Chiropractic Care For Sports Injury
The importance of chiropractic care for athletes has grown in recent years. More and more, athletic departments and sports organizations have realized the benefit of chiropractic care for their athletes’ injuries. Many world class and Olympic athletes, as well as professional stars and teams, have retained sports chiropractors to provide care. Did you know that even many athletes at the 2012 Olympics utilize chiropractic care?
NBC’s TV coverage of the London Olympics was the most-watched television event in U.S history, attracting some 219.4 million viewers. And, to a degree never seen before, we were all witnessing world-class athletes benefiting from the efforts of hundreds of chiropractors from all over the world.
Though chiropractic care was first incorporated into the official polyclinic at the 2010 winter Olympic Games in Vancouver, this is the first time chiropractors were included as part of the official medical team at the summer Olympic Games, this time in London, working in the official Olympic polyclinics and at the venues themselves.
For many years, chiropractors have played an integral role not only in the Olympics, but also in the ongoing training and performance enhancement of top athletes around the globe. Athletes such as Tiger Woods, Ireland’s own Padraig Harrington, cyclist Lance Armstrong, even the fastest man in the world Usain Bolt have openly spoken of how chiropractic is a vital part of their training and success.
Usain Bolt and countless Olympic athletes understand that they not only need to be injury free but also performing at their best. It is no wonder that they turn to the many chiropractors that have traveled from many parts of the world to keep them in shape.
Here are a couple of cool pics of Usain Bolt getting adjusted by his Chiropractor during training. Bolt does not get adjusted because of pain. He gets adjusted to make sure his joints and body are in balance. If the joints are misaligned the body will not move fluently. Keeping joints moving properly is important for proper biomechanics of the body. If the joints are misaligned the body will not move fluently. Keeping joints moving properly is important for proper biomechanics of the body. If the body moves properly the body feels good.
Unfortunately, many athletes turn to chiropractic care only AFTER they have been injured. But, in addition to improving performance, speed and agility, ongoing chiropractic care and therapy can offer several health and wellness benefits vital to everyone:
- Improves Posture
- Increased Range of Motion
- Increased Flexibility
- Reduced Risk of Injury
- Reduced Migraines and Severe Headaches
- Improved Recovery After Sports Injuries
- Increased Blood Circulation and Oxygen Flow in Body
- Pain Reduction in Major Joints
- Better Focus and Concentration
- Reduced Stress
- Improved Immune System (for warding off common illnesses and diseases)
If the fastest man in the world gets adjusted to maintain his status as a World Class Athlete don’t you think you should too?
Whether it is during the season or in the off-season, chiropractic care is becoming the competitive advantage that many athletes are now seeking.
Just a few other references of who use Chiropractic: Dallas Cowboys, NY Jets, SF 49ers, NE patriots, Jerry Rice, Lance Armstrong, Tiger Woods, Joe Montana, and Emit Smith.
Jerry Rice, hall of fame receiver and one of the best wide receivers the NFL has ever seen, has often talked about how chiropractic helped him. In his words, “the game of life requires the edge that Chiropractic provides!!”
Chiropractic therapy offers several benefits for athletes who are constantly pushing their bodies to the limit. Chiropractic helps them to prevent injuries, increase mobility and reach their peak athletic potential.
When your body is in alignment, your nervous system can function fully. This can lead to better performance, fewer injuries, and quicker recovery.
A research study conducted by Drs. Anthony Lauro and Brian Mouch, published in the journal of Chiropractic research and Clinical Investigation, 1991, indicated chiropractic care might improve athletic performance by as much as 16.7% over a two week period. The report also concluded that subluxation-free athletes react faster, coordinate better, execute fine movements with improved accuracy and precision, amounting to an overall better athlete.
You may not have represented the U.S. in London, but that doesn’t mean you have to live your life on the sidelines. Whether you are a professional athlete, a weekend football player, or just learning to walk, chiropractic can help to improve all aspects of your bodies function. Regular chiropractic adjustments can help keep you functioning and performing at your best… all the time!!!
Not only is chiropractic the most effective way to prevent and recover from injuries, chiropractic care may give you the winning edge you need to outperform your competition!