Chiropractic is an integral part of the care that many professional athletes receive. Many Olympic athletes also take advantage of the benefits of chiropractic. Just because you aren’t going to the Olympics doesn’t mean that you too can’t improve your health and performance with chiropractic care.
When it comes to sports injuries, weakness or improper stretching can put you at risk of injury. In addition, an untreated injury may result in further or even permanent damage. It is vitally important to get proper care for any sports injuries, preventing the development of chronic problems.
There are two basic types of sports injuries. The first is the result trauma inflicted by a collision, a slip or a fall. The second type is caused by the over-use of a muscle group or joint. The repetitive movement of the same area then causes inflammation or injury.
As Chiropractors, we are trained in treating sports injuries. We can advise you in the best way to heal an injury and how best to prevent it from recurring. Treatment can range from massage therapy to joint manipulation, or specific exercises that target problem areas and strengthen previously injured or weakened muscles and joints.
Any sporting activity should start with a warm-up session. It is best to increase the frequency or duration of workouts slowly and progressively as strength and fitness levels increase. Fatigue or stress can be risky when working out, as it puts you at a higher risk of injury.
Working in conjunction with a qualified trainer and a Chiropractor can help you not only stay in great shape but prevent injuries. Make sure your body is moving at its physical best call (03) 9995 8164 to make a time and make sure you’re moving in the right direction.