Chiropractic Care for the Student-Athlete

By Donna Stark

It seems that summer just started but as you know, time doesn't stop for anything, and if you have a student-athlete you know what's coming up in the next few weeks. School athletic programs are starting to gear up for their fall sports season, and both coaches and trainers alike are planning those famous day-long practice sessions that are run before school even begins. Finally, your child has a reason to stop playing video games all day, but this reason can also increase their risk of getting hurt. Knowing how to deal with injuries is important, but more important than that is learning how to reduce the risk of them from happening in the first place. And guess what! You can get help for both from your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic!

Keeping Your Athlete Safe

Keeping our children safe and able to participate in the sports they love is a top priority for many parents, and even with all of the inherent risks that come with playing a sport, your local chiropractors at The Joint Chiropractic can help you achieve that. Take a look at what chiropractic care can bring to your child's safety and athletic performance while in the game.

  • Correct alignment - A spine that is not in its proper alignment can easily add extra stress and strain to the rest of the body, specifically to your child's joints and muscles. By removing the joint restrictions and placing the spine in proper alignment, the risk of injury is significantly reduced.
  • Improved mobility - Depending on the chosen sport, an optimal range of motion may be critical to your child's safety and performance. If there are any joint restrictions in the body, your child's mobility may be limited, and pushing that limitation to the extreme with a sudden movement or an aggressive swing could increase the risk for injury. Routine chiropractic care can help improve your child's range of motion and flexibility which will increase their overall mobility as well.
  • Healthy recovery - Chiropractic care is an all-natural approach that is safe and effective for people of all ages, especially children who are recovering from an injury! It helps to shorten the recovery and healing process, it avoids the use of prescription medications and invasive procedure, and it allows the body to heal itself! In addition to that, it can improve your child's immune system and encourage better sleep, and what could be better than that during the school year?

Improve the Odds

It's impossible to guarantee an injury-free sports season, but there are ways to improve the odds of keeping your child safe when routine care at The Joint Chiropractic is established! So bring your child in today and get ready to cheer them and the team on from the sidelines!

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Glendale, Ariz. 

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