Chiropractic and Sport
Chiropractic allows you to safely enjoy the benefits of sport.
The risks of sport
Sport has innumerable benefits to health and well-being, but it also carries risks.
Lack of preparation or monitoring can lead to muscle injuries, tendinitis, sprains, shoulder problems, knee and back pain, all of which can become chronic if not treated on time.
Chiropractic, the athlete’s friend
As specialists in problems relating to the spine, joints and nervous system, chiropractors are among the most qualified health practitioners who can:
- Recommend a sport or exercise which will best suit you personally
- Treat your injuries
- Monitor your personalized training and exercise regime
Chiropractic is the athlete’s overall "health coach" enabling you to enjoy the benefits of sport without the associated risks.
Playing sports safely
Many people who begin or resume a sport may not be able for the stresses and strains that this can place on the body.
Indeed, many of those new to sport sustain injuries due to a lack of appropriate preparation and an inadequate level of physical form. In these cases, injuries can compel an individual to give up their sports activity permanently.
To avoid such injuries, your chiropractor can give you a check-up before you start by using the most advanced chiropractic diagnostic techniques
In this way, any potential weaknesses can be identified and a personalized programme can be put in place for you, so you can start your chosen sport, or exercise safely, and perform at your best.
Monitoring and prevention
Racing drivers make sure to regularly service their cars on the circuit. Such checks are crucial for the optimal operation of the car.
In the same way, every athlete, whether amateur or professional, should seek the advice of a good health care professional.
Your chiropractic doctor will provide personalized monitoring to prevent injuries and allow you to perform at your best.
Effective treatment of injuries
If you have suffered an injury such as muscle strain, tendonitis, sprains, back pain, stiff neck, etc., your chiropractor will help you to make a prompt and complete recovery.
Your chiropractor will choose the most appropriate treatment techniques for your own particular case, removing any obstructions to your nervous system and speeding up the recovery process.
It has been shown that chiropractic care can increase a patient’s joint mobility, including the joints of the shoulder, knee, elbow, wrist, etc.
How to optimize athletic performance
It has been proven that chiropractic care can have numerous benefits on athletic performance by:
- Improving the working of the tendons, making them more resilient
- Optimising balance, agility, strength and reaction time
- Regulating the nervous system and optimizing the functioning of the whole body.
Interesting fact ….
This is the reason most elite athletes turn to their chiropractor during training and competitions.
- According to Tiger Woods, "Receiving regular chiropractic care is as important to my training as practicing my swing."
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