Brought to you by chiropractic care.
Brought to you by chiropractic care.
He must have missed his adjustment that day.
As a chiropractor for athletes, I know there is no better way to prevent injury, recover from an injury, and absolutely smash the competition than regular chiropractic care. But don’t take my word for it…
“I didn’t know how much I could improve until I started seeing a chiropractor. Since I’ve been in chiropractic, I’ve improved by leaps and bounds both mentally and physically.”
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“Chiropractic just makes you feel so much better. When I walk out of the clinic, I feel like I’m about three inches taller and everything is in place. As long as I see the chiropractor, I feel like I’m one step ahead of the game.”
- , he has to be tall he’s married to a supermodel
“The team wasn’t just riders. It was the mechanics, masseurs, chefs, seigneurs, and doctors. But, the most important man on the team may have been the chiropractor.”
Actually Lance, I think it’s safe to say the guy whose pee you used to pass the drug tests was the most important man on the team.
“I’ve been going to chiropractors for as long as I remember. It’s as important to my training as practicing my swing.”
- , notoriously bad driver
“What [chiropractors] do is really powerful. You, chiropractic doctors, are really miracle workers. I found out the best way of going, is to use chiropractors, not only after injury, but also before injury.”
28 MLB teams and every team in the NFL has a chiropractor on staff to help their players perform at the highest levels. Usain Bolt, the fastest human being to ever prance this Earthly soil, can be seen receiving chiropractic care during warm-ups and before competitions. The results are in, and it couldn’t be more evident: athletes trust chiropractors to give them a competitive edge.
At the highest levels, these athletes know that chiropractic care’s effect on their nervous system is vital for their mobility, balance, and reaction time. It isn’t just about back pain, neck pain, or headaches, it’s about elevating their level of performance to match those outrageous paychecks.
Here are six reasons why any athlete, from AYSO to FIFA, should regularly see a chiropractor.
1. Prevent Injury
Our spine is a triple threat.
No. Can’t dance…or act.
There it is.
Our spine provides structural support, protects our nerves and organs, and allows us flexibility. A misaligned spine can’t do any of these things, offering minimal protection and increasing the risk of injury. And that goes for anyone. Imagine being someone who flipped or sprinted or side-stepped or swung for a living.
Chiropractic adjustments realign the spine, optimizing the nervous system to improve reaction time and enhance flexibility. When the body is aligned, there is balanced tension in the muscular system and the body can perform as it was designed.
2. Faster Recovery
No athlete wants to be sidelined. Some athletes will even pretend they’re not injured so they can continue playing. Roger Goodell knows all about that.
Regular adjustments and mobility exercises break up damaged soft tissue and increase circulation, flooding muscles and tissue with nutrient-rich, oxygenated blood. Our muscles are essentially vampires, they love blood. The more oxygen, the better.
Injuries are everywhere in sports.
Don’t let injuries pile up because it’s possible to get buried under there.
3. Natural Pain Relief
This one isn’t a tough sell, especially for athletes. No one wants to risk the addictive nature of some pain relief medications or have their schedule revolve around remembering to take their pills or get drowsy, dizzy, or nauseous in the middle of a game.
One of the most impressive qualities about chiropractic, besides its cunning wit and baby blues, is that it provides natural pain relief. Chiropractic treatment reduces pain with none of those crazy side effects for which pain medications are infamous. Adjustments also trigger endorphins, and we all know the power of endorphins.
4. Improve Range of Motion
Decreasing muscle tension and allowing for movement in the body allows athletes to:
I rest my case.
5. Improve Sleep
Many of us think of athletes running around all day, but, little known fact, they also sleep. And boy, do they need it. Sleep is when our body heals from the damage absorbed during the day. This is a crucial time for anyone, let alone someone that puts their body through extended physical stress.
Pain causes exhaustion and can make it harder to get a restorative night’s sleep. Chiropractic care relieves pain and induces healthy, natural sleep so the body can heal and regenerate. Better sleep leads to more energy and focus for workouts or games.
6. Boost Energy
Chiropractic aims to care for the entire person, not just a trouble spot or a chronic symptom. By taking a holistic approach and getting to the root cause of an issue, they see long-lasting results, not just a temporary fix. Unresolved injuries, anxiety, and fatigue inhibit an athlete’s ability, amateur or professional, to perform at their best. Chiropractic adjustments jump-start the central nervous system, balancing hormones and boosting energy levels.
Chiropractic adjustments restore optimal function to the nervous system, the master controller of the entire body, so it makes sense that most athletes turn to chiropractors to help them best the competition. It’s not just professional athletes – amateurs, runners, weekend warriors, the guy that bought a gym membership last New Years and used it twice in January, once before Valentine’s Day, and then never stepped foot in the place again, doesn’t even walk down that block – chiropractic care can make all the difference in preventing injury and beating that personal best each and every time.
Call us or schedule a time to meet with one of our amazing doctors. Chiropractic is preventative health care that will help us outperform the competition, even if that competition is ourselves.