Sports injuries can be a major concern for all athletes. If you are a sportsman or sportswoman, you have probably suffered from at least one of the following conditions at some time:
Strains, sprains, tendonitis, bursitis, tennis elbow, golfer’s elbow, frozen shoulder, back pain, neck pain – the list goes on and on.
Chiropractic – particularly sports chiropractic – can be of enormous benefit in treating and preventing sports-related injuries and improving athletic performance, as many world-class athletes would attest.
Whether you are a weekend athlete or a professional, there are things that all athletes have in common. They want to have the best possible performance in their chosen sport, but they also suffer numerous injuries throughout their careers.
Let’s take the weekend athlete, or for that matter, anyone who enjoys exercising. Injuries happen, pure and simple. While they can be minimized, they cannot be totally avoided. If a person participates enough in any physical activity, eventually that person will get hurt to some degree. The way in which one treats his injuries determines how fast one recovers and how quickly one can get back to the activity he enjoys.
Chiropractic offers a balanced approach to the treatment and the healing of sports injuries. By using the chiropractic adjustment to return spinal segments to their normal mobility and by using advanced tissue therapy to help them stay on the straight and narrow path to better enjoyment of their chosen sport.
Many professional athletes are utilising chiropractic care more and more because they realise that it helps them maximise athletic performance. Articles continue to appear in major newspapers and magazines citing such stars as Arnold Schwarzenegger, former boxing champion Evander Holyfield, Formula 1 pilot, Lewis Hamilton, golfer Tiger Woods and football stars Rio Ferdinand and Gareth Southgate proclaiming the benefits that chiropractic has meant for their careers. More and more professional teams are utilising care for that same reason, including Manchester United, Chelsea and AC Milan.
If you can remember that the whole premise of chiropractic health care is to restore spinal health so that the body has the best opportunity to maximise proper function, it is not hard to understand why the pros enjoy what chiropractic has to offer.