Elite athletes often utilize chiropractic care to achieve peak health and optimal performance. So why wouldn’t young and amateur athletes do the same? Chiropractic care can improve coordination, control, and muscle function, and can help with healing following an injury. Read on for four ways to improve teen sports performance with chiropractic care.
Coordination and Control
In order for an athlete to achieve body control and coordination – allowing them to, for example, keep sight of a baseball while swinging a bat – their proprioceptors need to be fully functioning. Proprioceptors are small sensors found in the muscles, joints and inner ear. So by getting regular chiropractic adjustments, athletes will have better muscle balance, joint alignment, and overall control and coordination.
The musculoskeletal system must be in top shape in order for an athlete to run, jump, lift and move. Muscles must be able to achieve a full range of motion, and the body must be fully and properly aligned. Regular chiropractic care can help improve musculoskeletal function significantly.
Even if an injury only sidelines an athlete temporarily, it can do permanent harm. Being out of the game for even a short period can cause a loss of skills or muscle function, and other athletes can pull ahead in the time it takes to recover. A 2010 study found that athletes who received chiropractic care had a reduction in muscle strains and time spent recovering. This is because balanced muscles and aligned joints are less likely to suffer injury, and a body in peak performance will usually recover more quickly.
There are a variety of chiropractic techniques that are proven to reduce the severity of injuries, speed overall recovery and improve sports performance. Opp Family Chiropractic offers several therapies and techniques that can be customized to meet each specific patient’s needs.
Ready to achieve better sports performance through chiropractic care? Give our St. Francis chiropractors a call today to get started. Let our sports and rehabilitation chiropractic adjustments maximize your health and fitness.