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Sports and Chiropractic

Sports and Chiropractic

Why do professional athletes in almost every sport rely on regular chiropractic care? The simplest answer is because it works. In fact, the role of chiropractic in sports is three-fold: it speeds recovery from injury, it enhances performance, and it helps prevent future problems. Common sense tells us that what can help the professional athlete can also help the rest of us.

Although it's true that injuries are possible in any sport, the increased fitness and fun of athletic participation make it not only satisfying but worthwhile. Sports chiropractic is a specialty are that helps athletes return to peak performance by applying chiropractic principles to restoring biomechanical and muscular function. Not only do athletes in "high impact' contact sports such as football, hockey, basketball, and soccer benefit from care, but golfers, bowlers, joggers, tennis players, skiers, and many others also have fond that chiropractic care gives them a decided "competitive edge".

For many of us, even before we are sidelined by a sports injury, we may not be functioning to our fullest potential. Any malfunction in the neuromusculoskeletal system causes your body to "compensate" by changing or adapting the way other parts function with it. This "compensation" causes your body to expend more energy to achieve the same result it did before the malfunction. Even when other symptoms are not evident, proper function may be lacking. With correction, the athlete could experience improvements in range of motion, muscle function, coordination, balance, and as a result, overall performance.

Many potential problems could be avoided or eliminated with early detection and correction of joint dysfunction. Your Doctor of Chiropractic can provide you with guidance in conditioning and flexibility exercises, and give you a clearer understanding of your musculoskeletal structure. With proper diagnosis, care and preparation, athletes can prevent many of the sprains, strains, and pains that can take the fun out of athletic participation.

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