WHAT IS SPORTS CHIROPRACTIC?
Sports Chiropractic is a branch of Chiropractic
specializing in the care of athletes, Dr Dawn Hacker
received specialized post - graduate education that
allows her to effectively diagnose and treat athletes
and sports-related injuries.
Sports Chiropractors are recognized as expert
providers of spinal and peripheral joint manipulation.
By ensuring proper mechanics of the spine, and
peripheral joints, a sports chiropractor can influence
a number of bodily functions; from balancing and
restoring normal muscle tone through soft tissue
techniques, to enhancing balance and proprioception,
as well as minimizing compensatory joint stress and
pathology. The sports chiropractor can enhance an
athlete's recovery from injury, prevent future injury
(such as overuse/overtraining syndromes) and
improve athletic performance.
THE SPECIAL NEEDS OF ATHLETES:
Athletes put special physical demands on their bodies
running, jumping, tackling and falling. These demands
may present themselves as sprains, chronic injuries
and may negatively affect performance. Athletes
competing with the proper mechanics have the
greatest ability to perform at their best.
Many world class and Olympic athletes, as well as professional sports
stars and teams, have retained sports chiropractors to provide care. In
the competitive sports world, these athletes realize that if spinal or extremity
problems exist, their performance will be compromised. The goal for each
patient is to get into peak performance condition to produce a winning result.
WHY DO ATHLETES CHOOSE CHIROPRACTIC?
Professional, amateur and weekend athletes seek out Sports Chiropractors
for many reasons:
Progressive coaches, athletes, and doctors are realizing that pain killing
drugs are not always the answer. They merely cover up the symptoms
deceiving the athlete into actions which could make the injury more serious.
Probably more than any other health profession, Chiropractic's approach
to health closely relates to the needs of the sports participant. Most sports
involve body contact, fast starts and positioning that places an unusual
amount of strain on the back, the core muscles and structural system.
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