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Elevating Your Athletic Journey with Chiropractic Care

Sports Chiropractic


Howdy, everyone! It’s Dr. B, and I’m incredibly excited to explore a topic that holds immense significance for your well-being as an athlete: chiropractic care. Whether you’re a seasoned athlete or a weekend warrior, understanding the profound ways in which chiropractic care can elevate your performance, prevent injuries, and expedite recovery is vital.

Join me as we explore this subject in depth…

Chiropractic Care for Injury Prevention

Let’s kick off our journey by uncovering how chiropractic care can be a game-changer when it comes to boosting your athletic performance. The Chiropractic adjustment is the secret weapon here. Each specific and precise adjustment applied by a Chiropractor results in enhanced joint mobility, increased range of motion, and an optimization interaction between your muscles, bones, and nervous system. Picture the potential for increased agility, greater strength, and improved overall athletic prowess.

Injuries are every athlete’s nightmare, but fear not, as chiropractic care is your steadfast guardian when it comes to injury prevention. Regular visits to your chiropractor can significantly reduce the risk of sports-related injuries.

How?

By ensuring that your body’s biomechanics are finely tuned and by addressing any muscular imbalances that might otherwise lead to injuries down the line.

“..It has been demonstrated that chiropractic interventions, such as spinal manipulation and soft tissue therapies, are effective in the prevention and treatment of sport-related injuries, such as muscle strains and joint sprains…”

Hawk, Cheryl, et al. “Best practices for chiropractic care of children: a consensus update.” Journal of manipulative and physiological therapeutics 39.3 (2016): 158-168.

In the Journal of Chiropractic Medicine, a study emphasized how chiropractic treatment maintains spinal alignment, stability, and muscle balance. Think of it as a protective shield guarding you against potential injuries. It’s your insurance policy for staying in the game.

Enhancing Performance: Speedy Recovery and Rehabilitation with Chiropractic Care

Now, let’s dive into what happens when, despite all precautions, you do encounter an injury. This is where chiropractors like myself become your unwavering allies. We deploy a diverse range of techniques, from spinal adjustments to soft tissue therapy and rehabilitative exercises, to expedite your body’s natural healing process.

The images above depict multiple soft tissue therapies which aid in the recovery and rehabilitation of muscles, tendon, and ligaments. Myofascial release, instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization, and kinesio-taping are a few of the many options that can be applied. Each has its own purpose and application. It is the skill of the practitioner to determine when, where, and how to successfully apply the technique to utilize the greatest results.

Research published in the Journal of Chiropractic Medicine tested 17 healthy male junior athletes, ages 17-20 years of age, whom had a focus on running. The results of this study concluded an increase in “Hip Extension” and “running velocity” were present.

“It could be speculated that the running velocity may be enhanced by increasing the running step and by increase the angle of step through facilitated hip joint extension ability…

Sandell, Jörgen et al. “Effect of chiropractic treatment on hip extension ability and running velocity among young male running athletes.” Journal of chiropractic medicine vol. 7,2 (2008): 39-47. doi:10.1016/j.jcme.2008.02.003

Understanding that each athlete is unique, chiropractors like me craft personalized treatment plans that cater to your specific needs and objectives. These comprehensive plans often encompass chiropractic adjustments, corrective exercises, nutritional guidance, and lifestyle recommendations. It’s a holistic approach aimed at supporting your overall health and helping you achieve your peak performance potential. You’re not just another patient; you’re an individual with distinctive needs, and that’s precisely how we treat you.

Reaching New Heights with Chiropractic Care

In conclusion, as your chiropractor, I’m here to be your partner on your athletic journey. Chiropractic care can be your secret ingredient for better performance, injury prevention, and swifter recovery. So, whether you’re a seasoned athlete striving for excellence or someone who enjoys being active and wants to stay in the game, consider making chiropractic care a fundamental part of your healthcare routine.

It’s not just about participating; it’s about excelling. Together, we can work towards helping you achieve your athletic goals, keep you performing at your absolute best, and ensure your journey is one marked by health, strength, and resilience. Remember, it’s your time to shine, and chiropractic care can be your guiding light. Let’s embark on this journey together towards a healthier, more vibrant, and athletically accomplished you!

Best Regards, ,

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Dr. Brandon Pounds DC, CES, PES is the owner of Advanced Health Chiropractic. He is a board certified and licensed chiropractor in Texas. Click on the link to view his Curriculum Vitae

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