Athletes of all experience levels are experiencing how chiropractic benefits athletes. If you play sports you probably have teammates who talk about receiving chiropractic care not only for their injuries but how it is improving their performance. Treatment isn’t only for treatment of pain but we are seeing with research that there are many ways chiropractic benefits
athletes. As a chiropractor in Freehold NJ I have worked with many athletes and see the amazing improvements in performance. In a day and age where athletes are getting checked for use of performance enhancing drugs, it’s important to know chiropractic can naturally help you improve your game. Lets discuss some studies:
In a recent study, 22 women with ankle problems were split into 2 groups of either chiropractic adjustments or sham treatment. It was shown that those women who received the adjustments increased their vertical jump more than those that didn’t receive the treatment.
In 2012 a study of athletes from a top 10 nationally ranked judo team, grip strength was compared before and after cervical chiropractic adjustments. 18 members of the team were again split into 2 groups of which one received the treatment and the other group received sham treatments. Grip strength was analyzed over 3
weeks and showed statistically significant increase in strength in the chiropractic group and no change in the sham group.
Being a huge fan of college football, one of my favorite studies was showing how chiropractic benefits athletes performance on players at Virginia Tech over 2 football seasons. 115 players received manipulative treatment prior to each game during the time frame. It was found the precompetition manipulative treatment were positively associated with improved performance among both offensive and defensive Virginia Tech football players.
It’s quite easy to explain how chiropractic benefits athletes in these studies and how it can benefit you too! Chiropractors analyze the body for imbalances in the spine and extremities. These misalignments can result in nerve interference that affect function of all aspects of your body. The pressure on nerves will decrease organ function, muscle strength, reduced ranges of motion and pain. Chiropractors remove the interference and allows optimal
body functioning. This is how chiropractic benefits athletes in improving their overall performance… all WITHOUT the use of performance enhancement drugs which are illegal.
If you are an athlete, don’t you deserve a natural competitive edge that chiropractic can provide you? I have been working with athletes of all levels from recreational to pro. I have helped them recover more quickly to get to their sports. I have seen sprinters improve their times while competing in high school and hurdlers able to stride better to clear their jumps. I helped a semi-pro golfer improve his swing resulting in driving the ball further. Over 16 years, there are many athletes that have seen how chiropractic benefits athletes by coming to our Freehold chiropractic office at 9 Broadway in Freehold, NJ.
It’s important to make sure you find a chiropractor who has experience working with athletes. Many chiropractors just work on the spinal joints. A sports chiropractor will also adjust your extremities: ankles, feet, knees, hips, shoulders, elbows and wrists. We will also work on flexibility and muscle imbalances. This whole body approach not only will improve performance but help prevent injuries so you can perform at peak level when you need it the most.