For those involved in athletics of any kind, you’ve probably at one point or another had an injury. For some it may have been the end of the night, for others the end of the season.
When an injury occurs, the body is very well equipped to adapt to the situation. This allows you to occasionally “play through the pain” with no serious damage being done. However, a large portion of these injuries should be checked out by a specialist and rehabilitated properly.
A properly trained sports chiropractor can assist with anything from sprains, pulled muscles, and concussions all the way to rehabilitation after serious injury or surgery.
Why is it that former athletes like Jerry Rice, Michael Jordan, and Usain Bolt are such big supporters of chiropractic? They understood that it not only kept them in the game longer, it also put them a step ahead of their competition.
Studies have shown that chiropractic care can benefit athletic performance by:
- Increasing kicking strength
- Increasing throwing distance
- Increasing lifting strength
- Decreasing post-exercise muscle soreness
- Decreasing recovery time
- Better reaction time
- Better coordination
- Increased blood flow to the brain (mental clarity)
The best teams in professional sports use chiropractors. They know that unless their athletes can stay playing, their chances of a championship are nearly impossible.
Each year we see many talented athletes and sports teams that fall short of a championship due to injury. Luckily a large portion of these problems can be prevented had they sought a qualified sports chiropractic physician.