Sports Benefits from Chiropractic Care
Benefits Athletes Receive with Chiropractic are:
According to the British Chiropractic Sports Council, “Chiropractic, particularly sports chiropractic, can be of enormous benefit in training and preventing sports-related injuries and improving athletic performance.”
More Benefits Athletes Receive With Chiropractic:
Chiropractic care bolsters the athlete’s range-of-motion, coordination and balance. Runners experience a boost in their performance. Overall chiropractic promotes a proactive strategy to reduce injuries and allow the body to function at peak performance.
The Nervous System Connection:
Doctors of chiropractic teach patients that chiropractic care has a positive effect on the nervous system. Tests have shown that chiropractic care positively affects the parasympathetic nervous system. What does this have to do with sports? The parasympathetic nervous system automatically regulates routine bodily functions like heartbeat, digestion and sleep. With regular chiropractic care optimal nervous system functions helps you to be your Best!
Run Faster & Safer:
One recently published research case study illuminates how chiropractic care can help boost a runner’s performance and restore spinal health. After logging 100 to 150 kilometers per week for three years, a 32-year-old Australian marathon runner had to abandon his passion for speed due to increasing pain in his low-back and left-hip. After three weeks of chiropractic care, the patient reported no pain in his back and hip. He was, as the saying goes, off and running again.
Eat Healthy and Drink Plenty of Water:
Doctors of chiropractic encourage athletic patients to eat healthy, well-balanced meals. They also teach their patients the importance of proper hydration. Athletes especially need proper nutrition and hydration to perform at their best.
By promoting a proactive, preventive strategy, chiropractors help athletes cut their likelihood of injury while facilitating their nervous system to maximize athletic aptitude. Chiropractic care greatly reduces the need for non-steroidal and anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS). The list of NSAIDS includes Motrin and Advil, Relafen, Naprosyn and Alleve.
There are natural options to speed recovery. The book we use as a resource is the “Best Natural Sports Medicine Book Ever,” by Dr. William Wing P.D, Ph.D
Doctors of chiropractic identify underlying areas of dysfunction, which prevent athletes from achieving optimal performance. These impediments include vertebral subluxations, weakened muscles and motor-control issues. Keep in mind that symptoms, such as pain, are often the final (not the first) signal of a hidden spinal dysfunction. Athletes with spinal joint disorder may be unaware of the problem until a certain motion or an increase in practice time results in disabling pain—or until their performance seems to drop for no apparent reason. That’s why it’s important to take a proactive stance and schedule regular chiropractic wellness visits.