Do you or your children participate in some form of sporting activity? Sport can be quite rough these days, though the physical activity is quite beneficial, in many sporting moments with adrenaline fueled movement, your joints and muscles could be placed under quite a bit of stress. Have you or your children had any sporting injuries? This is an important article that could make the world of difference to you.
“A study found that 77% of the American Football League athletes used a chiropractor” (1)
Understanding how rough American football can be, it’s not surprising that 77% used a chiropractor. It would be interesting to know what the percentage is among rugby league or union. (1)
Chiropractic care in sports is not just for sporting injuries, athletes also seek support for prevention, performance improvement and rehabilitation. With the stress that is placed on their bodies through rigorous training, support is needed. Even with children, sporting activity is on the rise and training has been intensified over the years. (1)
In a recent research article, a review on the literature available was done on chiropractic care and sports. Although the randomized controlled trial literature is still limited, and more studies need to be done, there is a positive trend within studies currently available towards chiropractic care as a form of manual therapy for sports. (1)
If you want to find out if chiropractic may support you or your loved ones with their sport, chat with one of our chiropractors to see how they can assist.
“Sports is important for the body as it is a fun social way of getting fit and provides good stimulation to the nervous system, but it is important to make sure your body is functioning well to take on the physical stresses that come with sports.”
(1)Thiele, R., 2019. Chiropractic Treatment in Sports: Systematic Review of Randomized Controlled Trials. International Journal of Clinical Medicine Research, 6(2), pp.6-12.