Samford Chiropractic Centre

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Athletic Performance and Chiropractic

Posted by on August 11, 2013 at 8:55 PM

Athletes have been benefiting from Chiropractic care for many years; Athletes of all types, from weekend warrior to the world class athlete, utilize Chiropractic because it is a drug free way to better health and performance.

Chiropractic adjustments help ensure that the body functions as efficiently as possible, which can maximise healing and recovery from all types of injuries, and improve performance potential

The science of Chiropractic is founded on the premise that a proper nerve supply is essential to controlling and regulating the functioning of the human body.

The nervous system controls every function of the body by sending and receiving nerve messages, and is protected by the bones of the spine.(vertebra). When the spine exhibits optimal function, the nerves are protected and optimal communication exists between the central nervous system and the rest of the body,( thus allowing the body to function at its potential).

The spine is susceptible to stresses and forces that affect the way it functions and in turn causes irritation to the nervous system.

Athletic training in any discipline will cause stresses, often jarring, to the spine.Impact to the legs,feet,head, shoulders,torso etc also affects the spine.

A published sports performance research paper stated that athletes under regular Chiropractic care performed significantly better than those not under regular care. Two groups of athletes were used in the study; one group was given weekly Chiropractic adjustments,the other was not.Every 6 weeks the athletes were tested for agility,kinesthetic perception,power and reaction time. The group under regular care, after 6 weeks,performed 10.57% better than the group not under care,and after 12 weeks the Chiropractic group showed a 16.7% improvement over the control group.

Top professional athletes in many sports have regular chiropractic adjustments to increase health and performance:-

Tiger Woods said “being a Chiropractic patient has really helped me immensely........I’ve been going to Chiropractors for as long as I can remember”.

Lance Armstrong 7 times Tour de France winner said he could not have won without his Chiropractors help.

Why not have your families spines checked for interference and increase their potential for peak performance?



Categories: Sports, Chiropractic

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