The benefits of chiropractic adjustments are doubled for athletes because they receive an optimally functioning nervous system, which promotes health and overall well-being. They also recover from injuries much quicker and are able to perform at a higher level.
Athletes have been benefiting from chiropractic care for many years. However, it is only recently that it is becoming more common for chiropractors to be a staple for teams on the sidelines, in the locker room and even at the Olympics. It wasn’t long ago that we heard about Sidney Crosby’s astounding recovery thanks to chiropractic treatment. World-class athletes seek chiropractic because it is a drug-free way to better health hand performance. It can be the last little tweak to a system to allow for optimal performance.
The truth is chiropractors are well positioned to work with athletes. Musculoskeletal and neurological function forms the core of a chiropractic doctor’s scope of practice.
Of course, not all of us are pro athletes, but many of us still receive the benefit of chiropractic care. Approximately 80% of Canadians will experience a spine or spine related problem and that’s not just the high-performance types. The one thing we do have in common is that we all have a back, something all chiropractors understand very well.
As any athlete knows, with sports, injuries are part of the game. Chiropractic care can speed recovery from injuries ranging from ankle sprains, separated shoulders, low back pain and any other soft tissue or joint problem. The correct approach is to diagnose and actively treat the injury. This includes modifying training to help the body support the injury and increase strength in the area. This may include home stretching, exercise, and creating a return-to-full-activity program to set the athlete on a path back to full activity.
This traditional treatment technique improves circulation, digestion, relaxation, energy and reduces stress.
We offer the Traditional Chinese Medicine cupping technique, which has been used by athletes like Michael Phelps.