Chiropractic Care for Athletes

Chiropractic care can be an effective treatment for back pain, neck pain, and a variety of other conditions affecting the muscles and joints. But did you also know that it can make a significant difference for athletes in maintaining top training form? Whether an individual is a casual or professional athlete playing high-impact or low-impact sports, chiropractic adjustments can provide benefits and relief from muscle pains. Athletes have been benefiting from chiropractic care for many years, however it is only recently that it has been getting lots of attention as athletes have been publicly raving about chiropractic care. Prime examples are professional athletes like Tiger Woods, Tom Brady, and Arnold Schwarzenegger who have all stated that chiropractic care has helped improve their athleticism.

As any athlete knows, with sports, injuries are part of the game. It is how these injuries are diagnosed and cared for which dictates the speed and success of recovery. Chiropractic care can speed recovery from injuries ranging from ankle sprains, separated shoulders, low back pain and any other soft tissue or joint problem. With chiropractic care an athlete can see:

Increases in:
– Range of motion
– Muscular strength and power
– Reaction time and speed
– Balance and coordination

Improvements in:
– Blood pressure levels and regulation
– Agility
– Recovery time from injuries
– Health of discs in the spine
– Sleep

Decreases in:
– Wear and tear on all joints in the body
– Pain, often instant relief

Other benefits:
– Corrects the cause of the problem rather than treating the symptoms
– Natural

Most people can understand how chiropractic care can be advantageous for people who play high-impact sports like running, hockey, or football; for these athletes, chiropractic care can improve flexibility and prevent injury. However, even lower-impact activities such as golf and swimming can leave one’s muscles strained. Consequently, chiropractic care can also help these athletes achieve a better range of motion and improve their recovery time. In either instance, it can allow athletes to return to competition faster after suffering an injury.

With chiropractic care it is essential that you schedule routine appointments with a chiropractor the same way you would with a dentist – basic upkeep is important whether you’re currently experiencing an issue or not. This allows your body to always function at its highest level of wellness. It also ensures that you will catch minor issues as they develop, rather than after they have already amplified into a more serious injury.

If you’re an athlete interested in learning more about how chiropractic care can benefit you or in getting treatments from our Chiropractor, Dr. Michael Rodney here at the Madison Clinic, don’t hesitate to call us @ 416 222 8235 or email us at madisoncc@rogers.com .

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