Chiropractors have long been involved in the treatment of sports people and sports-related injuries. As a discipline that deals with functional disorders of the joints it is best suited to being included in a sports persons training programme. Most sports clubs have a Chiropractor associated with their medical team.
Our Chiropractors have completed post-graduate training in sports Chiropractic and are highly qualified to diagnose and treat sports related injuries.
Prevent injury & optimise performance
When treating we are not just concerned with the treatment of sports-related injuries but in how to prevent them in the first place and how to help optimise performance. It is possible that a sports person can have a mechanical dysfunction without being aware of any obvious clinical symptoms. If that is the case, they may be prone to injury when applying that extra bit of physical effort but as they are not functioning correctly then they may be unable to perform to their maximum capability.
When treating sports injuries it is important that our chiropractors get to the root cause of the problem. A rehabilitation programme is established to optimise recovery time, and as the pain eases the chiropractor also aims to assist the sports person to improve performance and prevent recurrence. Many top athletes use Chiropractors to get out of pain and stay that way.
Ex-athlete and BBC commentator Brendan Foster says that “when athletes are competing at a high level the care of a chiropractor is key to their preparation before an event,” and his colleague Steve Cram says “chiropractic is a fast and effective way of treating and preventing injuries. I constantly recommend chiropractic to athletes…”
• When playing sport at school our chiropractors recommend that young athletes take care of their backs even at this early age. For eample – remember always to warm up first. Don’t go straight into heavy activity; start with lighter movements like walking or jogging to lessen the chance of muscle strain. If you are exercising, why not throw in some stretches and exercises specifically designed to strengthen your back? Easy to learn and do, the BCA has developed a sequence of precise, slow stretches, each with a specific purpose.
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