Can an Adjustment Help My Athletic Performance?

Bottom Line:


You may have heard that chiropractic care can help improve your athletic performance.


Is it true?


The truth is that many athletes work with chiropractors to improve their performance.


Chiropractors have a unique outlook on health and well-being that is often the perfect match for athletes and people looking to stay active.



Why it Matters:

 

To perform at your highest level, you need to optimize your body's structure and function.


Sports can be highly competitive, so even a slight edge can make the difference between success and failure.


Athletes of all ages can be found looking for a natural advantage that can help improve their performance.


Exciting new research has shown that the spinal adjustments provided by chiropractors can positively influence muscle strength, balance, and endurance.


Here are three key takeaways from that research...


  • Pain can reduce your strength, balance, and endurance. 
  • Spinal adjustments can improve joint and tissue motion, helping to reduce pain.
  • Increases in muscle strength have been observed following spinal adjustments.



Next Steps: 


Being proactive by working with a chiropractor, whether you’re in pain or not, is a smart idea for athletes of all ability levels.


Assessing your movement patterns, making adjustments where necessary, and helping you craft an at-home exercise plan are just a few of the ways chiropractors help athletes like you improve their performance.


Science Source(s): 


Effects of Chiropractic Care on Strength, Balance, and Endurance. Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine. 2020.

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