How Professional Athletes Utilize Chiropractic Care to Stay on Top of Their Game

HOW PROFESSIONAL ATHLETES UTILIZE CHIROPRACTIC CARE TO STAY ON TOP OF THEIR GAME

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From professional golf legends to NBA superstars, many professional athletes incorporate chiropractic care into their routines. According to the American Chiropractic Association, it is estimated that approximately 90 percent of professional and Olympic-class athletes use chiropractic care to increase performance and reduce the risk of injury. All NFL teams and most MLB teams have a full-time chiropractor provider on staff. Many professional golfers have chiropractors who travel with them on a full-time basis.

Many pro athletes have come to realize that chiropractic care is not only a practical approach to caring for injuries but is also a valuable tool in the prevention of injuries. Using chiropractic care for injury prevention centers around maintaining joint and muscle balance to help improve movement patterns.

Many former big-name and big-dollar players, like NFL legends Joe Montana and Jerry Rice, attributed much of their success to having regular chiropractic adjustments. Olympic athletes have been using sports chiropractors since 1976. According to the Professional Football Chiropractic Association, professional football team chiropractors perform up to 50 adjustments per team every week during the playing season. Not counting the preseason and playoffs, this amounts to a total of over 2,700 adjustments in just one 16-week season.

One of the most critical components to the success of any athlete is maintaining flexibility. Whether it is running, throwing, catching, swinging a baseball bat, tennis racket or golf club, all sport movements require the joints to work smoothly and in unison for optimum performance. Sports chiropractors understand how to examine the entire kinetic chain of body movement to locate areas of restriction that may be interfering with fluid body movement. Mechanics are so important that just a minor change in body posture can create a significant difference in body movement.

Over time, improper movements can result in inflammation that can result in injury, sometimes severe enough to place a player on the “disabled list.” Sports chiropractors address stretching techniques and help guide athletes on proper care, such as furnishing instructions on appropriate equipment selection, especially shoes, and knowing when to put heat or ice on an injury. Here, the wrong choice can do more damage than good.

Professional athletes rely on routine chiropractic care as a non-invasive, safe, natural, drug-free option to relieve pain, injury prevention, and to enhance performance. As a sports chiropractic provider, our team works with athletes to help them stay at the top of their game. Give us a call at Pure Family Chiropractic in Brookfield, New Berlin, or Williams Bay to see how we can help you play better and avoid injuries.