How Chiropractic Care Can Improve Your Athletic Performance

High-performing athletes take advantage of the benefits chiropractic care has to offer. The American Chiropractic Association estimates that 90% of those competing at the world-class level use chiropractic care as a means of preventing injuries and improving performance.

Here are just a few ways chiropractic care can improve your performance as an athlete.

Operate at your peak

Regular visits to the Jochen Chiropractic and Wellness Center keep your body operating at its best. Chiropractic adjustments keep your joints aligned and positioned where they need to be to work properly.

When your joints are properly aligned, your blood flows better, your body is better able to absorb the shock of running, jumping, or other impact, and you have better mobility. Each of these benefits, in turn, gives you an additional layer of protection against injury.

Obviously, chiropractic care doesn’t make you impervious to injury, but better shock absorption and increased mobility, along with the other benefits of chiropractic care, lower your risk of injury. Chiropractic care encompasses a number of methods for body optimization, all designed to help the human body function as efficiently as possible.

Optimize your recovery

All athletes, regardless of whether they’re professionals, weekend warriors, or somewhere in between, need recovery time. Chiropractic care can help your body recover efficiently and often more quickly than it would without it.

Spinal manipulation is the first thing that comes to mind for most people when they think of chiropractic care, but there are a variety of other services that can be helpful for recovery. For example, soft tissue mobilization, including techniques like massage therapy and electrical stimulation, can speed recovery.

The connection between soft tissue mobilization and recovery is well established. Recent research has shown that soft tissue mobilization can create change at the cellular level. In  practical terms, various types of soft tissue mobilization can ease soreness and increase mobility.

Less pain, without pharmaceuticals

Various aches and pains are associated with just about every athletic activity. Baseball players often have shoulder pain, runners can describe knee pain in detail, and “tennis elbow” got its name for a reason.

Chiropractic care can help athletes live with less pain overall, and without taking drugs that might be uncomfortable or simply undesirable for competitive or personal reasons. Chiropractic adjustments can ease pressure on your nerves, soft tissue manipulation can release your trigger points, and acupuncture can relieve your pain.

Access to experts with specialized knowledge

The staff at the Jochen Chiropractic and Wellness Center are experts in how the body functions. They can help you understand which stretches will be most beneficial for your activity and which muscles you need to strengthen, and they provide advice that is applicable to your individual situation.

Chiropractors are trained in more than just spinal manipulation, they are also experts in how muscles, tendons, and ligaments work with joints to produce movement. Most chiropractors also have extensive training in nutrition.

At the Jochen Chiropractic and Wellness Center, you have the combined knowledge of numerous specialists and experts at your fingertips to help you function at your best and take your athletic performance to the highest possible level.

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