Sports usually requires an individual to be in perfect physical condition with the body functioning at full capacity and the chiropractor can help athletes reach their maximum physical potential.
Chiropractic care removes subluxations (misalignments of the vertebrae) to give a smooth communication between the brain and the body so that information can flow without interference. This premise, applied to sports injuries and chiropractic care, results in the improvement and strengthening of athletes, and injury prevention, since it completely improves the functioning of the body.
Chiropractic for Sports Injuries
In addition to the consequences from the intensive practice of their sport, athletes suffer a number of injuries throughout their professional life. Even after recovering from injuries and able to resume sporting activity, an athlete can have long term effects that can translate into a progressive decrease in their physical performance.
The focus of chiropractic care on the nervous system and the biomechanics of posture allows the athletes body to operate at 100% which also allows it to heal itself. The healing process always occurs from the inside out, and several scientific studies show that chiropractic for sports injuries gives strong support for the body in this recovery process.
Athletes can find the help they need to recover from their sporting in chiropractic care whether or not they are experiencing any outward symptoms.
Visit Our Sport Clinic Toronto for Common Sporting Injuries
One of the most common injuries are ankle sprains by turning it in or turning it over such as stepping of the edge of a kerb. Often the ligaments on the front and outside of the ankle get torn and show massive bruising and swelling. If the ligaments do not heal properly, they can become full of scar tissue which increases the tendency of further sprains. Visiting a chiropractor can help to prevent ongoing pain and recurrent problems.
Throughout years of carrying the weight of your body, feet are constantly subject to injuries, sprains, fractures and ligament tears. Problems occurring in your feet can also throw the body out of balance and cause injury elsewhere.
Back pain can be caused by pressure on the spinal cord or pinched nerves. Chiropractic adjustments are able to restore normal motion to the affected area through small, gentle pressure to release stiffness in the joints.
Chiropractic adjustments where the knee and surrounding joints are restricted help to improve function and movement and reduce pain. In order to assess and treat knee pain, all connecting ligaments and muscles such as the lower back, hip, pelvis, ankles and feet are examined.
Shoulder problems occur mainly from injury to the tendons, ligaments, muscles and soft tissues rather than the bones. Overuse of the shoulder in sporting activities can lead to tendonitis, bursitis, recurring dislocations or arthritis of the joint.
Hip pain can be caused by arthritis in the hip joints, tendinitis (inflamed tendons), hip fractures, pinched nerves, injuries to the hip muscles or dislocation of the hip joint. Chiropractic adjustments reduces tension in the area for improved blood circulation.
Elbow pain can be caused by inflammation and swelling on the elbow and forearm tendons. Chiropractic adjustments adjust and align bone and joint structures which allows for increased blood flow to the injured areas.
Wrist and Hand Injuries
With many bones and ligaments in the wrist and hand, injuries to this area can be difficult to diagnose. Joints such as the knuckles can become inflamed causing pain and loss of motion.
How Chiropractic Care Can Improve an Athletes Performance
An athlete without subluxations can react faster, has better coordination and can execute the movements required more accurately.
A research study conducted by doctors Anthony Lauro and Mouch Brian, in 1991, indicated that chiropractic care can improve an athlete’s performance much as 16.7% in a period of two weeks.
Professional athletes know that countries where chiropractic care is more developed, such as North America, the high-level athletes and Olympic teams tend to be under chiropractic care both throughout the year with regular maintenance and at competitions accompanied by the team chiropractor.
Famous Athletes for Chiropractic
Evander Holyfield, Tiger Woods, Arnold Schwarzenegger… have stated on many occasions that chiropractic care has brought advantages to them throughout their careers.
In football, the AC Milan Italian soccer team, has experienced a reduction in injuries to 90% of their players since the chiropractic Doctor Jean Pierre Meersseman became the head of their medical team.
Sports Injury Clinic Toronto
Dr. Kris Dorken is an experienced chiropractor and Iron Man Marathon contestant. His chiropractic and sports injury clinic at Core Wellness Centre in Toronto offers a personalized treatment plan, posture analysis, chiropractic adjustments, massage therapy, cold laser therapy, custom orthotics, exercise programs and on-site x-rays if required.
Core Wellness Centre is located near St. Clair West Subway with easy access to the downtown core. If you have any questions or would like to book an appointment please call (416) 479-8311 for availability.