Optimizing Sports Performance Through Chiropractic
Performance sports athletes are always pushing their bodies to the limit by training harder, running faster (or longer,) jumping higher and lifting more.
Did you know that regular visits to the chiropractor can help you achieve these goals?
Athletes of all levels and ages can benefit from a sports chiropractor’s expertise in hands-on, drug-free methods for achieving peak sports performance. More than experts in skeletal structure and alignment, the therapy for which they are best known, chiropractors also specialize in how muscles, tendons, and ligaments work with joints to produce movement, as well as the athlete’s need for specific nutrition and supplementation, all of which factor into helping the body function as efficiently as possible.
No matter your sport of choice, optimal body function can only be achieved when everything is working the way it should be, and this can’t happen when your body is not properly aligned. Spinal misalignment affects everything from posture and mobility to blood flow and nerve function. Chiropractic adjustments free up restrictions to improve mobility, and reduce nerve interference between the brain and the rest of the body. This ensures that the messages from the brain to organs and muscles are properly sent and received so that athletes find more success in achieving goals like improved speed, agility, balance and strength. Each of these benefits, in turn, offers protection from potential injury, and shorter recovery times in the event you do get injured.
Post-Workout and Injury Recovery
Because many sports injuries are as much the result of poor posture and form as they are lack of proper training, chiropractic adjustments can prepare bodies for performing sports activities correctly and safely. This is particularly important with young athletes since their bodies are still growing and changing so rapidly.
Chiropractors can improve teen sports performance by identifying skeletal issues when the patient is young and correcting them before the athlete’s form/technique has been too negatively altered.
In addition, sports chiropractors can assist young athletes in building strong muscles, increasing flexibility and mobility, and injury healing and prevention.
Chiropractic therapies are also great for assisting in post-workout recovery. Soft tissue mobilization, which encourages recovery at a cellular level, along with specialized massage therapy and targeted electrical stimulation are all techniques used by chiropractors to speed recovery and reduce soreness after activity.
Faster recovery lets you resume training faster and free of pain.
Schedule an appointment to discuss how regular chiropractic can help you get the most out of your athletic training and optimize your sports performance.