Chiropractic to the Extreme (Sports, That Is)
By Sara Butler
For some people, simply exercising isn’t enough -- they want to push the envelope and take things to the max. Extreme sports such as rock climbing, surfing, motocross, and wakeboarding are exhilarating, but they also require agility and strength beyond a daredevil attitude.
If you love extreme sports, then you should love chiropractic. Not because it’s extreme but because it can help you to care for your body and improve your performance. In fact, there are a lot of advantages to making chiropractic a part of your extreme sports routine. Here’s how you can go big with the help of chiropractic!
Enhance Your Performance
The brain/body connection is important, especially when you’re pushing your body to its limit. Chiropractic helps to ensure the connection between your central nervous system and the rest of your body is working as it should.
Chiropractors endeavor to find any joint dysfunctions that may be restricting that communication between your brain and the body parts that are helping you maintain your balance while you complete an awesome 360 on a skateboard, BMX bike, or even a pair of ice skates. With hands-on, natural chiropractic adjustments, chiropractors resolve these dysfunctions so that your body can communicate freely, which has the advantageous side effect of enhancing your athletic performance.
All athletes suffer from fatigue, soreness, aches, and pains that need time to heal. Recovery is a huge part of any athlete’s routine and chiropractic can help to make recovery time more effective. Through regular chiropractic adjustments that reduce joint dysfunctions, athletes can improve their recovery and reduce the chance of injury at the same time.
With the help of chiropractic care, athletes can improve their stability to further reduce injuries. How does this happen? Through these benefits:
- Improved range of motion - You’ve probably heard of football players taking ballet classes and that can seem silly at first, but the guiding principle is sound. Stretching and increasing flexibility helps to protect the body from injury. The joint dysfunctions targeted by the chiropractor also help to reduce muscle tension and increase range of motion, allowing joints to move through their full range of motion.
- Correction of asymmetries - Have you heard of someone having one leg longer than the other? The truth is that no one is exactly symmetrical and that can lead to issues that can make stability in sports a big problem. Chiropractic care helps to prepare your body to deal with these slight differences while ensuring that joint dysfunctions don’t lead to bigger problems down the road that can impact your overall health and performance.
- Faster healing - You already know that chiropractic can help you recover faster but it can also help to remove the restrictions that are keeping your body from doing what it should -- which is to heal itself.
Extreme sports are thrilling, but so is taking care of your body the way you should. If you’re into sports, extreme or not, then make sure to come into The Joint Chiropractic for care that can improve your ability and performance.
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