you are a weekend athlete or a professional, there are a few things
that all athletes have in common. They wantto have the best possible
performance in their chosen sport, and they both can get injured.
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 onecan get back to the activity
may ask themselves why they get injured? They stretch out, and feel
like they are in pretty good shape. So, why? Usually there is a
very simple formula. In most cases, we play too hard, too long,
or too fast. In the case of household duties such as spring cleaning,
do any of us warm up before carrying those boxes into the crawl
space of our ceilings? This may not seem like a sports injury, but
in fact, overuse syndromes or playing full speed before we are really
warmed up are the major causes of sports injuries. Simple household
chores, while done cold, can mimic a sports injury to some extent.
an athlete gets hurt, what can be done to get him back on the field?
Rest is usually a good thing, but by itself, can take a very long
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 physical therapy
to help the supportive tissues (muscles, tendons, & ligaments),
chiropractic physicians help the injured areas return to normal
function. Combined with some rest to help the healing process, athletes
will find their way back on the court. Afterward, better strategies
for exercise and stretching will be discussed with the athlete to
help him stay on the straight and narrow path to better enjoyment
of his chosen sport.
professional athletes are utilizing chiropractic care more and more
because they realize that it helps them maximize athletic performance.
Articles continue to appear in major newspapers and magazines citing
such stars as Arnold Schwartzeneger, former boxing champ Evander
Holyfield, and football stars such as Emmit Smith and Joe Montana
proclaiming the benefits that chiropractic has meant for their careers.
More and more professional and college teams are utilizing care
for that same reason.
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 maximize proper function, it is not hard to understand why the
Pros enjoy what chiropractic has to offer.