Sports Injuries and Performance
Whether you are an amateur athlete or professional sportsman, a sports injury can prevent you enjoying the sport you love while the injury heals. At worst, it can be career ending. Sports Chiropractic is coming to the fore, providing athletes of all levels and abilities with
- Effective management of injury: Getting to the root cause of the problem and facilitating a speedy return to full fitness.
- Prevention of sports injuries through Chiropractic assessment and treatment of any developing problems: It is likely to be an accumulation of minor problems, usually from repeated stress on joints, tendons and ligaments that finally leads to an injury.
- Improved performance through minimizing injuries, subsequent recovery downtime and by improving neuromuscular control by keeping the elements of the neuro-musculoskeletal system in balance.
So to help prevent future sports injuries, treat an existing condition or for maintenance treatments to keep you performing at your very best, call Dr Gus Gunther, Chiropractor, at Balance Chiropractic in Epping in Sydney on (02) 9868 2509 to arrange an initial appointment.
Potential for Improved Performance
There is well-documented research published about the benefits of Chiropractic for sportsmen and women in all fields and at all levels.
For example, you may not have thought of Golf as a sport where injury is likely, but in fact about one in three golfers report feeling pain that prevents them enjoying the game to the full. The most common problem is back pain, followed by problems with shoulders, knee and neck.
For many golfers the repeated ‘golf swing’ that can have the head of the golf club travelling at 100 miles per hour in less than one fifth of a second, can often lead to biomechanical and musculoskeletal problems. (These findings come from a report, published by Stude, Hulbert and Schoepp in a 2008 survey of more than 400 recreational golfers at Northwestern Health Sciences University in the US).
Chiropractic care improved performance of these golfers in terms of the velocity of the golf club head and the driving distance they were able to achieve.
Prevention of Sports Injuries
For professional athletes, being sidelined with an injury is more than just an annoyance, it can seriously affect their career and earnings potential. For amateur athletes, an injury picked up playing weekend football (for example), can result in loss of earnings from missed workdays too.
Many of these injuries could have been avoided if Chiropractic care had been received prior to taking part in sports activities. By eliminating the imbalances that occur within the body and by keeping everything functioning at its peak, the likelihood of injury is greatly reduced.
More Rapid Recovery from Injury
Often athletes return to their sport after injury before they are 100% fit again. By doing so, they risk further injury. Chiropractic can help to speed recovery and the range of Chiropractic treatment available including mobilization, manipulation, exercises designed to stretch and strengthen, plus massage therapy and nutritional supplementation can help where other medical interventions sometimes cannot.
Injuries such as sprains and strains, tendonitis, bursitis and joint problems of shoulder, elbow, wrist, hip, knee and ankle, all respond well to Chiropractic treatment. Chiropractic enables the body to heal itself correctly and fully, decreasing recovery time and the possibility of a recurrence.
Chiropractic is a safe, effective and drug free solution to keeping you at peak performance and getting you back on track should a sports injury arise. Call us on (02) 9868 2509 to arrange your consultation now.