When you think of a sports team you imagine the players, coach, fans, cheerleaders but how about the chiropractor? If you watch closely you may spot the chiropractor on the sidelines giving adjustments and helping injured players. Chiropractors play an important role in an athlete’s overall well-being and performance.
If It Isn’t Broken, Should I Fix It?
There is a misconception that if something does not hurt, then it must be fine. This directly correlates to one’s spine. We continually put stress and physical demands on our bodies, especially our spines, with every activity we perform. For athletes, their bodies are their jobs, and playing high impact sports can place the same strain on their bodies as a car crash. Chiropractic care for athletes is one of the best ways to prevent injuries and help them recover without painkillers and surgery.
But it’s not just physical injuries that chiropractors help treat. Many athletes have been known to use chiropractors for the prevention and treatment of headaches, range of motion, joint pain and osteoarthritis. In addition, regular adjustments help keep the immune system strong, prevent future injuries and help the body perform at its optimal level.
How Chiropractic Adjustments Can Help
Athletes from both high and low impact sports benefit from getting regular chiropractic adjustments. The benefits include improving performance, range of motion, flexibility and prevention from suffering future injuries on and off the field. Here at our office, our doctors have treated many local athletes to help them get back to their optimal level of performance. Personal trainer and athlete Kim Nicks had halted her training due to ankle injuries until she came to HealthFirst Spine & Wellness. After regular adjustments and recommended exercises she says she is back to training at an even higher level than she was before.
You can read the way many professional athletes have praised chiropractic care below. The truth is though, chiropractic care benefits everyone, athletes or not. Everyone uses their spine to support them every day and therefore it is important to keep it healthy and aligned with regular chiropractic adjustments.
“I definitely try to get on a basis where I use chiropractic at least twice a week. I would say definitely that it helps me to perform at a higher level”
– Emmitt Smith, Dallas Cowboys
“I’ve been going to chiropractors for as long as I can remember. It’s as important to my training as practicing my swing.”
– Tiger Woods