Many athletes I care for initially seek injury rehabilitation when they come in, but soon discover the benefits of chiropractic spinal adjustments to support their performance, not only in the sport endeavours but also in their everyday lives. I love the work I do because on a daily basis I get to watch people surpass their physical goals because proper mechanics and posture are restored, joint mobility dramatically improves, and optimal neurological function returns with Chiropractic care.
Athletes of every skill level, in every sport, both male and female, and at every age benefit from increased stamina, strength, flexibility, coordination, agility, balance, position sense, and muscular power. Combined these improvements help reduce overuse injuries, minimize the effects of repetitive strains, and maximize performance.
How is this possible? I’d love to bore you with the details neurophysiology and the fascinating research, but I’ll keep it simple and leave you wit this statement from Roger Sperry, a Nobel prize winner for his work on brain research who I believe captures it best in this brief statement:
“90% of the stimulation and nutrition to the brain is generated by movement of the spine. The more structurally distorted we are, the less energy we have for metabolism, for healing and thinking.”
Given the improvement associated with spinal care, it’s not much of a surprise that professional athletes have a Chiropractor on their health team. It’s also one of the top reasons people of all ages who are chasing their children around, want to be more comfortable working or enjoying time with their loved ones include a Chiropractor on their personal health care team.
I often tell people I care for in my practice that my job is to help them expand their abilities to perform. Spinal care is not just for when you are injured, it’s necessary to optimize your health in every possible way. Bodies with healthy spines perform better – in sporting events, recreational activities, and life!
Disclaimer: Chiropractic care supports overall health and healing, but is not a cure or treatment for athletic performance issues in children.