Chiropractic treatment for athletes
Whether you are an elite athlete or a sports enthusiast, the pursuit of athletic or sporting excellence at any level requires the body to withstand the rigors of athletic activity. This usually means being injury free or at least being able to adequately treat existing injuries or pain. This is where a chiropractor can be invaluable to an athlete or sportsperson. Research shows that chiropractic can improve strength, endurance, flexibility, muscle balance and manage injury risk. In competitive sports, the difference between winning and losing can often be measured in microseconds. Professional athletes need all the strength, speed, and flexibility they can muster.
Chiropractic care helps athletes at all levels achieve optimal performance. That is why so many athletes from professional sports teams to high school players, regularly see a chiropractor to stay in top shape.
In fact, an estimated 90% of all world-class athletes routinely use chiropractic care to prevent injury and improve performance. Top athletes such as Arnold Schwarzenegger, Usain Bolt, Martina Navratilova, Tiger Woods, Michael Jordon, Evander Holyfield, and Scottie Pippen have used chiropractic during their athletic careers.
BENEFITS OF CHIROPRACTIC CARE FOR ATHLETES
Sports activities tend to cause pain after an athlete is finished with an athletic activity. Some of this pain usually occurs immediately after the activity or gradually over a period. Research has shown that chiropractic care can have a significant impact on pain. Spinal adjustments can relieve pressure on nerves and tissues and reduce pain and associated muscle soreness, while restoring healthy body alignment and optimal nervous system flow. Chiropractors can treat a range of different athletes from soccer players, baseball players, gymnasts or other activities that can put stress on the body.
Reduced Recovery Times
When an athlete is injured, their body tries to protect itself through muscle spam and inflammation. This increases the time it takes for the athlete to fully heal and get back on track. Chiropractic adjustments help relax muscles and correct any vertebrae that may have been misaligned during injury. As the muscles relax, proper nerve flow is stimulated, when this happens oxygen and other necessary and essential nutrients are delivered to the injured site and promote healing. Soft tissue therapy can also help break up scar tissue to increase flexibility, elasticity, and strength during recovery.
Improved Athletic Performance
With regular chiropractic care, you are sure to see improvements in strength, balance, stability, flexibility, and range of motion. This overall body performance in turn improves athletic performance.
Chiropractic offers athletes a natural alternative to overcome common sports injuries. As per recent Opioids pandemic drugs are not always the best option and risk of addiction.
Improved flexibility and range of motion.
Athletes put a lot of pressure on their bodies every time they work out or train. These physically intense activities can cause spinal misalignment with maladaptive movement and posture. Athletes often end up with stiffness and pain in their joints, limiting their range of motion, and inhibiting their overall athletic performance. With regular chiropractic care, athletes will notice increased flexibility and decreased muscle stiffness while being less prone to injury and recover faster from injury.
The best way to deal with injuries is to prevent them. Even the smallest injuries and alignment issues can cause unnecessary stress on the body. A chiropractor keeps the musculoskeletal system working at its optimum so that the body is less prone to injury.
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At the Decarie Square Wellness Chiropractic Clinic, we believe the body works as one connected system. The spine, nervous system, muscles, and joints are all connected to each other, affecting the way our bodies maintain and restore their health. Dr. Goel combines a variety of treatments that reflect this holistic approach so that your body can be resilient in facing everyday challenges.
Chiropractic care is a safe, efficient, and effective way not only for eradicating the pain but also to address the underlying cause. Contact our friendly clinic to book an appointment, for an accurate diagnosis and treatment of your condition. You can contact us online or call 514.344.6118.