Chiropractic & Sports
Chiropractic & Sports Injuries
Chiropractic care isn’t just about the back pain treatment. It’s true we do adjustments for the back a lot because of the close relationship of the spinal joints to the nerves.
However the peripheral joints such as hip, knee and ankle all give feedback and result in muscles working to support them. If they don’t detect a movement accurately and the muscle doesn’t react the joint can get injured. If it stays injured it will affect the back and the back will affect it. So we look at the whole kinematic chain of joints and correct poor movement patterns, restore reflexes and strength and then work on balance training to achieve a lasting result and reduce the chances of re-injury.
If you are serious about your sport you need regular check-ups to ensure that you are reacting well and your joints are functioning correctly. Many top teams invest heavily in this and have been shown to significantly reduce injury rates and also maintain player value. Follow their lead and invest in yourself to maintain your value!