Chiropractic and the Prevention and Treatment of Sports Injuries
Chiropractic has come to the forefront in the Sports World for the prevention and treatment of athletic injuries and the the improvement of performance.. For years the Chiropractic Profession has taken a back seat to the Medical Profession. The athletes quest to improve performance, stay injury free and recover faster after training and competition has lead them to the drug free natural profession of Chiropractic.
Many athletes are sidelined with injuries that could have been avoided. The Chiropractic profession has always been the correction and the maintenance of the bio-mechanical integrity of the human body.. Chiropractic care prior to the sports activity helps prevented injury and chiropractic care can speed up the recovery process if an athlete is injured, An Athlete who is receiving Chiropractic will also be able to recover faster after workouts and competition along with improving their performance. Athletes are known for playing through the pain even if its not at peak efficiency because their structural system is not balanced and compromised. More and more, coaches, trainers and athletes are turning away from pain-killing drugs, because they recognize that such drugs just mask the pain, risk addiction and do not address the cause of the pain. Such a strategy often worsens the injury, possibly making full recovery impossible. Management of an injury with Chiropractic care can often keep the athlete in the game without it becoming a chronic problem. Chiropractic, therapeutic exercise, acupuncture, massage, and nutritional support are part of patient care for training and preventing injuries such as ankle sprains, muscles strains, tendinitis (tennis elbow, for example). Bursitis of the shoulder, and joint problems involving the shoulder, elbow, wrist, hand, hip, knee, ankle and foot can also be treated very effectively with chiropractic care.
Its true Chiropractic is a drug-free and surgery-free therapy to manage injuries. The most exciting fact is that Chiropractic is an injury preventive and performance enhancing therapy.. Maintaining proper spinal and joint alignment allows the athletes to reach and keep a state of peak efficiency, This is why Professional Athletes, teams and Olympic Teams around the world are and have been adding Chiropractors to their Medical Staffs.