Sports Injury Prevention & Rehabilitation
Chiropractic care has become increasingly common and important as a treatment for sports injuries. More and more sports organizations have started seeing the benefits of chiropractic care for their athletes. These same benefits are available to the regular, everyday athlete as well. Whether you are a professional athlete or amateur athlete, chiropractic can help to improve range of motion, flexibility, balance, coordination, joint proprioception, body symmetry and agility, all of which are important to optimize athletic performance. Chiropractic can also help to treat various sports injuries and help to minimize the risk of injuries occurring.
Chiropractic can help with many sports injuries including:
- Football Injuries
- Baseball Injuries
- Basketball Injuries
- Softball Injuries
- Tennis Injuries
- Soccer Injuries
- Running & Jogging Injuries
- Snowboarding/Skiing Injuries
- Snowmobile Injuries
- Motorcycle Injuries
- ATV Injuries
- Golf Injuries
- Bicycling Injuries
Chiropractic for Professional and Amateur Sports
At the professional level and the amateur level, many sports teams used to simply treat injuries with medications and massage. However, more and more teams are realizing the benefits of incorporating chiropractic in their approach to help athletes recover. Tiger Woods has famously stated that chiropractic work helped him just as much during his career as practicing his swing. And other athletes who have heaped praise on the benefits of chiropractic and how it has prolonged their careers include Super Bowl MVPs Jerry Rice and Aaron Rodgers, and Master’s winners Phil Mickelson and Jordan Spieth. In fact, both the NFL and PGA have embraced chiropractic treatment as a way to prevent injuries and allow the body to recover more quickly. Every NFL team has a chiropractor on staff and Jordan Spieth, for instance, has a full time chiropractor travel with him.
The point is that the top players in the world at their respective sports have embraced the benefits of chiropractic work. These players are not getting injured as often, and when they do, they recover more quickly. The good thing is that we offer chiropractic treatment for athletes of all levels and ability. If you are suffering from a recent injury or simply want to perform at your peak ability, consider coming into our clinic for an appointment. We can help you perform better.
Chiropractic for Sports Injuries
Sports often involve hard impact and contact. In football this is evident in the body-to-body physical contact. In tennis this comes about through jumping and fast starts and stops on the court, as well as swinging a racket. Golf has a quick, full swing that involves twisting of the body, as does baseball, along with running, throwing, diving, etc. that comes with the sport. Every sport has their unique injuries that are found due to the repetitive nature of the activity being performed. Chiropractic care can help with many of these injuries, as well as minimize the likelihood that you get injured in the future. Some common ailments we treat with respect to sports injuries include:
- Soft Tissue (Muscles, Tendons, Ligaments)
- Back and Spine
Chiropractic care offers a balanced approach to the treatment of these and other sports injuries. Chiropractors help to bring the body back into proper alignment after any of these injuries and also help to treat the soft tissue damage that results from these injuries. Combined with exercise and stretching advice, chiropractic care helps facilitate the healing process of these injuries to get athletes back into game shape and competing once again. The whole purpose of chiropractic care is to restore spinal health and keep the body properly aligned to maximize the function of the body. Because of this it is easy to see why chiropractic is an excellent choice to treat sports injuries. If you are interested in chiropractic care to help treat your sports injury, call us at 612-822-0149 to set up an appointment.