18 Jan Chiropractic and Sport
So what is Sports Chiropractic you may ask! Sports Chiropractic focuses on the conservative management, rehabilitation and optimisation of the neuro-musculoskeletal system for athletes.
It is a multi-disciplinary approach to achieve optimum results through multi-modal care. Did you know that as of 2014/15 all 32 NFL teams (American Football), all 30 NBA teams (Basketball) and 27 out of 30 MLB teams (Baseball) had a sports chiropractor on the health and medical staff. Some greats like Michael Jordan, Usain Bolt, Tiger Woods, Michael Phelps, Sachin Tendulkar and Arnold Schwarznegger to name a few regularly had chiropractic adjustments to perform at their best!
Sean Atkins, a PhD Exercises Physiologist estimates that at least 90% of world class athletes use Chiropractic on a regular basis to prevent injury and improve performance.
So why do we need to look after our body? Have you ever thought of the toll it takes on your body by running, jumping, throwing, shooting, kicking, pushing, tackling etc. Injuries can result from direct trauma however many injuries are a build up of physical stress on the joints, muscles, and ligaments. As we train and play fatigue, soreness, instability and dysfunction can build up without appropriate recovery and treatment.
How will it benefit you? Through regular chiropractic care we:
- Undo and manage the punishment the body takes during sport
- Treat and manage a variety of sports injuries
- Provide non-invasive drug free treatment
- Prevent injuries and enhance performance
- Decrease pain
- Increase strength and power
- Improve range of motion
- Decrease recovery times
- Improve overall health and wellbeing
So get adjusted and take your game to the next level!
Yours in health,
Dr Param Sethi