Chiropractic services are extremely beneficial for sports performance as well as sports injury recovery. According to the Professional Football Chiropractic Society, the average professional football chiropractor makes 30-50 adjustments in a week during the football season. Hopefully that demonstrates how integral sports chiropractic therapy can be to the average athlete. Here, we'll dive into some of the benefits this therapy option has to offer.
Common Sports Injuries
Though golf, cycling, and swimming are low-impact sports, they still can cause significant strain on the body through the repetitive movements they require. Shoulders, back, and elbow strains are fairly common in these sports. High-impact sports, on the other hand, can cause a variety of injuries in wrists, shoulders, necks, backs, knees, and hips.
It is important to know that not all injuries are instant. Some injuries can take years to present, with the body naturally compensating for the weakness until we reach a threshold of pain and it gets our attention.
Sports Chiropractic Therapy Benefits
Improved mobility is one of the greatest benefits of chiropractic therapy. Tense and overused muscles can cause a lot of pain and restriction in the body. Spinal and full body adjustments help release the muscle tension surrounding the body’s joints. For an athlete, consistent chiropractic therapy is vital to improving mobility and prevent injuries. In fact, chiropractic treatment increases blood circulation which promotes strength and endurance in muscle performance.
Modes of Sports Chiropractic Therapy Treatments
A chiropractic intervention for athletic injuries can include one or multiple treatment techniques.
Kinesio tape can be applied to the affected area to help stabilize skeletomuscular injuries without restricting movement. Kinesio tape helps athletes keep moving without a stiff brace to hinder their play.
Ultrasound & Electric Stimulation for Sports Recovery
Ultrasound and electric stimulation can be used together to release tightened muscles and provide relief to pain.
Acupuncture & Sports Injuries
Acupuncture pinpoints anatomical areas and stimulates them with tiny needles to promote healing. Acupuncture can also aid in digestion issues and even sleep problems. The needles aren’t painful and provide an effective drug-free therapy for athletes.
Ideal Health Chiropractic does more than just adjust your spine. We can provide several different healing modalities to get you back to your peak performance.
Are you an athlete in need of injury prevention adjustments? Or an athlete that is in pain and is interested in reducing that pain to get back in action? Contact Ideal Health today to set up an appointment.