For 100 years, professional athletes have been choosing chiropractic care for injury reduction, competition recovery, and as a means to gain a competitive advantage.
Today, it is no longer just the pro teams’ medical staff choosing chiropractic for its athletes. Chiropractors are found at nearly all levels of competitive athletics; including high school and college.
Chiropractic’s Evolution in Sports
Initially, chiropractic care was utilized as a means to reduce injuries. It has evolved greatly due to research showing spinal adjustments ability to influence the brain, spinal cord, and even muscle strength.
Three exciting research facts:
- Spinal adjustments can positively alter how the body processes pain.
- Motor control and movement patterns can improve following a spinal adjustment.
- Increases in muscle strength have been observed following spinal adjustments.
Professional athletes utilize chiropractic for various reasons, including increased mobility and performance. There is no requirement to be an all-star to benefit from chiropractic care. All ages and abilities are encouraged to include it in their health care plan.
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