For top athletes, these days, how they recover from their training schedule is as important as the training session itself. The same is true for the amateur athlete. Whether you are a marathon runner, triathlete or a weekend warrior, how you take care of your body before and after your workouts is key to getting the best out of your performance. It may even help you shave seconds off your personal best. Can chiropractic improve your workouts? We look at how chiropractic care should be part of every athlete’s training schedule.
How Do Top Athletes Stay In Shape And Minimize Injury?
Top athletes have a grueling training schedule. How do they stay in shape and not get sidelined from injury? Take New England Patriots quarterback, Tom Brady, winner of six Super Bowls, not to mention being the oldest non-kicker ever to win one. How does he stay in peak athletic performance and prevent injury from forcing him to retire from the game? Some may say he is genetically blessed. However, when you read about his training schedule, you can see that he is dedicated not only to his physical body but also to his overall health. Good genes only go so far. A strong commitment to your health and wellbeing takes you the rest of the way.
What Do Top Athletes Do To Take Care Of Their Body?
Long gone are the days when a pre- and post workout routine was made up of some simple stretches. Reports say that LeBron James spends $1.5 million on his body yearly, which includes cryotherapy, hyperbaric chambers and NormaTec leg boots with pulse technology. Tom Brady follows each workout with a specific massage that is meant to keep his muscles long and soft. Agreed, there are few who have this kind of money to spend on their athletic training but there are many things you can do that are within everyone’s budget. Chiropractic care, for example.
The NFL Uses Chiropractic Care
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 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.”
How Does Chiropractic Care Help Athletes?
Chiropractic care is 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.
Common Sports Injuries
A sports injury is one of the main reasons my patients come to see me for help. Sports-related injuries to the neck and back can knock the spine out of alignment, causing pain not just in the spine but in connected muscles, ligaments, and joints. Chiropractic care reduces pain and restores normal function. It reduces or replaces the need for drugs and pain-medication that are addictive and can dull reaction times. Chiropractic can also reduce the risk of surgery that will put you out of action for weeks, even months.
No matter what kind of sport you take part in, make chiropractic care part of your healthcare routine to help you recover from injury and allow you to continue to keep doing what you love.
Dr. Michael St. Louis at Atlas Injury to Health is a highly experienced chiropractor, who is passionate about delivering meaningful chiropractic solutions that result in peace of mind and well-being. If you would like to learn more about chiropractic care, there are many ways to get in touch with us. You can call our dedicated, friendly staff at 407-656-0390, send us an email at email@example.com or message us on Facebook