Why should every athlete have a chiropractor even if they don’t currently experience any pain?
Whether you’re on the high school track team, preparing for your first triathlon, or aspiring to be a professional athlete, your sport of choice may put you at risk of injury.
Chiropractic care can assist in reducing the amount of wear and tear on your body because you may be unaware of the type of stress you place on these areas.
Furthermore, correcting your spinal alignment on a regular basis through adjustments can help maximize the functionality of your entire musculoskeletal system, resulting in improved performance, coordination, and recovery time.
Here are 5 ways athletes can benefit from chiropractic care
You always strive for improvement, no matter what level you’re at. To achieve high scores and break records, your muscles and bones must be in peak condition. This necessitates that every joint be properly aligned and free of restricted movement or dysfunction.
You can improve the functionality of your entire musculoskeletal system with the help of a chiropractor. Any existing restrictions and dysfunctions can be addressed to help you get more out of every training session. When everything is properly aligned thanks to regular chiropractic care, you may notice that your muscles build strength more easily and your joints stretch with greater flexibility.
Any accomplished athlete must have spatial awareness and body control. Proprioceptors are nerve endings in your central nervous system that control every part of your body. Chiropractic care helps to improve the condition of proprioceptors, allowing you to feel balanced and coordinated while participating in your favorite sport.
LOWER RISK OF INJURY
Sports can help you improve your fitness and overall health. Injuries, of course, are a major setback to this goal. It’s also upsetting to be sidelined for the remainder of the season due to an injury.
Athletes who receive chiropractic care have a lower risk of sprains, strains, and other sports injuries. This relates to the performance boost that chiropractors can provide to their patients. You’re less likely to land awkwardly or overextend a limb if your joints move freely and have a full range of motion. This allows you to stay healthy and injury-free while participating in your favorite sport.
QUICKER RECOVERY TIME
While regular chiropractic care reduces your chances of injury, it is impossible to eliminate the risk entirely. However, if you do pull a hamstring, sprain your ankle, or develop tendinitis, a chiropractor can help you recover faster.
Chiropractic treatments for sports injuries are comprehensive and varied, with an emphasis on tailoring services to your specific needs. After all, there are times when certain treatments may aggravate a problem, and the last thing your chiropractor wants is to make your sports injury worse! With a knowledgeable provider by your side, you can expect the best care and at-home tips to hasten your recovery.
DRUG-FREE AND NON-INVASIVE
For an athlete suffering from a serious injury, drugs are not always the best option. They not only carry the risk of addiction, but they also don’t help you heal faster. They are only masking the pain for a short time. Many studies have shown that chiropractic treatment aids athletes in recovering from injuries more quickly, without the use of painkillers or invasive surgery.
Non-invasive also means that the athlete can return to play immediately after using this procedure, as opposed to surgery, which requires the body to rest.
At Form and Function Corrective Chiropractic, Dr. Scott Jahn can help you reach your body’s full potential, and prevent joint pain, ankle sprains, shin splints, and other injuries that could threaten your athletic career. Dr. Scott Jahn’s background and expertise in treating sports injuries can help any athlete suffering from any sports-related injuries.
For a consultation, please call us at 09176700907.
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