Chiropractic and Sports
Chiropractic can be useful in injury prevention as it emphasizes the necessity for proper alignment of the spine, pelvis and peripheral joints. Malalignment of the spine can cause unnecessary tension on one particular body part or plane. If left untreated, sites of vulnerability will continue to to wear and tear, putting undue strain on different areas.
To avoid common sporting injuries, such as plantar fasciitis, hip bursitis and ITB syndrome, we complete a thorough assessment including a complete skeletal, orthopaedic and neurological examination, looking at movement patterns and identifying areas of weakness or lack of full joint function.
Chiropractic care not only prevents acute injuries and minimizes recurrent complaints, it is able to positive influence an athletes overall performance. This is achieved through increasing joint mobility. By doing so, athletes are able to improve force vectors which subsequently increases power and propulsion. An increase in postural control can also encourage the activation of core stability muscles, which allows for greater performance and minimizes undue energy expenditure.