Sports Performance & Injuries

SPORTS PERFORMANCE & INJURIES

Most people associate a visit to the chiropractor with back or neck problems. But more patients are visiting the chiropractor today for help with muscular-skeletal issues. It just so happens that many of these patients are either competitive or recreational athletes.

The strain that high-impact sports can put on the body has been compared to that of an auto collision. Whether you’re a high-impact and low-impact athlete, routine spinal adjustments can benefit you. Our Wexford chiropractic center has helped everyone from professional football, baseball, and hockey players to young high school athletes, gym rats, golfers, bowlers, and weekend warriors.

Our chiropractic treatments are intended to help prevent injuries and accelerate post-injury healing and recovery time without the need for pain medication or invasive surgical procedures. Chiropractic care can help athletes with:

Headaches – It is said that 60 to 90 percent of all headaches can be linked to neck problems commonly brought on from a facet joint disorder. Chiropractic spinal manipulation has been reported to alleviate many chronic headaches.

Shoulder Pain – Adding chiropractic shoulder manipulation to traditional rehabilitation techniques can drastically reduce pain related to certain shoulder injuries.

Ankle Injuries – Chiropractic care of ankle sprains can help lessen ankle pain, increase motion, and improve ankle function.

Foot Imbalances – Ever stop to think that the root of a slumping baseball player’s problem could be his feet? The foundation of our body is our feet. They essentially absorb force from the rest of the body while we walk, run, or jump. Our Wexford chiropractic clinic addresses all joints, even the extremities. We can often diagnose a foot imbalance by checking the positioning of the feet while a patient stands in weight bearing position. It can also sometimes be noticed at the patient’s knees, pelvis, or spine.

Injury Prevention – Studies have found that athletes with that include frequent chiropractic care in their regimen have fewer leg injuries than those that don’t visit the chiropractor.

Optimize Your Health and Maximize Your Performance

A highly publicized study concluded that athletes receiving regular chiropractic care for twelve weeks had more power and agility, better balance, improved kinesthetic perception, and a quicker reaction time than those receiving no spinal adjustment.

Athletes that get routine chiropractic adjustments tend to notice improve athletic performance, mental clarity, better flexibility, greater range of motion, increased blood flow, improved recovery time, better hand—eye coordination, and fewer nagging or debilitating injuries.

Let us optimize your health, maximizing your performance, and truly change your game for the better. Contact us today to discuss our athletic/sports performance chiropractic services in Wexford, PA.

Holistic vs. Traditional Athletic Injury Treatment

We don’t like to see anyone play with pain; let alone live in pain. A cortisone injection or prescription pain pill may temporarily get you back in the game but these remedies are short-term fixes that merely mask pain symptoms. In fact, it’s this kind of deceptive treatment that actually makes many athletic injuries more serious and longer lasting.

Even if you do recoup from an athletic injury with chemical or surgical aid, if you remain active, any continued improper body positioning and movement, fast starts and sudden stops, of full-body-contact if you play competitively, will continue to wreck havoc on your back and spine, joints and muscles, tendons and ligaments, and nerves.

Changing the way your body moves and listening to what your body tells you is critical. We can help you achieve this greater “Body Sense” and reduce your risk for injury moving forward.

Athletes on Chiropractic Care

“Bodybuilders and fitness people have been using, very extensively, chiropractors in order to stay healthy and fit. Whenever I had a little problem with my body, I always ran to one of my dear friends (Franco Columbo, D.C.). He was always right there with the adjustments. This is how I found out the best way of going is to use chiropractors, not only after injuries, but also before injury.”
Arnold Schwarzenegger – bodybuilder, former actor and governor of California

“Chiropractic care was key to keeping me in the game…”
Jerry Rice

“I’ve been going to chiropractors for as long as I can remember. It’s as important to my training as practicing my swing.”
Tiger Woods

“I have to have an adjustment before I go into the ring. I do believe in chiropractic. I found that going to a chiropractor three times a week helps my performance. The majority of boxers go to chiropractors to get that extra edge.”
Evander Holyfield, Heavyweight Boxing Champion