Can Chiropractic Make You A Better Athlete?

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According to experts in the field, nearly 90% of world-class athletes regularly receive chiropractic treatments. Professional athletes in the MLB, NBA, and NHL do it, as do college athletes and Olympians. But chiropractic care isn't only for the pros!

Whether you're a fitness fiend with a regular workout routine, someone who enjoys a game of softball on the weekend, a student athlete, or you're just trying to follow a healthier lifestyle, you might find that chiropractic care is just what your regimen needs. If you are looking to improve your workouts, chiropractic may be the answer.

Chiropractic Care and Performance Enhancement

Many athletes find chiropractic treatment's potential for enhancing athletic performance to be reason enough to give it a try, particularly because sometimes the difference between winning and losing is determined by fractions of a second. Regular chiropractic treatments can improve athletic performance through the following benefits:

  • Flexibility: A person's flexibility is determined by muscle length. Postural imbalances, overuse, and injuries can all negatively effect flexibility, and regular chiropractic treatments can help athletes overcome those issues.
  • Coordination: When it comes to throwing, catching, or hitting a ball, excellent hand-eye coordination is a must. A study on the impacts of chiropractic care on athletic performance by Palmer College of Chiropractic found that 30 percent improvement in hand-eye coordination after 12 weeks of chiropractic treatment.
  • Balance: Athletes need to be able to respond and move quickly without losing their footing in order to avoid injury both on and off the field. Chiropractic care keeps the musculoskeletal system balanced and functioning optimally, making it easier for athletes to maintain their balance.
  • Strength: By reducing pain and promoting fast recovery, chiropractic can help with more efficient training, which provides athletes with a opportunity to build their strength and endurance.
  • Range of Motion: Range of motion measures how well a joint moves. Flexibility is an important part of your range of motion, but the health of the joint and surrounding tissues also matter. When structural imbalances, pain, or injury limit an athlete's range of motion, athletic performance is negatively effected. Chiropractic adjustments correct those imbalances and misalignments and can help athletes maintain an optimal range of motion.

Are you an athlete ready to experience the benefits of chiropractic care? Contact us today to learn more about chiropractic treatments or make an appointment!