Improve Athletic Performance with Chiropractic

It is harder than ever to compete as an athlete. Even minor performance improvements can make a huge difference against increasing competition. That’s why athletes are turning to chiropractors to help them train more effectively, prevent injuries, and reduce recovery times.

Chiropractic Benefits for Athletic Performance

Chiropractors are musculoskeletal system experts, making them the top choice for many athletes who want to pursue preventive and performance-based care. Let’s take a look at a few chiropractic benefits for athletic performance.

  1. Increases Strength: Chiropractic care is not just for treatment purposes. In fact, studies show that chiropractic care also helps to increase an athlete’s strength. These studies proved that athletes who are under consistent chiropractic care are stronger than those who are not. Strength and performance are a direct cause and affect; if one is worsening the other is not too far behind. Therefore, being strong translates into optimal performance.
  2. Prevents Injuries: High impacts, repetitive motions and excessive use often result in sports injuries at any age. Every athlete wants to avoid injuries and if you’ve had an injury, healing as quickly as possible is crucial to being able to continue to the season. A study published in the journal BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, found that adding chiropractic care greatly reduced strain injuries, knee injuries and lower back pain for athletes.
  3. Reduces Recovery Times: Although injuries can’t be prevented entirely, chiropractic care can help reduce healing time for a variety of ailments. Athletes bodies endure a lot of muscle aches and body pains. They are also suffering from spinal pain due to the stress that their bodies are subjected to during performance. However, athletes no longer have to live with these pains thanks to Chiropractors. A well-adjusted spine keeps the aches and pains away. ⠀ ⠀
  4. Reduces Prescription Medications: While pain medications, cortisone shots, and other medications provide short-term relief for aches and pains, chiropractic care gives athletes a drug-free alternative that can reduce or even eliminate their pain. This also means that athletes will not be subjected to the side effects associated with the use of prescription drugs.

Hear From The Pros

Playing professional football takes a toll on an athlete’s body. Even if football players avoid serious injury, stiffness and soreness can be a daily occurrence. In fact, by 2012 every NFL team had a Chiropractor on staff. On average, chiropractors give up to 27,200 adjustments to professional football players during the football season.

Whether it’s running the bases or swinging the bat, baseball requires rapid movements and quick bursts of energy. These fast-moving activities often cause shoulder injuries, neck pain, pulled back muscles and hamstring strains. Studies have shown that hamstring and other lower limb injuries in baseball players are prevented with the help of chiropractic. As a result, 93% of MLB teams have a chiropractor on staff.

For years, Chiropractors have treated world-class Olympic athletes to enhance their strength, endurance, and mobility. Olympic athletes also receive chiropractic care at the games. At the 2012 Summer Olympics, nearly 30 certified chiropractic sports physicians served on the team. There were an additional 40 chiropractors present to treat Team USA and other teams from around the world. Chiropractors have helped Team USA win more than 750 medals since 1980, including 314 gold medals. In addition, a Chiropractor served as Medical Director for Team USA’s medical team.

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