If you participate in sports, chances are you will get injured at some point. In fact, in the United States, over 8.6 sports injuries are reported every year. In this competitive day and age, athletes are always looking to do better. And sometimes they can go overboard and end up with an unintentional injury.
A chiropractor can help athletes strengthen their bodies and make the proper adjustments to lessen the chance of injuries. The ultimate goal is to help the body function better so it is better when it comes to handling sudden movements or other physical activities.
Some of the benefits of sports chiropractic care
There are a number of issues that a chiropractor can address to ensure that the body is stronger and more agile. Take a look at the following:
- Improve range of motion. Certain exercises can ensure further agility and lessen the likelihood that your muscles will stiffen up. Stiffness can also be another problem such as an overused joint or a nerve issue. A chiropractor will have certain tailored techniques to address those issues.
- Movement issues. A chiropractic sports doctor can identify issues that cause pain like issues with posture or even skeletal misalignment and take corrective measures. If those issues are left unaddressed, it could lead to even more serious injuries.
- Chiropractic sports care can also improve reaction time, which means quicker responses to that line drive or blocking the soccer ball. According to a study, athletes who receive chiropractic care raised their response time by 6.3%.
If you are an athlete looking to improve training and performance, it is advisable to get a sports chiropractic evaluation for help. It is the only surefire way to improve your athletic agility while staving off injuries.
Wondering how sports chiropractic can help prevent sports injuries? Call McKim Chiropractic for more information about chiropractic sports and to schedule a consultation with a licensed and certified chiropractor. Our licensed and certified staff at McKim Chiropractic is committed to helping the families of Nampa, ID, and Caldwell, ID, live life pain-free!