Chiro for Athletes

If you’re an athlete it’s important to understand how Chiropractic could help you achieve or maintain your peak level of performance. Experts estimate that 90% of all world-class athletes use chiropractic to prevent injuries and increase their performance potential*.

And there’s good reason for that! Research suggests chiropractic may increase strength, decrease fatigue, and improve muscle drive.

What does that mean for you? When your chiropractor adjusts a subluxation, it improves your strength, prevents fatigue and changes the way the brain drives your muscles. A subluxation is a dysfunction that occurs when the nervous system isn’t controlling movement of the spine as well as it should be. “When we adjust subluxations, we change the way the brain processes what’s going on in our bodies. Hence we are able to better process all of the sensory information from throughout the body, and control the body in a better way.”** For the athlete, this could mean better control of your muscles and body, better reaction time, increased stamina, all of which could result in better perfomance.

If you’d like to find out more about how Chiropractic could help you reach your next level of performance, contact one of our 10 practice locations for a complimentary spinal health check!

Sources:

* Palmer Center for Natural Healing; Chiropractic Improves Athletic Performance; www.palmercenterfornaturalhealing.com/2011/ chiropractic-improves-athletic-performance. html; accessedApril 2, 2014

**Neuroscientist and Chiropractic Researcher Heidi Haavik
Changes in H-reflex and V-waves following spinal manipulation. Experimental Brain Research. Vol 233, 4 , pp 1165-1173