Proactive vs Re-active: Athletes
“The doctor of the future will give no medicine but will instruct his patient in the care of the human frame, in diet, and the cause and prevention of disease.” -Thomas Edison
When it comes to athletes, function of the body is priority for performance. Unfortunately, we have been deceived to think that just because we are not experiencing any pain or discomfort must mean our bodies are functioning how they are supposed to and that could not be further from the truth. Only 10-12% of a spinal sensory nerve transmits pain meaning 90% of the time, there could be an issue without us catching wind of it. It’s about how you FUNCTION, NOT how you FEEL.
Receiving chiropractic care is a preventative approach for athletes to avoid an injury from occurring while they are partaking in their sporting event, it allows the brain to send the proper mental impulses to the body and in turn, allowing the body to react to specific sporting movements appropriately. Most sporting events involve swift movements and if our brain is not in tune with our body, we are susceptible to injury. A muscle can only do what a nerve tells it to do.
By restoring the integrity and communication of the nerve system, the performance of an athlete can be enhanced by making them faster, stronger, and improve their sleep. When an athlete is injured, the main question running through their mind is how long will it take them to return to play in their sport. Each athlete is going to be different but chiropractic not only helps with nerve function but also blood flow which increases the process of healing reducing the recovery time as well as reducing swelling and inflammation. The majority of sports involve specific movements catered to that sport and by receiving chiropractic, athletes will experience increased range of motion allowing the proper mobility they need to perform at their best level.
A functioning nerve system leads to an improved performance! Get checked and stay healthy!