How Chiropractic Care Can Keep Athletes Going


Athletes are constantly pushing their bodies to the max, which can take a toll. The result is all too often muscle tears, sprains and other injuries impacting the shoulders, hips, wrists and ankles. Chiropractic care can keep athletes in the game.

The main focus of a chiropractic adjustment is to improve range of motion in a specific region in the body by breaking up fibrous adhesions that cause inflammation and restrict joint mobility. This allows for better movement, reduced pain and better function while allowing the muscles in the surrounding areas to relax.

Chiropractic adjustments can increase athletic performance by improving flexibility and range of motion while increasing maximum voluntary muscle contraction and cortical drive. Every major sports league utilizes chiropractors to keep their athletes performing at their top level. We can do the same for student athletes and adults who participate in sports or other fitness programs.

Similarly, chiropractic adjustments help with the recovery and prevention of injuries. Sports injuries occur for many reasons, including improper form and joint restrictions in the spine that cause tension in the surrounding muscles. Regular adjustments, especially when combined with other chiropractic services like spinal decompression therapy, myofascial release and soft tissue work, can not only get athletes back to the game faster but also protect the body from further injury by helping it to function as it should.

When your musculoskeletal system is balanced, you will feel better and perform better, no matter your sport. Chiropractic care can help you achieve just that.

About the Author

At Greater Orlando Chiropractic and Wellness in Winter Garden, Dr. Connor Kelley performs non-surgical spinal decompression therapy, chiropractic adjustments, cold laser therapy, pettibon cervical traction, electrical stimulation therapy, therapeutic ultrasound and peripheral neuropathy treatment.


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