Professional sports figures are consistently reaching new heights in their professional careers. Each year new records are shattered and the human body is pushed to its limits. Every day athletes are pushing themselves harder, choosing rigorous training patterns, and taking their diets to a new level. Despite the meticulous care and training of athletes, many experience musculoskeletal injuries.
Most professional sports teams have chiropractors associated with them to help their athletes achieve peak performance, to reduce their chance of injury, and to treat the injured athlete.
Chiropractors are to athletes, as Cardiologists are to those who suffer with cardiovascular disease. Chiropractors have specific training in evaluating and treating the soft-tissue and over-use injuries and ailments of athletes. In most instances, Chiropractors can treat an injured athlete more effectively than a medical doctors.
A medical-pharmaceutical approach does not address the bigger picture of the injured athlete enabling them return them to their sport ASAP and help prevent future injury.
It has been said that chiropractic care most closely relates to the needs of the athlete because special attention is given to the injury site itself, as well as the spine, the feet (the foundation of the spine), muscle imbalances throughout the body, posture and the athlete’s biomechanics in performing the sport, emphasis on nutrition, etc. In short, Chiropractic addresses the whole integrated body and ensures that all pieces of the musculoskeletal system are working in harmony and in their healthiest, most natural state.
Professional athletes see such a great value in chiropractic treatment that they regularly have chiropractic wellness visits to prevent injuries. If you are an athlete or weekend warrior, chiropractic care will enable you achieve peak performance and reduce your risk of injury.
Call Dr. May, a Certified Chiropractic Sports Injury Specialist, for an appointment today!