Sports are a huge part of everyday life for many people. Even if you don’t play sports, you’re probably related to or know someone who does. We’re in awe of how they push their bodies to a higher level to excel in football, basketball, baseball, gymnastics and more. Athletes battle a lot of injuries in the rough and tumble world of sports. Left untreated, these injuries can haunt them throughout their life. Chiropractic care for athletes is a must.
How many times have you heard someone say, “Oh, it’s an old knee injury from high school football,” as they limp along beside you. Chiropractic care for athletes helps them recover faster and more completely from injuries. Plus, it also helps athletes improve their game. Here’s how.
- Structural asymmetry. Many people have a structural problem in their body alignment. For example, a turned-in foot can stress many other areas of the body. An awkward movement pattern not only leads to extra wear and tear on the body, but it can lead to early arthritis. Hard hits and repetitive motions from sports add to the stress. Chiropractic care for athletes corrects asymmetry and help keep athletes on top of their game and health.
- Range of motion. Whether you participate in an endurance or high-impact sport, chiropractic adjustments can help your performance. Adjustments reduce irritation of the nerve roots, which allows minor injuries and strains to heal faster. In addition, adjustments improve blood flow, range of motion, and flexibility. The bottom line is that athletes enjoy a better game with less pain.
- Avoid injuries. While there’s no way to prevent athletes in high-contact sports from all injuries, chiropractic care for athletes can help reduce injuries and speed healing. Spinal injuries and/or misalignment can reduce strength, slow reflexes, and restrict motion—and puts you at high risk for injury. Chiropractic adjustments can correct alignment and reduce your risk. Treating injuries when they happen can also make a difference in complete healing. It all adds up to more playing time with improved performance.
Professional athletes know that it’s not only important to see a chiropractor after an injury, but it’s important to incorporate chiropractic care into their game plan. Read our article, “Your Athlete and Chiropractic Care” to learn about famous athletes who rely on chiropractic care. But, chiropractic care isn’t just for professional adult athletes. It’s a must for younger and weekend athletes to help prevent “old sports injuries” from haunting them throughout their life. Is it time to add chiropractic care for athletes to your game plan?
Schedule a consult with Serenity Health Care to learn more about chiropractic care for athletes.