Chiropractic care and athletes are often inseparable. The former focuses on bringing the musculoskeletal and nervous systems to their optimal health and performance. The latter relies on their performance to be great at their sport.
Chiropractic Care and Athletes Understand These 3 Things
If you are involved in sports and are still not sold on the benefits of regular therapy, remember the pros. Many trainers and coaches encourage it for their athletes for many reasons. What are those reasons?
1. Injuries Happen
No matter how good you are on the playing field, injuries happen. Dislocations, sprains, and strains happen to the most skilled baseball or football players. When they do, chiropractic care and athletes can work together to speed up recovery time and set your body up to heal correctly to avoid future problems and physical ailments.
2. Spine Health is Vital
The vertebrae or spinal cord is responsible for athletic performance as well as day-to-day physical activities. It protects your nervous system (which allows your body to act), and when it is well aligned, it behaves optimally. Wear and tear of physical activity can cause the vertebrae to become misaligned and sometimes, when we discover that something is wrong, it is too late. Regular adjustments ensure that any misalignments or subluxations are adjusted before they begin to cause problems with your torso, legs, feet, head, shoulders, and even your internal organs.
3. Movement is Driven by the Nervous System
Chiropractic care and athletes understand the tight connection between movement and the body’s nervous system. When your body’s nervous system is balanced and free from subluxations, pinched nerves, and other nervous system problems, your natural biomechanics can reach their full potential. Your posture will be at its best, your movements can become more efficient, you will be free from pain, and your body will be stronger against potential injury.