Sport Specific Chiropractic
Treatment for Athletes
The benefits of quality Sport Specific Chiropractic care have become increasingly clear over the past several decades. Sports are more popular than ever – and that means sports-related injuries are also on the rise. But chiropractic adjustments – particularly of the spine – have helped millions of people relieve their tension and pain.
Many sports – and some that may surprise you – can place a significant level of stress on your spine. For example, high-impact sports such as football, hockey, or wrestling can place as much stress on (and cause as much trauma to) your body as a traffic accident.
Your vertebrae, obviously, can be jarred out of alignment under such forces and impacts. This can cause interruptions in nerve-signal transmissions through the spinal column, often resulting reduced range of motion, headaches, swelling and other discomfort and a longer recovery period following other, more minor injuries.
How Chiropractic Treatment Can Boost Athletes’ Performance:
Olympic athletes are well aware of the benefits of chiropractic care. In fact, chiropractors have been an integral part of many countries’ medical teams, travelling alongside their athletes.
But it’s not just Olympians. Any athlete, whether you’re a serious player or a weekend warrior, can benefit from Chiropractic care. World-class professional athletes often seek chiropractic care because it’s a drug-free, natural performance-enhancer – with the added bonus of better overall physical health. Like the wheels of your car, over time and through strenuous activity your body’s systems can drift (or be knocked) out of alignment.
Sport Specific Chiropractic treatment focuses on putting everything back into its proper place, so that your body is able to functions as efficiently as possible.
With all systems aligned for peak function, you’ll enjoy faster recovery and reduced symptoms from sprains and strains ranging from minor to severe.
Clear Evidence for Sport Specific Chiropractic Care:
A study featured by Sport Specific Chiropractic : The Journal of Chiropractic Research and Clinical Investigation 1991 showed that athletes demonstrated a 30% improvement in overall physical performance after undergoing just 12 weeks of chiropractic care.
The subjects of the study were tested on many different facets of physical capability, including spatial perception, muscular strength, reaction time to stimuli, overall agility and balance.
The control group, who did not receive any chiropractic care, showed only a 1% average increase in performance after 6 weeks, while those who received the chiropractic adjustments showed an astonishing 18% increase in performance results during the same time.
Participating in any sport places some degree of strain on your body, whether it’s soccer, golf or curling. All athletes can noticeably benefit from regular spinal adjustments.
The Benefits of Sport Specific Chiropractic Treatment:
Sport Specific Chiropractic care can definitely help you improve endurance and flexibility, and that means sustaining fewer injuries. But there are additional performance benefits that aren’t quite as obvious.
Better alignment leads to improved posture, lessening the chances of future spinal misalignments. Properly-aligned systems also promote increased blood circulation, improving overall cardiovascular health and making oxygen delivery to various tissues and organs more efficient.
Improved physical capability is a highly desirable benefit – but the other health and wellness benefits offered by ongoing chiropractic care can be quite significant, too.
- Improved immune system that can ward off common illnesses or disease
- Better focus and concentration
- Reduction of migraines or severe headaches
- Reduction of pain in major joints
Find out more about Dr. Donald Millar.