Enhanced athletic performance

Q: I am a triathlete. Can a chiropractor help improve my athletic performance?

A: Definitely. You can benefit from chiropractic care even if you haven’t injured yourself. Many sports stars including Tiger Woods, Joe Montana and countless other professional and amateur athletes rely on chiropractic care to maintain their body in peak condition, enabling them to perform at their best.

Some athletes go to a chiropractor for a comprehensive check-up before beginning a different sport or fitness program. This is especially recommended for athletes engaging in an intense activity such as a marathon or a triathalon as you are involved in. A chiropractor can help an athlete by adjusting targeted joints to improve biomechanical function. For example, a baseball pitcher is likely to need shoulder and lower neck adjustments to correct the cumulative damage brought on by repetitive arm movements. For whatever sport you are involved in, guidance is also given by a chiropractor to enhance strength, flexibility and endurance.

Chiropractic care has such a great appeal to a wide range of athletes because it is one of the most conservative healthcare options available. Top athletes use chiropractors along with trainers and other professionals to ensure that they play at the top of their game without hurting themselves and assist them if they do get injured. In fact, 200 U.S. chiropractors were invited to the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta to offer chiropractic adjustments to athletes from various countries around the world.

Whether your focus is on being in super condition, injury-prevention or treatment and rehab of an existing sports injury, chiropractic care can help protect athletes from costly and career-threatening injuries.