ankle sprain
- Achilles tendonitis
How can Chiropractic Help Athletes?
Whether you are that weekend warrior, student, or a seasoned athlete, chiropractic care has a proven track record to help athletes in a number of ways!
- Optimizing range of motion
- Balancing biomechanics, coordination, agility, response time
- injury prevention
- Managing pain and increasing healing response time
- Non-invasive spine and extremity treatment
- Reduction in medications and surgeries
As with any patient, a chiropractor is specialized in optimizing the musculoskeletal and nervous system. Therefore, you'll even see many of your favorite professional sports leagues with their own official sports chiropractors to help their team members be their very best through non-invasive, drug-free care.
If you have, or know, a young athlete, sports enthusiast, weekend warrior, or active individual in your life and have more questions, feel free to contact our office to ask how we can help!
Reduce your injury risk.
Common sense tips for our young athletes!
With our posts this month on sports and chiropractic, let's take a step back and learn some general ways to reduce/prevent sports injuries for the younger student athletes we know!
Cheerleading, gymnasts and dancers, even runners and football and basketball players all have some common injuries that can be prevented by:
- Conditioning and training, especially during off-season
- Core strengthening
- Consistent stretching, warm ups, and cool downs
- Using spotters
- Using proper safety equipment
- Do not play or work through the pain
- Consistent rest
- Good nutrition and hydration
- Engage in a variety of activities
- Have regular physical evaluations
The above tips are also great for a wide variety of sports and athletic activity.
It's important to work closely with your
physician, coach, chiropractor, and other health-care providers to keep you and
your young athlete in tip-top shape and ready to play!