Athletes are constantly optimizing; always looking to improve your speed, your strength, your recovery, your endurance. And, you’re always looking for the best people to have on your team.
While it’s important that the team you share the field with are the best of the best, just as important are the people who support you off the field. The team of people who help you get the best out of your body and your mind.
You’ve likely got a doctor on your team but have you ever considered how a chiro can help athletes, and perhaps adding a chiropractor to your team of experts?
At Gateway to Wellness, our targeted, personalized care will alleviate your aches and pains but also ensure you’re in prime performance condition so you can keep on striving for more, both on and off the field.
We know that chiropractor treatment will improve your sports performance, but don’t just take it from us, let’s look at what your peers say.
Will a chiro improve my sports performance? Let’s ask the experts
Since the Montreal Olympics in 1976, there’s been a slew of chiropractors supporting high performance athletes.
Along with the Olympics, each team in the National Football League (NFL) has a chiropractor on staff, and 30 Major League Baseball teams count a chiropractor as part of their team.
Will a chiro improve my sports performance? Absolutely, according to us and the many professional athletes who already consider chiropractic care an essential element of their healthcare and training routine. Along with improving your sports performance, chiropractor treatment will help you prevent injuries and support your recovery.
How a chiro can help athletes prevent injury
As an athlete, injuries come with the territory. Getting ahead of injuries with preventative treatment might mean the difference between you and the next guy or girl on the field.
Chiropractic care uses a range of tools to ensure that your joints and bones are aligned in the correct position. Logically, the better your alignment the better your range of motion. As an athlete, it is likely that you have higher than average range of motion and regular chiropractor treatment will help to maintain this.
When your body is in alignment, your muscles and joints are working as they should together; conversely when they are out of alignment, pressure will be put on other parts of the body to make up for the misalignment, increasing your risk of injury.
Chiropractic care will help with recovery
As an athlete, you’re using your body differently to the average American, and so of course you’re more likely to experience injury even with the best injury prevention practices in place. As chiropractors, we’ll identify any small issues within your body and help you solve them before they become an ongoing problem.
If you are injured, a chiropractor can help. We’re experts in the musculoskeletal system and can treat your muscles, ligaments, and joints. Chiropractic adjustments can enhance joint mobility and our soft tissue therapies can help to rehabilitate your muscles.
Even if you’re experiencing minor aches and pains, chiropractic care will relieve muscle tension through our soft tissue manipulation and so reduce the pain you are experiencing, in a natural, drug-free way.
At Gateway to Wellness our chiropractic care focuses on treating the cause, not simply the symptoms. While taking medication is a good way to deal with pain immediately, chiropractor treatment will help identify and treat the root cause of the issue to ensure you find ongoing relief.
How will a chiro improve my sports performance?
No matter your athletic ability, chiropractor treatment ensures firstly, that your joints and bones are aligned correctly and secondly, chiropractors diagnose and treat diseases of the musculoskeletal and nervous systems.
So by both ensuring your body is aligned and your nervous system is at optimal function, chiropractic care sets you up for peak performance.
To be more specific, whatever type of athlete you are – from a baseball player, to a runner, to an Olympian – a study on balance showed that chiropractic care was likely to help improve balance and coordination; essential skills for performing at your best.
Adding a chiropractor to your team of healthcare and support people is one of the best things you can for your athletic performance. Chiropractic care will not only improve your sports performance, but ensure that you avoid injury and recover as quickly as possible after a big game or injury.
At Gateway to Wellness, we’re here to understand your goals and work with you to make sure you achieve them – come and see us and we’ll show you how a chiro can help athletes.