Over the past couple of decades, a mountain of research is showing how Chiropractic care improves athletic performance. Chiropractic makes athletes more efficient and heal from injury faster. From football teams to professional body builders, more and more athletes are turning to Chiropractors to be at the top of their game. Why?
In competitive sports performance, the difference between winning and losing is sometimes measured in microseconds. Athletes need every little bit of strength, speed and flexibility they can muster. A Chiropractic Physician’s focus is improved biomechanics. In other words, this type of doctor is concerned with how the body moves. You may not know it, but many Chiropractors work not only on the spine, but any musculoskeletal problem. Chiropractors can improve range of motion, strength, flexibility, coordination, reaction time, and the ability of the body to recover and resist injury. This not only means improved performance, but the ability to recover from injury faster and even prevent injuries.
According to Palmer College of Chiropractic, an estimated 90% of all world-class athletes routinely use Chiropractic care to prevent injuries and boost their performance. All NFL teams employ on-staff chiropractors, as well as 72% of PGA golfers and the majority of NBA, MLB and NHL teams.
Many famous athletes have used Chiropractic to stay on top of their game including: Tiger Woods, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Tom Brady, and Evander Holyfield. These athletes recognize that Chiropractic has significantly improved recovery times and helped to improve performance.
The ultimate goal of Reactivate Therapy is to get our patients back to the activities that they love. We recognize that the more active you are, the healthier you will be. Exercise doesn’t just improve cardiovascular health, it also helps to regulate hormones, improve your immune system, decrease stress, maintain a healthy weight, and generally keep you living a longer and happier life. We want our patients to be able to live an active lifestyle because it improves overall health, and we know just how much pain and injury can be a barrier to that goal.
So, if you are an athlete, or you are an on-the-go weekend warrior, you can look to Chiropractic to improve your game and stay active. Feel free to give us a call if pain or injury is getting in the way of your active lifestyle.