Chiropractic care has a 100-year history in America and today it is finally gaining the acceptance it deserves for easing a wide variety of physical problems. Chiropractic care supports and eases pain associated with the musculoskeletal and nervous systems. As such, this form of medical practice is popular among trainers and those in the sports medicine industries. Here are few ways chiropractic has proven beneficial for the sports world.
- Professional Football Players use Chiropractic
In one 2002 survey, thirty-one percent of football teams in the National Football League have a chiropractor on staff to help ease pain, stiffness, and soreness associated with their physically demanding sport. Athletes also have stated the helpfulness of chiropractors and frequently use them.
- Mobility is improved in College Athletes
Osteopathic manipulative treatment, or OMT, is the primary type of chiropractic therapy used within sports medicines. The goal of this type of treatment is to improve flexibility and to decrease pain associated with movement. Most football players rely on OMT to prevent injuries.
- Aids in relieving Hockey Injuries
Similar to football, hockey can also result in problems and serious injuries. Chiropractic care has been proven to reduce painful symptoms of shoulder stability often associated with hockey injuries.
- Puts Sports Hernia’s in the backseat.
Roughly five to twenty percent of all sports injuries start as groin pain. Sports hernia, or more technically known as athletic pubalgia, shows up consistently with players in all sports. Interestingly, soccer players who experienced sports hernia were relieved of their discomfort within 8 weeks of receiving chiropractic therapy along with other rehabilitation exercises.
- Improved proficiency in Martial Arts
Chiropractic can and does promote physical strength. One national study showed that participants experienced a 16% improvement on their grip strength after undergoing just three chiropractic sessions.
- Olympic Athlete Support
Chiropractors have worked with Olympic athletes for decades to enhance strength, stamina, and range of motion. Both Paralympic athletes and worldwide athletes use chiropractic care to improve their ability to perform.
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