Dr. Paul Semadeni, DC - the primary focus when treating sports injuries is on the spine and those surrounding joints, that are susceptible to body contact, fast starts and stops and positioning of the athlete, that place unusual strain on the structural system.
Adjustment to these areas, which can be slightly displaced or fail to function normally, will restore proper alignment and function to the joints, thus restoring normal nerve transmission and natural healing ability to the vital structures of the body.
Injuries such as ankle strains, muscle strains, tendonitis, bursitis, and joint problems to the wrist, shoulder, hand, hip, ankle, knee and foot can all be treated with chiropractic care.
Chiropractic is not only drug-free, it is preventative and performance-enhancing.
Proper alignment allows athletes to be prepared. Many of the world’s greatest athletes receive a “tune-up” from a chiropractor before competition in order to achieve their body’s level of peak efficiency. After competition they return to the chiropractor to enhance the recuperative process after the stress of their particular event.
Whether an elite athlete, or a weekend warrior, improving body biomechanics and addressing the source of injury with Chiropractic care can facilitate a prompt recovery to get you back in the game.
Sport Injury treatment and prevention is often multifaceted. Every sport and activity has unique demands on the body, not to mention the effect of changing seasons, terrain, sporting equipment and training volume.
The usage of Chiropractic care as a preventative measure in athletics is becoming more prevalent, with an ever-increasing base of research.
The most common injuries in Australian Rules football are lower limb injuries, with the majority being hamstring strains. Over a full season, one team was given chiropractic care in addition to their strength and conditioning programs and physiotherapy, while another team received only the traditional strength and conditioning with physiotherapy. Players on the team with access to a chiropractor had a 4% rate of hamstring injuries and lower limb muscle strains for the entire season. In contrast, the team that did not have a chiropractor had 17% of their players experience a hamstring injury during the season, and 28% had a lower limb muscle strain.The study demonstrated that chiropractic care can be crucial in preventing sports injuries which can translate to less absenteeism and fewer games missed.
Being proactive in preparing for sporting events, and promoting faster recovering post-event is important for any athlete – professional or recreational. Taking a proactive role in maintaining and optimizing body biomechanics, strength and flexibility, can greatly reduce body stress.
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