Chiropractic care has received much attention in regards to its successful management of injuries that athletes of all skill levels suffer from. According to an article in the June ’98 issue of The Physician and Sports Medicine, “Interest in alternative or complementary medicine ‘especially chiropractic’ is booming.”
The primary attraction of our Orlando chiropractic treatment for sporting injuries is that it is non-surgical and does not involve drugs. This means that athletes can focus more on getting back into action and not deal with additional forms of recovery that ‘modern medicine’ brings about.
Competitive athletes can benefit greatly from seeing a chiropractor. In fact, chiropractic is an excellent addition to any sports regimen. Through the use of highly specific and safe spinal and extremity adjustive techniques, physical therapies, therapeutic exercises and stretches, dietary and nutritional counseling and correction of biomechanical faults – athletes can experience increased performance and reduced risk of injury. Therefore, the benefits extend beyond treatment of injury to include improved performance on the field.
Children and Teens
Young people are not exempt from injury. In fact, teens and children are just as prone to injuries from sports and athletic activities as their older counterparts. This even more true when we consider that young people have not had extensive training or experience, nor time to build the type of muscle that an older athlete has. Similarly, improperly treated injuries incurred at a young age can lead to much more significant problems later in life. This is particularly true for the back and neck. Therefore, regular visits to Dr. Mike, an Orlando chiropractor, are an essential component in the physical development of any young person, whether they are a serious athlete or not.
If you are past your mid-twenties then you know how it feels to ‘get old.’ And it’s a fact, our bodies start to enter into physical decline as we age. This is particularly true of the joints and ligaments, including discs and vertebrae in the neck in and back. However, stiffness and pain are incurable and do not have to stop us from remaining active and athletic. Regular Orlando chiropractic treatment is not just reserved for super star athletes; it can and should be used by people of all ages in order to maintain physical fitness.
While we clearly should remain active and include a healthy amount of stretching and low impact exercise in our lifestyle in order to prevent injuries, we can also turn to chiropractic treatments. Maintaining a healthy neck and spine can bring a wealth of long-term benefits, not just immediate pain relief. These benefits include maintaining mobility and range of motion. This in turn can help us stay in tiptop shape and prevent injuries in sports and other activities.