Get The Athletic Advantage You Need Through Chiropractic Care!
Anyone who engages in athletics can benefit from regular Chiropractic checkups to ensure that their spine is balanced and free from structural stress and subluxations. When the spinal column is brought into balance and alignment, the body's nervous system and body biomechanics (movement and posture) are maximized.
In competitive sports, the difference between winning and losing is sometimes measured in microseconds. Athletes need every little bit of strength, speed and flexibility they can muster.
That’s why, when injuries happen, many turn to chiropractic care rather than more invasive options for pain relief. Prescription drugs dull reaction times and carry the risk of addiction, while surgery might leave an athlete benched for months. A licensed chiropractic sports physician, on the other hand, is able to relieve pain without drugs or surgery—all while keeping the body balanced, flexible and at optimal performance.
The common injuries suffered in many sports can knock the spine out of alignment, causing stress on its pain-sensitive joints, muscles, nerves, discs and ligaments. In study after study, chiropractic care outperforms other medical options at reducing pain and restoring normal function.
Chiropractic provides proven pain relief from a wide range of common sports injuries, from tennis elbow to groin pain in soccer players to recurrent shoulder instability in hockey players.
It also helps with:
- Headaches from head and neck injuries
- Back and shoulder pain
- Ankle and knee injuries
But it’s not just injured athletes who visit chiropractors.
Improving Athletic Performance
Most people know that chiropractic care can help with back pain, immune function, and overall health and wellness, but did you also know that chiropractic care can help improve athletic performance? Whether you’re just starting an exercise regime, you’re a well-established gym junkie, or you are an aspiring professional athlete, you want to stay healthy and injury-free and you want to improve your performance, and chiropractic can help!
Winter Garden chiropractor Dr. Michael St. Louis has seen first-hand the effects of chiropractic on athletic performance. As the world is turning more and more to non-traditional healthcare, chiropractic is among the most talked-about ways to heal from injuries, improve wellness, and prevent sickness, and for good reason.
An estimated 90% of all world-class athletes routinely use chiropractic care to prevent injuries and boost their performance.
All NFL teams employ on-staff chiropractors. So do 72 percent of PGA golfers and the majority of NBA, MLB and NHL teams.
“Chiropractic just makes you feel so much better,” says New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady. “When I walk out of the clinic, I feel like I’m about three inches taller and everything’s in place. And as long as I see the chiropractor, I feel like I’m one step ahead of the game.”
Chiropractic Is Beneficial for All Athletes at All Levels
Even if you’re not an aspiring professional athlete or a football player who experiences a lot of hard hits, chiropractic care is still incredibly beneficial for helping you heal from a sports-related injury or improving your overall athletic performance. Those receiving chiropractic care experience shorter recovery time from injuries and hard workouts, increase performance when it comes to speed, agility, and reaction time, and have improved balance and power in their workouts or sports performances.
A study published in 1991 tested fifty athletes, separating them into a control group and a group that received chiropractic care. After six weeks, the control group was tested with the same 11 tests they utilized at the start of the study, and they exhibited minor improvements in 8 of the 11 tests. The chiropractic group showed significant improvement in all 11 tests, and also showed an 18% improvement in a reaction test, compared to the control group’s less than 1% improvement.
Ways We Improve Your Athletic Performance:
- Herniated Discs
- Bulging Discs
- Pain shooting down the legs
- Sciatica (Nerve Pain)
- Numbing and sharp pain
- Muscle spasm and tightness
About Dr. Michael St. Louis
Dr. Michael St. Louis, founder of Atlas Injury to Health, has an extensive history treating athletes. Whether it is a sports injury or just to maintain peak performance, he has helped many athletes recover their full range of motion.
Dr. Michael also serves as a sports chiropractor for NFL athletes at Coach Tom Shaw’s Training Camp at Disney’s Wide World of Sports.