In the sports realm, chiropractic is gaining more recognition. It is becoming paramount in enhancing athletic performance. “fine-tuning” the nervous system may help with:
- Hand-eye coordination
- Quicker response times
- Sports Injuries
Chiropractic not only enhances sports performance, but it also reduces risk of injuries, especially sprains and strains. A sprain occurs when a ligament is violently stretched past its physiological limit; a strain occurs when a muscle or tenon is violently stretched. It takes 2-3 months for a sprain to heal and 4-6 weeks for a strain to heal. Most importantly, therapy will enable the joint to heal properly. The sooner the person seeks help, the better the recovery will be.
Common sports injuries which may be helped with conservative treatment:
- Concussions (may be helped with craniosacral or acupuncture).
- Trips / Falls
- Neck and back sprains/strains
- Sprains/Strains in the shoulder, elbow or wrist
- Sprains/Strains in the hip, knee or ankle
Modalities that help recovery from sports-related injuries:
- Chiropractic Care
- Modalities of physical therapy