Did you know that every NFL team has a chiropractor on staff?
That’s because chiropractic care is extremely important when it comes to athletes. It’s not just about helping with injuries, but about preventing injuries from happening. When our bodies are functioning to their highest potential, fewer injuries occur.
At Millard Family Chiropractic & Wellness, we help with injuries, endurance and function. We want to help both the novice and experienced athlete to avoid injury, prevent future problems, and give them a competitive edge. To do this, athletes should be adjusted by a chiropractor on a regular basis.
Many athletes choose to utilize chiropractic care is because it is less invasive and doesn’t require prescription pain killers. Prescription drugs can dull reaction times and carry the risk of addiction, while surgery might leave an athlete out of the game for months. A chiropractic sports physician, on the other hand, can relieve pain without drugs or surgery, all while keeping the body balanced, flexible, and functional.
Young or old, the more physical demands we put on our body, the more likely we will have an injury at one time or another. If you or your child plays sports, we can help get you to optimal performance.
What Sports can Chiropractic Care Help With?
There really is no limit on who chiropractic care can help, and the same goes for the type of athletes. However, there are types of athletes and injuries we tend to see more often.
- Dancers, gymnasts and cheerleaders get repetitive stress injuries that we can relieve.
- Most people are aware of the dangers of concussions for football players, but concussions often come with whiplash. Whiplash is an injury to the spine that we can help with.
- 50% of tennis players suffer from tennis elbow. Chiropractic therapy for tennis elbow can relieve discomfort and promote healing to avoid reoccurrence.
- Baseball requires quick bursts of energy whether swinging the bat or sprinting to bases. These movements often come with rotator-cuff injuries, neck pain, back strains, and other injuries that chiropractic care can help heal.
Receive the Benefits of Chiropractic Care for Sports
From acute injuries, stress injuries, to general injury prevention, chiropractic care can benefit athletes. If injuries go untreated, they can lead to more severe problems later in life.
Chiropractic care is a great choice because it is drug free, non-invasive, and very effective in pain management. Are you an athlete who needs to start incorporating chiropractic care into your health and wellness plan? Contact Millard Family Chiropractic & Wellness today.