Chiropractic Care Improves Athletic Performance
Athletes have been benefiting from Chiropractic care for many years; however, it has only recently been receiving attention from the media. Athletes of all types, from the weekend warrior to the world-class athlete, utilize Chiropractic because it is a drug-free way to better health and performance.
Chiropractic care helps them to restore function to spinal joints that are fixated and not moving properly. Muscles, joints and ligaments depend upon proper joint movement for peak performance. Injuries to these tissues can reduce range of motion, decrease blood supply and literally “take you out of the game”.
Normalizing spinal function helps speed the healing of these soft tissues and reduce the deconditioning effect of being on the sidelines.
Whether you play golf, tennis, bicycle or football, the best treatment for sport injuries is prevention.
Spinal injuries restrict range of motion, reduce strength, slow reflexes, shorten endurance, and become increasingly popular. Professional sport teams, Olympic trainers, and competitive athletes are employing chiropractic doctors – because they demand results.
Thirty-one percent of NFL teams use chiropractors in an official capacity as part of their staffs and a full 77 percent of the trainers have referred to a chiropractor for evaluation or treatment. A survey of certified NFL trainers revealed that 100 percent of them agree that players will use chiropractic care without referral from the team medical staff.
-SEAN ATKINS, Ph D Exercise Physiologist
I would estimate that in excess of 90% of all world-class athletes use Chiropractic care to prevent injuries and to increase their performance potential.