The importance of chiropractic care for athletes has grown exponentially in recent years. More and more, athletic departments and sports organizations have realized the benefit of chiropractic care for their athletes’ injuries. Using spinal and extremity adjustments, physical therapy, exercise programs and dietary and nutritional counseling, athletes can experience increased performance and reduced risk of injury. Chiropractic care can help to improve range of motion, flexibility, balance, coordination, joint proprioception, body symmetry and agility which are all critical to peak athletic performance.
How Chiropractic Care Helps
Whether it’s to enhance performance or help heal an injury, chiropractic helps athletes by taking pressure off nerves in the spinal column. When your spinal vertebrae are misaligned, the impulses sent from your brain to parts of your body through your spine may not be as clear as they should be. When these impulses are restricted, your body is not operating at full capacity, and your athletic performance can suffer. Once the pathways between your brain and muscles, heart and lungs are clear, you’ll be amazed at what you can do.
Enhanced Injury Treatment
Injuries are an unfortunate part of all sports and recovering from injuries quickly and completely is critical. Chiropractic care helps athletes recover from injuries the same way it can help an auto accident victim recover from injuries. Spinal adjustments can align your vertebrae, so your tendons and muscles heal correctly. If you’re experiencing pain from a past injury, chiropractic care can get to the root of the injury and correct the problem, so your symptoms lessen or disappear.
Athletes can expect improved overall performance with regular chiropractic care. High-impact athletes can minimize their risk of injury and reduce pain and low-impact athletes can relieve much of the strain placed on the body while playing their sport. This is true for sports like golf, bowling, and tennis. With improved strength, balance, stability, flexibility, and range of motion, it stands to reason that athletes will notice improved performance with regular chiropractic treatment. For athletes that play through longer seasons or play year-round, the improvement will be noticed as competitors start feeling fatigued and suffering minor injuries. The ability to “stay fresh” from the beginning of the season until the end provides a tremendous advantage to most athletes.
If you are looking for ways to improve your athletic performance through chiropractic care, a partnership with the team at Caron Chiropractic Clinic is a great place to start. Through our customized treatment plan, our dedicated staff is here to help reduce the likelihood that you’ll get injured during the season. To learn more about how we can improve your game, give us a call today at (651) 255-9999 or email email@example.com.