It’s been referred to as the “secret weapon” of world-class Olympians and professional athletes.
It’s not protein shakes, or super foods, and definitely not bionic implants.
It’s a person. Your friendly neighborhood chiropractor.
The American Chiropractic Association describes the practice as “the natural, whole-body, drug-free approach.” In fact, that’s one of the benefits of chiropractic care for athletes. It’s an extremely natural way to relieve pain, heal minor injuries, and rejuvenate the body.
If you’re an athlete, the parent of an athlete, or an exercise conscious person, keep reading. Find out why regular visits to a chiropractor should become part of your normal workout regimen.
Probably the number one reason anyone, athlete or not, seeks the services of a chiropractor. Millions of Americans visit a chiropractor office regularly. Close to 35% (7.7 million) have the goal of relieving pain in mind. And for good reason.
Chiropractic treatments use musculoskeletal therapy. This means there’s more to it than spinal manipulation. Therapies also focus on the joints, ligaments, nerves, and muscles surrounding the bones.
By putting the body back into proper alignment your chiropractor eases the stress put on the bodies tissues. Alignment also decreases the strain on surrounding structures which is key to alleviating pain.
Chiropractic care is increasing in popularity for it’s hands-on, bodily manipulation approach to healing.
Besides treating the pain associated with sports injuries chiropractic care aids in injury prevention.
The standard adjustments used by chiropractors include moving, manipulating and stretching joints and muscles. These techniques improve flexibility and increase blood flow. The natural consequences of this therapy: a boost in range of motion and a refined quality of motion.
Comprehensive chiropractic treatments aim to educate athletes on the correct body movements which help avoid injury.
The combination of chiropractic manipulation and the use of active care has allowed many athletes to reach new levels of performance.
Unique Approach to Healing
The benefits of chiropractic care are exceedingly popular among athletes who wish to avoid harsh drugs or invasive surgery.
One particular study involving back injuries is very revealing. The study found that when people with back injuries visited a surgeon first, 42% ended having surgery. For those who saw a chiropractor for their back injury initially, only 1.5% had to have surgery.
Take these words from the most winning quarterback in NFL history: “Chiropractic just makes you feel so much better. When I walk out of the clinic, I feel like I’m about three inches taller and everything’s in place. And as long as I see the chiropractor, I feel like I’m one step ahead of the game.”
Are You Ready to Reap the Benefits of Chiropractic Care?
New England Patriots fan, or not, Tom Brady’s superb athleticism cannot be denied. Do you want to stay one, or maybe ten, steps ahead of the competition?
A session with a chiropractor once or twice per week can make a huge difference late in your season when you need to be at your best.
If you’re suffering from pain after you exercise, have recently suffered a sports-related injury, or want to take preventative measures, schedule a consultation today.
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