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3 Benefits Of Chiropractic Care For Athletes

If you are a serious athlete, you know the importance of practicing for your sport. After all, a runner wouldn’t attempt a marathon without training and a weightlifter wouldn’t perform a max lift without warming up (at least we hope). But while many athletes understand the importance of preparation, the value of recovery is sometimes overlooked.

Chiropractic care is the perfect addition to an athlete’s wellness routine because it helps the body naturally heal and recover by focusing on the relationship between structure and function. During a basic adjustment, a chiropractor examines the body for signs of spinal misalignments (the body’s “structure”) that could be affecting the nervous system (the body’s “function”). By working to restore proper spinal movement as well as fix any displacements – known as subluxations – the body is able to recover more efficiently. When it comes to athletes, there are three important benefits of proper recovery:

  • Injury rehabilitation and prevention: any athlete knows the impact an injury can have on their training and performance. Not only can regular adjustments help the body to heal more quickly and effectively, but they have actually been shown to help to prevent injuries. According to Dr. Sean Atkins, this is why more than “90% of all world-class athletes” turn to chiropractic to help to keep them performing at their best.
  • Enhanced performance: as the saying goes, “Good, better, best. Never let it rest. ‘Til your good is better and your better is best.” When it comes to searching for a competitive edge, many athletes have found that chiropractic care gives them the extra boost that they need to excel at their sport. One of the main goals of regular adjustments is to prevent nervous system interferences; by allowing the nervous system to stay healthy and efficient, our body is better prepared to consistently perform at a higher level. The result: your better suddenly becomes your best.
  • Increased training productivity: if practice makes perfect, then the ability to train for their sport at the most efficient level makes for a very impressive athlete. By reducing injury and increasing performance, there is nothing stopping them from reaching their peak potential. Incorporating regular chiropractic adjustments into their health and fitness routine offers athletes the opportunity to stay one step ahead of the game and enjoy all of the perks that come from performing at their best.

At Summit Chiropractic Center, Dr. Tilyr and Dr. Kelly recognize the value of helping each patient achieve their individual wellness goals. Whether you’re a collegiate athlete or someone who just enjoys an occasional game of pick-up basketball, the main benefit of chiropractic care is the same: being able to participate in and enjoy the activities that you love. 

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The Function Series: Chiropractic and Athletes, Wellness Media
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