Most athletes whether amateur or professional are sidelined at some point with injuries, some of which could be avoided. Others sit out in frustration because their injury fails to respond to ordinary treatment. Still others are playing, but at less than peak efficiency, simply because their structural system is not in balance.
Progressive coaches, athletes and doctors are realising that the Chiropractic approach is not just about treatment of sports injuries but also optimising the body’s ability to perform and heal. Most sports may involve body contact, fast starts and stops and positioning that places an unusual amount of strain on the back and structural system. This can give rise to injuries of the back, neck, shoulders, knees as well as other areas. The chiropractor will be able to tell which injuries require treatment.
Many world-class professional sports people and teams have retained the services of Chiropractors to provide care alongside their medical staff. Leicester Tigers Rugby Club, Bath Rugby Club, Australian Wallabies, The New Zealand All Blacks, England Rugby Union, AC Milan, Patrick Rafter, Lennox Lewis, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Muhammad Ali and Carl Lewis have all utilised Chiropractic care.
But it is not only professional sports people who experience the benefits of chiropractic. Whether a professional athlete, a weekend warrior, or someone who just enjoys keeping fit and exercising, whatever your sporting or exercise aspirations, chiropractic can help you reach your health and sporting goals and potential.