Thursday, August 20, 2009

How can regular chiropractic care improve an athlete’s performance?

Since I started my chiropractic career I have been asked on several occasions how can chiropractic care help me become a better athlete and perform better on the field? And why should I come back when I’m feeling fine? The way chiropractic can help is by evaluating the neurology, biomechanics, spinal/postural alignment, and/or any injuries which the athletes may have sustained during an event and applying the proper care to get the athlete back on the field as soon as possible. It is also important to keep in mind that since an athlete’s body is under constant stress from training they need to be treated regularly, even though they don’t have any pain, to keep them performing at their best.
A research study conducted by Drs. Anthony Lauro and Brian Mouch, published in the journal of Chiropractic research and Clinical Investigation, 1991, indicated chiropractic care might improve athletic performance by as much as 16.7% over a two week period. The report also concluded that subluxation-free athletes react faster, coordinate better, execute fine movements with improved accuracy and precision, amounting to an overall better athlete.
In addition to the traditional chiropractic care, we at CSI use both the cold laser therapy and ionic footbath therapy to speed up tissue recovery by providing the body with more cellular ATP. When your body is in better alignment, your nervous system is finely tuned. This leads to better performance, fewer injuries and quicker recovery after an event.

Dr. Amir

PS please tell us how Chiropractic has improved your athletic performance. Your story may inspire someone else. Post your comments now!

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