Staying active is a great way to maintain a healthy body, but a lot of activity means a lot of opportunities to introduce your body to stress and fatigue. If you stay physically active, and particularly if you are an athlete, you may often suffer from aches, pains, and soreness.
Those aches and pains may fade naturally, but for athletes who can’t afford to take several rest days, minor aches and pains can become serious sports injuries. Because practices, workouts, and games are so physically demanding, athletes must take proper care to ensure they are preparing their body for high levels of performance and rapid recovery.
In many cases, chiropractic care can help athletes avoid and recover more quickly from sports injuries. By arming athletes with the advantage of proper spinal alignment and function, chiropractic care can help athletes achieve their highest level of performance without injury.
Improve Stability, Reduce Injury Through Chiropractic Care,
Chiropractic attention can help athletes perform without worrying about injuries or muscle fatigue. Proper spinal alignment can have the following positive benefits:
Ever heard that everyone has one leg longer than the other? This is pretty much true for every body part (even one of your ears may be bigger than the other). As a result, one side of the body is slightly different than the other, whether it’s in size or, more importantly for athletes, strength.
Chiropractic alignment helps prepare your body to handle these differences, and soft tissue work, like a massage, reduces tension throughout the body. When your body is fully equipped to function as one properly adjusted unit, it won’t work as hard and you are less likely to suffer an injury from overexertion.
Extending Range of Motion
Maybe football players taking ballet classes sounds a little silly. Maybe stretching before and after a workout seems like a bit of a chore. But these practices promote flexibility and agility: two things that help the body move comfortably, the way it is supposed to move.
Stretching and increasing flexibility helps protect athletes from the adverse effects of tight muscles. Chiropractic care can achieve these same results. Correcting misalignments in the spine can also correct tension in the back and neck, contributing to general comfort and the ability to move without pain or resistance.
Increasing Rate of Healing
While muscle tension stifles agility, misalignment threatens the healing process. Muscle stress and inflammation are the enemy of a speedy recovery, and unfortunately when an athlete is without proper spinal alignment, he or she is more prone to both issues.
Chiropractic adjustments can protect athletes from these recovery-stalling problems. As an athlete, if you receive regular chiropractic care, you can experience fewer injuries, as well as recover from injuries more quickly when they do happen.
Chiropractic attention has been known to improve pulmonary function. Better pulmonary function means more oxygen in the blood, increased energy levels, and more impressive, more consistent performance.
Athletics are physically demanding, and heavy breathing often comes with the territory. Improved lung function allows you to take in and exhale air efficiently. This makes it easier to control your breathing and prevent shortness of breath while completing a game or a practice.
Sport Rehab and Chiropractic Care at Dynamic Health
Whether you’re ready to give chiropractic care a try to enhance your athletic performance, or are suffering from a sports injury and in need of care, the team at Dynamic Health can help you find the correct solution.
The experts at our clinic in Charlotte, North Carolina, will start with a functional movement assessment. After observing and analyzing the way you move, our doctors and therapists will create a comprehensive plan to improve your mobility and performance.
Come to our clinic today for a complimentary consultation and let us help you achieve your peak performance. Don’t give up on recovery after sports related injuries: our team is willing and able to help. Give us a call today at (704) 525-6288, or drop in and see us at 4707 South Boulevard.