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Professional trainers and experts in sports medicine always use the most effective treatment for their athletes. These pros across the country are recommending chiropractic care both before and after games to keep their teams in top physical condition. Here are some of the ways chiropractic is helping athletes.
Our chiropractor, Dr. Stephen R. Skaggs, advises athletes of all levels to include chiropractic care in their training regimes. Our holistic approach to health and well-being will contribute to increased performance in any sport, on any level.
Olympic and paralympic athletes almost always incorporate chiropractic care in their training and recovery. It improves ranges of motion and strength, and is key to the recovery of minor injuries.
Up to half of all tennis players will experience some level of tennis elbow in their lifetimes. Our chiropractor can offer specific joint manipulation that promotes healing and relieves discomfort.
About one third of all teams in the NFL have a chiropractor on their full-time medical staff. Sore, stiff muscles are a part of every football player's life, and most of them report significant improvement in their physical quality of life after using chiropractic care.
Sports medicine practitioners often rely on osteopathic manipulative treatment, or OMT. OMT is mainly used to improve flexibility and movement without pain. With college level football reaching professional level injuries, many teams are beginning to rely on osteopathic manipulative treatment to keep their student athletes in top physical shape. In fact, in 2012, a study done with the Virginia Tech team showed that OMT positively affected both defensive and offensive teams.
Ice hockey is a brutally physical sport, and players are often plagued with injuries. Chiropractic care has been shown to be effective with the multitude of shoulder injuries most players deal with during their careers.
Many chiropractic patients report an increase in physical strength after chiropractic treatments. This makes it ideal for treating martial arts athletes. One study showed that national judo champions reported a marked increase in strength after only three chiropractic treatments.
Chiropractic care is fast becoming the secret weapon of coaches and trainers. If you're an athlete of any level, chiropractic can increase your performance and decrease your discomfort due to sports injuries. If you have any questions, or to make an appointment, call Skaggs Chiropractic, LLC at 417-624-4242. Dr. Skaggs will consult with you to determine the best course of treatment to improve your sports performance.