Despite chiropractic care being around for thousands of years, it was not until 1980 that the first chiropractor was a part of the United States Olympic medical team.
From that point on, athletes have appreciated the significant effects spinal health and adjustments have on their fitness plans.
Chiropractic care provides long-term benefits not just for professionals, but for athletes of all fitness levels.
It is estimated that 90 percent of all professional athletes regularly visit a chiropractor to prevent injuries and increase performance potential. Regular chiropractic adjustments at AICA College Park can improve athletic performance the following ways:
Strength: Chiropractic provides athletes an enhanced opportunity to build strength and endurance. Adjustments help the body heal which translates to faster recovery and less pain, leading to more efficient training.
Coordination: Especially for sports that require catching, throwing or hitting a ball, hand-eye coordination is imperative. A study conducted by Palmer College of Chiropractic investigated the impact of chiropractic care on athletic performance. They found after 12 weeks of chiropractic treatment, participants experienced a 30% improvement in hand-eye coordination.
Balance: Athletes must be able to move quickly and stably to avoid injury. By promoting balance and ideal performance of the musculoskeletal system, chiropractic makes it easier to athletes maintain their balance and keep a steady footing both on and off the field.
Flexibility: Flexibility is affected by muscle length. Regular chiropractic adjustments at AICA College Park can help athletes overcome flexibility issues caused by injury, overuse, and poor posture.
Range of Motion: Although flexibility effects an athlete’s range of motion, joint health is also important. When an athlete’s range of motion is limited by injury, pain or structural imbalance, their performance is negatively impacted.
Adjustments with a College Park chiropractor can correct imbalances and misalignments, helping to maintain an athlete’s peak range of motion.
Contact AICA College Park to schedule a consultation and learn more about how you can improve your athletic performance and wellbeing through chiropractic care.