Getting Back Into the Game With Chiropractic Care
By Donna Stark
My daughter had a sports injury that actually took her out of the game for several years. And when I say game, I'm not only referring to the sport she was in, I am also referring to the game of life. You see, she was pretty much blindsided by her initial injury, and then again for the four years afterward. At her worst, she was in a wheelchair, and at her best, she could barely walk for longer than 15 minutes. But life went on and eventually, she got better. Fast forward three years to now ... you can find her training for a fitness competition. She is the ultimate turn-your-circumstances-around story and has tremendous gratitude for what her body has accomplished. So she takes care of it, and she maintains her health, strength, and mobility with regular chiropractic care.
Coming Back Stronger
Even though athletes are some of the strongest people I know, sports injuries still have a way of knocking them down, don't they? But never for too long because they know what it takes to recover, and when you add regular chiropractic care from The Joint Chiropractic to the mix, getting back into the game is easy. Take a look at some tips that help speed the healing process for many athletes.
- Patience - Patience is a virtue, right? But when you are expected to have weeks, months, or even years of patience, the circumstances can suddenly appear to be overwhelming. An injured athlete knows to take it one day at a time and sets small goals for each day during the healing process.
- Improvement - Sure, you may be stuck laying on your couch with both legs in a brace, but that doesn't mean you can't work on other aspects of your body or life. Don't become stagnant or waste valuable time. Make the most of your days by staying as productive as you can. Gain flexibility, increase strength in a different part of the body, learn a new skill, or improve your mind.
- Attention - Don't slack on your treatments or therapy, make sure you are paying attention to your body, and slow down if you start to experience symptoms. Be transparent with those who are caring for you and always keep them updated on how you feel.
- Maintenance - You are putting your body through a lot during the recovery process, so it's important to receive the best care you can get. Speed the healing process, increase your mobility, maintain the results you gain, and reduce the risk of future injury with regular chiropractic care at The Joint Chiropractic.
Turn Your Circumstances Around
In reality, coming back from an injury better than ever is possible, especially if you have a great chiropractor on your side. So come on in to The Joint Chiropractic today! With more than 450 locations nationwide, extended hours, and no appointment needed, it's easier than you think to get back into the game.
To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in San Jose, Calif.