Why Do Athletes Need a Chiropractor?

Bottom Line:

Preparing, training and competing all collectively make taking part in your sport of choice so much fun. However, the common motions in many popular sports can place a tremendous amount of stress on your neck and back, and while your body is incredibly strong and resilient, it’s important to give your muscles and joints time for rest and recovery. As Chiropractors, we are uniquely trained to assist athletes in preparing for and recovering from the demands of competition. We understand that the stress of training is different from your needs during recovery and we can help you stay on track.

Why it Matters:

As an athlete, you’re pushing and challenging your body to improve your performance. When you’re training, we can help you stay on track by using adjustment techniques that can improve your range of motion while decreasing your spinal stiffness. During your recovery, we use additional techniques that can help with tissue repair, inflammation reduction, and accelerating the recovery process.

  • Researchers have found spinal stiffness increases during bouts of back pain.
  • Adjustment techniques intended to target soft tissue can help break down nagging scar tissue.
  • Improving range of motion in joints can help better facilitate the healing process.

Next Steps:

Now, you don’t need to be an Olympic athlete to enjoy the benefits of our care. We’ve taken the most effective and impactful techniques and put them together in a way that retired, active, and even soon-to-be athletes can utilize. Whatever your health goals, we want to be a part of the team that keeps you off the sidelines and actively enjoying the game of life. Schedule your next adjustment with us today!

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