Athletes know that chiropractors can help them recover from injury, but did you know that a chiropractor can also help you perform your best when you are not injured? Learn about how chiropractic treatment affects sports performance and can help you heal faster in case of injury.
Summer Sports Problems
In the summer, pleasant weather encourages more people to play sports and be active outdoors. Whether you run, bike, hike, or play a team sport, outdoor terrain poses more hazards than exercising in the gym or in an indoor stadium. It’s easier to trip and fall on wet grass than an indoor track, for example.
Inclement weather, poor visibility and other factors also increase the risk of injury outside. One simple fall can leave you with back pain, muscle sprain, and other chronic health problems.
As more people are becoming active, the risk of sports injury increases. Strains, sprains, and pulled muscles are the most common cause of sports injury, and are more likely when people move outside after an inactive (or less active) winter and spring. Common sports injuries that respond to chiropractic care include tennis elbow, golfer’s elbow, tendonitis, carpal tunnel syndrome, runner’s knee, and more.
Chiropractic for Sports Performance and Injury
Sports injuries are often a result of poor form or poor posture. Chiropractic treatment adjusts postural problems and restores your spine’s natural balance and your body’s range of motion. When you can move your best and feel strong and healthy in your body, you are less likely to get injured.
Dr. Raveling can help you heal from a sports injury through a series of chiropractic adjustments and physical therapy movements to increase your range of motion and rehabilitate the soft tissue. We can also teach you stretching and strengthening exercises that will help to keep you healthy and active once you’ve healed.
Once you are healed periodic adjustments to adjust posture, release muscle tension, and promote mind-body healing can help you perform your best.
Have you ever been injured playing sports? If so did you see a chiropractor for treatment?