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How Chiropractors Help with Athletic Performance and Recovery

So, you’re an athlete or fitness guru who’s considering booking a mobile chiropractic appointment with a reputable chiropractor. Great choice!

We understand if you have your reservations, especially if you have never had a mobile chiropractic appointment before. Seeing videos of chiropractors performing adjustments on social media can be a bit intimidating for some, but the results are always worth it.

If you’ve been wondering, as someone who trains or exercises frequently, how chiropractors can help with athletic performance and recovery; read on as we share the benefits you can reap!

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How Chiropractors Help with Athletic Performance and Recovery

There good reasons why professional athletes and sports teams have chiropractic adjustments done regularly.  It is not uncommon for sports teams to have an in-house chiropractor because of the results they achieve treating injuries and with team members’ performances!

This is because chiropractic can help with the musculoskeletal and nervous systems, placing athletes in the best position for success. Chiropractors who specialize in sports provide appropriate therapies for athletes to help maintain their strength and agility, while quickening recovery times after hard training days, games and injuries.

Let’s take a closer look at the excellent benefits chiropractic care offers with athletic performance:

 

Improve Range of Motion

One of the benefits that chiropractic patients report is an improved range of motion.

With their heightened intensity in workouts and athletic performances, athletes may experience issues with their spinal alignment or movement. This is why it’s common for athletes to have joint stiffness and pain, lessening their range of motion.

That restricted range of motion often comes from a misaligned spine or extremity, which results in reduced athletic performance. A chiropractor can help correct spinal misalignments that come from the pressure and stress athletes put onto their bodies. Chiropractic care can also be a preventative measure, as they can help prevent problems from happening.

 

Pain Reduction

No matter how physically active and healthy you are, pain along the spine or in an extremity is bound to happen sooner or later, including lower back pain.  The joints in your spine or extremities can become misaligned due to strained muscles and ligaments, blunt force trauma, repetitive use and improper body mechanics.  These can lead to inflammation, muscle spasms, nerve irritation and improper joint alignment; all of which cause different types of pain.

Chiropractors are experts in correcting sensitive or misaligned joints, thus decreasing your pain and improving range of motion.

 

Decreased Use of Prescription Medication

Pain medications and drugs can provide pain relief after an injury or strenuous day of training. However, this is more of a band-aid solution that comes with risks, such as drug abuse or side effects from the medication.

Chiropractic care aims to reduce or completely remove any pain felt from the pressure athletes put on their bodies without the use of medication. They work to take away pain without the use of medication, making it a healthier alternative solution.

 

Non-Invasive Treatment Option

Chiropractic care is also a non-invasive treatment option, meaning you can get pain relief and improved performance without the need to go under the knife.

In many instances, athletes can avoid having to go through surgery, which could require them to stay off of the court, field, or gym for a long period of time. If an athlete suffers from an injury, chiropractic care may help relieve it without surgery or medication. If surgery is necessary, chiropractic care can utilized  after surgery to help athletes recover and get back on track faster.

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Decreased Recovery Time

Athletes’ bodies will undergo wear and tear over time because of their training and competitions. The same goes for anyone, really. Whether you’re playing a sport, working out, or even have a physically active job, your body will be doing repetitive motions. When doing such movements on a frequent basis, you’ll eventually start to experience symptoms of wear and tear.

Chiropractors can use certain techniques for the soft tissues, such as massage, to relax the tissue and improve movement. Moreover, such treatments can improve blood flow and decrease lactic acid, which can also help improve movement while reducing pain and improving recovery time.

 

Help with Injuries

Athletes have a higher risk of injuries because of the stress they put on their bodies during training and competitions. Certain body areas will be at risk depending on the sport. For instance, golfers may be at risk of arm injuries, soccer players may incur leg injuries, and the list goes on.

The moment an injury occurs, an athlete will obviously want to get into a treatment plan to get back to training as soon as possible. Chiropractors will be able to help with this!

A chiropractor will use specific techniques depending on your injury. The goal will be to improve one’s muscle tone and blood flow around the injured areas via soft tissue techniques, which will also help reduce adhesions.

There are other techniques like ultrasound or cold laser therapy to reduce pain and inflammation, while taping can support injured or weak body parts.

 

Lead to Optimal Performance

Some chiropractors may also offer complete health improvement plans in addition to treatments. These may include a diet plan, sleep guidelines, and training strategies to improve one’s performance and quality of life!

A chiropractor’s plan is always focused on ensuring that their client’s spine and other extremities stay aligned and in their healthiest form.

 

Wrapping It Up

Whether you’re a professional athlete or not, you can greatly benefit from a chiropractic adjustment with Mobile Wellness Care. From better performance to reduced risk of injury, you can expect to be in top shape for sports and everyday life. Hopefully, this article helped demonstrate how chiropractors can help with athletic performance and recovery!

If you’re thinking of utilizing chiropractic services to reap the benefits mentioned above, contact us now. We can provide a variety of chiropractic services and schedule an appointment for you at your best available time.

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