Whether you’re a competitive athlete or a weekend warrior, if your passionate about your sport you strive to perform at your best. Chiropractic can can improve athletic performance in several ways. Adding regular chiropractic treatments as part of your training program can help you reach your goals with less stress on the body. Here is how chiropractic care can help.
Improve muscle function
A 2015 study suggests that chiropractic care increase the muscle activity in targeted muscles, increase the drive from the brain during the movement, and reduce muscle fatigue. This goes to show that regular chiropractic treatments to maintain spinal alignment can improve muscle function. Spinal subluxations can block the nervous system from communicating effectively. Subsequently your muscles might not be able to perform at their best.
Decrease stiffness in the joints
Flexibility and range of motion are important factors to sports performance. Chiropractic care aligns the spine properly and improves the bodies biomechanics. Additionally, mobilizations to the joints done by a chiropractor can help improve range of motion and reduce adhesions. Sports puts a lot of stress on the joints, and regular chiropractic care can reduce the side effects of the stress.
Improve hand-eye coordination
Hand eye coordination is important in many most to catch, throw, hit, and swing. If you spine has subluxations blocking the communication between the brain and the rest of the body, that can impede your balance and coordination. Without the blockages you are able to react faster and move quicker. Because of this chiropractic care can ultimately improve your athletic performance.
Finally, one of the most importance factors to sports performance is preventing injuries. Regular visits to a chiropractor can maintain your health and keep you in the game. Overuse injuries like tendonitis can be easily addressed with regular visits so that they are managed properly and minimizes quickly. Working with a chiropractor can help keep your body in top form and hold injuries at bay.
If you are an athlete looking for a boost in your competitive edge, contact Silver Chiropractic and Wellness today.