Why Athletes Choose Chiropractic Care
They're on staff at most NCAA schools, they treat NFL and NBA players, and travel with the US Olympic team. Top-tier athletes rely on chiropractors to keep them in tip-top shape. Here's why.
From student-athletes to professional athletes, many seek the specific care of a chiropractor to keep them at the top of their game. When an athlete’s body isn’t in its best condition, the risk of poor performance or even worse, season-ending injuries increases greatly. Chiropractors offer a natural approach for athletes to mitigate the risk of injury and optimize their athletic performance.
For many athletes, performance improvement is a top priority. But much like a car, your body can only do so much if it’s not well taken care of. That’s where regular chiropractic care comes in. When the spine is in alignment, the body is able to function at an optimal level. Maintaining regular chiropractic care keeps an athlete’s whole body in peak condition allowing them to perform at their best. Athletes who rely on chiropractic care have noticed performance improvements in the form of better balance, response time, agility and more.
Not only do chiropractors customize plans for their patients, they also have expertise in anatomy to provide a holistic view of the interconnectedness of seemingly unrelated issues. It is not uncommon for a patient to make an appointment for pain in one specific location and benefit from pain relief elsewhere. For example, chiropractors can connect the dots to link one patient’s chief complaint of a shoulder injury to the minor elbow pain they’ve been experiencing as well. After this shoulder adjustment, it is not uncommon for this patient to notice the discomfort in the elbow is gone.
Chiropractors are also knowledgeable about the physical demands unique to specific sports. The treatment plan for a shoulder injury of a softball player would be different than that for a baseball player with a shoulder injury. From soccer players to gymnasts, chiropractors have the knowledge to create specialized plans for each patient, no matter their choice of physical activity or sport.
Additional treatment benefits of chiropractic care include:
- Increased flexibility
- Decreased recovery time during injury
- Reduced joint pain and stiffness
- Pain relief
- Increase range of motion
Holistic and Natural Health
Perhaps the top reason athletes choose to work with chiropractors is a holistic understanding of natural health. Athletes understand that pain and injury are a part of the athletic lifestyle. But the use of drugs and surgery for sports injury recovery is not to be taken lightly. Athletes with their long-term health in mind want to explore every natural option for optimal health.
Chiropractors understand that stretching and therapeutic exercises can get repetitive and progress requires patience. Experienced chiropractors know how to inquire after the whole athlete and keep them mentally engaged in their recovery for the best outcomes.
Athletes at all levels have utilized chiropractic care for years and will continue to rely on chiropractors to keep them at the top of their game.
Are you ready to get back in the game and achieve optimal performance?