Some of the most common and frequent injuries are the result of sports or other various athletic activities. This can range from knee injuries, sprains, pulled muscles, pinched nerves or something more severe requiring surgery and recovery time. Long recovery time can be the worst part of an injury for some athletes, with large lapses in practice cause players to fall behind in athletic routines. This can be truly frustrating for these athletes when it feels as though there is no way to speed up the process and get back onto the field so to speak.
Professional athletes and larger sports teams have turned to chiropractic care to not only reduce recovery time, but also as a means of prevention to avoid future injuries altogether. Less doctor visits, less medication, less physical therapy and less downtime. For a franchise, players remaining healthy and less susceptible to an injury can help avoid costly surgery while also keeping each player in peak physical condition, maximizing their performance. Golf players, tennis players, football players, soccer players and even Olympic runners use chiropractic sports medicine to gain an edge on competitors. Additionally, the US Olympic team employs a team of skilled chiropractors to ensure their roster of athletes remains healthy during competition. More and more, the athletic community turns to chiropractors for assistance as it continues to prove its worth.
Don’t be mislead into thinking only athletic professionals should be utilizing the treatments of chiropractic medicine because these same techniques can be applied to amateur athletes and even child athletes. As kids enjoy their summer vacation and eventually become enrolled in extracurricular activities, it’s important to consider chiropractic treatment as a means of injury prevention. The same can be said about individuals who play sports on the weekends or in a friendly league – chiropractors can mean a world of difference for those who enjoy playing their favorite sport, but are injury prone.
The benefits of chiropractic care in relation to athletic performance include:
- Reduced Joint & Muscle Inflammation
- Reduction & Management of Pain
- Disk Pressure Relief
- Faster Injury Healing/Recovery
- Boosted Performance
- Hand-Eye Coordination
- Improved Flexibility
- Increased Range of Motion
Dr. McAndrew has treated many athletes with an array of sports injuries, becoming quite familiar with sports medicine. If you or a loved one have recently suffered an injury while playing sports or through another athletic activity, McAndrew Chiropractic employs effective techniques to aid in injury recovery and prevention. From kids to adults, McAndrewChiropractic is here to help the athletes of our community continue to do what they love – play.