How Chiropractic Boosts Sports Performance
MLB, NBA, and NFL teams have been keeping certified chiropractors on staff for years to help prevent injuries and boost their athletes’ sports performance. Chiropractors specialize in improving the body’s musculoskeletal and nervous systems through various therapies designed to optimize and strengthen athletes’ joints and muscles and ultimately help prevent future injuries. Chiropractic boosts sports performance through an improved range of motion, decreased recovery time, pain reduction, and balancing the spine.
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“As a former BJJ (Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu) practitioner, I have had the pleasure of treating several professional MMA competitors. MMA or Mixed Martial Arts can put a tremendous amount on stress on the spine, extremities, joints, and muscles. Most competitors are well versed in the art of striking (punching and kicking) as well as grappling (BJJ and wrestling). They sustain tremendous amounts of physical stress during training and competition. A steady regiment of Chiropractic is important to maintain proper alignment of the spine and extremities. This allows for more flexibility which is vital for grappling and also increases the amount of power when striking.”
The Benefits of Chiropractic Care for Athletes
- Enhanced Performance
Regular chiropractic adjustments keep the spine working smoothly and ensure other body parts can do their job optimally.
- Increased Strength
Proper spinal alignment increases the body’s range of motion and provides a strong and solid core to support the body’s muscles, joints, and tendons.
- Pain Reduction
Chiropractors are experienced at reducing pain holistically without prescription medication, through massage, manipulation, and a guided exercise regimen.
- Reduced Recovery Time
Chiropractors work with your body to make sure the bones and soft tissues are properly aligned and spaced which leads to better sleep and increased blood flow for faster healing times.
- Sports Injury Prevention
Chiropractic care plans can be tailored to reduce unnecessary stress on the body from repetitive sports motion. A strong musculoskeletal system and proper posture greatly reduce the risk of future injuries.
All athletes know that strength, speed, and mobility can mean the difference between winning or losing. As an athlete, you depend on your body to compete and demand more from it than the average person. Simply put athletes put their bodies through a high amount of stressors that require specialized care and attention. A Chiropractic’s focus is knowing how the bones and muscles work together and how adjustments can improve an athlete’s overall well being and performance.
If you are an athlete and are suffering from injury, pain or just want to boost your sports performance schedule a consultation with Dr. Will and learn how regular Chiropractic Care can help you improve your game.
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